Before Kevin Durant, the Warriors had a different flow to its style. There was fluidity. Gregg Popovich said (paraphrasing), “I’ve never seen anything like it.” He was baffled when it came to coaching against it. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, D. Green, A. Iguodala, S. Livingston; it was—and is—a perfect combination of chemistry. Then Durant showed up. Obviously, with Durant on the team, it’s a “better” team; there are just too many talented players. But without Durant, the Warriors are better. It’s a strange paradox, but true. The ball gets moved around better, there’s better fluidity—the style of play just looks better. And it doesn’t seem to matter who scores. There's a lot of talk about Durant possibly moving on to New York or elsewhere. If everyone else can stay around, this might be a good thing for the Warriors.
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