So, the Warriors have conquered their Spurs jinx, and they may have finally started showing up for the Lakers rivalry. Now they can’t beat Portland.
This begs the question, what are the Warriors playoff chances? Realistically. There are 10 really good teams in the Western Conference. The Warriors just may be 9 or 10. They certainly aren’t going to finish higher than seven.
San Antonio, Phoenix, Dallas, Lakers, New Orleans and Portland are all better, or at least will finish with better records. That leaves the Warriors, Denver, Houston and Utah fighting for the last two spots. Maybe you can throw Portland in this mix (will they slow down, right?), making it five teams fighting for three spots.
As Warriors fans, you have to be nervous about the team’s chances. They’re a good team, but they may not be good enough. They’re going to be forced to make a move at the deadline to get even better just to keep up.