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    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    I think Durant stays with the Warriors but at the same time I can see him leave as well.
    If Durant is out the rest of the season, financially speaking, it would be best for him to root against the Warriors.

    Everyone and their mother thought Houston would win last night. But, the Bash Brothers showed everyone just how they won 73 games without Kevin Durant a few years ago.

    I'm a huge Durant fan, and think he's the best player in the league. It's scary that your Warriors can still win it without him.

    With Durant, there is no way the Warriors can lose to anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    I'm enjoying the Lakers collapse. It would be most humorous if the Lakers fail to reach the postseasons. Go Warriors!
    LOL. Back in the days of Nate Thurmond, Clyde Lee, Al Attles, Rick Barry, Jeff Mullins, Joe Ellis, Franklin Meuli, etc... I would have been right with you on the "Go Warriors" bit as I was big Warriors fan back then. However, I must disagree with you today as I say, Go Blazers.

    I had lost faith in them as for the last few years they just didn't play enough team ball and defense to win. I'm changing my mind about them and agree with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith that the Blazers will advance to the finals for the first time in many years. It seems to me Lilliard and McCollum have finally learned that they can't win on their own and they have to make their teammates better to compete at the highest levels. That's why their bench has been so good in the playoffs and also during the regular season. The stats don't always show it, but there is a whole lot more to the game than what stats show. That's why Iguodala and Livingston have been such an integral part of the Warriors' success over the last few years.

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    In the last two playoff games the Warriors have not had Kevin Durant. And the warriors look great. Their defense and passing on offense have been a joy to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    In the last two playoff games the Warriors have not had Kevin Durant. And the warriors look great. Their defense and passing on offense have been a joy to watch.
    They're officially the Becket of the Western Conference...with Houston and others wondering, "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome pest?"

    A near Dream Team status with Durant, they're still the best team running without him. Maybe they're the Patriots of the NBA.
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    The Warriors win again to take a 3-0 lead against the Trailblazers. the Warriors played incredible team ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    The Warriors win again to take a 3-0 lead against the Trailblazers. the Warriors played incredible team ball.
    The only problem you're going to have is in the finals, if KD can't make it back meaningfully. You can win it all without him, but it's far from the lock you have with him...meanwhile, my Celtics...no, it's too painful at present. We'll talk about whether or not subtraction might be addition there at another time.

    I also noted the chants of MVP for Curry at the foul line that might not have been the best thing for Durant to hear as he considers whether to continue with GS. Without KD they're the best team in the NBA, with a few teams chasing. With KD they're invincible.
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    And just like that the warriors swept the Trailblazers 4-0. Both Steph and Draymond had triple doubles, the first time in playoff history that teammates had a triple double. Now the Warriors have nine days of rest before the NBA Finals. Game 1 will either be in Milwaukee or Toronto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    They're officially the Becket of the Western Conference...with Houston and others wondering, "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome pest?"

    A near Dream Team status with Durant, they're still the best team running without him. Maybe they're the Patriots of the NBA.
    Interesting that you mentioned the Patriots. The Warriors have their own Tom Brady of sorts in Draymond Green. Like Tom Brady, Draymond was lightly regarded coming out of college even though he was a great college player, just like Brady was great at Michigan. Both were lightly regarded coming out of college because they were viewed as having limited athleticism and very low upside. This just shows that pro sports teams place way too much emphasis on pure athleticism and "measurables" and not enough on personality, desire, and drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    Interesting that you mentioned the Patriots. The Warriors have their own Tom Brady of sorts in Draymond Green. Like Tom Brady, Draymond was lightly regarded coming out of college even though he was a great college player, just like Brady was great at Michigan.
    Both were lightly regarded coming out of college because they were viewed as having limited athleticism and very low upside. This just shows that pro sports teams place way too much emphasis on pure athleticism and "measurables" and not enough on personality, desire, and drive.
    And how often have we seen guys with amazing measurables turn out to be nothing more than workout warriors?

    I keep hearing people saying the pack is gaining on GS and that the window is closing...but while I do expect KD to go elsewhere, where will that be enough without him repeating the thing that likely will move him out of your locker room? I like him to try New York, where he can be the man and maybe add a piece or two to take a hard run at the East or more.

    I think your guys could be New England like favorites for a few more years. They've proven they can win without KD, and without his cap hit they could pick up a lesser light in an interesting free agent year, maybe a bit more help on the bench and keep that core. Why wouldn't someone who isn't a superstar but is an impact player not want to enter the GS orbit?

    As a long suffering Celtics fan I can't (sadly) think of a good reason.

    Oh, I think the Bucks are going to give you some trouble, but I'm not on Barkley's "Can't beat them without KD" side of things.
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