Their finals loss does not change the simple fact that the Golden State Warriors were a simply incredible team last season.
Despite losing their 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers, due to a combination of incredible play from the eventual winners and a few unfortunate injuries for the defending champions, the Dubs had the strongest roster in the NBA.
The nucleus of that team has been disbanded to make way for Kevin Durant, as Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Marresse Speights, Leandro Barbosa and Brandon Rush all left the organisation. But they are still the strongest.
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Their team play was mesmerising at times, the way they spread the floor and passed the rock left opponents looking on in dazed amazement as they blew team after team away in the regular-season.
But there is one statistic in particular that shows just how good the Warriors were at executing their game plan.
Klay Thompson, one of the purest shooters in the game right now, has advanced his game leaps and bounds in recent years.
Last season, as he continued to show his development into a true two-way superstar, the guard used an astounding 500 possessions coming off a screen.
Incredibly, that total is more than 17 other teams averaged in the whole of last season. Amazing.