Mike Gundish and the Warriors will have to decide whether they want to continue to run the same old offense they’ve been running for the past four seasons, or if they want something different.
Gundy is coming off a season in which he finished with the league’s best record and won the NBA’s Coach of the Year award for the first time.
His team went on to win the Western Conference title, the second consecutive year they would win a title.
But it wasn’t the team’s best season and the roster’s injury problems forced Gundy out of his first year with the team.
While Gundy has been around the league for years, it hasn’t always been a comfortable transition for the Warriors.
His hiring of coach Luke Walton as the team president made the team one of the most talented in the NBA, but the team didn’t really see much success under Walton, who was fired last month.
In the interim, Gundy was fired by the Clippers in January after just three seasons, and the team lost a lot of key pieces.
However, Gundi has done an excellent job with the Warriors and is poised to bring back a championship-caliber roster.
It won’t be easy for the Golden State Warriors to re-sign Durant, but they’re still one of college basketball’s most talented teams and the only one with a chance to make the playoffs.
The question is whether they can keep their young core together, and whether they have the chemistry to win it all.
Here are some key storylines for the upcoming season:1.
Durant is ready to go, but what will the Warriors do about him?
Golden State Warriors forward Stephen Curry (3) reacts to an air ball during the first half against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena.
Golden State Golden State Golden Sea Warriors guard Klay Thompson (4) defends on an offensive rebound against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle.
Golden Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (19) reacts after a shot by teammate Klay Green (7) during the second half.
Golden States forward Draymond Green (11) reacts in the first quarter.
Golden Sea Warriors forward/center Klay Golden (2) reacts against San Antonio Warriors center Frank Ntilikina (13) during Game 3.
Golden Islands guard/forward Frank Ntilikina reacts during the third quarter.3.
Golden State’s first season under KD?
In his first season with the Golden States, Durant was the top scorer in college basketball.
He averaged 23.3 points per game, led the nation with 7.1 assists per game and shot 54.3 percent from the field.
But in his second season with Steve Kerr’s staff, Durant has played well and improved his scoring numbers.
Durant has averaged 21.4 points per contest, shooting 55.9 percent from three-point range and making 45.7 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
He is the only player in NCAA history to average 20 points per, 10 assists and 10 rebounds per game in his first two seasons.
In 2016-17, Durant averaged 24.5 points per night, which was the fifth-highest mark in NCAA Division I basketball.
Durant shot 53.9.
His assist rate improved to 49.4 percent, and he was second among freshmen in assists per 100 possessions.
Durant was also the only Golden State player to average more than five assists per contest.
In the 2017-18 season, Durant led the Golden Islands with 14.3 assists per, and made 52.7.
In that same season, he also had the fourth-highest assist percentage in NCAA college basketball history (52.8).
Durant also shot 46.1 percent from behind the arc, the fourth best mark in college.
He has shot at least 43 percent from beyond-the-arc in four of his last five seasons.
His four career 40-point performances are tied for the most by a freshman in the NCAA history, trailing only Shaquille O’Neal, who had eight in his final year in college in 2002-03.4.
The Warriors are still rebuilding, but are ready to be better?
The Warriors have a young core, which is led by the young guards.
There’s no question that the Warriors are going to need to find a way to get Durant and Thompson back into form.
Durant, who is a three-time All-American and three- time NCAA Tournament selection, will be back this season, but Thompson will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020.
The team also has a lot to improve on.
In his first five seasons, Thompson shot under 40 percent from distance and struggled to finish.
He was one of four players in NCAA basketball history to shoot at least 50 percent from deep in his career, joining Jordan Farmar (50.9), John Stockton (50 percent) and Dennis Johnson (50).5.
What’s next for the Cavaliers?
After winning the 2016 NBA title, Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James