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Stephen Curry understands Golden State will have to ‘scrap’ through regular season


The outlook has changed dramatically for the Golden State Warriors. Once seen as the most dominant juggernaut in the NBA, the Warriors lost Klay Thompson to an ACL injury that will keep him sidelined until February, while Kevin Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets in free agency.

Golden State signed D’Angelo Russell and still employ a solid foundation with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green at the head, but Curry understands that this season will be a grind.

He sat down with Sam Amick of The Athletic about his outlook for the regular season and how he is learning to embrace the challenge:

And then offensively, it’s just jelling. Like we said it more now, that you should expect it now where every game, every day, should be a little bit better, and a little bit better, and a little bit better. And that’s the goal for us. (A loss like Wednesday’s) doesn’t feel good at all – you can kind of throw it away, that feeling out there when it’s not good. So it will challenge us to get that competitive spirit. At the end of the day, we’re gonna have to scrap for everything. And I like that kind of vibe where there’s nothing pretty about what we’re going to do.

I’ve experienced a little bit of everything, from being irrelevant to being on the chase to being the champs to defending (the title), and now being a combination of all of it (laughs).

Curry will once agin be the focal point of Golden State’s offense. In fact, he is considered a leading candidate to win his third NBA MVP Award.

The 31-year-old garnered the second-highest total of votes from opposing general managers in the 18th annual GM survey released by the NBA on Thursday.