The Golden State Warriors may have lost some major pieces of their championship roster during the summer prompting many to declare the Western Conference (and title road) wide-open, but All-Star guard Klay Thompson doesn’t think it’s right to count them out just yet.
During an event by the Thompson Family Foundation, one-half of the vaunted Splash Brothers backcourt declared that the dynasty isn’t over.
Klay Thompson at his Thompson Family Foundation event today: “Go Dubs! The dynasty ain’t over” then shares some words of wisdom 🤣🙌🏽
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Thompson, while a holdover from the main core, is nursing an injury and is expected to be out for the majority of the 2019-20 season and is one of the many reasons why the Warriors are being downplayed as a serious contender. In the offseason, the team lost arguably their best player in Kevin Durant who bolted for the Brooklyn Nets, veteran defensive stopper Andre Iguodala in a salary dump to the Memphis Grizzlies, longtime backup point guard Shaun Livingston to retirement, and a pair of dependable bench pieces in Jordan Bell and Quinn Cook to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers respectively.
The Warriors did acquire All-Star D’Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade with the Nets for Durant as well as pulling off some low-key signings like Sacramento Kings big man Willie Cauley-Stein and retaining free agent Jordan Bell. This is on top of re-signing all-around forward Draymond Green to a multi-year extension and having franchise cornerstone Stephen Curry who’s aiming for his third Most Valuable Player plum.
That should probably be enough to keep the Dubs afloat until Thompson makes his return after all this is the same core they had when they were still in the thick of the playoff hunt before Durant arrived. In that case, the dynasty not being over does make perfect sense.