The Golden State Warriors lost their first preseason game with Kevin Durant in the lineup. Immediately, there were rumors and speculations that the team, particularly Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, were unhappy with the former OKC star’s effort and lack of aggressiveness.
After some analysts’ and fans’ overreaction to the preseason loss to the Toronto Raptors, the Warriors bounced back with wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings. Golden State showed glimpses of what they can do to dominate again in the new NBA season with the big blowout win over the Clippers, 120-75.
So is there any truth that Stephen Curry regrets that the Warrior signed Durant in free agency? And that chemistry is going to be a problem for the Warriors with too many stars?
The Warriors’ last two games show how much Durant makes the team even better compared to last year when they broke the regular season record but failed in the NBA Finals.
After shooting 2-of-9 from the field and scoring 9 points in the loss to the Raptors, Durant shot 6-of-10 against the Clippers when he had 21 points in 24 minutes and followed that up with 8-of-11 shooting against the Kings for 25 points and 26 minutes.
The excellent shooting percentage is just a preview of how efficient Durant can be in the Warriors’ offensive system. They could struggle defensively but they are already a “Super Team” just basing on their starting crew of Curry, Durant, Green, Klay Thompson and Zaza Pachulia.
The rumors that Curry is not happy with Durant? Basing on the preseason games, the only ones not happy is the rest of the 29 teams in the league, as the Warriors look unbeatable even before the season begins later this month.