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Charles Barkley Tells Klay Thompson That Golden State Will Miss Playoffs

NBA legend Charles Barkley at the Final Four watching his alma mater Auburn against Virginia.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 06: CBS commentator Charles Barkley looks on during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal between the Auburn Tigers and the Virginia Cavaliers at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Over the past couple of years, Charles Barkley has been rather negative about Golden State's dominance. With the Warriors looking quite vulnerable to start this season, the Hall of Famer is back again to talk about the reigning Western Conference champions.

During TNT's halftime coverage of the Clippers-Warriors game, All-Star guard Klay Thompson joined the set to talk about his recovery from a torn ACL. He also spoke about the team's title chances this year.

Thompson is very optimistic about Golden State's roster heading into this season. On the other hand, Barkley isn't confident at all that Steph Curry, D'Angelo Russell and Draymond Green will receive any help from the team's bench.

Barkley went as far as to tell Thompson that he doesn't think the Warriors will be competing for championships anymore.

"I think their window is shut because I don't think they can score enough," Barkley said. "They're not going to make the playoffs."

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Golden State lost by double digits to Los Angeles on Thursday, but that might not be indicative of how this season will play out.

The Warriors still have one of the best players in the NBA and an experience coaching staff capable of getting the best out of their young talent.

In the event that Thompson can return to the team later in the year, it would make them a legitimate threat in the Western Conference.