Warriors: Ranking each team in the five-year dynasty

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3. Kevin Durant part two, too easy

A team that seemed like they were toying with their opponents, the fourth year in the Warriors dynasty, was getting old for fans of basketball.

Ever since the shipment of Kevin Durant arrived in the Bay Area, all competition was irrelevant, and the Golden State super team was unbeatable. At this point, the stacked top dogs were racking up rings to add to the trophy case.

This dominant Warriors squad is ranked third on the list for one specific reason, no depth. After signing Kevin Durant during the summer of 2016, this brought the team up to a league-high four current all-stars.

A team can only afford so much.

Durant took a pay cut heading into his second season with the team, but even that wasn’t enough to build an elite bench. The 2017-2018 Warriors roster was running on four all-stars following eight g-league talents on minimum contracts.

Don’t get me wrong, this team was nothing less of dominant, talented, and magnificent, but they can’t compare with the previous two years of the dynasty.