Warriors CEO Bob Myers: ‘No one plays at their best but Stephen Curry’

11 games for 4 wins and 7 losses, rotations still uncertain for Steve Kerr looking for a solution, and a completely hopeless defense (116.1 points per 100 possessions, 27th from 30). The Warriors’ chaotic start to the season, far from last season’s level after three weeks in a new practice, can be quickly summed up.

In short, everything is complicated for the Warriors, who have experienced serious turmoil before the season started with the Jordan Poole-Draymond Green issue.

A state of emergency was declared between the defending champs, who had been beaten five times in a row before getting an extreme win at home against the Kings from Monday to Tuesday night, thanks to the exploits of Stephen Curry.

Exception [Stephen] Curry, I don’t think anybody played the best. Bob Myers, long questioned by The Athletic about the current state of his club after their narrow success against the Kings, concluded. ” But all the others have a higher ceiling than what they’ve shown so far. We are trying to regain momentum and yesterday’s win was a good start adds. ” But yes, it’s a tough start for us. »

Then the Warriors’ GM asks for patience for these title holders who are reeling.

Steve [Kerr] he will get out of it, he will find a solution. The most important thing is to have a broad vision. I know a lot of fans don’t want to hear that. But in this case it is our reality he continues. ” Because right now we are not the best version of ourselves. We are an average team. The good news is that we can do better. I am sure we will be even better. »

Waking up the bench, current priority

And the Warriors’ first arrow forward is undoubtedly the contribution of the bench. First, Jordan Poole, James Wiseman and JaMychal Green, they have been struggling since the beginning of the season and were even sometimes openly benched by Steve Kerr against the Kings, “two-way contact” in favor of Ty Jerome and Anthony Lamb.

I think it comes down to who is more effective right now. I don’t worry about it anymore. I say again, it’s a long season, we have to be patient. On the other hand, it will be interesting to see if we are at this level at the end of the season. And I think it will be very different from what we saw in the last game Bob Myers says.

As for James (Wiseman), I would say he just has to play. And Steve is still looking for the best way to put him in the best position to succeed. He showed some good things early in the season and early in the season, then has stalled lately. But we’re not worried yet because he just has to play. We still believe in him “He was then extended at a high price, before discussing the Jordan Poole case, but has clearly underperformed so far.

The substitute comes off the bench. Last year, he was a starter until Klay returned [Thompson]. Any player will tell you that it’s easier to start off the bench. […] But he will also have to find his cruising speed and adapt to what is expected of him with the replacement group. […] But we are not worried because we know what he is capable of. We’ve already seen him in action, in the regular season and then in the playoffs. »

You won’t change the winning team quickly

But overall, even though the product is far from satisfactory, Bob Myers remains confident. After winning four titles in eight seasons, the club’s sporting director knows that sometimes it is enough to let the storm pass.

I have been doing this for a long time and I know that it is not very constructive to make positive or negative conclusions after 11 games. Last year we were 18-2 and everyone said we were going to win the title. Then we lost five or six games in a row, had a few injuries, and everyone was saying we wouldn’t make it past the first round. “it also becomes relative.

Therefore, no changes in the workforce are planned for now.

After 40 games we can be considered. But it is too early to make important decisions there. […] Despite this obviously less-than-ideal start, we won’t overreact. We will play despite the difficulty. But make no mistake: we consider ourselves “pretenders.” »

Shots It bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
Stephen Curry 10 35.1 51.2 43.1 93.4 0.8 6.3 7.1 6.9 2.6 1.1 0.1 2.1 32.6
Andrew Wiggins 10 34.0 47.9 40.3 70.8 1.7 4.4 6.1 2.8 1.2 1.3 1.2 2.9 18.2
Jordan Poole 11 28.9 40.6 30.1 80.5 0.3 1.2 1.5 4.9 3.2 1.2 0.1 2.5 15.2
Clay Thompson 9 28.0 36.0 32.6 80.0 0.2 2.6 2.8 2.6 1.7 0.4 0.4 1.8 15.1
Draymond Green 10 29.8 60.9 30.0 58.8 0.7 5.4 6.1 5.6 2.7 1.0 0.6 3.5 9.1
Anthony Lamb 3 20.4 56.3 44.4 0.0 0.7 2.7 3.3 1.3 1.0 1.3 0.0 3.0 7.3
James Wiseman 10 13.8 60.4 0.0 65.2 1.0 3.0 4.0 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.4 2.6 7.3
Kevon Looney 11 23.4 62.0 0.0 61.5 2.2 4.5 6.6 3.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 3.2 6.4
Moses Moody 11 16.9 40.7 35.3 80.0 0.5 1.7 2.2 0.5 1.4 0.5 0.5 1.2 6.2
Ty Jerome 8 15.0 53.3 37.5 100.0 0.1 0.9 1.0 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.1 6.0
Donte Divincenzo 3 14.0 45.5 33.3 75.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.0 2.0 0.3 0.0 1.3 5.0
Jonathan Kuminga 8 14.0 43.8 11.1 83.3 0.5 1.4 1.9 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.3 1.8 4.9
Jamychal Green 10 17.1 43.2 23.5 80.0 2.0 2.7 4.7 0.6 1.0 1.0 0.5 2.1 4.6
Ryan Rollins 4 3.2 40.0 50.0 100.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.8
Patrick Baldwin, Jr. 2 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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