Despite falling to the Toronto Raptors in six games during the 2019 NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green claims that the organization's reign over the NBA is not over yet. Who believes him?
While it's commendable Green has faith in his team, the reality is this loss will most likely mark the end of a historic era in the NBA.
Draymond's words are optimistic, but they rely on the assumption Golden State's core players will return. However, it has been widely reported around the league Kevin Durant is expected to leave the Bay Area. That, coupled with the fact that the futures of free-agents Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins are still unknown, are causes for concern.
Even if the Warriors managed to retain Klay and KD, both players are expected to be out for the majority, if not all, of the 2019-2020 season with injuries. This leaves Steph Curry and Draymond to bear the brunt of the offensive responsibilities, and we all saw how that worked out for them in the NBA Finals.
With this dynasty now in disarray, the spot for most feared NBA team is up for grabs, and the Toronto Raptors have firmly cemented themselves as the frontrunners for that honor.