Why Steph is 'optimistic' about Dubs after rocky preseason
The NBA preseason was far from perfect for the Warriors. They went 2-3, losing three times to the Lakers, and dealt with injuries as well. To no surprise, the misgivings didn't change Steph Curry's feelings going into the regular season.
In fact, it's quite the opposite.
When asked to find one word to describe his feelings about this Golden State team, Curry showed his confidence in the squad.
"I like optimistic, because I know it didn't look great, but I can feel us getting better more than I could in years past," Curry said on the latest episode of the "TK Show." "In years past with the talent we had and the experience and some things just went unsaid ... we don't have that quote-unquote luxury, so every marginal gain that we have, you can tell.
"You can feel and see the confidence, especially with the young guys."
The Warriors likely will have to lean on some young players right away. Former top-10 NBA draft pick Marquese Chriss earned his way onto the roster after an impressive preseason. Jordan Poole, Golden State's first-round draft pick this year, averaged 13.2 points per game in the preseason and Eric Paschall, one of the Warriors' second-round draft picks from this past summer, quickly could find time.
Curry believes the plethora of new players on the Warriors are understanding the system better every day. The results are far from flawless, though he can see the improvements.[RELATED: Steph loves idea of more aggressive Draymond this season]
Another reason Curry is confident going into Thursday's regular-season opener against the Clippers at Chase Center is because of three players who were out for the preseason. Big men Willie Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney were sidelined, as well as guard/small forward Alec Burks. All three should soon be ready to roll.
"Those three guys are gonna help us a lot," Curry said.Programming Note: Get ready for the 2019-20 Warriors and Kings seasons with the NBA Tip-Off Show, streaming live on the MyTeams app at 1 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Download MyTeams and tune in to the show by clicking here!
So, while the Warriors' doubters will have their voices heard after a shaky preseason, the glue that holds Golden State together hasn't lost a drop of trust in his teammates.
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