First, they nearly broke the internet. Now, according to SI’s Lee Jenkins, the Golden State Warriors broke a simulation that was run by a front office within the league.
The three-headed monster of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green broke the record for wins in a season when they won their 73rd, eclipsing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ mark of 72. They then added Kevin Durant, who made nationwide headlines for hopping on the bandwagon of the team who came back from a 3-1 deficit and foiled his chance of returning to the Finals.
With the addition of a fourth all-star, the questions arise: how many games will the Dubs win this upcoming year? Will they break they own record?
That simulation that was run not only had the Warriors passing their own record but had them winning 83 games — out of a possible 82 games, the Golden State Warriors won 83.
“One NBA front office ran simulations, based on player values, for the upcoming season. Cleveland came out with 64 wins, second best in the league. Golden State came out with 83, better than undefeated. They broke the system.”
It was already pointed out, but the win projections were determined on talent level, and the Dubs are clearly the most talented team in the league now. They certainly have a chance to win upwards of 65 games and — possibly — can surpass 70 again, but the likely hood of them winning more than 75 is incredibly small. Basketball games aren’t won strictly on talent.
Although, the Cleveland Cavaliers were the first team in NBA history to come back from being down 3-1, so anything can happen, right?
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