Stephen Curry: Neither Warriors nor Kevin Durant will have to change for each other
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 what exactly did they say?
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.