Golden State Warriors 2024 NBA Championship Odds
The Warriors’ biggest priorities this summer were re-signing Draymond Green and trading Jordan Poole this offseason, and they accomplished both. The return for Poole was long-time rival Chris Paul, who is slowing down at 38 years old but could still add a steady hand to the second unit. Losing Donte DiVincenzo hurts, but the hope is Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody will finally be ready for prime time in their third season. The Warriors’ title window is open as long as Steph Curry plays at a top-five level, and the moves made this offseason were wise to prioritize his present instead of the future.
2024 NBA Championship Betting Odds
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The 2022-23 Golden State Warriors were 44-38 straight up, 39-41-2 against the spread, and 44-34 over/under the total. Also, Golden State was 6th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Golden State was nine games behind the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference race. Golden State had NBA metrics of 2nd for scoring offense, 12th for field goal percentage, 2nd for 3-point field goal percentage, and 8th for offensive rebounding. Defensively the Warriors ranked 21st for points allowed, 9th for field goal percentage against, 18th for 3-point field goal percentage against, and 15th for rebounds.
Once the Warriors traded Jordan Poole, it became clear that they had one major priority this offseason: find a way to retain Draymond Green. They did so and brought him back at a 2023-24 salary of roughly $5.3 million below his initial player option. With luxury taxes factored in, this will save the Warriors an estimated $43 million. Of course, the Warriors are paying for that on the back end of this deal.
After weeks of rumors about Green taking a three-year deal to align his contract with Stephen Curry's, he ultimately got a fourth year on his $100 million deal. That final season could look ugly, and with no major ring-chasing additions for minimum salaries in free agency, the Warriors haven't quite reestablished themselves among the Western Conference elite.
Gamblers found the talk about the Warriors adding older prospects a bit overhyped. Top draft pick Brandin Podziemski, 20, is younger than Miller and the Thompson twins. The difference between him and past Golden State picks is that Podziemski rates higher in terms of overall basketball ability than physical potential. We'll see whether that limits Podziemski in the pros, but insiders are betting on someone who ranked in the top 10 of my projections.
Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)
||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Lakers)
||NBA Champions, 4–2 (Celtics)
||Did not qualify
||Did not qualify
||Lost in NBA Finals, 2–4 (Raptors)
Golden State Warriors History
The Golden State Warriors have the distinction of winning the first recognized basketball championship. Golden State was a founding member of the BAA and won the first title over the Chicago Stags during the 1946-47 season when they were known as the Philadelphia Warriors. However, they struggled upon joining the NBA and only finished with a winning record once before winning the 1956 NBA Championship.
This franchise moved across the country to become the San Francisco Warriors in 1962. They were seen as title contenders with the great Wilt Chamberlain, but they lost the 1964 NBA Finals, and he was traded the following season. The Warriors continued to be competitive without him, and they eventually brought the city a title in 1975 with Rick Barry leading the way.
Golden State was one of the worst teams in the league from the late 1970s until the early 2010s. Over the last decade, the Warriors have been the premier franchise in the league, though. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green have formed the core of a team that has been to the NBA Finals six times in the last eight years, winning four championships.
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