It just feels like a matter of time until the Golden State Warriors begin wreaking havoc on the rest of the NBA again. A lost 2019 season was fueled by Kevin Durant bolting for Brooklyn in free agency. At that time, Klay Thompson was still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the Finals against the Toronto Raptors. He was never expected to play this year. Then, Steph Curry fractured his hand less than a month into the campaign.
That hodgepodge of bad fortune saw Golden State register a 15-50 record, the worst in the league, when sports went dark in light of the coronavirus crisis.
Thompson, however, wants the rest of the league to know that the Warriors stint as a laughingstock will not last much longer.
In other words, the revenge tour is imminent...and he's probably right. This season wasn't even a total loss. It almost served as a tryout of sorts for the Warriors' revolving door of youngsters, most of whom -- like Marquese Chriss, Damion Lee, and Eric Paschall, to name a few -- impressed.
Golden state will also have the best odds at landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 Draft. Rumor has it that GM Bob Myers is already targeting Memphis 7-1 big man James Wiseman, who'd be a perfect addition to a team littered with star guards.
On top of that, they will have Andrew Wiggins to pair alongside Curry, Thompson, and Draymond Green. The 25-year-old stud could average 20 points in his sleep, and his full potential may (finally) be reached with the Warriors.
Like we said: it's really only a matter of time until Golden State's returns to its post as one of basketball's powerhouses.