Golden State Warriors: 3 ways that Russell, Curry, and Thompson will work together

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How will the Golden State Warriors offense look once Klay Thompson returns from his ACL injury? With Russell, Curry, and Thompson together they can run great actions.

Once Klay Thompson returns to action following his ACL injury, the Golden State Warriors will have three all-star guards for just two guard spots. Some people have suggested that all three of Russell, Curry, and Thompson could play together in the starting line-up.

With Russell, Curry, and Thompson together, that starting lineup would look like this:

At first glance, this looks deadly on offense (not so good defensively, but find out how they can minimize defensive weaknesses by clicking here).

They have three players in Russell, Curry, and Thompson who averaged over 20 points per game last season and three who averaged more than five assists per game on teams with winning records.

When the Warriors acquired Kevin Durant, there were questions about how he would fit into Golden State’s free-flowing offensive system.

He fit in well, of course, winning two championships and two finals MVP awards with the Warriors before departing for the Brooklyn Nets this offseason.

However, despite Durant’s success he often wasn’t seen playing in the system we were accustomed to seeing Golden State play.

He would often just be standing in the corner waiting for the ball, or he would simply isolate in the post on a mismatch (which is everyone for Durant — he is unguardable). This is excusable because he is one of the best players of all time.

However, with Russell, the Warriors have a chance to properly include him in their offense and take one of the best offensive systems of all time to the next level. Here is a brief look at how everything will work with the Russell, Curry, and Thompson all on the floor together.