If anyone were to tell you that the Golden State Warriors were to start the 2022-23 season with a 3-6 record with five of their losses coming on the road, you probably would laugh. Well, with a loss to the Orlando Magic on Thrursday, that is the reality for this year’s Warriors squad.
With the 130-129 loss yesterday, the Warriors now sit at 12th in the Western Conference. While it is still early in the season, through their nine games played thus far, the Warriors’ defensive and bench production struggles have been glaringly apparent.
“We have to save us because nobody else is coming.”
When asked what was the “first step” to save the team, Kerr added;
“We’ve had nine games now, so we’ve had a decent look at combinations. It’s time to try something different. Everybody’s going to get a chance to play. We’ve got guys who are dying to get on the floor, and we’ve got to find combinations that play. We will look at that as a staff.”
Warriors veteran Draymond Green also chimed in postgame on the team’s struggles, saying;
“It’s our defense; we have to correct our defense.”
Whatever adjustments that need to be made, best believe Kerr and the Warriors staff will figure things out. The Warriors have found diamonds in the rough before through their G-League system. Two prime examples are Jordan Poole and former Warrior, now Portland Trailblazer Gary Payton II.
There is no doubt that Golden State will turn things around. The only question is when? The Warriors look to bounce back Friday versus the New Orleans Pelicans on the road in the final stop on their current road trip.