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Years After Forcefully Settling for Stephen Curry, Warriors Seeking a Personal Reunion for Chris Paul With 34yr Old Veteran

Published 08/24/2023, 9:52 PM EDT

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As a new season approaches, all the NBA teams are attempting to strengthen their roster in their own ways. The Golden State Warriors are no exception as they eye one of the previous targets. In the past, they failed to add the 34-year-old to their team and instead had to settle for a certain Stephen Curry.

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Interestingly enough, he was once a teammate of their latest recruit, Chris Paul. So, if the Dub Nation successfully lands the veteran, it would result in a reunion.

A dream from the past reemerges


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Blake Griffin is one of the most wanted names in the off-season market right now. He spent the last season with the Boston Celtics but is a free agent currently. The Warriors are reportedly in the race as a leading candidate to sign the power forward. He has become the franchise’s choice, 14 years after they failed in their attempts to bring him in.

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The former Warriors coach, Don Nelson, previously revealed that the Warriors wanted Griffin over Curry in the 2009 draft. He once said, “I would have taken Griffin first,” referring that the shooting guard was not their priority at that time. That did not pan out as expected as the Los Angeles Clippers selected Blake in 2009.


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Eventually, Paul joined him, and the duo had caused trouble for the Bay Area previously. The former Western Conference rivals are now on the verge of teaming up. So, the Warriors fans have a lot to look forward to, but one thing to be thankful for.

Stephen Curry came as a blessing in disguise


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Coming into the draft, the Splash Brother was not an extremely highly-rated prospect. There were interests around him, but the weight of the doubts was much more. So, when the Warriors selected him as the seventh-overall pick in 2009, no one was expecting much.

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What followed was history. From changing the game to winning four championships, the 35-year-old started an era in the league. The tale of his greatness continues to grow as he is now the face of the franchise. So, the Warriors certainly do not regret getting him in the draft.


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Giffin’s future still hangs in the air as his former teams are also chasing him. The Celtics and the Clippers both want to sign the 6-time All-Star. Despite the unpredictability, the Dubs fans would undoubtedly like to see two prospects of the same class combining on the court representing their team.

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Written by:

Sourav Bose


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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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Sameen Nawathe