The Golden State Warriors season has not got off to a great start, or anything approximating one.
After two games, the Warriors have yet to lead for a single second. They’ve been outscored by 47 points . . . basically one point every two minutes. They rank 24th out of 30 teams in offensive rating. They rank 30th in defensive rating.
And yet, it’s just two games. There are 80 left, and potentially the playoffs as well. It’s far too early for obituaries, but it is clear the Warriors have a lot of work to do. And a lot of that work comes from veteran stars Steph Curry and Draymond Green. Rather than revel in a loaded roster as in recent years, Curry and Green are tasked with setting examples, and teaching winning basketball to a group of young, unproven players.
According to Steve Kerr, Curry and Green are doing a good job. But understandably, it hasn’t been fun. Prior to Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Warriors coach discussed what it’s been like for the two most accomplished healthy players on the roster.
Steve Kerr on Steph and Draymond: “They’re handling it, but they’re not enjoying it.” pic.twitter.com/kvyUgY8X73— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) October 28, 2019
“They’ve really been good, but it’s frustrating,” Kerr admitted. “They’re not used to losing. The first couple games have been pretty rough. They’re handling it, but they’re not enjoying it. I don’t think anybody is.”
Kerr hasn’t shied away from discussing how difficult this year could be. We’ll see if things turn around soon.