Simmons believe Warriors could be best team in the West originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
It didn’t take long for the Warriors to start getting a lot of love this season.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is the latest to go all-in on Golden State. In fact, he believes there might not be a better team in the Western Conference.
“I think they might actually be the best team in the West,” he said on the latest “Bill Simmons Podcast.” “What we’re seeing now — how advanced they are — Klay’s coming back and assets for a trade.”
Entering Thursday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors are a perfect 4-0. They’re one of only three teams to remain undefeated.
All four of the Warriors’ wins have been against Western Conference teams. They started the season with a win against the Los Angeles Lakers and followed that up with wins over the LA Clippers, Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Of course, Steph Curry being off to an historic start certainly helps.
“Steph’s just at the peak of his powers,” Simmons said. “You can see it game to game.”
He the compared Curry to two Hall of Fame pitchers.
“It’s like watching [Greg] Maddux or Pedro [Martinez] way back when where it’s just like, oh this guy knows every single thing he wants to do,” Simmons said. “He knows how to play off his teammates, they know how to play off of him and the sum of the parts are better than the whole.”
This is the first time the Warriors have started the season with four straight wins since they ended with a NBA record 73 wins in the 2015-16 campaign.