Steve Kerr has his theory on the Warriors’ poor form: ‘We’ve had a slight hangover since Steph’s record’

Long at the head of the NBA in this 2021-22 season, the Warriors have since left the leading position to the Suns, the fault in particular of not tip top results at the start of the year. What are the causes that explain the current small form of the Dubs? Coach Steve Kerr has his theory.

Since the big win on the floor of the Suns at Christmas, the Warriors have been groping. Seven games, a record of three wins for only four defeats (including three losses in the last four outings), sores here and there (Draymond Green in particular, only two games played in 2022), a Stephen Curry who knows the n one of the worst shooting series of his career, in short, Golden State is having a difficult time in a generally very successful first part of the season. Has the #TrashTalkCurse had its effect yet? Not impossible because we remind you that on January 3, we released a paper on the fact that these Warriors version 2021-22 had started on the same basis as those champions in 2018, highlighting in particular the fact that they did not have again lost two games in a row this season. A few days later, bingo, two straight losses against Dallas and New Orleans. Mere coincidence? Surely not. But for Steve Kerr, the truth lies elsewhere. The Warriors coach is well aware that during an 82-game long regular season, ups and downs are almost inevitable. And these bottoms can especially appear in the middle of the campaign, when “the excitement of the start of the season has passed but there are a few weeks left before the break [du All-Star Break, ndlr.] to use his words.

A rhythm that begins to be felt, but that’s not all. Steph Curry’s all-time 3-point record, in the minds of everyone during the days or even weeks preceding the famous date of last December 14 (record day at Madison Square Garden), really weighed in the minds of Californians, who are paying a little the price for it today according to Stevie (via NBC Sports Bay Area).

“And we are also coming out of the race for Steph’s record, which was filled with emotions. There’s a little hangover that goes with that. You add to that a difficult calendar and some injuries. It’s all part of it. »

We have seen the impact that the hunt for the record could have on Stephen Curry himself, so we understand where Steve Kerr is coming from. And then we mustn’t forget that on the sidelines of all that, there was also the highly anticipated return of Klay Thompson, another great moment in the Warriors campaign. The Splash Bro has just returned to the courts after 941 days of absence following his two consecutive major injuries, and the challenge that now presents itself is at the level of the reintegration of Klay into the collective of Golden State, he who will definitely need some time to ramp up. So of course, Thompson knows Kerr’s systems by heart and there shouldn’t be too many problems with automation, but the Californian rotation at the start of the season is still modified with the return of the sniper in the five-for-one twenty minutes per evening (for now).

Small form for the Warriors, and the calendar is not necessarily kind to them. The next deadlines? Moving to Milwaukee, moving to Chicago and moving to Minnesota. We had a lighter program to revive.

Text source: NBC Sports Bay Area

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Steve Kerr has his theory on the Warriors’ poor form: ‘We’ve had a slight hangover since Steph’s record’