Steve Kerr takes stock of his new bench

Steve Kerr takes stock of his new bench

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Whether Steve Kerr was pleased to have kept his “club of six” by extending Kevon Looney, to keep his hard core, the Warriors coach has however seen his bench change face since the title against Boston.

In detail, Mike Brown and Leandro Barbosa left the ship to join Sacramento, Kenny Atkinson was not far from doing the same (in the direction of Charlotte) before backtracking, and Jama Mahlalela was promoted to take the place of Mike Brown alongside Steve Kerr.

“He did a phenomenal job last season to revamp our player development program”comments the coach, on the work of Jama Mahlalela. “He infused new ideas and different energies into the staff. His desire and his joy are contagious. He can do anything, whether it’s one-on-one with players, strategizing or scouting. It was natural to take it up a notch. »

Chris DeMarco as the new “Mister Defense”

Obviously, the departure of Mike Brown is a big loss for the California franchise and its coach. The former Cavaliers coach arrived at Golden State in 2016 and he often took Steve Kerr’s place (successfully) when the latter had back problems or suffered from Covid-19.

“Mike will be missed. We were perfect for each other, because we are so different. He had been covering my blind spots for years, we were very complementary”underlines the quadruple champion at Golden State.

The new coach of the Kings had become the “Mister Defense” of the Warriors. The connection with the players was perfect, which partly explained the success of Draymond Green and company in this area. One look at Mike Brown, giving an instruction or waving, and the Warriors defense reorganized immediately.

Who will take over this crucial role for next season? Knowing that Kenny Atkinson will also work more on the defense of the defending champions, has also specified the “head coach”.

“Chris DeMarco”announces Steve Kerr. ” He is fantastic. He is one of the engines of our defensive coordination. He and Mike worked hand in hand. Last season, DeMarco did more defensively than ever. He is ready to take on more responsibilities. It will be capital. »

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Stephen Curry 64 34.6 43.7 38.0 92.3 0.5 4.7 5.2 6.3 3.2 1.3 0.4 2.0 25.5
Klay Thompson 32 29.4 42.9 38.5 90.2 0.5 3.4 3.9 2.8 1.3 0.5 0.5 1.7 20.4
Jordan Poole 76 30.0 44.8 36.4 92.5 0.4 3.0 3.4 4.0 2.5 0.8 0.3 2.7 18.5
Andrew Wiggins 73 31.9 46.6 39.3 63.4 1.2 3.3 4.5 2.2 1.5 1.0 0.7 2.2 17.2
Jonathan Kuminga 70 16.9 51.3 33.6 68.4 0.8 2.6 3.3 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.3 2.1 9.3
Otto Porter 63 22.2 46.4 37.0 80.3 1.4 4.4 5.7 1.5 0.6 1.1 0.5 1.3 8.2
Draymond Green 46 28.9 52.5 29.6 65.9 1.0 6.3 7.3 7.0 3.0 1.3 1.1 3.0 7.5
Damion Lee 63 19.9 44.1 33.7 88.0 0.4 2.8 3.2 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.1 1.5 7.4
Gary Payton II 71 17.6 61.6 35.8 60.3 1.0 2.5 3.5 0.9 0.6 1.4 0.3 1.8 7.1
Nemanja Bjelica 71 16.1 46.8 36.2 72.8 0.9 3.3 4.1 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.4 1.8 6.1
Kevon Looney 82 21.1 57.1 0.0 60.0 2.5 4.7 7.3 2.0 0.8 0.6 0.6 2.6 6.0
Moses Moody 52 11.7 43.7 36.4 77.8 0.3 1.2 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.8 4.4
Juan Toscano Anderson 73 13.6 48.9 32.2 57.1 0.4 2.0 2.4 1.7 0.9 0.7 0.2 1.6 4.1
Andre Iguodala 31 19.4 38.0 23.0 75.0 0.7 2.5 3.2 3.7 0.9 0.9 0.7 1.1 4.0
Quinndary Weatherspoon 11 6.7 57.1 20.0 100.0 0.2 1.1 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.4 2.7
Chris Chiozza 34 10.9 29.6 32.1 66.7 0.3 0.8 1.1 1.9 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.9 2.0
Jeff Dowtin 4 6.9 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.5 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.5 1.5

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