Game Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns

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This is why Steve Kerr chose to do something drastic Monday, attempting to give his players some reason to care on a random night in February. days before the all-star break. against arguably the worst team in the National Basketball Association. Kerr elected to let his players take over the coaching duties for the night.

Andre Iguodala is, in fact, playing in Monday's game so perhaps they're just taking turns about who leads the huddle during any given timeout. Iguodala led shootaround Monday morning, and center JaVale McGee ran the video session. Golden State has already clinched a winning record on the season, but with just a half-game separating them and the Rockets at the top of the Western Conference standings, you can be sure the Warriors would love to close out the unofficial first half of the season with a bang. That probably won't sit too well with the Suns. "As coaches, our job is to nudge players in the right direction", Kerr said. "It's their team. I think that's one of the first things you have to consider as a coach". Steve Kerr didn't run a single huddle, instead handing the clipboard to a contingent of veteran players. They don't have a leader in the locker room that says, 'We deserve to get our butts beat like that. They are just 3-3 in their last six games. "It had to do with me trying to reach my team".

The acquisition of Elfrid Payton from Orlando at the trade deadline resulted in a much faster pace in Saturday's 123-113 home loss to Denver, a game in which the Suns posted season highs in field goal percentage (54.8) and points in the paint (66). I'm exhausted of my voice. Some criticized Kerr's move as disrespectful. "They needed a different voice". I thought about a play and then I forgot the second option and had two guys in the wrong place on the board.

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If Kerr is going to pull a stunt where he is so confident his team is going to destroy the competition, why should the fans even bother?

Guard Patrick McCaw is questionable to play against the Suns. This wasn't about disrespecting an opponent, or mocking the Phoenix Suns, the team for which Kerr served as president and general manager for three years.

Part of his success: Dragiev learned early on to predict the outcome of the game before determining how success trickles down to individual players, so he spent more time studying team outcomes than projecting individual players. "But it's up to us to change that". "But if he didn't have four All-Stars, I don't think he'd be doing that".