For the second straight season, the Golden State Warriors are missing the playoffs.
This comes as a surprise knowing that this team made five consecutive NBA Finals.
We knew the Warriors as the new dynasty.
A team that would be on the levels of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The belief was that this team was destined for a long run in the upper echelons of the league.
However, that did not happen.
The Warriors are a decent team at best, but hold one of the best players on the planet in Stephen Curry.
Curry was absolutely phenomenal this past season.
In fact, he was able to be a MVP finalist, despite not making the playoffs.
2021 NBA MVP finalists:
🏆 Curry pic.twitter.com/5xiUHYNB5T
— ESPN (@espn) May 20, 2021
Curry is a transcendent superstar who has already found not only individual, but also team success with this organization.
It is their job to now orchestrate a winning roster for the latter half of his career.
Can the Warriors eventually return to glory?
Or is it too much of a steep hill to climb to give Steph another ring?
Yes, The Warriors Will Be Back
Yes, the Warriors have missed the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.
However, teams can’t win every year.
LeBron missed the playoffs two years ago and now has one of the best teams in the league.
Anything can change in the blink of an eye in the NBA.
That is why you cannot count out the Warriors.
James Wiseman is still a project of a player, but he can be moved for pieces.
The same goes for the Minnesota Timberwolves draft pick they own.
Steph is not young, but it is tough to imagine his shooting ever disappearing.
He is the greatest shooter ever, so why would it go away the older he gets?
Steph Curry is the first player in NBA history to have multiple streaks of 10-three games in his career.
He’s hit 10+ threes in back-to-back games tonight and in 2016. pic.twitter.com/BcIuVy6QvD
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 15, 2021
They just need a few fixes here and there; and they should be back in the fold.
No, The Warriors Dynasty Is Over
All great things must come to an end.
The same goes for the Warriors and Steph.
Can the Warriors still be good of sorts?
Can they become a title team soon?
Their salary cap situation is brutal, especially with Curry in line for another contract extension.
They have to pray they keep the Wolves pick and strike gold.
Wiseman has not looked promising thus far, which hurts since he was supposed to help usher in the new era.
Steph might never win a title again unless drastic changes occur.
He is going to need more help.
Klay is coming back, but who knows what he is going to look like.
Draymond can’t score at all anymore.
The bench is extremely depleted.
The Warriors need a lot of help to return to title contention.
It is unfortunate that Curry is the star of this franchise that is now stuck in the middle.