For now the focus is on whether or not Durant will return Monday night, let alone for some indeterminate number of years in the future. If they can force it to a Game Seven in Toronto, the Warriors can lean on a lot of experience. They've won and lost Game Sevens at home against the Thunder and Cavaliers in and won and lost Game Sevens on the road against the Rockets in and the Clippers in The Warriors know more than most that a Game Seven is a completely different beast.
That's why the Warriors clearly aren't counting themselves out just yet. Coach Steve Kerr struck a defiant note after the game.
These guys have been to the Finals five straight years for a reason. I focus on the strategy, salary cap and business side of the Golden State Warriors. Before joining Forbes in the summer of I wrote about the Warriors and the salar. I focus on the strategy, salary cap and business side of the Warriors. Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin. Patrick Murray. Before joining Forbes in the summer of I wrote about the Warriors and the salar Also worth noting: Along with Iguodala, the Warriors sent a top protected first-round draft pick to the Grizzlies, meaning that if Golden State's first-round pick falls outside the first 20 selections, it's sent to Memphis.
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So, it's going to be close. Given the top protected pick, it will be interesting to see how the Warriors approach the final weeks of the regular season. If they're able to lock up a playoff spot well in advance, they might be inclined to coast through the final games to try to ensure they retain their draft pick.
On the other hand, if qualifying for the postseason means losing what is a very important asset for the franchise, the Warriors could have a very tough decision on their hands. He was standing on a Brooklyn rooftop, clad in Nets gear, with the Lower Manhattan skyline in the background. The visual evoked a deeper meaning for Durant. After three years in the Bay Area -- where Durant joined an already star-studded team with the Warriors -- he finally has a city to call his own, coupled with a franchise he can potentially groom into a champion.
The plan, according to Durant, started in a late-night pow-wow that included future teammates Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan -- two of Durant's closest friends -- contemplating their futures. Since leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder four years ago, Durant longed to be a part of a team that doubled as a family extension. He didn't find that in Golden State and now -- with two of his best friends -- he'll try once more to achieve that goal.
I wanted to play for a new team and simply put, I just did it," Durant said. I put that up on the shelf already, and when it was time to make a decision on my future, I thought solely about me.
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Six years ago, Brooklyn mortgaged years worth of first-round draft picks to the Boston Celtics in exchange for aging stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to pair with guard Deron Williams. The gamble failed, as the Nets have made the second round of the playoffs only once in the past 12 seasons. Worse, with most of its first-round picks owned by the Celtics, the team had little assets to get better. Still, under the tutelage of coach Kenny Atkinson, the Nets became one of the most intriguing teams in the league, including a playoff run last season, catching the eyes of Irving and Durant.
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