Warriors, ousted in 6, agree: This was not a championship team

The Golden State Warriors’ quest to defend their title came to an end with a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. Coach Steve Kerr said the team never felt like a championship team all year, but they had the fortitude to believe. Golden State held out belief for themselves come playoff time, but they didn’t get enough help as Curry scored 32 points on 11-of-28 shooting.

Kerr said the series was ultimately lost in Games 1 and 4. The Warriors have to go back to the drawing board this summer to retool and “refigure out” how to get back to a championship level. Green said the Warriors have to refigure out how to get back to a championship level and the person responsible for building Golden State’s championship roster over the last decade, general manager Bob Myers, has yet to come to a new contract agreement.

Green’s status with the team is unclear. He has a player option waiting for him and told Andscape’s Marc J. Spears he will take his time deciding his future. The Warriors still held out belief for themselves come playoff time, but the team lacks the championship DNA. The disconnect the Warriors started the year with, and never fully recovered from, along with the repeated injuries to Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins didn’t help.

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