The 'Lucky' Golden State Warriors & the Difficulties of Prolonging a Dynasty


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On today's episode, Jason and Producer Rob G bring you a nuanced conversation on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors Dynasty. History says it's much more difficult to prolong a dynasty than it is to build one; there's a reason why Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are the only other team this century to have prolonged levels of success in between championships. The Warriors, like the Spurs, were built around a generation superstar, found secondary stars late in the lottery and in the second round of the NBA Draft, and benefitted from more than a little bit of luck on multiple occasions. Would the Spurs have extended their run if they didn't 'luck' into Kawhi Leonard? Probably not. Would the Warriors have won those two championship if they didn't 'luck' into Kevin Durant? Doubt it. Later, the guys go head-to-head debating whether or not the Warriors decision to keep lottery picks James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody rather than flip them for a proven star was actually the right move. Right now, it looks like a shrewd move given that Golden State is back in the NBA Finals. However, given that the Warriors are already viewed as a dynasty, will they get more credit for being contenders or do they actually need to win the championship to justify the decision?

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