The Golden State Warriors are a scary proposition heading into the new season. With Kevin Durant being added to the mix of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, the odds on them winning the championship have been slashed dramatically.
The first legitimate big four in NBA history has been tipped to destroy everyone and claim the title back from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Of course, the game is not played on paper, but it's hard to see many teams living with the Dubs.
According to Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins, one team conducted a simulation and the results were worse than anybody could have imagined. The Warriors' new superteam broke the system.
Jenkins wrote: "One NBA front office ran simulations, based on player values, for the upcoming season. Cleveland came out with 64 wins, second best in the league. Golden State came out with 83, better than undefeated. They broke the system."
Obviously, the Warriors aren't going to win 83. It's impossible. But they won't go unbeaten. It would even be a surprise if they beat their NBA-best record of 73-9 from the previous campaign.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are seen as the only team that can live with Golden State. LeBron James put in a superhuman showing to bring the title to his home state for the first time and he will need to do it again next year if they are to even stand a chance.
With Kyrie Irving and LeBron, there is always a possibility, but KD makes it all the more unlikely.