Stephen Curry believes Warriors can still contend without Klay Thompson
The Golden State Warriors were dealt yet another devastating blow with Klay Thompson going down with torn Achilles a month before the start of the 2020-21 NBA season.
With Thompson out for the entire 2020-21 campaign, the Warriors took a hit to their chances of competing for a title, but Stephen Curry believes the team has made enough solid moves that they’ll still be able to compete, via Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
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“We know we can compete with anyone in the league. It’s kind of crazy. We know how great Klay is. Don’t get me wrong. But we hear the chatter. ‘It’s the end of for us. This year is a wash. What are we going to do in the future?’ But we are in the moment right now. It’s kind of refreshing being in that category as guys that are chasing. We know [the Los Angeles Lakers] are the defending champs. We got to beat them. We’re ready for it.”
Almost immediately after Thompson went down with the season-ending injury that’ll keep him out for a second straight season, the Warriors made a trade with the Phoenix Suns to acquire Kelly Oubre Jr.
Although Oubre is nowhere near on the same level as Thompson in more ways than one, Golden State still has the talent to make a run at the postseason.
The Warriors will be one of the teams in the Western Conference that will have an intriguing storyline throughout the course of the season as they try to get back on top.