When players on the Golden State Warriors are asked about how long they expect their dynasty to last, they say they haven't thought about it.
“Not really,” Klay Thompson said when questioned. “We all believe in the power of now. I think if you think ahead, you distract yourself from the goals at hand.”
Thompson and Kevin Durant will be free agents this offseason while Draymond Green will be a free agent in 2020.
The expectation within and outside the Warriors is that Thompson will re-sign. The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be only team who believes they have a realistic chance of signing Thompson.
“Anything less than a championship and people are going to say the dynasty’s over,” said Steve Kerr when asked if he wonders this will be the last year of their dynasty.
Kerr prefers looking at the Spurs' model for sustainable success, which he says is also the ambition of Bob Myers and Joe Lacob.
“That’s Bob’s goal. That’s Joe’s goal. And if you think in the NBA, for 20 straight years you’re going to be a championship contender, I don’t know. I don’t think there’s ever been, even the Spurs, they haven’t been a championship contender every year,” Kerr said. “I’m pretty sure we’re not going to win 17 of the next 20 championships.”