Add in the fact that the Warriors were able to take care of the contracts of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and Javale McGee, and the team should hit the ground running when training camp begins Monday.
After winning their second National Basketball Association championship in three seasons, head coach Steve Kerr expects the Golden State Warriors to improve in 2017-18.
Considering how the Warriors have lost just four of the 54 games Kerr has missed, they will probably survive if their head coach does opt to sit some games out to fully recover from his condition. The surgeries caused him to miss the first 43 games of the 2015-16 season. "I'm not 100 percent, but I'm on a good path". It's not easy. But I'm lucky to have support. And Kerr isn't backing away from those expectations either, as he believes the Warriors will be even better in 2017-18.
"I think we'll be better this year", Kerr said (via ESPN). "We're deeper. As I talked about, the continuity is really important". He then missed 11 games of last year's playoffs due to severe pain in his back before returning in Game 2 of the Finals. "It's a long haul, so we're going to have to navigate the season, pace ourselves but not lose our edge, and that's the balance we're looking for".