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HONEST OPINION: Weaknesses are Actually Strengths | Mark Bouris Interview

by Nathan Beighle


The Golden State Warriors clearly want to build their roster around D’Angelo Russell, but like Stephen Curry, he’ll need a Klay Thompson.

The success of the Golden State Warriors isn’t due to any one player.

Yes, Stephen Curry is the most notable name. He has two league MVPs and has the league’s only unanimous MVP. He has the most accolades, but the team isn’t winning a single title without Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

That said, this offseason, the Warriors opted to complete a sign-and-trade that brought in 23-year-old All-Star D’Angelo Russell. They signed him to a max contract that’ll keep him in the Bay for the next four years.

By that time, it’ll be Russell’s team.

Curry will be 35 and won’t have the same dynamic quickness and ability to get to the basket, but if he’s still playing, his three-point shooting will make him an asset regardless of how of a liability he may be on defensive.

For Russell, if he’s going to be the player that’ll lead the Warriors into the future, he’ll need a Klay Thompson-like sidekick to help cover his flaws. That’s what’s made Golden State so successful the last few seasons.