Warriors’ Stephen Curry says team will have to ‘scrap’ for everything
It’s no secret that the Golden State Warriors are a different team than they were just a season ago. Many were outraged with DeMarcus Cousins’ decision to sign for the mid-level exception, Klay Thompson was healthy, and reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant was still on the team.
Now, the Warriors will be led by Stephen Curry and Draymond Green with D’Angelo Russell trying to insert himself into the mix. Meanwhile, Thompson will be working his way back from a torn ACL injury that he suffered during the NBA Finals. That has caused the team’s expectations to change and Curry believes they will ‘have to scrap for everything’ this season.
“At the end of the day, we’re gonna have to scrap for everything,” Curry said, via Sam Amick of The Athletic. “And I like that kind of vibe where there’s nothing pretty about what we’re going to do.”
The current goal that Curry has for the Warriors is that they manage to earn a spot in the Western Conference playoffs and Thompson returns to the lineup in time for the playoffs. Curry believes in the ‘championship pedigree’ that they have as a team.
“We get to the playoffs, we’re full strength with who we have on this team, Klay is back, and we have the championship pedigree that will follow us and we’ll be the team that, like you said, you don’t want to see across the bracket.”
It is hard to argue with Curry’s assessment. The Warriors were quite dangerous the last time Curry, Thompson, and Green was their main trio and now they have a reigning All-Star in Russell to do to that.