Hall of Famer and former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson gave his comment regarding Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors. The two-time NBA champion said that the Warriors’ ‘Super Team’ has the capability to be special but will not last long.
David Robinson compared the Golden State Warriors with the Miami Heat when LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade joined together. The Heat ‘Big Three’ managed to win the NBA championship title but did not last long.
“So if you’re able to put together a team like this, you’re generally going to have a short window because you can’t pay all those guys to keep them together,” Robinson said. “There’s the short window that’s going to end relatively quickly and it’s not as easy as going out to play.”
Before Kevin Durant joined, the Warriors were forced to part ways with some of their players like Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli, Marreese Speights, Leandro Barbosa, and Harrison Barnes. Most of the players the Warriors sacrificed to sign Durant have played a major part in their recent success.
David Robinson noted that keeping Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will really be expensive. Curry is expected to become a free agent next year and has the right to demand a maximum salary.
Though the Warriors have the ability to overpay their own free agent, it will limit them in upgrading their roster and re-signing the players who just signed a one-year deal with their team.
However, David Robinson did not join the former greats who criticized Durant for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for a better situation. Robinson spent his 14-year NBA career playing for the San Antonio Spurs where he managed to win two championship title.
“It’s not that easy and people can say what they want to say, but it’s still up in the air,” Robinson said.
The Golden State Warriors have to prove their critics that they have the capability to dominate the 2016-17 NBA season. On the other hand, Kevin Durant will be given the chance to prove that he made the right decision of leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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