Warriors’ 2019-20 season is likely over with NBA’s expected plan

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The Golden State Warriors’ 2019-20 season appears to be all but over.

The Golden State Warriors‘ season has effectively been over for quite some time now. The Warriors entered the year with curbed optimism following some offseason shakeup and major injuries.

Unfortunately, any and all optimism was stripped away from them following an early-season injury to superstar Stephen Curry. And from there, things would only get worse.

Countless injuries later and the Warriors that took the floor for the majority of the season looked completely different than anything fans had seen in years.

Gone were the days of Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and even Draymond Green for a portion of the year. Even mainstays like Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston had moved on.

Instead, the likes of Ky Bowman, Eric Paschall, and Marquese Chriss spearheaded a new-looked Warriors team. And as expected, that team didn’t end up finding much success.

Golden State trudged into the new year with the NBA’s worst record and held that unceremonious distinction all the way through the postponement of the season back in March.

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And now sitting at 15-50, the Warriors are likely set to finish the season as the worst team in the NBA and the franchise’s worst winning percentage since the turn of the century.

At least, that’s what it looks like anyway.

Don’t expect the Warriors to play another game this season.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Friday that the NBA’s board of governors is expected to approve league commissioner Adam Silver’s recommendation for a restart of the NBA season with 22 teams.

That proposal would put an end to the regular season for those who have already been eliminated from postseason play — the Warriors obviously amongst that group. Wojnarowski made clear that a 30-team proposal is all but taken off the table.

Essentially, any chance the Warriors have of playing another game this season is over.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise and it honestly should come as a relief to a franchise that wasn’t exactly looking forward to playing meaningless games for the sake of finances.

Sure, the resumed regular season could have been used as a pseudo-Summer League with the team continuing to develop their young players. But Golden State has had plenty of time to do just that over the past few months.

The team is in offseason mode with the 2020 NBA Draft awaiting them sometime in the future. And now, it appears as though they could officially move on.

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And thus, the woeful 2019-20 Golden State Warriors season doesn’t end with a bang, but with a whimper.