What Will The Warriors Look Like This Time Next Year?

What Will The Warriors Look Like This Time Next Year?

The Golden State Warriors offseason couldn’t have gone better. First Lebron James signed for the Los Angeles Lakers without assembling a deadly superteam (yet).


Then the Warriors broke the internet by using the taxpayer Mid Level Exception to sign DeMarcus Cousins. Now their biggest rival, the Houston Rockets, appears hellbent on signing Carmelo Anthony, which coupled with the losses of versatile, two-way wings Trevor Ariza and Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, looks like a big step backward.


Meanwhile they brought Kevin Durant and Kevon Looney back on good value contracts, signed head coach Steve Kerr to a long-term extension, bolstered their wing depth by drafting Jacob Evans, and added another piece that should exceed the value they are paying for him in Jonas Jerebko, who they picked up at the minimum after his $4M contract was waived by the Utah Jazz.

They will enter the 2018-19 season as prohibitive title favorites. That is quite something when you consider that no team has been to five straight NBA Finals, and won four out of five titles, since Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics in the very infancy of the league.



But fear not NBA fans. Almost more than whatever happens in June 2019, next July looks to be a legacy-defining summer for Golden State. As the Warriors prepare to enter their new arena complex, the Chase Center, almost their entire roster can become free agents. This all happens just as the Warriors hit the dreaded repeater tax, which increases the luxury tax payments teams have to pay for exceeding the cap. This year could be peak Warriors.

Here’s an early look at which of their core All-Stars may be on their roster next year.

The probability of Steph Curry being a Warrior in August 2019: 99.99%


Source; forbes.com