“They’ll Return to Contention Quickly”: NBA Commissioner Backs Warriors to Make a Blazing Comeback

Published 11/03/2020, 12:43 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry attends State Farm All-Star Saturday Night – NBA All-Star Weekend 2015 at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)


The 2020-21 NBA season will mark the return of the Golden State Warriors at full strength. The last season, they were in final place in the league due to the Splash Brothers battling through injuries.

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However, with both Steph Curry and Klay Thompson healthy again, the sky is the limit for them. NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes the Dubs will return to title contention pretty soon.

I’m very confident that they’ll return to contention quickly. I look at the quality of their management. Of course, the quality of the players that are currently on their roster. I have no reason to believe they won’t be back as a top-tier team in the NBA.”

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Furthermore, Silver is confident this will have a positive impact for the league’s ratings as well.

There’s also no question that continuity helps build fans nationally and internationally, for that matter. I think fans are drawn to familiar faces, especially when it comes to playoff competition.”

The original trio of Curry, Thompson, and Green will be under the spotlight as well. The last time they played without a fourth star in Kevin Durant, the Warriors created history. They won 73 games in a season, but blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

Considering that the three are still in their prime, the Dubs should not have much issue in at least making a deep playoff run.

Do the Golden State Warriors have a chance to win the NBA Championship again?

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Stephen Curry attends State Farm All-Star Saturday Night – NBA All-Star Weekend 2015 at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Making it to the NBA Finals is a tough job for any team. But the Warriors did that for five straight years, prior to a devastating 2019-20 season. Moreover, they could have won the 2019 NBA title, if it weren’t for multiple injuries.

Now that the team is healthy again, the expectations are back for the Dubs. Most believe they should have no issues battling for the NBA title once again. But in the last one year, the Western Conference has become even more competitive.

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Most notably, there are multiple dynamic duos that can become a hurdle for GSW. Moreover, their two best players might take some time to get back in rhythm once again. Both Steph and Klay suffered pretty serious injuries that sidelined them for almost the entire season.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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