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“Puzzle Hasn’t Fit This Year,” Steve Kerr Hints At Lineup Scuffle After Warriors’ Subpar Record In Western Conference!

Golden State Warriors, seven-time NBA champions, are currently struggling to stay competitive in the Western Conference. With an abysmal record of 10-11, the Dubs rank 11th in the West. Having said that, with more than half of the tournament lying ahead of them, the Steve Kerr-managed team will look to bounce back.

A short glimpse of a potential comeback was on display during the Warriors’ recent matchup against the Trail Blazers. After a poor first half, Steph Curry came alive to guide the Dubs to a close 110-106 victory. However, despite the win, head coach Kerr remains unimpressed and dropped hints of a potential lineup scuffle in the near future.

   

Steve Kerr Desperate To Fix Warriors’ Lineup “Puzzle!”

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(L to R) Kevon Looney #5, Klay Thompson #11, Andrew Wiggins #22, Jordan Poole #3, and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors look on from the bench during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 02, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors, known for their dynamic style of play and emphasis on ball movement, have hit a rough patch this NBA season. The star-studded lineup is failing to come around and complement each other’s playing styles. Moreover, the imbalance within the roster is resulting in heavy losses, which worries head coach Steve Kerr. Meanwhile, Kerr is reportedly contemplating significant changes to the team’s starting lineup in an effort to enhance performance and address recent challenges. During a recent post-game interview, the coach said the lineup puzzle hasn’t come through this season. While a lot of guys are playing well individually, he still thinks changes are necessary according to the opposition they face on a given day.

“I’d still prefer to get something solid, but we haven’t established anything this year,” said Steve Kerr. Having said that, the Golden State Warriors have already used nine different lineups this season. Some changes were forced due to injuries and unfortunate suspensions. Yet, for the most part, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevon Looney took the floor for the Dubs. But their struggles were visible. While Steve intends to scuffle the lineup, he is also giving a long leash to players who have won championships for the team. He feels those experienced veterans know how to pull off wins. Yet, changes are inevitable. “Every night is going to be different with this team. That’s what I am figuring out. We don’t have roster clarity in terms of who’s going to play every single night,” Kerr said.

Hall Of Famer Baller Urges Dubs To Trade To Stay Alive In Playoff Race!

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Golden State Warriors’ struggles this season are second to none. Amid ongoing criticism, Hall of Famer Paul Pierce appealed to the front office to engage in trade and build a playoff-worthy team because the current lineup does not seem potent enough. He says Curry, Klay, and Green still have the potential to win a championship but need the right pieces around them.

“But you’ve got to make some moves. As currently constructed, [Golden State] is barely a playoff team,” said Pierce. The former baller also questioned the younger generation, who were supposed to carry the dynasty forward. Instead, they lag behind the veterans, which is the main cause of concern for the Warriors.