Today, it was announced that Stephen Curry will be unlikely to return this season after suffering a broken left hand. The original timetable was three months. Now, Curry joins his teammate Klay Thompson as another Warrior out for the 2019-20 season. Thompson suffered a torn ACL in the NBA Finals last year. Draymond Green is also dealing with ligament damage to his finger.
Rivals of the Warriors are now enjoying the suffering that the organization is going through, according to Ric Bucher. One Pacific Division player says that they’ve “come back to reality” and the antics got old. He added that teams wanted to beat the hell out of the Warriors and see Curry with the towel on his head but now it just isn’t the same with Golden State just having D’Angelo Russell and Glen Robinson III on the floor.
The Spurs’ Rudy Gay also has no sympathy for Green being out as he doesn’t think anyone has empathy now.
“You think anybody in the league has any empathy for Draymond Green?” Gay said. “No, hell no. He’s a good dude and everything, but everybody has their time and everybody has their day, and it’s time for another team to step up. They took full advantage of their time at the top. And not just them—the fans, too. This is the real NBA, man. You don’t have some of the best players in the league. You still have some great players, but those wins aren’t going to come as easy no more.”
Going back to the Pacific Division, he addressed Green as well by saying it’s a long season and even if Green misses 20 games, there’s still 50 more. He even thinks the Warriors will lose 40 of them.
This player also knows GSW is nowhere near the same team without Kevin Durant, who left for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency this past summer. He thinks KD wasn’t even happy with them because of how easy they had it as a super team.
“Adding KD made it the cheat code. We respect the Warriors and their previous accomplishments, but when they added KD, no one looked at them the same. Even KD knew it was unfair. I never saw him celebrate the same way. It added to those other guys’ legacy more than his.”
With all of these bad injuries piling up, the Warriors are definitely lottery bound. When they get curry and Thompson back next year along with a lottery pick though, they should definitely be back in the postseason in 2020-21.