The Golden State Warriors‘ sheer dominance throughout the playoffs has put them in the position to sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals on Friday night.
In light of that, Warriors big man Zaza Pachulia voiced some disappointment that it could mark the end of the 2016-17 season.
“I’m enjoying this moment. I’m excited about our next game, but at the same time, I feel bad that over season might be over. You know, there is a lot of mixed feelings going on right now.”
Whatever feeling of sadness that Pachulia has affiliated with the end of the season will be replaced with joy surrounding winning his first NBA title. This is something that has often eluded many of the greatest players to play the game, and he is on the brink of getting one.
Pachulia has played a role in his team’s success averaging 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game. Although he has seen his playing time decrease in the playoffs, he has put forth some meaningful minutes along the way in Golden State’s historic run to a championship.
That said, Pachulia’s disappointment may stem from the possibility this may be his only season with the team as he signed a one-year, $2.9 million deal last summer. There’s no question that he will look for any way to latch onto the team next season and beyond.
Until then, Pachulia is trying to make the most of the games left in the NBA Finals.