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Report: Warriors will open up season against Kevin Durant and the Nets

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The Athletic’s Shams Charania says Golden State is tentatively in the NBA’s opening night plans.

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If all goes according to plan, we will see the Golden State Warriors play their first official game on the NBA’s opening night.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania says the league’s tentative plan is to have the Dubs play the NBA’s season-opening game on the road against Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.

The league is planning on releasing the first part of each team’s schedule in the coming days, but it looks like we know Golden State’s first two opponents, with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski saying the Dubs are scheduled to play Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day.

If the reports hold true, the Warriors will be on the road to start the season before making it back to the Bay Area for their home-opener at The Chase Center. Golden State will open up its preseason schedule on Dec. 12 against the Denver Nuggets.

Either way, we know we will get to see Stephen Curry and the new look Dubs back on the court very soon!


In other NBA news, it looks like the Dubs will have to contend with LeBron James for at least three more seasons. Charania says the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a two-year extension with James that will play him $85 million dollars. The deal runs through the 2022-23 season when LeBron will turn 38 years old.

James averaged 25.3 points, 10.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds last season, en route to leading Los Angeles to a championship while claiming NBA Finals MVP.