Stephen Curry Explains Why the Upcoming 2021–22 Campaign Is ‘Three Seasons in One’ For the Warriors

Published 10/06/2021, 2:45 PM EDT
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson embrace after the Warriors� 104 to 99 victory over the Houston Rockets in game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


The Golden State Warriors are longing for the return of Klay Thompson as he is very crucial to the championship ambitions of the Warriors. Therefore, the Warriors entire seasons’ plan involves a three-pronged approach revolving around his return. According to his fellow splash brother Stephen Curry, the Warriors are looking at the next season in three separate sections.

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Each section will involve a different approach to the game depending mainly on the availability and fitness of Klay. In an interview with The Athletic’s David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson II, Curry was discussing what the rotation plans for the roster will be.

May 18, 2019; Portland, OR, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) congratulates guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers in game three of the Western conference finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center. The Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

He said, “We’ve almost got like three seasons in one. It’s like the anticipation for Klay coming back; whenever he does come back, that first, maybe, month or six weeks, where you figure out what he looks like and getting his legs underneath him, and then you have the playoff push. We’re kind of breaking it up into those segments, and hopefully, we take care of our business.”

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When the Warriors won the 2014-15 NBA Championship the duo of Curry and Thompson was almost single-handedly responsible for that Championship win. This was the time before Durant had joined them.

Like their 2014-15 roster, this time as well Warriors have similar veteran pieces as they did in that roster with a lot more young talent. Therefore, their championship ambitions will be stronger than, if not similar to that season.

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates Klay Thompson’s three-point basket against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA game at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) | Courtesy: Getty Images

The Splash Brothers have most of the three-pointer records in the league including most three-pointers by a backcourt duo in a single season. Klay needs to touch the ball for less than 2 minutes in the entire game and he can drop 60 points on the oppositions.

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So if Klay returns at full strength, will the Golden State Warriors repeat their championship run? Will Curry repeat his efficiency from last season and become the scoring champion again to lead the Warriors to his fourth championship ring? What do you think? Let us know.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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