After a lot of struggles last season, the Golden State Warriors are trying to make sure they come back stronger in the upcoming season. With their star players, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry battling injuries, it demoralized the team to another level. So much so that they finished at the bottom of the table.
While everyone was looking forward to seeing Curry and Thompson back in action, it seems like the wait will be even longer. Thompson suffered yet another injury during a practice session, which shrouds his chances of finding his way back to the court.
Although the Warriors will have an integral piece missing, they have formed an impressive roster this offseason. This means that they could become a championship-caliber team. Let’s have a look at what their predicted lineup might be without Klay Thompson.
The Warriors certainly needed a center and rim protector on their roster. Therefore, they brought in James Wiseman for that position with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
His extraordinary athleticism is what set him apart from the rest of the rookies. With a coach like Steve Kerr, there is no way Wiseman won’t make the most of his potential.
Without question, Stephen Curry will definitely be a part of the starting five. One of the best three-pointers in the league, he is itching to shine once again.
Following his brief stint last season owing to unforeseeable circumstances, he will be desperate to come back with a bang. Although his right-hand man, Klay might be missing, he still has a stellar supporting cast to help him lead the Warriors to another title.
Although Green’s contribution on the offensive end has been average, it’s his defense that makes him an asset to the Warriors.
In addition, he is one of those veterans who have played during the Warriors’ glory days and led them to their previous titles. His experience will be significant to guide young players like Wiseman.
Poole was the Warriors’ 2019 first-round pick. There were moments where his capabilities were questioned and the Golden State might have regretted acquiring him, but since he returned from the G-League, he has shown a lot of improvement. The 6’4 shooting guard averaged 8.8points per game, but his recent games have seen better numbers.
Oubre is going to be given the most difficult job of all. He is the player that they acquired from the Suns to fill in for Klay Thompson.
Although nobody can replace Klay Thompson, watching Kelly acting as Devin Booker’s support in the Phoenix Suns has given the Warriors hope that he will be able to do the same for Curry.
Even though Thompson’s absence will be a major disadvantage for the Dubs, we still can’t rule them out as a tough competition. Do you see potential in this starting five?
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