Steve Kerr has a decision to make, but he’s not doing it this early.
When asked about his starting lineups coming into the season, the Golden State Warriors head coach said that part of his strategy is not set in stone yet. However, his answers are dead giveaways that someone has to sacrifice for the team.
“If this is going to work, everyone is going to have to embrace it regardless of who starts.”Steve Kerr
“We basically have six starters, the way I look at it. Only five can go each night, so I haven’t decided yet. What we’re gonna do is I wanna see training camp where we’re going to different combinations and take a look.
Obviously, six guys are gonna play a lot of minutes for us. But if this is gonna work, then everybody has to embrace it regardless of who’s starting or who’s not. It will only work if the whole team buys in.”Steve Kerr
The Warriors got rid of Jordan Poole in the offseason and brought in Chris Paul. Paul, a 12-time All-Star, is already 38 and playing for a fourth different franchise in five years. It makes a ton of sense for CP3 to come off the bench. This allows the team to manage his minutes and get him fresh and ready for the postseason.
It would take a lot of convincing to make him accept a sixth-man stint, but if he does, Golden State has a luxury no other team has. After all, Paul is a future Hall of Famer who made 11 All-NBA and nine All-Defensive teams.
One thing that CP3 doesn’t have, though, is a championship ring. The “Point God” may have to accept a new role to change that.