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Stephen Curry isn’t worried about the Golden State Warriors’ ability to compete for championships.
In fact, despite what many media members and fans are saying, Curry seems to think the Warriors have a good shot at reaching the final for a sixth straight time — despite the loss of Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) and for at least much of the regular season, Klay Thompson (ACL injury).
“It’s just a change in dynamic all the way around,” Curry said, via The Associated Press. “We’re excited about the opportunities, the challenges for the whole roster, because we’ve got a lot of guys that have the opportunity to really prove themselves and make a difference for our team.”
The Warriors added former Nets guard D’Angelo Russell via trade, and Russell is the likely starter at shooting guard until Thompson returns. Other so-called minor moves could also turn out big — with the Warriors adding the likes of Willie Cauley-Stein, Alec Burks, Glen Robinson III and Omari Spellman. Cauley-Stein could start at center, with Burks, Robinson and Spellman offering assistance off the bench.
Coach Steve Kerr also returns for a sixth season. The Warriors have reached the Finals in each of his first five and won three titles.
“Obviously our core, until Klay gets back, we know how to win and we know how to play,” Curry said. “We’re just going to do it a little differently.”