Steve Kerr admits there will be more blowout losses in Warriors’ future
The Golden State Warriors started their season on the wrong foot as they were rendered helpless by the Los Angeles Clippers, 141-122, on Thursday. It was certainly a frustrating night for the formerly mighty Warriors, but Steve Kerr said they and the fans better get used to it as the franchise goes through a retooling phase:
“This is not a one off. This is the reality. There are going to be nights like this, this year,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) October 25, 2019
Steve Kerr: "This is more the reality of the NBA. The last five years, we've been living in a world that's not supposed to exist…Nine guys 23 or younger. We're starting over, in many respects."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 25, 2019
The Warriors had no choice but to restart after Kevin Durant left them for Brooklyn. Key role guys in Andre Igoudala and Shaun Livingston have also departed the team. Klay Thompson will be out for much of the season, if not all of it. While they still have an exciting talent in D’Angelo Russell, the team is still not equipped to match up to the dynamic duos that have popped up in the West. They’re no longer the contenders for the NBA title they once were over the last five years.
However, the Warriors are not going to roll over and let the new juggernauts get whatever they want. Thompson asked the Chase Center crowd to stay with them in spite of losing their favorite tag. Stephen Curry may have had a down game with 23 points and eight turnovers, but it’s only a matter of time before he once again becomes the Baby-Faced Assassin many fans in the league fell in love with.
It’s unlikely that the Warriors will finish at the top of the Western Conference, and there is a chance they could miss the playoffs. But Golden State isn’t as bad as it looked on Thursday night, and there will be better days ahead one more chemistry is built.