Things are rough for Steph Curry right now. He’s been called on by the Golden State Warriors to bail them out on almost a nightly basis, and it’s become clear that his supporting cast can no longer keep up with him. After winning the title in 2022, things have not gone well for the Warriors as Father Time has finally caught up with most of their core players.
Their most recent loss against the Atlanta Hawks showed this, as Curry dropped 60 points, six rebounds and four assists but still came up short in an agonizing 141-134 overtime defeat. Curry shot 22 of 38 overall and 10 of 23 from three, but his co-stars simply didn’t produce.
Klay Thompson had a horrific night from the field, going 4 of 19 overall and 2 of 13 from beyond the arc. Andrew Wiggins shot 1 of 6 overall. Draymond Green had a quadruple-single of seven points, six rebounds, eight assists and a block, while Jonathan Kuminga shot 6 of 12 on the way to 16 points.
Let’s look at that again. The rest of the Warrior’s starters shot a combined 14 of 46 (30.4%) from the field in a game that was decided by seven points. The blame clearly cannot go to Curry, who must be sick and tired of this shit by now. He’s shown that he can still play at an All-NBA level, but carrying his teammates is taking its toll.
To add insult to injury, Wiggins also only played for 19 minutes because he sprained his foot and they currently don’t have a timetable for his return.
I mean sure, we knew that at some point the Warriors’ core would get over the hill and just not have it anymore, but it’s shocking just how much faster Green, Thompson and Wiggins have fallen off compared to Curry. Thompson sure as hell isn’t going to sniff the max contract that he wants, but it’s worrying that both Green and Wiggins are signed for a combined $209 million until the end of the 2026-27 season.
Oh, and there’s still no clear timetable for Chris Paul’s return either. The only bright spot on the roster is Jonathan Kuminga, who has continued with his good play, but he can’t be the only one that contributes on a consistent basis.
The Warriors sit in 12th place in the Western Conference now, and still have a realistic shot at making the play-ins, but unless they can make a miracle trade, the window for championships may have finally closed on a Golden State dynasty that’s terrorized the conference for almost a decade.