Good news for the Warriors, they play at home tonight. The focus is on Utah and Denver as they host the freshman Knicks in rooms where no team has ever won. The job is big in Golden State, and not everything will be decided by a possible win against the Knicks.
Steve Kerr points to the general attitude of the players and the lack of a team. The numbers also show that the defense of the champions is disastrous. The Warriors are giving up 114.1 points per 100 possessions, and only three teams are worse: Houston, San Antonio and Detroit. As bad as the Warriors are defensively, they make a lot of mistakes: more than 23 per game, and no team has worse! Golden State executives identified four other concerns.
1- Victories create good habits
” We need to think about what we need to do to win and what everyone needs to do differently, more consistently. “Estimates Stephen Curry, who has been hot since the beginning of the season. “No one likes this feeling. Forget our track record. It’s just about building a winning streak where (good) habits start to form and you come off the field feeling good. We are always looking for solutions. »
Kevon Looney, considered a wise man despite his 26 years of age and highly valued after Draymond Green punched Jordan Poole, thinks there’s no break in the group and just repeated losses that dampened the mood. “I don’t want to say that there is a break. You just lose, and the players don’t get upset when you lose, but when you lose a few games, the overall impression is at an all-time low. »
2- Apply yourself in execution
For Stephen Curry, the Warriors and observers have forgotten that there have been big departures and plenty of arrivals this summer. Therefore, even if the “big six” are the same, they are a self-discovering group.
“From player 1 to player 14, you know it… I like the energy we have when we come into the game. I like the focus when it comes to saying what I’m going to do and talking about what I’m going to do. There’s just no execution. It’s a challenge right now, let’s be real. We have to know that , it will be difficult to get out of this situation because there are many problems.
3- Find a bench leader
For Draymond Green, who spoke on Bleacher Report midweek, if the “big six” are the same and he has a few equals in the NBA, there is still a big shortage on the bench. It’s the lack of a leader by example and voice like Andre Iguodala, who is still on the staff but hospitalized, or Shaun Livingston, who used to be.
“It’s very different because most of the time we’ve had a veteran come off the bench. One off the bench slowed the game down and righted the ship. It’s different now because the reality is that Jordan Poole is usually the first guy off the bench and JP is the sixth starter. It’s a different feel and I think our old second units used to be attacked differently. We have to realize that. »
4- Learn to play with Stephen Curry
For Draymond Green, there’s some kind of continuity between the five-prime and the “second unit” at the level of play, and the rest of the bench hasn’t figured it out yet. “With Jordan, it’s always going to be the same with Steph, and I think the guys have to really adjust to that and it’s going to take some time to adjust to that. Most of the guys in the second division don’t play mob with Steph, so when Jordan comes in, they don’t realize it, unlike us. We’ve been playing with Stef for a long time and know his unpredictable side. . I think the replacements need to understand the unpredictability of it, and like I said, it takes time. »
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