Key to Kuminga's early development revealed by Zaza

There have been several bright flashes to Golden State Warriors' 15-2 start this campaign, and the play of youngster Jonathan Kuminga surely has been one of them.

While the first-round pick of 2021 is only recording an average of 8.5 minutes per game, he has had a couple of great moments that have offered somewhat of a glimpse into how good he can be.

Kuminga, 19, still is early on in his development in the NBA. There will be several lessons for the Rookie to learn and the better according to But GSWs executive Zaza Pachulia opined how Golden State already has seen the development in the young wing.

Pachulia told 95.7 on Tuesday, "Looking at every player's career, right? It's ups and downs, It's a journey. Everybody has their own story. They all need different timing. [Kuminga] had a little bit of a slow start. It took some time to figure out what you really need to do day in and day out. It's not a one-day thing or one-game preparation. It's a whole year. It's a long season, it's a long career for a guy like [Kuminga] because he's talented. The conversation we had with him is you have to step back a little bit and look at a 10-plus, 15-plus year career. It's a journey. It's a lot of games, a lot of practice, and a lot of days and years.

"So you can't be anxious about winning now. It's not about winning now for you as a person. It's about keeping getting better every single day. Learning something. Even when you're not playing, you still have a chance to get better with just scouting the players because every single night you're going to face and have to guard a different type of player with different types of strengths. So I think he thought about and he figured it out. His workout level has been increased and he got to the point where coaches start trusting him because he was locked in. The biggest challenge for a young player is the focus thing, right?

Because you have a great game and everybody is talking about you, the social media, the articles about you. It's a different situation. You're getting excited, you kind of relax on all the small details that you have been doing until now and that's why you had a successful game. It's a journey, it's a learning process. But I think [Kuminga] has figured it out, he's being very locked in, going hard, doing the right things in practices and coaches trust him now, so he is getting minutes for him in that role and he only can get better."

The Warriors drafted the teenager with the No. 7 entire pick this last summer with several real money online casino backing them. Kuminga was not expected to be an instant contributor to a GSW side with plans to jump back into the NBA title race.

But if he keeps showing more brilliant flashes in games and keeps bringing it during training, the coach of the team Steve Kerr might have to find a bigger role for him in the team.

Until then, he will remain of the many in GSWs' deep and highly second squad that has already shown flashes of its massive potential.

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