Kerr knows that the loss of Andrew Bogut this summer looms large.
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Per CSN Bay Area:
“The thing that’s different will be a lack of rim protection,” Kerr said. “We had great rim protection from Bogut and Ezeli, and both those guys are gone. Zaza’s a very good defender, but he’s more of a positional guy than a shot blocker.
“So there’s definitely adjustments we’ll have to make, even schematically. We’ll have some growing pains, especially on defense, as we try to make sure we get everything right and comfortable.”
“The three main guys off the bench are (Andre) Iguodala, (Shaun) Livingston and (newly acquired forward) David West; that’s pretty good,” Kerr said. “There’s no doubt we’ll miss (Leandro Barbosa’s) speed. We’ll miss (Marreese Speights’) shooting. We’ll miss Festus’ rim protection. No doubt we’ll miss all of that. […] But we’ve replaced those guys with some pretty good players.”