7 Harsh realities of the Golden State Warriors offseason

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The Golden State Warriors will soon look to bounce back from an uneven 2022–23 season. While the then-defending champions did manage to make the second round, they never seemed fully capable of making it back to the NBA Finals.

With an offseason to reload, the Warriors needed to get better to keep pace in a highly competitive Western Conference. Although the Warriors have made a few moves, several teams below them in last season’s standings have gotten better, putting Golden State’s offseason decision-making under scrutiny.

Some of last season’s struggles can be attributed to the team’s injury luck and lack of cohesion, and while they could be better with better luck, it isn’t something that they can bank on. Especially with the Denver Nuggets now the reigning champs and the Phoenix Suns having added firepower to try and keep pace. That leaves the Warriors fighting to be the third-best team in their conference.

After winning four championships in the past nine seasons, it is a clear sign that they are moving in the wrong direction. However, that is only the beginning of their issues. With that in mind, let’s take a look at seven harsh realities about Golden State’s offseason.