The Golden State Warriors are coming off a disappointing season that was hampered by injuries and inconsistency. It has put the franchise in a position that they haven’t been in several years with eyes toward rebuilding an NBA title-caliber team. That has led star point guard Stephen Curry to voice what he believes will get the Warriors back in the championship picture.
Warriors struggle in the 2019-20 season
The Warriors entered the 2019-20 season after an offseason that featured many massive changes to their roster.
Golden State saw the departure of Kevin Durant while Klay Thompson missed the entire year due to his recovery from a torn ACL. Meanwhile, Stephen Curry missed a few months due to a fractured wrist.
The Warriors brought in star point guard D’Angelo Russell but moved on from him before the trade deadline. It all guided the franchise toward one of the worst records in the league. More importantly, it put the organization in a spot that hasn’t been in quite some time looking to re-establish themselves a title-contending team.
With that in mind, Curry has laid out what he thinks it will take for Golden State to compete for an NBA championship next year.
Stephen Curry knows how the Warriors can contend for an NBA title
Although the Warriors are coming off a tough season, it has opened the opportunity to jump back into the NBA title picture.
Golden State still has a tremendous foundation from their three stars in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, all locked into long-term deals. With that in mind, Curry has voiced much faith in the front office and believes it’s as simple as adding talent to the mix to get back atop in the league. (H/T Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Bay Area)
“We just need talent,” Curry told Bleacher Report’s Scott Polacek. “At the end of the day, that’s what you’re always trying to get. I think we could use some size, but for the most part it’s just trying to fill out the roster and get us as much depth as possible.”
Curry continued: “I like the position that we’re in with the assets that we got and the guys coming back off of injury. I think we’ll get it right, our front office has gotten it right over and over, and I expect nothing different coming back from this tough year we had.”
There are not many teams that have the fortune of possessing three All-Stars to build their team around. The rest of their roster is flexible that includes young talent such as Andrew Wiggins, who has a chance to secure a long-term future in Golden State.
There are several options available to the Warriors this upcoming offseason, which above all else, gives them a strong sense of direction moving forward.
Golden State will have their options
Beyond the Warriors’ core group, the franchise has many different routes that they can go.
It will begin with their second overall pick in this year’s draft, which the team has kept their options open. Golden State could add another young talent to the mix or trade the choice to acquire young or proven talent from a team looking to move up to that vaunted draft position.
There isn’t much early indication about the league’s salary cap numbers next season, but the Warriors will find a way to work around it. The team will undoubtedly look to sure up their depth as that was a weak point of their roster last season. That could see them bring in more frontcourt help and veteran presence.
All that further underlines that the Warriors are in a promising spot that could get them quickly back to competing for NBA titles.