KEY POINTS

  • Warriors morale is at an all-time low
  • Kerr admits that losing its taking its toll
  • Dubs should sit Curry and save him for next season

The Golden State Warriors knew that the going would be rough this 2019-20 NBA season. Losing Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston were huge plus the fact that Klay Thompson was unlikely to play for them. Things got even worse when Stephen Curry fell to the injury bug, likely the last straw that broke their backs.

With a cellar-dwelling record of 10-36 in the NBA Western Conference, most know that the Dubs are out of it. The team is at an all-time low and this has compounded the frustration growing from within. Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell are trying to hold up the fort but it appears that even they are slowly getting demoralized. This was in full display when they got mangled by the Utah Jazz, 126-96 recently.

Compared to previous NBA seasons, the Warriors looked forlorn, NBC Sports reported. Head coach Steve Kerr hit it on the noggin when he said that it's no fun losing. However, he is also aware that no one will feel sorry for them with the success they had in the last five years.

All the Warriors can do right now is go through the motions of finishing one of the worse seasons in franchise history. Next NBA season could offer something different with Thompson and Curry back in harness. Of course, they can also go for top free agents this summer with hopes of getting its winning tradition back on track.

Among the big names per Spotrac, this summer includes Andre Drummond and Anthony Davis. Of the two, Drummond could be a more feasible target considering The Brow is more likely to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Regardless, Kerr needs to evaluate the team he has right now.

The team is riding on the backs of young stars right now. The list includes Kevon Looney, Willie Cauley-Stein, Jordan Poole and Eric Paschall. Most believe that it will take time to develop the young crop although they find themselves having to fast-forward all that this NBA season. Sadly, nothing positive has happened.

With a season obviously good as lost, the question on whether Curry should still return is up in the air. As mentioned in a previous post, the Warriors pride themselves on fighting until their NBA season ends. But in this case, they may want to think forward and allow the two-time NBA MVP to fully heal rather than play him with nothing more to gain this season.