Warriors owner Joe Lacob indirectly teased the Los Angeles Lakers in an interview.
“There are some teams, I won’t say which ones, that relied on old players,” he said in an interview with Tim Kawakami of Atletico. “And older players get injured more often. You can’t forget that,” he explained when asked about the decision to keep a good balance between young and experienced players in his squad.
“Imagine if we traded all our young players for anybody and they were injured all year. Players over 30, 32 or 35 get injured. These are facts,” he said.
With Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody and James Wiseman, the Warriors have four promising players in their roster, all aged 22 and under. On the other hand, the cores of Klay Thompson (32), Draymond Green (32) and Stephen Curry (34) have already passed the 30 mark.
The Warriors Big Three played 30 minutes together in this year’s playoffs and have an incredible net rating of +45.9 in that span. “The team hasn’t been complete all year. I’m really excited to finally see everyone on the field together,” Lacob said enthusiastically.
The Warriors lead 2-0 after two games against the Denver Nuggets. Game 3 takes place Friday night at 3 am in Denver.
Warriors vs. Nuggets: Series Summary (2-0)
|1||april 17||2:30 am||Warriors of the Golden State||Denver Nuggets||123:107|
|two||April 19th||4 hours||Warriors of the Golden State||Denver Nuggets||126:106|
|3||April 22nd||4 hours||Denver Nuggets||Warriors of the Golden State||–|
|4||April 24th||9.30 pm||Denver Nuggets||Warriors of the Golden State||–|
|5*||april 28||to be defined||Warriors of the Golden State||Denver Nuggets||–|
|6*||April 30th||to be defined||Denver Nuggets||Warriors of the Golden State||–|
|7*||1st May||to be defined||Warriors of the Golden State||Denver Nuggets||–|