So perhaps Warriors fans won't like what he said Tuesday about the Dubs on ESPN's "The Jump."
"I really, truly believe they can win a title within the next three years," Pierce said. "Even though we didn't see (Steph) Curry (or) Klay (Thompson) this year. But you gotta admit -- this is probably the best backcourt in all of basketball still.
"If they make the right moves ... they're gonna get a nice draft pick that they can probably parlay into a good player, (or maybe) a very good player. All the infrastructure is in place for them to really build a championship team within the next three years."
So, he's giving himself a little runway (which is smart) in case things don't break right next season.
Until we see what the Warriors do this offseason with the draft and free agency -- and until we get a better sense of the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic -- we really can't forecast much at all.
Draymond: "Getting this team back to greatness. A lot of people saying we can't win without KD - like we didn't win without KD already. Is it gonna be as easy? Fu*k no. Kevin's great. But with them two guys I've been rolling with ... it can get done. And we gonna get it done." pic.twitter.com/WS8emcc1py
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 23, 2020
Clearly, the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year agrees.
By the way -- we all know why Pierce didn't mention Draymond in his explanation.
Click that link above in case you forgot.
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Why Paul Pierce believes Warriors can win NBA title in next three years originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area