Steve Kerr is not expecting too much movement at the Golden State Warriors ahead of today’s NBA trade deadline and has backed his team to develop into “something special”.
The Warriors (23-25) have been below par this season but showed flashes of their capabilities in last night’s 127-104 thrashing of the Philadelphia 76ers – Andrew Wiggins starring with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
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Ahead of the game, Kerr was asked if he was looking to strengthen his roster but the nine-time NBA champion insists he is happy with the players he has.
He said: “If we don’t do anything tomorrow, I feel like we’ve got a good group that we can push through with.
“The guys who are here, they are an incredibly accomplished group.
“We’ve got some exciting young players and we’ve got a good group. Every guy on our team has really overcome a lot, individually, this year. Taken out of the starting line-up, to injuries, young players have emerged through hard work and patience, and I enjoy coaching this team.
“It is a long haul, but I feel like this team could be something special.”
Great game. Great buckets.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 8, 2024
Klay Thompson’s inconsistent form has been one reason why the Warriors have struggled this season, leading to suggestions he could be moved on prior to the deadline.
The five-time All-Star refused to discuss the issue post-match but later clarified his preference was to stay with the Warriors, even with free agency looming in the summer.
He said: “I don’t partake in NBA discourse.
“I think it’s such a waste of energy. At the end of the day, whether I’m wearing a Dubs uniform or another uniform, I’m going to be myself. I’m going to be KT.”