Golden State Warriors Can Survive Just Fine Despite Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry Being Injured, Says Kerr
If two of your best players got injured, you should pretty much start worrying…except, of course, you’re the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.
A team so loaded with talent, that despite Stephen Curry (right hand contusion) and Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) nursing an injury, the Warriors still feel pretty confident that they can survive without the two. According to The Mercury News, head coach Steve Kerr thinks his team can handle their upcoming games without Curry or Durant – and for a very good reason.
For starters, despite the two’s absence, the Warriors still have defensive wing Andre Iguodala to handle the paint, while versatile forward Draymond Green to handle…well handle almost everything. It’s obvious that Durant and Curry are the team’s main firepower, but let’s not forget that they still have the original half of the Splash Brothers – Klay Thompson, who’s currently averaging a healthy 20.2 points per game.
Imagine that. Even with Thompson being the team’s third option in scoring, he still managed to produce at least 20 points night in, night out, which is why no one’s doubting Kerr’s statements that the Golden State Warriors could survive.
It should be noted also that the Warriors have a rather deep bench, as the team also has Nick Young and Omri Casspi. According to reports, Casspi integrated to the team without any issues whatsoever as he posted effective numbers of 9 points per game, in a 46.2 shooting. In addition, the veteran player also recorded 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He fit so seamlessly that Kerr described him as a “perfect sort of utility man.”
The coach heaped praised for the player as he also mentioned that, “Omri was perfectly suited to join our team from day one. There hasn’t been an acclimation process. From the very first day of camp, he understood what we were trying to do.”
Kerr’s words proved to be true, as of this writing, the Warriors managed to beat the Sacramento Kings 103-100. So are we going to bet against the Warriors now that their two stars are injured? We highly doubt it.