The Golden State Warriors following the acquisition of Kevin Durant in the offseason have had the weight of the world thrust upon them. They have immediately become the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA championship this upcoming season. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, former two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash also sees the sky being the limit for the Warriors.
“Practice has been pretty sloppy, so last night was something I don’t know if coaches could’ve predicted before the game,” Nash said after practice Wednesday. “We’re thinking, ‘Man, this is going to take a while. We may get punched in the face a few times here.’”
Golden State’s 120-75 blitzing of Los Angeles underscored the team’s potential. When spreading the floor and performing at top efficiency, the Warriors are unmatched. Nash, a future Hall of Famer, conceded that they “potentially could be better than any team in NBA history.”
Despite it being just the preseason, Golden State showed their potential in the 120-75 beatdown of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors have too many offensive weapons to account for with four All-Stars. It makes them nearly unguardable with three players that can legitimately put up 40 points on any given night.
Golden State certainly has the potential to put together the best offensive season because of the talent that they have on the roster. The true test for them will come on the defensive end with the lack of size down low with the departure of Andrew Bogut and Fetus Ezeli. Either way, the Warriors will certainly be the team to watch every time they take the floor.