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NBA:Golden State Warriors can be even higher subsequent yr, says head coach Kerr

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Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors rejoice after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Sport Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Backyard on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Getty Pictures/AFP)

SAN FRANCISCO  – The Golden State Warriors can be even higher subsequent yr once they start their title protection, head coach Steve Kerr stated on Wednesday, sending a warning to the remainder of the NBA.

The Warriors dynasty, which included titles in 2015, 2017 and 2018, seemed to be heading to a detailed once they fell within the 2019 Finals, posted the league’s worst document in 2020, and missed the playoffs final season.

However the franchise stored its core collectively and received wholesome in time for this yr’s playoffs, which they capped off by defeating the Boston Celtics 4-2 for his or her fourth title in eight years.

“My expertise is that once you win a championship, you get higher the subsequent yr,” Kerr informed reporters on Wednesday.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics in game six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts through the first quarter towards the Boston Celtics in sport six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Backyard. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports activities/File Photograph)

“In the event you maintain going after that, it begins to put on you out. That third yr for us, making an attempt to get a three-peat in 2019, was brutally tough,” he stated.

“However you win that first one, there’s a freedom that comes with it and an pleasure that carries over into the second yr.

“And on condition that we’ve simply had a two-year alternative to refill our cups and re-energize, I believe we’ll be actually motivated going into subsequent yr they usually guys may have an incredible probability to have a hell of a season once more.”

The staff’s core of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Inexperienced are all scheduled to return subsequent season. Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole are anticipated to obtain contract extensions this summer time that may see them again within the Bay Space as effectively.

The staff can even proceed to combine the promising however unproven abilities of children James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody whereas chasing one other trophy.

“All of these guys are going to play in Summer time League and hopefully be prepared for coaching camp,” Warriors normal supervisor Bob Myers stated.

“If these guys earn it they usually will help us win, I believe Steve will play them… but when there are guys who’re taking part in higher, he’ll play these guys.”

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