This season, the Golden State Warriors are trying to reclaim their throne as the best team in the league. Unfortunately, they are on this journey without Klay Thompson, the other half of the “Splash Brothers.” Even before the season began, Klay was sidelined for the entire year due to another unfortunate injury.
But the injury hasn’t stopped Klay from motivating and joking around with his teammates. He recently posted a humorous message on his Instagram story about Warriors’ rookie James Wiseman. Klay wrote, “Ok rook!! @bigticket_j13 in the league catching bodies at 19 I wish I could relate! #beast”
While Klay is an outstanding player, throwing down slam dunks has never been his cup of tea. On the other hand, putting opponents on posters is nothing out of the ordinary for the 2020 #2 overall pick James Wiseman.
Although Wiseman throws down mean dunks, his ability is not limited to just dunking on opponents. In fact, in the first few games of the season, he has displayed that he is capable of scoring from everywhere on the floor, whether it is a 3-point shot, a mid-range jumper, or finishing it inside the paint. If Wiseman can continue his terrific start to the season, the Warriors might actually have a shot at making a deep playoff run this season.
Can the Golden State Warriors make it to the NBA Finals without Klay Thompson?
While no disrespect is meant to the current roster of the Dubs, filling in the shoes of a player like Klay Thompson is not an easy task. However, the Dubs have several options who can step up on any given night.
Both Kelly Oubre Jr. and Andrew Wiggins can become the second or third scoring options for the team behind Steph Curry. Furthermore, Wiseman is capable of helping out Curry in that department as well.
All things considered, the Warriors’ team has the potential to drastically improve over the course of the season. But as of now, they are definitely dependent on their superstar Steph Curry to carry them to victories.
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