Steph Curry and D’Angelo Russell are going to have some work to do this year if they hope to form a top-tier backcourt for the Golden State Warriors.
And they’re already getting started.
With training camp still about two months away, Curry and Russell have already started to work out together. Curry posted a picture to his Instagram of the two guards in the gym together, captioned “Crazy times out West!”
Some adjustments will be required as the two All-Stars look to maximize their talents next to each other. Both are used to playing point guard, so a few changes will have to be made.
In all likelihood, Curry and Russell will share the court for about 24 minutes each night, and take turns acting as the primary ballhandler. While each is used to running the point, they’re both very comfortable working off-ball. Russell is a strong shooter, and Curry is, it goes without saying, the greatest shooter of all time. So the fit is there for each to play off ball, and the two-time MVP can surely teach his new teammate some off-ball tricks.
They’ll also likely each have about 12 minutes a night where one is on the floor and the other is off, at which point they’ll get to run the show uninterrupted.
Either way, they’re getting an early start, and that should have every fan of the Warriors ready for the season to arrive.