Trouble could be brewing within the Golden State Warriors camp with head coach Steve Kerr criticizing Steph Curry for bad decisions and silly plays of late.
Kerr was frank in calling out his own player, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, for his play this season.
“I think he can be a little smarter, I think he can make better decisions, and that’ll help against anybody. But I’m not worried about him missing shots; I’m more worried about just decision-making and making sure that we’re where we need to be as a group,” Kerr told ESPN.
Steve Kerr calls out Steph Curry
Kerr, who has always been outspoken as a coach, called some of Curry’s decisions lately, as “silly” and that the star point guard should just make it simple most of the time.
“A lot of [the turnovers] early was not even due to the pressure. It was more just decision-making. Around-the-back passes in the paint, silly plays. We just have to make simple plays, and we talk about that all the time, but we’ve got to make it more of a habit,” Kerr added.
Curry is one of the best shooters in the league, if not the best. However, as a point guard he needs to make the correct decisions so that the “Super Team” in Golden State achieves their true potential. The Warriors have one of the most efficient offenses in the league as well.
For the season, Curry is averaging 2.8 turnovers per game. That’s not surprising because of Curry’s and the Warriors’ style of play. That’s also tied for sixth worst in the entire league.
Curry had three turnovers versus the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day. The Warriors collapsed late in losing 109-108 and allowed Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and the Cavs to steal the victory.
Curry is also not shooting the ball well recently. He was 4-of-11 against the Cavs, 6-of-19 against the Brooklyn Nets and 3-of-14 against the New York Knicks in recent games.
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But as Steve Kerr noted, Steph Curry will eventually find his rhythm back on offense and shooting. But what the two-time MVP needs to improve on is how to properly set up his teammates and cut the risk of committing crucial turnovers in the important stretches of the games.
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