According to Golden State head coach Steve Kerr, the Warriors have yet to fully figure out how to use Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry together.
On a recent edition of Zach Lowe’s podcast, here is an exchange between Golden State’s head coach and the wickedly talented ESPN scribe:
Zach Lowe: “Is there any kernel of truth that there is stylistic tension between the way KD plays and the way Steph plays? Have you figured it out?”
Steve Kerr: “No I wouldn’t say we have figured it out yet. I’d say there is stylistic tension not personal tension.”
Well, that makes sense.
In the same podcast, Kerr and Lowe did manage to have other good insight, talking about LeBron James’ reaction to J.R. Smith’s monumental gaffe.
Lowe: “What was your first reaction to the video that comes out of LeBron James in the huddle [sitting in complete silence] after whatever it is J.R. Smith did [to end regulation in Game 1 of the Finals]? Did you watch it?”
Kerr: “I did watch it. [I thought it was] unremarkable. If people think, or expected to see [LeBron] going – ‘Hey, it’s OK guys! We’re gonna win this!’ – that’s not how it works. It’s not a Hollywood movie. In every huddle, there’s all kinds of angst, and anger and emotion. None of that surprised me. That’s probably what our huddle would have looked like, too.”
Kerr is really great at having a different perspective than most NBA head coaches.