SportsPulse: Kevin Durant is on his way to Brooklyn and may have just set up the new super team. As Jeff Zillgitt explains, although Durant is likely to be absent all season long, the nets have been in prime positions for years.
A few weeks had passed in the NBA since big names were on the road since the freelance agency started on June 30th.
The Golden State Warriors were in the midst of this action when they lost Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets and then parted ways with Andre Iguodala (after sales) and Shaun Livingston (19459024).
On Thursday we heard what Steph Curry said about the State of the Warriors when he spoke to the media after a practice round at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe.
Curry opened an extended questionnaire on Durant's exit with the kind of diplomatic response one would expect Curry.
"The three years we had were special," Curry said via The Mercury News . "We've had three finals in a row with KD, we've won two and achieved a lot as a group, everyone talks about the talent we've had in our team, but that does not guarantee you can do it." I am very proud of what we have achieved.
"The beauty of free action is that everyone has a choice, everyone has a choice, you want to find happiness wherever it is, and the beauty of the NBA is that everyone has that decision, especially people, that they deserve, like KD and other Top Free agents, I like to look at what we've achieved, focus on it, and be very proud of the run we've had. "Now we have to reinvent what it's for the future means. "
Curry also talked about new signing D & # 39; Angelo Russell, who joined Golden State as part of a trade deal with the Nets.
"The noise he made last year was amazing what they did in Brooklyn and him as a certified All-Star," Curry told the court differently than against each other. When he was drafted, there were some comparisons of our game, how fluent he played, he can shoot, he can pass. Having such a versatile guy only helps your team.
"The chemistry is going to develop very quickly and we will do that very well and try to set the tone for this year's game, it's about encouraging and having each other, I trust we'll make the most of each other If Klay (Thompson) comes back then we will add him to the Backcourt mix and it will be fun. "
Curry addressed the loss of Iguodala and Livingston, both important members of all three recent Warriors championship teams.
"It's a tough business, it's part of that," Curry said. "We knew at some point, whether it was this or next year or a year after, there were going to be some hard decisions, some tough changes."
"You're talking about Andre and Shaun, two guys doing the things right, To have the highest level of professionalism and leadership and to be simply present when they enter the room makes them what they are, three times champions, both. You still have a lot in the tank.
Finally, Curry expressed optimism about the upcoming new challenges.
"It's a difficult road to finish, as KD and Klay get hurt and obviously have the freedom," Curry said, "For us, our core, myself, Klay, Draymond (Green), D & # 39; Angelo and many hungry young people trying to prove themselves in the league, will look different in terms of lineup and things. But the expectations of how we play, this basketball of championship caliber, will always be the motivation and the challenge for us. "
It will be interesting to see how the Warriors get back on their feet in the next season, but you know Curry is on the rise. Have fun trying to guide them through their new challenges.