Updated: Mar 28
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With the architect of the Golden State Warriors' dynasty, Bob Myers, future in question, the unique harmony in which Warriors play is in jeopardy with Draymond Green's future in doubt. The inability of Steve Kerr to find a winning consistency as a result of the untimely absence of Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins, a clear indication that the defending champions' reign over the NBA may be in its final season.
Or will the remaining twenty-two games of the season be this dynasty's next chapter in their legacy and the Golden State Warriors finest hour?
The defending champions have little opportunity left to find a path to reach their goal of a top six playoff seating for the 2022/23 season. The Warriors' March schedule is one of the most challenging the Dubs have ever faced. With just twenty-two games remaining on the schedule, the team from the bay could need at least sixteen wins or 16-6 record to avoid the play-in to reach the playoffs.
The Warriors' current five game homestand began with a 116-101 complete-game effort and an undermand rotation minus Curry, Green, and Wiggins. Over the remaining eleven home games the Dubs must repeat the same effort, while finding a way to win five of the remaining eleven games away from Chase Center.
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The task ahead is a challenge, which if met will write an epic chapter in the Warriors' legacy. Curry and Wiggins must return before the end of the current homestand and play at the playoff levels displayed in the championship series against Boston last year. Green must find a way to stay on the court, while Klay Thompson remains consistent with his epic forty-two point performance in friday night's contest with the Houston Rockets. Jordan Poole must find his consistency as well and continue to distribute the ball as he did Friday night, while taking his opportunities to get to the rim.
With Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney constants in the rotation, and the contributions of Jonathan Kuminga, Donti DiVincenzo, and Patrick Baldwin Jr., the impossible becomes possible and Thompson and Looney become authors of the next chapter in the Curry Legacy.