Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry opens up about how the Dubs need to adjust to their new place in the West
If anyone has followed the NBA in the past decade, they know how strong the Warriors were. From winning a title in 2015 to recording a 73 win season in 2016, the Dubs were the team to beat. However, everything changed since the 2019 Finals. KD suffered his Achilles injury, Klay tore his ACL, and the Dubs lost to the Raptors.
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The previous season was expected to be hard for the Warriors, but it became intolerable as Stephen Curry injured his left wrist 4th game into the season. The Warriors finished with a league-worst 15- 50 record. However, Steph wasn’t on court to experience it first hand.
Stephen Curry talks about adjusting to the Warriors’ new position
Steph has not been on the losing side of things much in the last decade. After recovering from a 0-2 start to the season and tying it at 2-2, Steph talked about their standings in the West. Before their match against the Blazers, Curry had said:
“We’ve played only East Coast teams so far, so it’s kind of hard for us to even gauge where we’re at up and down the Western Conference. But we have a lot of confidence in where we’re trying to go, and what team we can be week from now, a month from now.”
The Warriors did not fare well against Dame Lillard and his Blazers. They succumbed 98-123 in their first taste of the West this season. Upon being asked about the mentality the Dubs would have to approach this season, Steph said,
“Obviously, you want to win,” the Warriors star said. “But in years past, when you know you’re at the top of the Western Conference, and you have these ‘mini-goals’ to keep your focus and have like a relative attainable goal in the short term, that definitely helps.
“With this team, it’s totally different.”
The Warriors are yet to find the rotations that work well for them, and it will take time to do so. For the time being, they have a tough homestand ahead of them. 8 of their next 9 opponents are playoff teams. The Kings, who are the only ones to not make the playoffs last year, have had a blockbuster start to the season.