Matt Barnes says the 2007 “We Believe” Warriors would take the current squad to 7 games


Golden State Warriors wingman Matt Barnes is one of three active NBA players left from the magical 2006-07 “We Believe” Warriors that topped Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA playoffs. That squad is remembered fondly, both by Barnes and fans across the NBA.

But Barnes probably thinks higher of that team than just about anybody around. The 37-year-old Barnes told reporters during media availability on Wednesday that he thinks that Warriors team could give the 2017 squad a run for their money come playoff time.

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Barnes also mentioned that he’s playing for that squad as one of the last remaining active players left. Mike Dunleavy and Monta Ellis are the other two still in the league.

As of Thursday morning the Warriors are at -270 to take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Game 1 tips at 6:00 pm PST on Thursday on ABC.