Warriors news: Kevin Durant believes there’s a ‘new landscape’ in the Western Conference
The Golden State Warriors’ dominating run to an NBA title in this year’s playoffs has brought forth much change across the Western Conference.
In a recent interview with Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Durant stated that he believes there is an entirely new playing field in the West because due to the slew of moves made.
“It is a new landscape. And I like it. I don’t know how it’s going to work together, but I can’t wait to see it all. It’s going to be fun every night. You’re going to see what you’re supposed to be seeing, not a bunch of dudes you know aren’t good on the court. There’s going to be a bunch of talent on the floor, top to bottom.”
There have been several notable moves made the last several weeks with a few stars moving over the Western Conference such as Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Paul Millsap to the Denver Nuggets.
There are also some other elite talents that moved within the conference such as Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Even DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans is still a relatively fresh move that could have a huge impact on the playoff picture next season.
That said, the Warriors were able to combat the hype created by such moves as they were able to retain their free agents, while adding a few other players to the puzzle such as Nick Young and Omri Casspi that could prove to be factors off the bench. All of this should make for an exciting year where there may be several surprises ahead.