Stephen Curry optimistic Warriors ‘will get off to a hot start’
Gone are the days when the Golden State Warriors are pegged as perennial favorites to win the NBA title. Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala are no longer with the team while Klay Thompson will miss most, if not the entirety, of the season. Still, Stephen Curry provides Warriors fans with good reason to continue believing.
In an interview with NBC Sports’ Monte Poole, Curry bared his forecast on how the Warriors will start the season.
“I’m optimistic that we will get off to a hot start,” Curry said. “If we do run into some road bumps throughout the season, we will build a level of communication that we can adjust as we go.”
Sans the firepower that everyone is accustomed to seeing on the Warriors, Curry is expected to simply go off in 2019-20 and possibly replicate his historic MVP form in 2015-16 where he averaged 30.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 2.1 steals per game on a rare 50-40-90 shooting split.
The addition of D’Angelo Russell gives Golden State a three-headed monster along with Curry and Draymond Green, promising plenty of fireworks throughout the season.
However, the Warriors’ defense leaves plenty of questions. Their vaunted ability to switch on everything will no longer be the same as Durant, Iguodala, and Thompson are three of their main movers together with Green. It’ll be a lot to ask from the All-Star power forward but he has no choice but to anchor Golden State’s defense.
The Warriors will go as far as Curry will take them and a new vibe will be all over Chase Center from October till — as Dubs fans hope — June.