|Chris Hu said:
Let's look at this championship roster.
Steph - Drafted
Klay - Drafted
Draymond - Drafted
Looney - Drafted
Wiggins - Traded from MIN, a trade that EVERYONE was ripping the Warriors for at the time and saying it was a horrible trade for them.
Poole - Drafted
Kuminga - Drafted
Wisemen - Drafted
Payton - G-League
Iguodala - Vet Min
Bjelica - Vet Min
Lee - G-League
Moody - Drafted
Toscano Anderson - G-League
Porter - Vet Min
They drafted over HALF their roster and developed them from the ground up. If it feels like they're loaded, that's because of great coaching and player development.
Almost nobody was giving the Warriors a shot to win the title this year, even you. Weren't you saying that the Suns and Grizzlies had the edge over the Warriors in the playoffs, and WHAT DID I TELL YOU?!? The Warriors had that championship experience that sets them apart and they would win it. And LOOK WHAT HAPPENED. The Suns didn't even make it to the Warriors, they got their asses kicked in Game 7 to a team that the Warriors had little to no trouble against in 5 games. They just won the title in a playoff route where they went 16-6 against four teams they went a combined 4-10 against in the Regular Season. The NBA season is not a sprint, it's a marathon and the Warriors understand that better than any other team in the league. The only All Stars they had going into this season was Steph and Draymond. Klay was still injured and people weren't sure if he would be the same and NOBODY thought Wiggins would be what he is now. No that they won it all, here we go again: Right on que - "They're a superteam!!! They're loaded!!!"
Seeing as how you brought up Aaron Rodgers (not Rogers), maybe you should stick to football.
It doesn't matter how they, where acquired it's still a loaded team. FYI the Celtics won 11 out of 13 NBA finals before trading for players was even a thing in the NBA. Actually, maybe you should stick to football. Especially if you think Curry is a top ten all-time player.
Since they drafted over half their roster, Wiggins made his first All Star game this year, and GPII is about to get a good payday after almost being out of the league this year, maybe the rest of the league needs to play catchup to the Warriors, especially since it's been 7 years since their first championship and they STILL haven't seemed to figure them out.
You certainly love to talk given you went radio silent when all of your predictions fell apart in the 1st round.
Shaq's game could be considered one dimensional since all he did was post up and grab rebounds similar to how all Curry does is shoot threes. So one dimensional the fact that they both are two time scoring champs and how Shaq led the league in FG% 10 times and Steph led the league in 3PT FGs 7 times and how he's the only player in NBA history to put up 50/40/90 percentages while averaging over 30 PPG AND leading the league in steals in the same season. All they seem to know how to do is put the ball in the hole. Y'know... The whole point of the game?
Never mind the fact that Shaq was a dominant low-post defender or how Curry is one of the best passers in the league and averaged 8.5 assists one year and could easily be among the league leaders in assists if he wants to, but he splits the playmaking duties with Draymond Green so that he can be used more off the ball and they could win more games because he's arguably the greatest off ball player the game has ever seen - Something that doesn't show up on a stat sheet.
Anyone with two functioning eyeballs who actually watches the games (Something I question you have actually done since all you do is read stat sheets. Why else would you have picked Phoenix as the favorites in a hypothetical WCF matchup even though GS had far more playoff experience. How'd that Phoenix pick work out by the way?) can see the impact Steph has on the game, how his presence on the court strikes fear into every defense, and how he has changed the game from one that's played under the basket to one that's played behind the 3 point line.
Last edited by PAOerfulone - on 19 June 2022