Warriors GM Bob Myers says it’s ‘comforting’ to have Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green after losing Kevin Durant
Despite losing two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant this summer in free agency, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers says it’s “comforting” to have Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green on the roster.
The three All-Stars, who won the 2015 championship without Durant, are eager to show the critics the Warriors are still an elite team sans Durant.
“Hey, look, we do this for our fans, right?” Myers said, via The Athletic. “We’re in the business of putting forth a product that our fans can get excited about. … One thing is, yes, we changed the whole roster. But three major pieces remain. I think for fans, they can say, ‘Well, they didn’t get so old (that) they kind of went over the cliff. They’re new, they’re different, but I can rely on knowing I’m going to see No. 30, 11 and 23 out there.’ That’s comforting. For me, too.”
Thompson is expected to miss the majority of the 2019-20 season recovering from his ACL tear. Luckily for the Warriors, they were able to acquire All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell from the Brooklyn Nets in the sign-and-trade deal involving Durant.
Some believe Curry could win his third MVP award next season since his usage rate is going to be off the charts. The Warriors won’t be a top seed in the West next season, but the people who are saying they won’t be a playoff team are surely going to be proven wrong.