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Warriors coaches not feeding into David West’s behind-the-scenes narrative

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Golden State Warriors’ David West, right, and Shaun Livingston watch play from the Warriors bench in the closing minutes of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 103-90. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)


David West said the Warriors dealt with internal issues so shocking, people would trip if they learned the details.

That certainly raised some eyebrows, but Golden State head coach Steve Kerr and assistant coach Ron Adams are downplaying everything.

Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area:

as transcribed by Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area:

“Well, first of all, I’m a little mystified by that comment,” Adams said on 95.7 The Game. “Actually, when I read it, I asked Mike Brown, I said, ‘Mike, did I miss something this year?’”

“So, I don’t know. Quite frankly, I have no idea what David was talking about. Our year was marked by some inconsistency and in some games not playing to our potential certainly -- playing half of a game or perhaps more, but not always playing to our potential.

“And I think that probably led to some frustration. But in terms of anything in the locker room that I can recall, I just, I don’t get that (laughter). I have no idea what he’s referring to. I mean, any season you have your ups and downs. I thought for the most part our guys stayed together well.

“So, I’m a bit mystified. Maybe you’d have to consult someone else on that, because I’m older and sometimes I miss things. I think I missed that one.”

I see a few possibilities:

  • West was just messing with the media.
  • West saw things others would consider minor as a big deal.
  • Kerr and Adams are trying to throw reporters off the scent.

Which is it? I have no idea.