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Steve Kerr on how different the Golden State Warriors’ performance is this season

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors looks on in the first half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 19, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors are one of the hottest teams in the league as of late. Stephen Curry has been as great as ever so far this year. Also, the team is receiving outstanding contributions from their roster top to bottom. After last night’s win, Steve Kerr took some time to discuss the “new and fresh” Golden State Warriors.

“Its different given that we are in a different building than we were a few years ago when we were on top of the league. This feels fresh and new and after the last couple of years, weve earned this and our fans have earned this too.”

Steve Kerr

Golden State is electric, and they continue to win games excitingly. Even after moving on from Oracle Arena, the Warriors and their fans feed off each other’s energies. The Chase Center is slowly but surely recapturing the intense fandom that Oracle always possessed. Steph talked about this phenomenon himself as well.

“We started the season talking about trying to create an identity here because everybody compares it to Oracle and our history (in Oakland). But this is a different place. And you have to establish a different presence and identity and atmosphere here. And we have to do our part to win games.”

Stephen Curry

The Warriors are now a remarkable 17-2 on the year and have won 13 of their last 14 games. Steph and Draymond have their unique basketball language that still wows on a night-in, night-out basis. But the fresh and new Warriors are also receiving massive help from Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, and Kevon Looney in their starting lineup. Also impressive have been the reserves, with Juan Toscano-Anderson, Nemanja Bjelica, and Gary Payton II all providing meaningful minutes off the bench.

Most interesting of all, though, is that Klay Thompson hasn’t even returned to action yet. Klay is years removed from playing in the NBA. However, Klay was cleared last week to return to full participation at practice. Thompson is allegedly on pace to return close to Christmas Day.

The Warriors can only benefit from one of the best three-and-D players in NBA history. Nevertheless, Golden State is well on their way to another deep postseason run and bringing another NBA Title back to the Bay Area.

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