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Warriors coach Steve Kerr making up for lost time with D’Angelo Russell by communicating via text

D'Angelo Russell, Steve Kerr, Warriors

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is hoping to make up for lost time with new star addition D’Angelo Russell. The 53-year-old has had his hands full since a Game 6 loss in the NBA Finals, getting only a few weeks of rest before embarking on a quest with Team USA as Gregg Popovich’s lead assistant.

Kerr was hoping to meet up with Russell in Los Angeles, but that’s looking unlikely. Luckily for Kerr, texting is still an option:

“I was hoping to; it’s not looking good at this point. I’ve been putting in so much time with Team USA, so it’s not looking like it’s gonna happen,” Kerr said of a potential face-to-face meeting in the near future. “But we’ve been texting each other, and I told him we’re gonna spend a lot of time together the next few years, so it’s okay.”

Russell has already put in some time with Stephen Curry in the offseason, which should only help their backcourt chemistry. The Warriors will have to operate on a lot of trial-and-error after making wholesale changes on their roster, including the move into a new home at the state-of-the-art Chase Center.

Many have been skeptical about fitting these two point guards in one backcourt, but Russell and Curry are also adept at playing off the ball, which should make matters easier when one has the basketball and the other doesn’t.

Kerr has a lot of tinkering to do when it comes to his rotations, but he will have a full training camp and preseason to get on the same page with Russell and adjust that accordingly during a grueling 82-game season.