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Golden State Warriors will enter the All-Star break with the league’s worst record at 12-43 after regular-season play concluded on Thursday.
Caesars Palace listed a 47-win over/under total for Golden State before the season, good enough for seventh-best in the Western Conference.
But, the Warriors secured themselves of falling short of that mark following a loss to the Utah Jazz on January 22, however, injuries, as well, have caused the team’s failure.
Two-time All-NBA selection Klay Thompson has missed the whole year with a torn ACL suffered in last year’s NBA Finals, and two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry played only four games before suffering a broken left hand against the Phoenix Suns in October.
Three-time All-Star Draymond Green has been ruled out for 14 games, and 2019 offseason acquisition D’Angelo Russell played just 33 games in a Warriors uniform before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal that brought back small forward Andrew Wiggins.
Kevon Looney has also played just 15 games.
Thompson, Curry and Green have been key players in the Warriors’ lineup for years, while Looney has been a key cog in the team’s rotation in recent seasons.
Luckily the future does look brighter in the Bay Area, Thompson should be good to go for next year, and the Warriors will return Curry to the mix as well.
Source- Bleacher Report