Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors remains defiant, believing the Dubs are still a team to reckon with. However, the former NBA MVP admits that losing two key bench players in Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston will be tough.

Curry knows what both Iguodala and Livingston brought to the Bay Area. It was not necessarily about the numbers but more on the mentality they showed each game. Both veterans did not need to be reminded of what they needed to do. They were professionals and know the business of basketball, says the 31-year-old guard in a report from the NBC Sports.

"The intangibles and just that winning mentality that they brought every single they stepped foot on the floor. It was the idea that you had two guys that kind of knew how to handle their business, were ultimate professionals, were extremely savvy and knowledgeable about how the game works, the business of basketball works and you didn't have to worry about them," said Curry.

Curry will have his hands full this season. Along with Draymond Green, they lead a young core that could be part of a new NBA title run. Klay Thompson is doubtful for the coming NBA season despite suggestions he could return in the latter part of the season. They do have new faces in D'Angelo Russell and Willie Cauley-Stein and it remains to be seen if this would be enough.

The Warriors believe they can still make a serious run this 2019-20 NBA season. Green even threw fair warning that no team would want to meet them in the playoffs in a previous post. The one thing about the Dubs that teams may want to be wary of is that they are unpredictable. With most big-name stars out, the new breed could come up with something different. That all depends on how head coach Steve Kerr manages their situation.

Considered one of the Western Conference dark horses, the Dubs know they have a tough road ahead. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers have gotten a lot better, same with the Houston Rockets. The Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Utah Jazz are also up there, meaning the Dubs need to do their best if they are to reach the NBA postseason wars.

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Stephen Curry will make a cautious approach toward his return. In this picture, Curry of the Golden State Warriors reacts after being called for a foul during their game against the Milwaukee Bucks at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, Nov. 8, 2018. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images