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Stephen Curry: Neither Warriors nor Kevin Durant will have to change for each other

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - Game Seven

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 30: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors speaks with Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder after their 96-88 win in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 30, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Kevin Durant said Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala coming to the Warriors’ meeting in the Hamptons helped sway him to Golden State.

Durant, via Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area:

“But to see them together, they all walked in and it looked like they were holding hands. It was just a family. I could tell they enjoyed being around each other . . . that was something I couldn’t ignore. It was just a great vibe throughout the whole day. I’m glad I’m here, man. Like I said, I’m excited, and I’m just ready to play ball.”

But what exactly did they say?

Curry, via Marcus Thompson of Bay Area News Group:

We told him he wouldn’t have to change anything and we wouldn’t have to change anything for him. He just fits right in.

Good luck with that.

LeBron James’ super teams (with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in Cleveland) have taught us how difficult this is. Predictions of immediate domination have repeatedly proven false.

There’s an adjustment period. Durant won’t just slide into Harrison Barnes’ role and acclimate perfectly. Everyone will have to change.

The Warriors’ superior shooting ability gives them a better path to jelling than LeBron’s teams had. So does Steve Kerr’s establishes system. Golden State emphasizes ball movement culturally.

But Curry and Thompson still take quick shots. Draymond Green still dominates the ball like few bigs. Durant is used to isolating.

The Warriors, including Durant, will have to change to make this work.

I believe they can and will, and the upside is a historically dominant team. This is a challenge well worth undertaking.

But it is still a challenge.