Damian Jones admits he’s not been good enough
The Warriors have now lost four straight games and are looking for answers for the things that have plagued them during this current losing streak. First of all, they are missing the services of All-Stars Stephen Curry (groin) and Draymond Green (toe) due to injuries.
Another reason for the drop-off has been the inconsistent play at the center position. It is worth noting that the Warriors still don’t have DeMarcus Cousins available due to injury as well. For most of the season so far, the Warriors have opted to start third year player Damian Jones. And while he’s had his share of highlights and good games, his inconsistency and lack of production have been a concern especially during this losing streak they’re in
In an interview with Mercury News, head coach Steve Kerr seems to want more from his young center.
“You have to go out there and produce,” Kerr said. “There are great players everywhere. If you’re not producing, we’ll give the next guy a chance.”
Jones is currently averaging 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds on 17 minutes of play. If his play doesn’t improve within the next few games, the Warriors might have to replace him in the starting lineup with either Jordan Bell, Kevon Looney or even Draymond Green.
Looking at the big picture, there is no reason to think that the Warriors are not the favorites to still win the championship in June. Once they get their full cast of characters back, they will have no problem getting back on track.