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How Kerr is putting Warriors’ minicamp in proper perspective

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Steve Kerr said he has had little reason to raise his voice during the Warriors' minicamp so far.

"Oh, I haven't yelled at anybody yet," Kerr quipped when asked if he had on 95.7 The Game's "Damon, Ratto & Kolsky" on Tuesday. "Are you kidding me? We've got a global pandemic, and we finally get to get back on the basketball court. I mean, you think I'm mad about anything?"

The Warriors, who last played a game over six months ago, reconvened at Chase Center last week for a two-week minicamp. Every player is in attendance, save for excused absentees Steph Curry and Draymond Green. Even Klay Thompson is taking part after he missed the entirety of last season while rehabbing from a torn ACL.

Kerr said it's "really important" for the Warriors to re-establish their culture and be around one another. Thompson, for instance, is getting his first real on-court exposure to teammates he hasn't really played with, aside form Kevon Looney and Damion Lee. Off the court, the Warriors are spending most of their time together since they're confined within a "bubble" due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

"We've been apart from each other for six months," Kerr said. " ... We just need to sort of settle back into our routine and remind our players what we're about, what we value, what's important every day when they come in to work."

 
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Kerr, critically, also isn't making the Warriors' minicamp out to be anything larger than it really is. Although it's important to get back in the swing of things, he said he wasn't disappointed "at all" to not have Curry and Green participating in camp.

With so much uncertainty surrounding next season, Kerr is keeping the minicamp in proper perspective. He's just happy the Warriors are back on the court at all, given the circumstances.

"We'll take this for what it is, which is about a two-week camp in the middle of a global pandemic in an unspecified lengthy offseason," Kerr said. "We have no idea when next season starts. This thing isn't going to make or break our next season."

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