Stephen Curry vocal on Warriors’ starting lineup struggles
The Golden State Warriors were blown out by the Utah Jazz on Saturday night, prompting some to question if the Warriors can compete in the Western Conference. Following Saturday night’s lopsided defeat, Curry spoke about Golden State’s starting lineup struggles, via Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Steph Curry on the starting lineup's issues: "Work in progress, obviously. The numbers aren't great. Just trying to figure it out. … We do have stuff to figure out, obviously. I don't have the answers right now."
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 24, 2021
From the moment the game began on Saturday, the Warriors looked outmatched by the Jazz. Utah would jump out to a 19-2 lead early in the first quarter and they wouldn’t look back as they would topple Golden State 127-108.
For the Warriors, the loss on Saturday puts them at 8-8 nearly a quarter of the way into the season. In addition, six of their eight losses have come by 10 or more points, with them also losing to the New York Knicks 119-104 on January 21.
Despite being 16 games into the season, the Warriors are still trying to discover what their best starting lineup is. As of this moment, Golden State is rolling out a starting lineup of Curry, Kelly Oubre Jr., Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, and James Wiseman.
With the Warriors struggling to get much production from their bench, maybe moving Oubre to the bench would benefit the team. While he would still receive starter minutes, Oubre could give Golden State a scorer on the second unit as either Jordan Poole or Damion Lee could join the starting lineup.
It’s unlikely that Steve Kerr chooses to do that, but the Warriors seemingly need to do something to put them on track for the playoffs. Curry — who became No. 2 all-time in three-pointers made on Saturday — and Golden State will look to get back in the win column when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves in their next two games.