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Dubs in-depth: Which Western Conference team are you rooting against?

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The NBA restart has gone off without a hitch so far. The bubble is proving effective in keeping players, and staff safe from the coronavirus.

With the Golden State Warriors not participating in Orlando, Florida, Dubs fans are not as emotionally invested, but which Western Conference team playing in the restart do you not want to see win the NBA championship?

Brady asked which of the favorites you are rooting for in a previous post, and explained why you should be cheering against them. The Milwaukee Bucks getting 54% of the votes for the favorites category, while the Toronto Raptors were the most popular team out of the contenders.

Let’s change gears, and look at which of the Western Conference favorites you don’t want to see hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy?

Poll

Which Western team do you most not want to see win the championship?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Lakers
    (58 votes)
  • 5%
    Clippers
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    Nuggets
    (3 votes)
  • 52%
    Rockets
    (89 votes)
  • 1%
    Thunder
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Mavericks
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Jazz
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Other
    (3 votes)
169 votes total Vote Now

For me, it is the Houston Rockets. They have been the closest thing to a rival for the Warriors over the past five years, with the Dubs eliminating the Rockets three times during their dominant run. Seeing Daryl Morey admit defeat and blowup the team after yet another postseason elimination would bring great satisfaction.

The Lakers, and Clippers are in-state rivals, but on the court, the two teams haven’t been much of a rival in recent years. The Warriors-Clippers had some intense battles when Golden State was working its way up the NBA ladder, but the Clips couldn’t get out of their own way in the playoffs once the Dubs became an elite squad.

Let us know which team you voted for, and tell us why in the comments below!


On to some links:

There is no doubt Damian Lillard is one of the best guards in the NBA, but is he better than Stephen Curry? NBC Bay Area’s Drew Shiller explains why one prominent media member’s answer is ridiculous.

As things stand, Golden State’s second-round pick is scheduled to be at No. 48. Fansided’s Matthew Bieghle looks at three-first-round talents that could fall down the draft board.

Stephen Curry has been missing on-court action since he only played in five games before the Dubs’ season ended due to the pandemic. NBC Bay Area’s Ali Thanawalla wrote about Steph’s hilarious video about him missing being in the bubble.

We will find out in the coming weeks where the Warriors top-pick will fall at the 2020 NBA Draft. Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey looks at one potential trade for the Dubs to acquire a proven veteran using their first-round selection.