Before this February 8 deadline, Stephen Curry seems to be okay with the Golden State Warriors making moves. This is consistent with the previous assessment by Shams Charania that the Warriors aim to offer all players save Curry by the upcoming deadline.
Stephen Curry Might Want the Warriors to make moves
Curry is asked by an interviewer if the team is attempting to convince their front management that they should stick with their core following their devastating loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. The nine-time All-Star, though, responds in a mysterious way.
He may be hinting that he is sick of doing the same thing over and over again with no noticeable improvement in the results. But this can be the point guard requesting a modification to his team’s playstyle in order to correct the mistakes and switch things up.
“We have a standard that’s pretty evident that if things stay the same, that’s the definition of insanity, right? Keep doing the same thing expecting a different result so as players and what we can do, we have to control our effort, our focus, our competitiveness.”
When he talks about attempting to exert as much control as possible on the court, he seems to be reverting. Curry seems to be avoiding the subject and focusing only on what he can influence. But there are hints of potential adjustments for the Warriors.
He acknowledges that whispers about potential deals and changes will always exist in every club. He also states that he ignores these conversations since they take his mind off of how he plays.
Finally, he makes the argument that until these deals occur, none of the rhetoric matters. He will continue to play basketball until then.
“You know, control the things we can on the court. Like every NBA season, every organization, that stuff works itself out. You can’t allow yourself to be distracted by that. Because, whether you’re at the top of the standings or at the bottom, there’s always rumors swirling, there’s always conversations and it’s just part of the business. Until anything happens, you can’t get caught up in it. ‘Cause it’ll rob you of the opportunity to play good basketball. That’s kind of where we’re at.”
Team Morale Is At An All Time Low
Steve Kerr believes the squad has lost “its spirit, confidence, and belief,” according to Jason Dumas. This sounds like the team’s lottery selections have been expressing. First, following Kerr’s benching, Jonathan Kuminga claimed to have “lost faith” in him. Moses Moody then discussed his dissatisfaction with the squad.
It appears that the Warriors will either have more of these crushing defeats or they will make a roster or playstyle change.
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