Steve Kerr admits Warriors ‘puzzle hasn’t fit this year’
The Golden State Warriors have stumbled through the first 18 games of the season, holding a 7-11 record.
The Warriors have looked like anything but a playoff contender in the stacked Western Conference. All that has led head coach Steve Kerr to open question whether he should change the starting lineup to jumpstart the team back in the right direction.
“The puzzle hasn’t fit this year,” Kerr said via ESPN. “We’ve had a lot of guys playing well, but we may have to think about moving the starting lineup around from game to game depending on who we are facing. I’d still prefer to get something solid, but we haven’t established anything this year. We’re a quarter of a way through so there is a lot of thought that has to go into this.”
The Warriors have been no strangers to various starting lineups this season, using nine different groups. Much of which has come due to injuries and Draymond Green being suspended for five games.
However, the Warriors haven’t found any consistency even with Green back into the fold. Golden State is currently trotting out Green, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney.
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Although the Warriors likely won’t go this direction Thompson has struggled mightily scoring. He’s averaging 15.5 points on 39.7 percent shooting from the floor and 34.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Wiggins isn’t fairing much better at 12.6 points while shooting a career-worst 26.2 percent from 3-point range. Ultimately, something has to change in Golden State and that may happen shortly.