Steve Kerr explains Warriors' plan for Jacob Evans next season

Steve Kerr explains Warriors' plan for Jacob Evans next season

The Warriors selected Jacob Evans with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Evans was not part of the rotation as a rookie, and played in 21 G League games with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

"Our focus next year is squarely on player development," Golden State coach Steve Kerr told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic on Wednesday. "These last couple years have been more about generating as much rest as possible because we've had older teams.

"Suddenly we have a young team in need of development. I'm excited about that aspect of it. I think the focus of our coaching style and our emphasis next year whill shift."

So, Evans is going to play next season?

"I think so. We look at him as a point guard now that we know him after a year," Kerr said. "He'll play some point in Vegas [at Summer League]. I know that Andre [Iguodala] and Shaun [Livingston] both really like him. I talked to both players about him.

"They like the fact that he can make plays and sees the game and he's big and strong. Obviously not a great shooter, but you don't always have to be a great shooter to play in this league."

The 22-year-old went 4 of 15 from 3-point territory with Golden State and 18 of 59 (30.5 percent) from beyond the arc with Santa Cruz.

In college at Cincinnati, Evans shot 42 percent from deep as a sophomore and 37 percent as a junior. So, he has proven to be more than capable of knocking down the three-ball.

But the NBA distance is a major adjustment, and it's very possible that Evans never becomes a reliable shooter from 3-point territory.

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Klay Thompson will miss a large portion of the 2019-20 campaign because of his left ACL tear, so we could see Kerr put Steph Curry off the ball even more and allow Evans to distribute.

"I think we're gonna give Jacob every opportunity to handle the ball next year, come in and give us some minutes," Kerr said. "And then it's up to him to produce."

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Steph Curry honors kids with new leg tattoo, posts photo on Instagram

Steph Curry honors kids with new leg tattoo, posts photo on Instagram

Warriors superstar Steph Curry -- who is out until at least early February because of a broken left hand -- has some free time on his hands.

So the two-time NBA MVP decided to honor his three children by getting a new tattoo:

Or is it three tattoos?

It appears Curry and his wife, Ayesha, both got the new ink:

In October, Curry was a guest on Bleacher Report's "Unboxed" series and he explained how Riley, Ryan and Canon are part of his new "Curry 7 UNDRTD" shoes.

"My favorite part of the shoe -- on the back there's a pulltab and it has monikers of my three kids. From my oldest, the horse, to my middle child is our butterfly, and then the son bringing up the rear -- we call him young wolf."

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Riley probably told her dad to go with the unicorn over the horse, right?

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Warriors vs. Grizzlies live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV


Warriors vs. Grizzlies live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

The Warriors left the Windy City with a win Friday, and they return home to Chase Center on Monday in search of another. 

Golden State (5-19) hosts rookie guard Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (6-16). Morant, the No. 2 pick in June's NBA draft, is expected to play tonight after missing his last four games with back soreness. 

The 20-year-old has impressed in his first NBA season, averaging 18.2 points, 7.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. The Warriors contained the talented rookie in his first game against Golden State, holding him to 20 points on just 7-of-20 shooting from the field in a 114-95 win. 

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Here's how to watch Monday's Warriors-Grizzlies game. 

When: Monday Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. PT -- pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
TV Channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live Stream: MyTeams App