The Golden State Warriors finished top of the Western Conference despite having the worst record in the last five seasons when they have been on top on all but one occasion – 2017-18 – and they are favored to win a third straight NBA championship. NBA expert Chris Broussard believes this Warriors team is going for “one last hurrah” before big changes occur in the summer.

Led by Stephen Curry, the Warriors won the title in 2015, but after a 73-9 season in 2016, they were beaten in the NBA Finals by LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers despite leading the final 3-1. Ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, the team added Kevin Durant to the roster and they have been unstoppable since.

The small forward has helped them win back-to-back NBA titles in 2017 and 2018, and also picked up the NBA Finals MVP title on both occasions. Durant has formed an almost invincible unit alongside Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, which in 2017 became five All-Stars following the addition of DeMarcus Cousins.

Warriors are favored to win the title yet again, with no team looking likely to beat them over the seven-game series. However, Broussard revealed that in the minds of the players, this was the last triumph before the meteoric team is broken up and they want to make it count by making it a three-peat.

“One Last hurrah!” Broussard told Colin Cowherd on “The Herd” when asked about the rallying cry the Warriors have going into this year’s playoffs. “In their heart of hearts they all know this is the last hurrah.”

“KD is probably out, DeMarcus is certainly out. Draymond…they will give him a number to keep him,” the Fox Sports NBA expert added. But he made it clear that Green would not be the same player if he left the Warriors in search of more money and potentially a new team like James’ Lakers.

Durant, meanwhile, will enter free agency in the summer – there is no doubt about that – but questions remain if he will sign a max contract with the Warriors or look for new pastures. Many are expecting the forward to leave the Bay Area and head to the Eastern Conference with the New York Knicks, the leading contenders for his signature.

Cousins, on the other hand, will be out of contract, having signed a one-year deal with the Warriors last summer and it was expected that it was going to be a short-term union. He will be eligible for a max contract and is expected to take his services elsewhere.