The Golden State Warriors missing the NBA playoffs for a second straight season shouldn't be seen as a disappointment. In fact, the 2020-21 season should be seen as a preview of the good things to come for the Warriors next year. Stephen Curry played at an MVP level, winning his second scoring title, and Draymond Green is a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year.
Add a healthy Klay Thompson to the mix and Golden State should be firmly in the playoff mix in 2021-22, competing for home-court advantage in the first round in the Western Conference.
The Warriors, who already added No. 2 pick James Wiseman to their roster this year, could also be in position to add two more lottery picks, giving them young talent to supplement their Big Three.
With a play-in loss behind them, the Warriors now head into the offseason with a focus on a new contract for Curry and the options that await in the draft.