Stephen Curry speaks out on ‘best case scenario’ for Warriors in playoffs seeding
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry knows a thing or two about success atop the highest level, especially when it comes to postseason success. As a result, the former two-time league MVP answered quite candidly when asked about the team’s playoff hopes in 2020-21.
The Warriors are no longer way ahead of the pack in the Western Conference, which is something Steph wants to change even for a bit.
“We just want to not be in the play-in situation, that’d be helpful,” Stephen Curry said of the Warriors playoffs seeding, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “Probably best case scenario, with where we are right now, if we could sneak into the fourth seed, that’d be amazing.”
With the 2020-21 campaign slightly altered due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one of the more prevalent changes that was made was the NBA’s decision to extend the seedings. Instead of the top eight franchises from each conference slotting in as the 16 playoff teams, it will actually be a version of the top 20 teams from across the league. Now, the seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th-seeded teams in each conference will play a four-team playoff of sorts, with the top two finishers from each conference’s quartet advancing into the top eight with the postseason proceeding as usual from there.
As it stands today, the Warriors sit at 19-16 on the season, which places them as the eighth seeded team in the Western Conference. However, Curry isn’t too far off from that No. 4 seed since the Phoenix Suns currently own the spot with a 22-11 record.
It is also worth noting that Curry and the Warriors are only one game behind the Portland Trail Blazers, the fifth-seeded team in the Western Conference.