The Golden State Warriors have plotted a course for themselves that stands apart from that of other clubs around the Association. While most teams are either scheming toward a potential title run or working to develop a core of young players, the Warriors are trying to do both simultaneously.
Multi-time champions Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are still there and performing at a high level despite their being on the wrong side of 30. As such, the Warriors are doing their damndest to get back to the NBA Finals.
At the same time, Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman and Moses Moody — who are all currently under the age of 23 — bear the look of future stars.
If the Warriors are going to succeed in their efforts to thread the needle between winning now and developing the young guns, they’ll need experienced voices to help keep the fledglings on the right path. To that end, they look to have tapped a veritable hardwood legend to aid in the effort.
Pau Gasol Has Been Working With the Dubs
On the March 25 episode of JJ Redick’s podcast, The Old Man and the Three, six-time All-Star Pau Gasol — who won two championships with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers — guested and discussed, among other things, his post-retirement life.