When the Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Durant this past offseason, many had already dubbed them as being the overwhelming favorites for the NBA this upcoming season. It’s a team that an unbelievable load of offensive talent that could break records. In a recent interview with Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, Durant has finally realized what makes the Warriors so dangerous.
“You never know who (will hurt you). That’s what makes it so dangerous. From Steph to Klay to me, to S-Dot (Shaun Livingston) to Draymond to Andre, all of us can go and take over the game. It’s not just about scoring; it’s about just having an impact. And I think that’s what everybody brings.”
Golden State fields four out of the top 15 players in the league, including arguably two of the best scorers in the league in Durant and Stephen Curry. Klay Thompson has become a lights out shooter from the outside while Draymond Green is one of the most versatile players in the NBA. The Warriors has a surplus of weapons on the floor offensively with the only question being which player is going to go off any single night.
There are some kinks to work out in terms of chemistry between the players with Durant in the mix, but that appears to be heading in the right direction. Durant, Thompson, and Curry all averaged at least 18.0 points per game in the preseason while shooting four 42.0 percent from 3-point range and 50.0 percent from the field. The Warriors are easily going to be the most exciting team in the league to watch.