The Golden State Warriors have been in dismal form lately. With their latest defeat against the Raptors, the Dubs now have lost 6 in the last 7 games. With their drop in form, Steph Curry & Co. have fallen off to the last spot of the play-in tournament.
Going into the season, Steve Kerr and Co. were expecting the return of two of their superstars in Klay Thompson and Steph Curry back on the roster. But weeks before the restart, Klay suffered from yet another season-ending injury.
With Klay out of the lineup, the Dubs brought in Kelly Oubre Jr. to replace some of Thompson’s output, but the new signing has been streaky and hasn’t managed to be that effective on the offensive side of things.
This has led to Steph Curry taking the maximum load offensively. The 32-year-old has embraced the role so far, averaging 29.2 points, 6.1 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game.
With Curry carrying the offense, the Warriors have somehow stayed afloat in the Top-10 of the Western Conference.
While it is clear that Steph has held his end of the bargain, the same cannot be said for the Warriors. The Dubs have been massively dependent on the 32-year-old’s output.
A recent stat released by SB Nation’s Brady Klopfer paints a clear picture of how poor the Dubs have performed in Curry’s absence.
In the 8 games that Curry has missed, the Warriors have won only a single game. In these 8 games, they have been outscored by an insane 133 points.
That makes up for about nearly 16 points per game. The Dubs’ recent performance against the Toronto Raptors was a clear indication of how dependent they have been on Curry.
The Warriors have been pretty patient with some of their players, like Oubre and Wiggins. But with their inconsistent form enduring, the Dubs have to make a decision in the offseason.
They still might make it to play in tournament, but their prime focus will be on the next season. With their championship window closing in, we might see a fully revamped Warriors’ side next season, contending for a championship.
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