Dieter Kurtenbach: The Warriors veterans won control of the roster. But can they win another title?

Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News on

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SAN FRANCISCO — Last season, the Warriors tried to double down on “two timelines” — a group of experienced, title-winning veterans playing alongside young players, learning how to win on the fly.

Needless to say, things didn’t work out. The season started with a punch and ended with a dud performance in the playoffs, with the Warriors exiting in the second round.

So this season, the Dubs are all in on one timeline: the here and now.

The old guys won.

“It’s going to be fun to fight Father Time for as long as we can,” Steph Curry said Monday at the Warriors media day. “But not talk about it too much because we still feel young.”

Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and — the newcomer — Chris Paul are not young. It’s nice that they feel that way, but these guys are ancient by NBA standards. The four have a combined 53 seasons of experience.


And this season, they’ve come together like the Basketball Expendables to win a title.

For Curry, Green, and Thompson, it would be championship No. 5.

For Paul, his first.

The Warriors have a shot at it. They go into the season with the sixth-best odds to win the 2024 title, per FanDuel.


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