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Steve Kerr responds to Warriors’ 3-point shooting struggles with a blunt promise


Last year, the Golden State Warriors went to the NBA Finals. This year, they have the league-worst record at 13-48. Key players have heavily marred the team’s season, especially those to the backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. After Sunday’s loss to the Wizards, head coach Steve Kerr answered another inquiry towards the team’s continuing woes. This time, it was about their struggle from behind the arc. He provided his usual blunt response: “I think we’ll be a better 3-point shooting team next season.”

Kerr referenced Curry and Thompson’s continued absence from the Warriors lineup. Unfortunately for fans, the two will only resume playing on-court together next season. Although cheeky, Kerr’s response is, in all regards, going to happen. Curry, regarded as one of the best shooters in NBA history, averaged 43.7% from three last season. Meanwhile, Klay Thompson currently holds the record for the most three-pointers made in a game at 14. Last regular season, the shooting guard averaged 40.2% from three.

Steph was earlier reported to return on Sunday night against the Wizards. However, the team eventually decided to extend his rehabilitation. In fact, many have even questioned the Warriors’ insistence to play their star point guard this season. Fans have pointed instead to tanking for a high lottery pick. Meanwhile, Klay Thompson has been completely ruled out for 2019-20 due a torn left ACL.

Until then, Warriors fans are to endure a dismal season at the bottom of the West. The misery is about to end, anyway, likely with a lottery pick joining two of the best shooters in the league.