The defending champion Golden State Warriors have played a lot of games over the past four years, and it’s hard not to when you been to the Finals four straight seasons, which netted them three championships.
Last season was not very easy for the Warriors. They battled injuries to Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala in the postseason. Furthermore, if the Rockets’ Chris Paul does not get injured in the WCF, they may have been eliminated by Houston, but in the end, the Warriors found a way to get it done.
In the offseason, the Warriors might have gotten better. They added another All-Star in DeMarcus Cousins, who is expected to return midseason as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
However, next season, LeBron James will be in the Western Conference, Houston added Carmelo Anthony, and OKC retained Paul George. Therefore, the West will still be tough, but the Warriors still have five All-Stars, which according to former NBA player Jamario Moon, makes them the favorite in the Western Conference.
“You can’t bet against them guys,” Moon told Paul Gant.
Listen below as Moon talks Warriors, and asks whether we should call Kevin Durant a “Splash Brother.”