The Warriors are looking to reclaim their spot as one of the best teams in the NBA. With a healthy Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green next season, the sky could be the limit.
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith would co-sign that sentiment.
Smith joined 95.7 The Game's "Steiny, Guru & Dibs" where he was asked if the Warriors are good enough to contend for a championship in the 2021-22 season.
“Yes. I have the Warriors easily as a final four team in the NBA next year," Smith said.
"I have them going to the conference finals at the very least. I haven’t ruled out them winning the championship, I just need to see how they look."
That's a fair point. It may be too early to crown the Warriors as a favorite to win the title, at least until we see how the team performs after Thompson returns -- which could be in December or January.
"But right now, without a game being played," Smith added. "All you have to tell me is that Klay Thompson and Steph Curry are going to be healthy on the court together for the season, and I'm telling you that we’re going to be in (San Francisco) for the conference finals.”
Golden State clinched a spot in the play-in tournament this year and nearly made it to the playoffs. They already have the talent to do so and a healthy Thompson should allow them to compete for one of the higher seeds in the Western Conference.
If healthy, the sky might be the limit for any Warriors team that consists of Curry, Thompson and Green.
“When you think about the Western Conference," Smith said. "Who can’t a healthy Warriors squad beat? Who can’t they beat?”