The Warriors look better without Durant
When Kevin Durant went down with a sprained MCL, Colin thought they were in danger of not making it out of the Western Conference. Golden State looked lost in the immediate aftermath of the injury, and it wasn’t clear if Steph still had any of last season’s MVP mojo left in the tank.
Since their struggles, the Warriors are steamrolling teams without Durant, and Curry has returned to his pre-KD form.
Colin thinks the Warriors look more dangerous without Durant. Steph, who has stepped back offensively for most of the year to accommodate Durant, has rediscovered his killer instinct and the team chemistry is reminiscent of their championship team from two years ago.
“KD added a layer that they were already filled to the brim with, and it looks like without him their chemistry is better than it’s been the entire year.”
The NBA deserves as much blame as anyone for players resting
NBA stars sitting out games has become a hot-button issue in the second half of the season, and today, Colin said the NBA is largely to blame. The NBA is built on the marketing of 5 or 6 stars, and when one of them sits out, the product is terrible.
Conversely, the NFL has players sitting out, to teams with a bye on any given week and it’s a complete non-issue. The reason? The NBA is beholden to players that have been given too much power, the NFL isn’t.
“Why are we blaming the players, when this is on the NBA?”
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to defend the NBA’s business model; explain why he disagrees with Colin that Westbrook is manufacturing triple doubles; if Steph Curry is really back to last year’s form; and if the Warriors hot streak makes Durant look bad.
Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football analyst talks NFL Draft; why Joe Mixon isn’t the best running back in the draft; and what teams think about MITCHELL Trubisky.
Nick Wright – FS1 host is in-studio discussing the Warriors’ resurgence without Durant; why Kawhi Leonard isn’t an MVP candidate; and why LeBron deserves to sit out occasionally.