Once just a mediocre team in the Western Conference, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors slowly built their way into the top team in the league. In 2015, the Warriors won their first NBA championship title since 1975. Despite the emergence of numerous “Super Teams,” the Warriors remain the heavy favorites to take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy in the upcoming 2018-19 NBA season.
It’s not a surprise why most people still consider the Warriors as the best team in the league. This offseason, the Warriors not only retained their core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green, but they also managed to upgrade their roster with the acquisition of All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins in the recent free agency. As the start of the 2018-19 NBA season draws near, Curry admitted that he and his teammates are already discussing a potential three-peat.
“We talk about the three-peat just because it’s in front of us,” Curry said, via ESPN. “I don’t think that’s something that’s repeated every single day. But when we start the season, obviously we lay everything out on the table, what’s at stake in terms of our expectations.”
Stephen Curry and the Warriors are definitely aware of the position they are currently in. If they succeed fully dominate the league next season, they will become the first NBA team to win three straight NBA championship title since the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-2002. Curry has a strong belief that achieving such goal is “attainable” for the Warriors, especially if they continue to work together as a team.
“In terms of the overall goal, it just depends on the day in terms of how we communicate it. But yeah, we understand that winning a championship is attainable if we take care of our business, and doing it three years in a row is a tremendous opportunity for us that we should not be afraid to talk about and go after.”
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The Warriors’ road to their third consecutive NBA championship title is expected to be much smoother compared to the previous seasons. Their Western Conference rivals, Houston Rockets, just lost two of their key defensive players, Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, in through free agency, while the team they faced in the last four NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers, parted ways with the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James, this summer.
If DeMarcus Cousins regains his All-Star form, the Warriors will be unstoppable in the NBA Playoffs 2019. In the past years, the center position was the only weakness of the Warriors. After signing one of the most dominant big men in the league, it’s hard to see them as anything but the heavy favorites next year.