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Why a dismal present could lead to a bright future for Golden State

There are plenty of things the Golden State Warriors don't have right now. There is, however, one valuable thing that they do: clarity.

In a league where being stuck in the between can lead to misery, the Warriors were facing a wait-and-see season. There was how to manage the arrival of D'Angelo Russell, how to manage having minimal roster flexibility because of a hard salary cap, how to manage Klay Thompson's recovery and balancing it with the team's needs.