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The Warriors have a five-game winning streak this season, starting with the second game of the year. They haven't won two in a row since (Nov 1st and 3rd). They split the next two games and then that six-game losing streak on the homestand. Since Nov 20th they've been alternating wins and losses. Can they get a second win in a row tomorrow night? Stay tuned!

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Kerr is always about experimenting with lineups, how about Wiggins as the small ball 5 when we play against a 2nd unit that has a shitty center?

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21 games in, Wiggins is averaging 0.4 steals per 36 minutes. Almost hard to believe.

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from CP3's post-game presser in relation to +JK

"I am impressed with his professionalism"

- And last season JK was very good towards the end and got DNPs in the lakers series - Kerr has not evolved, or rather the only thing he seems to want to do is to ride and die with the OGs!

- Well, all I can say is, the FO really needs help make those hard decisions because this group of OGs + wiggs + loon + Kerr is not going very far this year!

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Does anyone really think Klay will start adjusting his shot selection and stop taking so many low quality shots? I think it more likely that Klay will be Klay and poor shot selection is part of the package. Prove me wrong with data please.

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Dec 7, 2023·edited Dec 7, 2023

So there's this whole "Klay and Wiggins got a bad start to the season" thing. I'm wondering *why* they did. I saw a post, and only one post, indicating that Wiggins allegedly came into camp out of shape. Did Klay, also? We know that Klay is a historically slow starter. Why?

If the answer is that it's just one of those things that happens in life, well, OK, if they're going to heat up.

But if the answer is that they aren't putting in the work or doing the diet or lifting weights, that's a pretty big deal. How'd you like to be a young guy putting in all the work all summer, and then you don't get the minutes, stuck behind a guy who isn't giving the maximum? Is this what's happening?

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The classic Steph strategy is to feed others the ball early to get them involved, give them shooting opps, discover if they can ‘flame on’ a hot hand. Last night neither Wiggs or Klay could get things going, so Steph had to take over. Same thing LBJ does. I’m sure guys like Jokic are paying attention.

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People keep insisting that coaching staff needs to massage egos and get Klay and Wiggs to take side seat.

Same issue as when Dray misbehaves.

You need buyin from Steph. And I doubt you see Steph's acceptance of Klay losing his erstwhile role this season.

Half the fanbase wanted not to sign Dray while Steph is chanting three more years. Guess whose opinion did FO take into account.

The person who is going to be rotated out to play JK or MM as a starter is Loon.

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Dec 7, 2023·edited Dec 7, 2023

Saw this post by Tk on Kerrs closing lineup thoughts. Basically he will close with Steph, Cp3, Klay, Draymond most games with that 1 spot being flexible.

https://twitter.com/DaltonJ_Johnson/status/1732577984467681306?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1732577984467681306%7Ctwgr%5E04ba0cc6f6af75e8aecd64f44d0aaf398b4cb0ce%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fforums.realgm.com%2Fboards%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D2337421start%3D60

To anyone wanting Klay benched, not happening.

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Tale of two halfs. 1st half, "damn MM making JK expendable". 2nd half, "damn don't trade JK for anything!". Nice problem to have.

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So, what did JK do tonight that was different? He didn’t attempt a three. He’s just not consistent enough from three for it to pay off when opponents play off him. When he’s not getting to the rim or deep in the paint he struggles on offense as a result.

Tonight’s result against a legitimately good defense (seriously, Thybull is a beast) is encouraging. Hopefully a sign of things to come. I do think he will be able to improve his three point shot, but it’s just not there yet.

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It will be interesting tomorrow night how Kerr plays (minutes) bench players against OKC.

Is he ready to 'let go' or is he still stuck in the past? There's a lot going on in his head right now.

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Dec 7, 2023·edited Dec 7, 2023

Folks talking about limiting minutes. They forgot about Dray.

When he gets tired his play becomes so uncontrolled. On both ends.

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Gianmarco Tamberi, current gold medal for high jump, and mad for basketball ( he attended Celebrity All Star Game on 2022) commented in this way Kuminga’s dunk:

“ Kuminga make me feel a pipsqueak!”😂

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Sad to say, but Klay this season has played horribly. Moody should replace him. Kuminga, this game, looked like the young Kobe Bryant I thought he could be. If he continues that trend consistently, he should replace Wiggins.

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