‘That Is Exciting’: Head Coach Steve Kerr Explains the Potential of the Steph Curry Led Warriors

Published 08/16/2021, 11:40 PM EDT
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks to the media as the Golden State Warriors prepare to take on the Houston Rockets in game 6 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Ca., on Sat. May 26, 2018. (Photo by Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


The coming NBA season is going to be full of excitement and drama, as many teams have made major changes to their lineup and have added serious firepower. However, some teams have remained somewhat similar. One team that comes to mind is the Golden State Warriors.

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The Bay is currently in a strong position. Their star player, Stephen Curry, enjoyed an MVP caliber season averaging 32 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Moreover, the other splash brother, Klay Thompson, is set to return this season as well. Furthermore, Draymond Green comes in to wrap up their original ‘Big 3’. Such star power is exciting, but what excites coach Steve Kerr more than anything will surprise you.

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Steve Kerr is excited about the balance

While on the Dubs Talk podcast, Steve Kerr spoke about the current Warriors roster and what their goals are. He told Monte Poole that what excites him the most is the balance that exists within the Warriors.

April 27, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) sits with player development coach Bruce Fraser (right) during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

They have added vets such as Iguodala and Bjelica into the lineup. On the other hand, they also have great youngsters in Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody. Hence, the group of mentors and veterans with the young guns is something that Kerr thinks will take them far.

Kerr said: “I think we’ll have more continuity this coming season than we’ve had since our championship teams, and a much clearer sense of who’s ready to play and who’s not. It’s real exciting to think of the structure of the team and the balance and what we can accomplish.”

Jul 29, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Jonathan Kuminga (G League Ignite) poses with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number seven overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Bay is a well-balanced side coming into this season. Importantly, with their original championship core back, they will be able to compete now. Kerr said: “It feels to me like we’re gonna be back in a situation where we can compete on a nightly basis, and just knowing that is exciting. But we’ve got a lot of work ahead to prove that.”

Can the Warriors Beat the Odds?

While the Golden State Warriors look like a competing team, the Western Conference has some skilled teams in their ranks. The Lakers look like serious title contenders once again after acquiring Russell Westbrook. Also, the Denver Nuggets with league MVP, Nikola Jokic, and underdogs in the Phoenix Suns, will be threats. Hence, the conference will be a dogfight.

May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) goes up for a dunk past Golden State Warriors forward Kent Bazemore (26) in the second half the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

However, the Warriors sure have some hope as their first-ever championship core is back together in the bay. Klay, Green, Curry, and Iguodala know how to win and play as one. In addition, their new additions have impressed so far in the NBA summer league.

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James Wiseman will also be one of the crucial players this season. His versatility will shine through playing with the caliber of players around him. Also, they have great leaders on their team. Steph showed last season that he can be the voice of the team. The Warriors also have Draymond Green, who will most likely take that role.

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To sum it up, the Warriors have potential if they play the right way. Do you think the Golden State Warriors can win? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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