Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry looks primed for another run at the third MVP award of his career. The 33-year-old guard scored 41 points during Friday's 119-97 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the final preseason game before Tuesday's regular season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. "He's been building up perfectly from before camp started to all of the training over the summer to now," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game.
The Golden State Warriors have missed the playoffs for two successive seasons already, but the expectations are higher this season because of numerous signings and the anticipated return of Klay Thompson. Stephen Curry is expected to have another monster season, but there are many question marks surrounding their rotational pieces. James Wiseman had an atrocious end to his rookie season, but he has a chance to reclaim his starting center spot from Kevon Looney.
The 2021-22 NBA season is almost upon us, but Hot Take SZN is here, and at the end of another eventful offseason we will see how close to the sun we can fly and still stand the swelter of these viewpoints.