Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers does not expect the upcoming NBA season to be a smooth ride in the Bay Area, even with the addition of Kevin Durant.
The signing of Durant from Oklahoma City has led to some people anticipating that the Warriors may even challenge their record total of 73 regular season wins from last year.
But the 2015 NBA Executive of the Year who has built a large part of Golden State’s successful rosters in recent seasons, and was instrumental in Durant’s signing, does not see this season going the same way as last year.
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He believes the high turnover in players that was required in allowing KD to join the squad will have an impact in the way the team performs, particularly during the early part of next season.
In a radio conversation on KNBR 680 this Wednesday, Myers said: “Even though we’re happy with the offseason, I do think we’re gonna have some turbulence.
“We have a lot of new parts. This is not a team like last year’s, where we could just hit training camp in stride. It’s gonna take some time to evolve.”
Myers is also worried that there may be a lot of extra pressure applied to his team thanks to Durant joining, expecting the media to be extremely harsh on the Warriors this year.
“I think the scrutiny on the team is gonna be so high that any loss, anything that happens in a negative way, is gonna be exaggerated. So there will be some challenges of incorporating a really good player into our team,” he commented.
Whatever Myers may expect in terms of troubles early on; you can expect the Warriors to be right up there come the end of the season.