Golden State Warriors Rumors
This would mark Curry’s first appearance in the Olympics, an experience he is looking forward to, when asked specially by Nichols if he was committing to the team. “Definitely wanna go,” Curry said. “I’ve never been on the Olympic team. I’ve been on two World Cup Championship gold medal teams. But the Olympics is the experience that I want. And next year will hopefully be it.”
Curry says he is confident that the Americans can still reign supreme when they put their best players on the floor. “We’re still the best,” Curry said. “If we get the guys that are supposed to be there, in terms of, you know, representing us in the Olympic stage and the commitment’s been there, and I think it’ll be there next year.”
“At the end of the day, we live in an age where choice at the forefront, and K, you know, made a decision for himself and you can’t argue that,” Curry said. “I wish we could still play with K. He’s an unbelievable talent, unbelievable person. We accomplished a lot together. But– you know, things have changed a little bit. So you obviously wish him the best, obviously with his recovery first and foremost and things on and off the court. But we’re gonna have to battle down the road. So this should be a fun, new experience on that front too.”
When asked about Durant’s quote to the Journal that “nobody could get a full acceptance of me there,” Curry held to the belief that Durant had to make the best decision for himself and the Warriors would always cherish the two championships the group won together with Durant during his three-year stint with the team. “I mean, that’s tough,” Curry said. “There’s so many narratives that go on, especially when you’re at the top of the league. No matter how, you know, the full transition happens to Brooklyn, him separating himself from the Warriors — that’s gonna happen. I think he knows, you know, what we were about as teammates, what we were about as friends on and off the court.
Curry struck a similar chord when Nichols asked about Durant’s quote to the Journal regarding the Warriors offense and Kerr’s offensive system — with Durant saying in part, “The motion offense we run in Golden State, it only works to a certain point.” “Well, I don’t– care what plays we ran,” Curry said. “We won two championships. And at the end of the day, we had a lotta talent and there was an expectation of us figuring out how to balance all that. And we talked a lot about it throughout the three-year run. It wasn’t always perfect, but I think in terms of, you know, the results and what we were able to do on the floor, that kinda speaks for itself. We all wanna play iso-ball at the end of the day in some way, shape or form. But I’d rather have some championships too.”
To accompany the move, the Warriors have unveiled a series of new uniform combinations (well, sort of) that they will wear throughout the 2019-20 season. The home and road threads remain virtually the same, but a series of throwback jerseys will be seen throughout the season. Perhaps most iconic is “The City” jerseys. First worn in the 1960s, these uniforms debuted when the team still called San Francisco home. Golden State — which was known as the San Francisco Warriors from 1962-1971 — has worn these plenty before, but now that the team is back in the city proper, here’s hoping these are in heavy rotation.
Dunleavy is now an assistant general manager toward the top of a Warriors front office that lost Jerry West and Travis Schlenk, two forceful voices, the last three years. West is now an executive board member with the Clippers and Schlenk is the GM of the Atlanta Hawks. Dunleavy moves to the Bay Area in a few weeks, a ghost of Warriors’ past stepping into an increased role reshaping the franchise’s future.