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Old 10-30-2018, 11:39 AM
 
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Do you guys feel like Klay and Draymond will leave Golden State?

Klay becomes a UFA in 2019.
Draymond in 2020.

Not sure if these two can carry a team by themselves. IMO, Steph, Klay, and Dray are successful together. They are not a Kobe, Jordan, or LBJ.
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Old 10-30-2018, 01:05 PM
 
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Do you guys feel like Klay and Draymond will leave Golden State?

Klay becomes a UFA in 2019.
Draymond in 2020.

Not sure if these two can carry a team by themselves. IMO, Steph, Klay, and Dray are successful together. They are not a Kobe, Jordan, or LBJ.
And also Kobe wasn't a championship contender until he had Gasol.
I think Thompson and Green will only leave Golden State if Golden State don't pay them adequately.
I don't think Thompson minds' being overshadowed by Curry and Durant, as long as he's paid.
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Old 10-30-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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Do you guys feel like Klay and Draymond will leave Golden State?

Klay becomes a UFA in 2019.
Draymond in 2020.

Not sure if these two can carry a team by themselves. IMO, Steph, Klay, and Dray are successful together. They are not a Kobe, Jordan, or LBJ.

They won't leave of their own volition. If ownership is willing to pay them the maxes they deserve, then they will stay. Ownership may not be willing to do that, as 4 max stars is . . . pricey. If ownership gets cold feet, then I think the most likely scenario is a Klay trade in 2020 after signing him to a max this offseason. A Draymond trade this offseason would be the alternate possible scenario, but I just don't see it happening--he's too good; the only scenario that makes sense to me would be sending him out as part of a sign-and-trade for Leonard/Horford/Jimmy Butler, but I have no idea if the cap would allow it.


Everyone is talking about KD's FA. If he leaves, the Warriors keep Klay and Dray, and the OG Warriors remain contenders. If he stays, ownership either pays to keep all 4, or they have to make a decision between Klay and Dray. The right basketball choice would be to keep Dray, so I think the right financial choice would be to sign Klay in the 2019 offseason and trade him in the 2020 offseason for youth/picks (as much as it would hurt to say goodbye to Klay).



While I'm not saying Steph is the GOAT, he's in the process of walking away from Kobe. Two more peak years of Steph and I don't see a good argument for Kobe.



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And also Kobe wasn't a championship contender until he had Gasol.
I think Thompson and Green will only leave Golden State if Golden State don't pay them adequately.
I don't think Thompson minds' being overshadowed by Curry and Durant, as long as he's paid.

Thompson has repeatedly said that he loves his situation. And the Warriors can afford to keep the band together for one more run after his free agency, so I would expect him to get signed again.
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Old 10-30-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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https://www.basketball-reference.com/contracts/GSW.html
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:08 AM
 
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Golden State wins 70 or more again even resting players. Will go 16-0 in the playoffs, winning 15 of the 16 by double-digits.

Boston wins the East but gets banged up doing so and will be dead tired from a grueling 7 game ECF with Milwaukee to make any impact against the Warriors.
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There is no way in hell Golden State wins 70 regular season games.
At the rate they are going, they be at 12 losses by Christmas.
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:32 AM
 
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I think Houston will finish #1 in the West.
But of course, that doesn't mean they'll beat Golden State in the playoffs.
Houston's defense was a big factor in last year's playoffs, and they no longer have that level of defense.
So if Houston beat Golden State in the playoffs, it'll probably mean Golden State's level has also dropped.
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