The Golden State Warriors have finished their slew of preseason games and are now turning their attention to the upcoming game against the Brooklyn Nets to kick off their 2020-21 NBA season.

While they may be entering the year shorthanded with their superstar shooting guard, and five-time All-Star, Klay Thompson out for the entire season due to tearing his right Achilles hours before the 2020 NBA Draft, they are still confident they can compete and be one of the better teams in the NBA’s stacked western conference.

Some of that confidence comes from their past prestige and still having former two-time MVP Steph Curry, who missed the majority of last season due to a broken hand, and former Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green, recovering from testing positive for coronavirus, both back and ready to lead this team as best they can.

Another angle on that confidence would be the belief in oneself and what a player coming into the organization can bring. That leads us to Golden State newcomer, Kelly Oubre Jr., who has his eyes set on being a defensive force the team can rely on.