Didn't Golden State have a really strong team with a couple of stars on the bench in their first "dynasty" years? Like Barbosa, Livingston and Iggy? That was in addition to having a big three of Curry, Klay and I guess that PF guy, Green something?
Why not us?
Yeah and Klay was the only max guy at that point. Green was a 2nd round pick on a team friendly deal and Curry was on a really reasonable contract because of his injury history up to that point. He exploded once that extension paid him and then the TV contract spiked the cap. They had a perfect storm of things coinciding with their peak. It couldn't be duplicated again by the best GM's in the league.