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Nick Wright Says 1 NBA Franchise Is ‘Turning The Page’

 

Just two years ago, the Golden State Warriors won their fourth NBA championship in eight seasons, and it was thought that they would at least have a real shot at getting another ring soon afterward.

In addition to their old guard of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, they had new, younger contributors such as Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Kevon Looney and Jonathan Kuminga.

But they have instead gradually lost their mojo since, and this past season, they missed the playoffs entirely.

On Monday, they also lost Thompson to the Dallas Mavericks, which means the Warriors’ dynasty is now officially dead, and Nick Wright said on Fox Sports 1’s “First Things First” that Golden State’s unwillingness to pay Thompson is a sign they have “turned the page.”

"The Warriors weren't willing to give Klay Malik Monk money? … They are turning the page."

— @getnickwright on why he views this as the end of the end for GSW: pic.twitter.com/m8lUhHTQfw

— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) July 1, 2024

The reality is that Golden State had an extremely high payroll and that Thompson simply isn’t quite as great a player as he used to be.

He used to be one of the most lethal 3-point shooters in the league, no matter the defensive coverage he was facing, and he was also an above-average defender.

But ACL and Achilles injuries a few years ago have rendered him a good-but-not-great and inconsistent shooter who is now a mediocre, if not a poor, defender.

Apparently, the Warriors wanted to trim their payroll, and now the challenge for them is to replenish their roster in order to remain competitive in Curry’s final outstanding seasons.

That will not be easy, given the limited options available on the market.

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