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Kevin Durant will not a Warrior next year. Questions arise about Klay Thompson sticking around as he will be a free agent next year and likely demand top dollar. I hope the Warriors simply pay the man, but who knows. Steph Curry will still be there and they just added DeMarcus Cousins and they still have a good team even outside of Durant and even Thompson leaving next year if that happens.
But the team won't be the same next year. And this dominant 5-year run they have been on will have to come to an end. Or at least it will look very differently. All the more interesting this playoff season. Think they will capitalize on their last chance to win it all with the full all-star roster?
Looking at the bracket, I think they get past the Clippers pretty easily. Houston is known for chocking as of late so I imagine they win there too.
What else? Portland, Spurs, maybe OKC or even Denver? I don't see it. No, I think they make it to yet another finals. Then it gets interesting as the East doesn't exactly suck this year. At least not when it comes to a few teams like the Bucks, Raptors, 76ers or Celtics.
I would bet the Bucks or Celtics make it through and it will make for a refreshing finals to not see the Cavs and Lebron there yet again.