Departures: Andrew Bogut, Jason Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Leandro Barbosa, Festus Ezeli, Brandon Rush, Marreese Speights
The expectations are sky-high for the Warriors. When you add a top-three player in the league to a team that has been in the NBA Finals for the past two season, people are going to have some strong opinions about it. After suffering a devastating loss to LeBron and Co. last season, Golden State went out and got better. Although only the preseason, Durant has fit in seamlessly and has been dynamic alongside Curry, Thompson, and Green. There will be growing pains, and there is no guarantee that this team will break the wins record again this season. This team was built to win championships, and, while anything can happen, they are in a position to do so. The rebounding and second unit will be something to watch as the season goes on, but the collection of talent on this team is unparalleled. Regardless of whether or not you think this team is “good for the league” or not, there is no denying that watching this team once they gel and start forming chemistry is going to be something special. Sit back, and enjoy.