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Golden State Warriors Starting Lineup Used to Be Unbelievable, Now It's Unbelievably Bad

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 08:  Andre Iguodala #9, Klay Thompson #11, Stephen Curry #30, Draymond Green #23 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to win the 2018 NBA Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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For Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals the Golden State Warriors' starting lineup consisted of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. That was June 10th. Less than five months later, on November 2nd, here is starting lineup the Warriors used against the Charlotte Hornets.

They used to trot out five (probable) Hall of Famers. In less than half a year they've sunk to Ky Bowman, Jordan Pool, Glenn Robinson III, Eric Paschall and Willie Cauley-Stein. Three of them are rookies. The longest tenured player in the lineup in Glenn Robinson III. The Hornets won the game, 93-87.

As wild as the Warriors' lineup was tonight, don't think that Golden State is tanking. They aren't. This is just the reality they're facing right now. If anyone from any of those Finals teams were healthy or on the team, they would play. But they aren't. So the Warriors are unbelievably bad.