First let me start off by saying #CavsNation lol. Yes, that’s my team and they suffered a setback this year. Warriors added the man with the plan that couldn’t be stopped in this offense. The Warriors offense was made for KD, it’s the perfect system that he never knew existed. He was the factor that pushed them over the edge, over the hump and broke the Cavs’ back.
Before KD arrived, his game was totally different there is a reason he got the name the, “Silent Assassin.” He seemed to defer on plays and sit-back a little more than he needed. He had the better lethal game and the best take over the game, right? The other thing you could say about KD he didn’t play D+Fense a ton. He seemed awkward on and unsure on defense a lot of the time. I thought it was because of his build and length.
Then Pow this Warriors offense where everybody is sharing and deferring the basketball. It’s perfect for Durant it’s like adding butter or sour cream to a baked potato, but I knew that would happen. No surprise there; but what shook me was Durant playing great defense. Getting blocks, chasing down players, jumping in passing lanes. I had to keep looking is this the same cat on the court? Who is this guy? Indeed, Durant has arrived, the best fit for him we see now.
So, they won the title, but what about next year? People must get paid. Curry and Klay are up for paydays or moving on. Who in their right mind would leave this team? So, there are some early reports that Curry could get top money around 5-years 200 million dollars. Klay, I could see around 5-years 90-100 million dollars. Already there are ESPN reports that Durant and Iggy (Andre Iguodala) might take a cut to keep this team intact.
I’m not thrilled as a Cavs fan and I’m not sure the Cavs can match that roster. I’ve said Kevin Love must go, get Melo in his place to play. More reports are saving Paul George and Jimmy Butler are in play. The thing is you’d need both to make up for what the Cavs are missing. Now, the Gm David Griffin for the Cavs is gone/out the door! I’m so unsure of this team for next year. The Warriors though seem to be ready to sacrifice to get this dynasty rolling.