The Golden State Warriors heading into his season had the weight of the world thrust upon their shoulders with the addition of Kevin Durant. However, they aren’t out to the smoothest start having just suffered their second loss in the first six contests. In light of that, Klay Thompson told ESPN.com following Friday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers that he isn’t worried about his team.
Not making shots. I’m not going to panic, playing like crap. It’s November so I’m not going to panic. I had a bad start last year, too. That’s all I got for you.
Aside from the early concerns defensively, there really isn’t that much to point to. The Warriors are an offensive juggernaut that had an off-night against the Lakers with Stephen Curry going 0-for-10 from beyond the arc. Thompson also struggled from deep hitting just two of 10 attempts.
There are going to be nights where the ball just doesn’t go in the hoop, and their defense will have to pick up the slack. With them still working through their defensive issues, it will be awhile before that aspect of the game settles in for them. Once they figure that out or acquire a rim protector, Golden State will be the team to beat in the NBA.