Golden State Warriors

Warriors’ early championship odds in 2021-22 are third-shortest in the NBA

Is it ever too early to look ahead? Especially for a professional or collegiate athlete? Perhaps. But not to worry. When it comes to the Golden State Warriors, prognostications for next season have already been taken care of, courtesy of SuperBook Sports.

And though the Warriors missed this season’s ongoing playoffs, the sports-betting network sees a big turnaround for Golden State when the club hits the court again, led by superstar guard Stephen Curry. They have the Warriors with the third-shortest odds to win the NBA title roughly a year from now.

These odds nicely reflect the feelings from inside the organization. With Curry’s All-Star backcourt mate and Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, set to return early in the campaign after a two-year absence due to injury, the battle-tested trio of Curry, Thompson and forward Draymond Green are back together again, set to contend for their fourth Larry O’Brian Trophy.

Still, it’s a bit surprising that Golden State is an early favorite for next season. Though the Warriors’ “big three” will be back together, the rest of the team is short on playoff experience.

Plus, with the vast majority of Golden State’s offseason roster-building yet to come, it’s difficult to even get a read on what the team will look like, considering players one through 15.

I suppose that’s why it’s too early to look ahead at times. These odds are mostly an acknowledgement of the greatness of Curry, Thompson and Green. It will be up to general manager Bob Myers to ensure they have the help needed to make these odds stand up, staring with Golden State’s decision regarding its two lottery picks in the NBA Draft on July 29.

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