Golden State's Playoff Defeat Marks Uncertain Future

Golden State's Playoff Defeat Marks Uncertain Future

Golden State's freewheeling style of play changed the NBA and made Stephen Curry a household name, but the team's playoff run ended in a defeat to the Lakers.

This season was one of the most difficult for Golden State, marked by long absences for key players, a confounding inability to win on the road, and the fallout from Green punching a teammate before the season started.

Coach Steve Kerr admitted that the team was not a championship team and that it had faced adversity throughout the year.

Despite having one of the most expensive rosters in the league, Golden State may have to bring down costs as a result of a new collective bargaining agreement.

Green's contract is a key domino in the team's retooling plans, with the player expected to test free agency.

This season was a slog for Golden State, starting with a 3-7 record and finishing with one of the worst road records in the league.

Key contributors like Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson missed significant portions of the season due to injuries and personal issues.

Young players like Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, and Moses Moody struggled to find their footing in the playoffs.

Bob Myers' contract as general manager also ends this year, leaving the future of the team in question.

Despite playing some of the best basketball of his career, Curry acknowledged that reaching the conference semifinals was not enough.

Golden State now faces an uncertain future, with the team's dynasty possibly coming to an end after a decade of dominance.