ESPN NBA analyst Bobby Marks has made a bold prediction for the Golden State Warriors and the league’s 2019-20 season.
Marks said on ESPN’s Get Up! this morning that he does not believe the Warriors will be a playoff team next season.
“This group will not make the playoffs next year,” Marks told Mike Greenberg. “I’m worried about their depth. They are going to be restricted by their bench.”
Golden State, which lost Kevin Durant to Brooklyn and traded Andre Iguodala to Memphis, is bringing in D’Angelo Russell, though the team will certainly lack depth.
Klay Thompson, coming off a torn ACL, likely won’t be back on the court until January or February at the earliest. If Steph Curry were to miss any serious time, the Warriors could really be in trouble.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) July 2, 2019
The Western Conference is going to be loaded, too.
The Jazz, Blazers, Lakers, Mavericks and Pelicans all got better this offseason. The Clippers, Nuggets, Rockets, Thunder and Spurs should be good again.
Really, only two teams – Phoenix and Memphis – aren’t likely to be in playoff contention.
Golden State will probably be a playoff team, but it wouldn’t be that shocking if the Warriors are competing for one of the last spots in the season’s final days.