The current and reigning NBA champions – the Golden State Warriors – have begun the defense of their title this season in underwhelming fashion.
The ‘Dubs’ currently sit 10th in the Western Conference with a losing record of 6-8, which could potentially be even worse if not for their superstar point guard Stephen Curry’s performances dragging them to victory.
FanDuel’s NBA show ‘Run It Back’ ponders whether or not it should be panic time yet in Golden State, and former NBA veteran Chandler Parsons believes it is.
The former Houston Rockets small forward notes that the core players which made the Warriors the NBA’s modern-day dynasty is ageing and past their peaks, highlighting Draymond Green’s continuous offense issues and Klay Thompson’s sharp decline on defense.
Whilst the other player of the ‘Core Three’ Curry is performing at an ‘MVP-like’ level, panellist Eddie Gonzalez also attributes the Warriors’ tough start to balancing out rotation minutes between veteran players and the crop of young players at their disposal.
During the ‘convince me’ segment, host Michelle Beadle asked Parsons to convince her that the Warriors will miss the playoffs which Parsons isn’t ready to commit to yet, unless up-and-coming young teams such as the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs are willing to compete and fight for their position.
Golden State is still among the favorites to win this seasons NBA championship, with a price of +700 to win the Larry O’Brien trophy on FanDuel sportsbook.