There is no doubt that this is the difficult start of the Warriors’ 2020-21 season, but coach Steve Kerr is very encouraged by his recent performance on the team.
Even after the Golden State Warriors lost 108-101 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, the Warriors’ continuous improvement left a deep impression on Kerr, especially encouraged by what he thinks still exists.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Cole said: “I am in a good mood.” “I think our team knows that our ceiling is much higher than the current level.
“There have been many teams that have completed the product. The long-term team knows who they are and has a high level of execution. Similar teams do not have the same potential for improvement. And our growth. This excites me. I think our team understands and Acknowledge this.”
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Although the Warriors are a far cry from the dynasty that has reached the Finals five times in a row, Kerr has always advocated the team’s talent and patience, while new teammates must determine their own roles and lineup.
The standard has not changed. Golden State will still need more time to reach its full potential. However, Kerr is very satisfied with the early progress.
Kerr said: “To reach this limit, we still have a lot of work to do.” “I think the team feels good defensively. After the first few games, we were a little confused defensively. Everyone saw it. . We are not ready for the season.
“Now it feels as if we are ready,” he added. “Last night was a great example. We played one of the best teams in the league. They played a great game on the defensive end, which really made it difficult for us to score, but we did the same thing. “
The Warriors could easily win a game when they lost to Los Angeles on Wednesday, even without Stephen Curry in the final minutes. Damien Lee, Kent Buzzmore, Brad Wanamaker, Andrew Wiggins and Eric Passauer formed a scattered second team 12-0 in the fourth quarter. At the opening, the Golden State Warriors rose by 6 places. Ultimately, the Clippers will consume some key three-pointers later in the quarter to block the game, but their outstanding performance did not attract Kerr’s attention.
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The best coach of 2015-16 is usually not a moral winner. He knows there is still a lot of work to do, but he admits that his team must continue to recognize their strength and progress in every game.
He said: “I think we must be realistic about where the team is now and what needs to be done to get better.” “We must recognize the signs that we are improving, and recognize the weaknesses we need to make up.”
The team will get a window to quickly adjust all changes. The Warriors welcomed the Clippers back to the Chase Center on Friday for the game. They will play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday and the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday to end their first home game, then go on a three-game road trip, and finally play against the 2019-’20 NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. team.
In the next few weeks, there are plenty of tests waiting for the Warriors, but if they continue to improve at their own pace, they should be in a good position.