It is hard to believe that the 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs are already right around the corner. Well, it is true, and there has been some big news coming out of the NBA over the past several days. Today the word is that Charles Barkley thinks the Warriors have no chance without Kevin Durant. Speaking recently on TNT’s Inside the NBA, Barkley stated: “Without Kevin Durant, they have got zero chance at winning the championship. Actually, with the additions the Cavaliers have made, they probably are the leader in the clubhouse. But without Kevin Durant, they’ve got no chance at winning the championship. Zero…If they don’t have Kevin Durant, I don’t even think they get out of the West.”
This is certainly an interesting bit of news, but what do you think? The Warriors still have the likes of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, who led their squad to the NBA Finals last season. While Durant is out “indefinitely,” the Warriors will turn to their other stars to guide them through, but will it be enough? Will the Warriors have the top spot going into the playoffs? Will KD be back in time for the postseason? Will his knee affect his game after his return? A lot of unanswered questions loom ahead for the Warriors, and only time will tell. Let us know your thoughts on Charles comments below and stay tuned for much more from the NBA coming very soon!
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