If the 2019-20 regular season resumes, the Golden State Warriors plan to be “good partners” despite having the worst record in the league.
Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers says the Dubs will continue to play hard if they are required to suit up again even though it may be difficult for players and coaches to be motivated:
“The truth is we have the worst record in the league. That's a fact,” Myers told Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.
“It's hard to motivate in our unique position. But that doesn't mean players don't have pride and won't come back and play and care about the league as a whole. We want to be good partners and we will be good partners.
“We'd like to see Steph [Curry] play with [Andrew] Wiggins; I think we got to see that for one game where we were hoping to see that.”
After going to five straight NBA Finals, the Warriors were humbled this season. Golden State racked up only 15 wins before the campaign was suspended due to COVID-19.
Much of that had to do with the fact that Stephen Curry only played in five games and Klay Thompson didn't play in any.
Curry broke his left hand in the fourth game of the season after Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes landed on him. The Warriors superstar point guard needed two surgeries on his hand before he was able to play again.
Thompson, meanwhile, was set to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his left ACL tear.
The Warriors should be playoff contenders again next season with Curry, Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins leading the charge. Golden State will also have a top pick in the 2020 draft.
NBA owners are hopeful of resuming the 2019-20 season in the summer and finishing it in September. It all depends on if the coronavirus pandemic dies down.