Former NBA players call on Golden State Warriors to take action as time is ticking to win the championship

2023-09-19 13:28

Former NBA players call on Golden State Warriors to take action as time is ticking to win the championship

September 19 News: Once one of the most glorious dynasties in the NBA , the Golden State Warriors won four world championships and reached the finals six times . However, over the past few years, the team seems to have lost some of its former glory.


Last season, they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the playoffs, ending their latest title defense. Thompson's injuries also contributed to their decline. He is no longer the same player who still performed well after tearing his ACL and torn Achilles tendon.


Now, people are starting to wonder how much time the Golden State Warriors have left to compete for a championship with their current core. Former NBA player Antonio Daniels mentioned in a conversation that the time to win the championship is gradually decreasing. Klay Thompson has been a key factor in their success in the 2021-2022 season, providing the team with three-point shooting ability, scoring creation and a youthful attitude. However, the Warriors chose to trade him away in the offseason to acquire the aging and declining Chris Paul , who is already 38 years old.


While there is hope that Paul can rejuvenate under a reduced load, this is quite demanding for a player who averaged only 13.9 points per game last season and shot only 44.0% from the field. Additionally, Thompson is 33 years old, while Draymond Green and Stephen Curry are 33 and 35 , respectively , meaning the Warriors are in dire need of young, ambitious role players to back them up.


However, their current performance in this area still needs to be improved, especially as the competition in the Western Conference becomes more intense in the new season. Therefore, Daniels' perspective may become reality, and the Golden State Warriors must face this reality and take action to ensure that their core players can once again compete for a championship in a limited time. Only by building a young and capable supporting cast can they remain competitive in the highly competitive Western Conference.