Preseason 1: GSW vs Los Angeles Lakers. The return of Warriors basketball!
Even if it's just a scrimmage, it’s a great chance to rush to premature conclusions
I, for one, am excited to see all the new guys. However, don’t expect to see the old guys too much.
From Steve Kerr’s post-practice gaggle on 2023-10-05:
Do you plan on Saturday — obviously, you're not going to have a full regular season rotation — for guys to play pretty decent minutes?
I don't anticipate guys playing heavy minutes. You play an exhibition game after five practices. To me, it's too early, but this is what we do. So we'll ease guys in. I would much prefer to have ten days of camp before we played a real game. But it's fine. So we just adapt accordingly and I don't anticipate many of our main guys playing heavy minutes.
And from ESPN, LeBron will not play:
LeBron James will not play in his team's exhibition opener against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, but the Los Angeles Lakers star says he plans to see significant court time during the preseason.
"Six preseason games, so hopefully I can get to at least half of them," James said after practice Thursday. "But we'll see. I think every game will dictate it. I will not be playing in Saturday's game, that's for sure, in the Bay. But we'll see after that."
WHEN: 2023-10-07 5:30 PM
WHO: Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers
WATCH: NBA TV
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