The Warriors have surprised a lot of people with their rocky start to the season. They were the consensus number one team going into the season, and the fact that they haven’t dominated everyone they’ve played is worrying to some fans. Steve Kerr thinks he knows the problem, but worries that it’s not going to be something that can be fixed quickly or easily.
Talking to ESPN, Kerr suggested that the team, which features a lot of new players, is going to need a lot of time to gel and get used to playing a different style of ball.
“We were frustrated in the first half. You guys can all see it. This is not coming easily. We have a new team and a lot of different faces, but even for the returning guys, it’s a different mix. We’re not clicking and everybody can see that.”
It’s clear to anyone watching that this team has yet to mesh together. The ball movement is sloppy, players like Klay Thompson aren’t putting up their usual numbers, and the defense is bad. Kevin Durant, the signing that caused so many changes, has been the best player on the team, averaging 31.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists on 56.6 percent shooting so far this season.
If anyone can sort this out, it’s Steve Kerr. He’s a fantastic coach and, despite their early struggles, he’s working with one of the most talented rosters in the history of the league. It’s more a matter of when things will click rather than if.