The NBA All-Star break was supposed to be a chance to sit back, bask in the glow of the franchise renaissance and root for the first Warrior All-Star since the Clinton administration.
Instead, a five-game losing streak has left Dub Nation wondering: “Should we freak out? I’m kind of freaking out.”
Well, worried Warriors fans, step back from the ledge and realize this club is still incredibly young, has exceeded all expectations and remains on track to make the playoffs for the second time in 20 years.
But while you are back there taking in this broader positive perspective, you can’t ignore that this Warriors team has the same fundamental flaw that doomed so many other Golden State squads – they don’t get easy buckets.
Over the past month the Warriors have devolved back to a team that wins when their shooters are hot and loses when they go cold. Even with elite long-range guys like Thompson and Curry, that’s a recipe for a .500 record, which would be a serious bummer after such a hope-filled start.
Mark Jackson and Co. need to get back in the kitchen over the break and cook up a way to come up with wins, even on a less-than-stellar offensive night.