Steve Kerr expects Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green to be at summer mini-camp
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr believes his superstars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will be ready to go for the upcoming mini training camps this summer.
Per Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Kerr bared his belief that the entire Warriors roster wouldn’t miss the opportunity to shake off the cobwebs from the long hiatus.
“Oh yeah. 100 percent. I would not consider this voluntary workouts. Given we’d be staring at a 9-month break, I’d be shocked if any one of those guys wouldn’t want the work,” Steve Kerr said.
After notching the worst record in the league (15-50), the Dubs are one of the eight NBA teams who will not be going to Disney World in Orlando where the 2019-20 season will resume. This puts them in a precarious position, considering the extended break might further hurt the team in the long run.
Injuries have decimated the Warriors’ lineup this season, as Thompson missed the entire year after tearing his ACL in the 2019 NBA Finals. Curry, on the other hand, suited up in just five games after breaking his wrist early in the season.
Green was the lone remnant from the once-dominant dynasty, but he was also in and out of the lineup due to several injuries.
Furthermore, Kerr has strongly lobbied for the league to give the eight eliminated teams more wiggle room to prepare themselves for next season. The team certainly needs all that extra work, especially after their disastrous showing in the 2019-20 campaign.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks have echoed the same sentiments and proposed several conditions over the summer. This includes access to an earlier training camp, which is scheduled on November, as well as the approval of a pocket tournament for the eliminated teams.