In a devastating loss blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA finals last season against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors acquired Kevin Durant hoping to make another trip to the finals. This move is so far the NBA talk of this season and is continuously attracting a lot of attention. But sports skeptics and analysts would say that the Warriors creating a superteam won't help them win a ring. Here are three reasons why the move is a recipe for disaster.
1. In a report by Fox Sports, chemistry problems would pose an issue to the team. The franchise just lost Andrew Bogut to the Mavericks and Festus Ezeli to the Blazers in order to acquire Kevin Durant. Having four prolific scorers in the league all in one team doesn't really mix up. Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports even said, "There's one ball and they have the three best pure shooters in the NBA." Cowherd was referring to Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant.
2. Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, also expressed the lack of rim protection also brings problems to the team, according to Inquirer.net. The Warriors acquired veterans David West and Zaza Pachulia in the offseason to replace Bogut and Ezeli but there is no certainty that the new acquisitions could provide the same kind of rim protection they had last season. The Warriors will have trouble facing teams with younger and more athletic big men like Anthony Davis, Jahil Okafor, Carl Anthony Towns and Hassan Whiteside.
3. The Warriors are undeniably the biggest NBA talk this year and pressure can really get you out of your game. With the acquisition of Kevin Durant, people are expecting the Warriors of making it to this season's finals and breaking more records. According to CBS sports, the team recently had bad games against the Spurs, Suns and the Pelicans which could mean the experiment didn't work.
Being this season's NBA talk with a lot of pressure in their hands and having lost their key players from last year, there is no certainty that the Warriors could make it again to the finals.