Steve Kerr calls 2017-18 Warriors ‘the deepest team we’ll probably ever have here’
The Golden State Warriors reloaded this offseason by signing seven of their impending free agents, including two key starters and two essential players off the bench. If that wasn’t enough, the reigning champions scored great fits on sharpshooter Nick Young, and all-around forward Omri Casspi, giving the team maximum flexibility to play them at various slots.
Kerr even offered this might be the “deepest team we’ll probably ever have here,” according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
The Warriors are still battling some jet lag and were given the prior practice off to get acclimated to the time zone once again after spending the last week in China.
“Today the guys were still half-asleep. But we had a better practice,” said Kerr.
The three-year veteran at the helm was happy with Casspi’s fit during this shortened training camp, pegged as a perfect fit for this roster.
“Yes, he just knows how to play,” Kerr said of the Warriors’ new addition. “Our style requires quick recognition of concepts, floor balance and cutting. First day — the patterns he recognizes and it’s really fun to watch and fun to have him here.”
Steve Kerr on Omri Casspi's quick fit pic.twitter.com/c4YxlQOWB5
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 11, 2017
Young, on the other part, is still recovering from his injury during the first game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, trying to get into shape, but noting this team requires another level of conditioning with their run-and-gun style.
“I think it’s more because of the system,” said Young. “It takes more time to get used to. I was in shape enough for other teams I’ve been on.”
Both Casspi and Young should provide the Warriors with a versatile look for their rotations, both multi-positional players that can shoot the ball, cut, and play defense — a hybrid mix with which Golden State has thrived the past three seasons.