I was certain this upcoming season the Warriors would take a step back, and not be the dominant juggernaut they have been for the last half decade. It wouldn’t be surprising with Durant’s injury and subsequent free agency departure to the Nets, as well as Klay Thompson’s ACL injury. However, the Warriors may not be ready to just lie down and let the Lakers take the West by default.
So next season is basically just the Warriors’ gap year. Klay is going to backpack through Europe.
— Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) June 14, 2019
This is brutal. And Klay wanted to keep playing on it.
The Warriors are pretty screwed next season & 2 huge free agents were lost for all our most of next year.
The future of the NBA was completely changed over the course of a few days https://t.co/QBH8Knjad9
— John Karalis 🇬🇷 (@RedsArmy_John) June 14, 2019
That’s where D’Angelo Russell comes in. The Warriors surprised everyone by completing a sign-and-trade with the Nets that got them Russell. It’s a 4-year, $117 million maximum contract. Which means the Warriors may not be going away so easily come next season.
D-Lo is a Warrior. Wow.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 1, 2019
The price of the Warriors backcourt next season
Steph Curry: $40.2 million
Klay Thompson: $32.7 million
D'Angelo Russell: $27.2 million
Total: $100.1 million
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 1, 2019
As D'Angelo Russell goes to Golden State, revisit his top moments in Brooklyn ❄️ pic.twitter.com/la5O1wDFzK
— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 1, 2019