Golden State Warriors: 5 biggest threats to a possible repeat in 2022-23

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The Milwaukee Bucks are coming for the Golden State Warriors

The second threat is another great candidate that comes from the East: Milwaukee Bucks. Khris Middleton is expected to be fully healthy at some point this season, Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off an excellent EuroBasket, and Jrue Holiday continues to be one of the best 3-and-D guards you can find.

With Joe Ingles off the bench and the rest of the usual starters, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer’s idea is maintained and reinforced. They won the ring recently and will be looking for the same this season. Now, without so much pressure. And that makes them very dangerous.

Another team that could pose a major threat to Golden State is the Philadelphia 76ers. Joel Embiid wants the NBA MVP award and is one of the top candidates to get it, James Harden appears to be in great shape and the front office did a good job in surrounding them with talent this offseason.

PJ Tucker, Danuel House, De’Anthony Melton, and Montrez Harrell form a more than an interesting second unit with deployment on both sides. This is what Philadelphia needed a long time ago. Three-pointers, defense, and points in the paint, as simple, as difficult as that.