Steve Kerr sets expectations for Steph Curry in 2022-23 NBA season

By | September 22, 2022

After successful three NBA championships from 2015 to 2019, the Warriors fell off the nationwide radar for a couple of seasons.

Star participant accidents performed an enormous position in Golden State lacking the playoffs within the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. Steph Cury has confronted his share of accidents because the Warriors star picked up a hand harm that noticed him miss many of the pandemic-shortened marketing campaign.

Then, within the 2021 Play-In Match, Curry and the Warriors did not qualify for the playoffs, dropping to the Memphis Grizzlies. In consequence, many doubted the 34-year-old heading into the 2021-22 NBA season.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr joined The Ringer’s ‘Actual Ones’ podcast, the place he claimed the 2 years and not using a playoff look fueled Curry, finally serving to the Warriors win the 2022 NBA Finals and his first Finals Most Precious Participant award.

“Nicely, you must perceive this man is a killer,” Kerr stated. “He is a killer and other people at all times take into account him a cheerful man. He knocks down these pictures on the half court docket and shimmy, however he is an absolute killer… However with Steph, in case you do not actually know him , you cannot perceive its competitiveness.

“And two years with out being within the playoffs and several other years of individuals saying, nicely, he by no means gained Finals MVP. He used all of that to encourage himself, like nice gamers are likely to do. And he was on a mission the entire final 12 months, and I feel as soon as the playoffs began, he realized that we had an opportunity right here and he was significantly on this Boston Collection boy that he was in shut in.”

Moreover, Kerr mentions how motivated Curry continues to be regardless of having 4 rings. At 34, the Warriors coach defined how Curry knew there have been solely so many alternatives to win championships.

“What’s your scouting report? I feel you are proper,” Kerr added. “Having suffered the harm two years in the past that stored him out of motion all season and out of the playoffs the next 12 months, there is no doubt that a part of him was, ‘Hey, we We now have to make the most of these alternatives after they come up, as a result of there is probably not many extra.'”

Nonetheless, the Warriors coach does not assume Golden State followers ought to panic about Curry’s doable upcoming retirement and thinks the guard may comply with within the footsteps of Steve Nash, who performed till the tip of the season. thirties.

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“The man is preserving himself in unimaginable form,” Kerr continued. “He is been within the constructing, educated, educated. He is prepared for an additional nice 12 months.

“So he is a kind of guys that you do not essentially put a clock on very like our man Steve Nash. He is a unicorn. It would not shock me in any respect if Steve did what Steve did and performed a excessive degree till he turns 40. However who is aware of? We’ll see the way it all seems.”

No matter age and variety of championships, Curry stays hungry for extra, and that is music to the Warriors’ ears.

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