Warriors

Warriors

The Warriors went 67-15 during the regular season.

They went 16-1 in the playoffs and nearly became the first team ever to sweep through the postseason.

And according to Steve Kerr...

"I think we will definitely be better next year, from the experience of this year -- from having KD have a year under his belt and a comfort level with his teammates and his surroundings," Kerr said on the TK Show on Wednesday. "And being a champion -- I think guys like KD, there's a weight lifted off their shoulders when they win their first one.

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"I think we saw it with LeBron when LeBron won his first title in Miami. To me, if you look at LeBron now compared to that first title, he's dramatically better. Dramatically. And I think a big part of that is just that weight being lifted.

"It's like you're playing with house money now. You don't have that pressure, nearly as much pressure anymore. So I think you'll see some of that with KD, you'll see some of that with our team."

Durant is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency, but he will reportedly opt out and then re-sign with the Warriors.

 

Curry will also become a free agent on July 1, and is in line for a 5-year deal with Golden State for over $200 million.

"I think it's pretty obvious that Steph and KD are coming back," Kerr said.

The Warriors also need to navigate pending free agency for Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, JaVale McGee, David West and Zaza Pachulia.

There is still a lot up in the air, but Kerr is confident because of Golden State's star-studded core.

"There's two ways it can go -- you can rest on your laurels or you can say, 'Let's get greedy,'" Kerr explained. "And I know our guys, and they're gonna get greedy, and they're not gonna stop working.

"As far as being better -- some of that will depend on how many of our guys are back, too, obviously. Andre has been a huge part of what we do. Shaun has been a huge part of what we do. We would love to get those guys back.

"Can we get our centers back? They all played a really important role in what we do, and we had a really nice cycle there ... we've got a great core and I think that core is going to be intact for the next few years, and I think we got a chance to get better from here."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller