Ranking the 5 teams most likely to win the 2019 NBA Finals

Klay Thompson

"I think it's more that "we have to figure this out", it's not like anybody is pointing the finger or blaming one another. Our goal, to be honest, is to try to keep the whole thing together, so that's the pieces of the puzzle we've got to try to figure out". Look at how overmatched the Cavaliers looked against the Warriors the last two years, or how the possible dynasty in Miami died on the vine in 2014 because of a lack of solid role players to surround LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade.

While Myers' comments may seem generous, they actually highlight an odd reality in the National Basketball Association - due to the salary structure of max contracts, the best players in the league are never paid their true worth.

Bob Myers confirmed that the Golden State Warriors will work with Kevin Durant on any type of contract he seeks in free agency. "And I feel like these guys embraced me and I feel like I'm a Warrior".

"[The Durant comments were] just for the media, he can't have anything he wants", Myers said. The Warriors won titles in 2015, 2017 and 2018 - with each year being noted on the rings on Green's shirt - while the Cavaliers famously came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the title in 2016. The most obvious line in the video is "Looking like straight bozos, I saw it coming, that's why I went solo", which is Westbrook's way of calling the Golden State Warriors - specifically KD - bozos for teaming up in Golden State while he is perfectly fine running the show alone in Oklahoma City. Durant has a player option worth $26.25 million that he will nearly surely decline.

Tyreke Evans - is a much better player than this placement would indicate, but fringe-star players are going to find it hard to get big deals. He also averaged 10.3 minutes and 4.8 points in 17 games during Golden State's first two postseason series against the Spurs and Pelicans. "I know they're going to view it as a flawless career no matter what".