The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a fantastic season. Through 21 games they are 18-3 on the year and sit second in the Western Conference.
Everything is going well for Golden State – except one issue.
Team star Stephen Curry has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the Warriors’ current rotation patterns and how specifically he is played during certain stretches.
This week, head coach Steve Kerr addressed the topic.
“I didn’t want to chase wins by playing Steph 40 mins a night,” he said.
“We were not great last year. We were in development mode. I was not going to burn Steph out in a year like that. This is a totally different year. We have a championship contender.”
It’s hard to argue with Kerr’s assessment. Golden State very much looks like a contender. The rotation and minutes issues, inevitably, will likely work themselves out as the year progresses.
Kliff Kingsbury is winning both on and off the field. https://t.co/FbiGQ5tfYT
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The Warriors are currently being linked to a blockbuster trade that could put them over the top in the title chase. But even if they don’t get this particular deal done, Klay Thompson’s return should be a huge boost.
It’s safe to say at this point that rumors of Golden State’s demise were grossly exaggerated.
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