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Kerr dreams of world with quiet Trump and LaVar Ball: 'Wouldn't that be great?'

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Kerr dreams of world with quiet Trump and LaVar Ball: 'Wouldn't that be great?'

In the real world, the President of the United States Donald Trump started a Twitter feud with LaVar Ball on Sunday. 

Trump believes he should have left three college athletes, including Ball's son LiAngelo, in a Chinese jail for shoplifting. In return, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wants the two to simply stop talking.

"It would be nice for all of us if both of them would just be quiet," Kerr said to reporters at the Barclays Center. "Wouldn't that be great?"

Coach Kerr on LaVar/Trump beef: “It would be nice for all of us if both of them would just be quiet.”

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"Modern life. Two people seeking attention and are both getting it, so I'm sure both guys are really happy," Kerr initially said when first asked about the two. 

Unprompted, Kerr then asked reporters for a request to help us all. 

"You know what would help, if all of you stopped covering both of them," Kerr pleaded. "Is that possible? You can probably stop covering LaVar. I don't think you can stop covering the President. I don't think that'll work." 

Kerr plays with slinky after announcing Casspi will start against Nets

Kerr plays with slinky after announcing Casspi will start against Nets

First, he brought a nail clipper.

Then he "solved" a Rubik's cube.

For his third act, Steve Kerr brought a slinky to his pregame media availablity on Sunday in Brooklyn.

When a reporter asked who would start in place of an injured Kevin Durant, the Warriors head coach made sure everyone was prepared.

'You guys have your phones ready? Getting ready to tweet? Omri Casspi will start," Kerr told the reporters.

A reporter not familiar with the situation attempted to ask an immediate follow-up as to why Casspi was starting.

"I'm going to wait until everyone is done with their tweets," Kerr told the reporter. He proceeded to play with the slinky.

"It's just out of respect for everybody. This modern society calls for a pause during everybody's tweets," Kerr said.

Kerr later hinted that a yo-yo may be a future prop.

Kerr references 'karma' when discussing Draymond's 3-point shooting

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Kerr references 'karma' when discussing Draymond's 3-point shooting

Draymond Green did not shoot the ball well the first seven games of the season.

He went 5-for-23 (22 percent) from distance over that span.

It's been a different story the last two weeks, as he is 13-for-24 (54 percent) over the last seven games.

"I think he's working extra hard these last few weeks after he got off to that slow start with his shooting," Steve Kerr told reporters on Tuesday. "When he shoots the ball well, it's devastating because he's the one that people are gonna leave open -- for good reason ... Draymond understands that.

"What he's done is he has a great feel now for when to shoot. And I want him shooting 3s, and he knows that. But I don't want the quick one before we've explored other stuff. But what he's been great at the last couple weeks, is early in the clock he's getting an open 3 and he's driving it. He's going right to the hole and he's kicking it.

"And so now we're getting an extra rotation from the defense -- possibly a mistake from the defense -- and the shot that he's taking is the one after we've explored everything. It's been fun to watch that awareness from him."

So Kerr doesn't want the quick one, huh?

Draymond's 3-point shooting as it relates to the shot clock, according to NBA.com (last seven games):

- 22 to 18 (very early) = 4 for 4
- 18 to 15 (early) = 1 for 4
- 15 to 7 (average) = 6 for 13
- 4 to 0 (very late) = 2 for 3 

Some of Draymond's attempts against the Magic:

And one from the win over the Spurs:

And when you're up 18 in the fourth quarter -- and you're 3-for-4 from distance so far in the game -- you gotta live with this one, right?

"I think there is something to taking the right 3 -- whether it's karma or rhythm," Kerr said. "You have to know your game and know your place in the offense. And I think Draymond's in a great groove right now in terms of his balance between the drive-and-kick game and taking the right 3-point shots.

"And then, I'm all for -- if he makes a couple in a row, I'm fine with him launching one. He's hot, go for it."

Is Draymond aware of this...?

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller