Even though the Golden State Warriors earned an impressive 106-101 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, they’re still only 5-7 so far this season.
It hasn’t, therefore, been the best start to their title defence and general manager Bob Myers admitted that certain players need to improve.
“I don’t think anybody’s playing at their best, maybe besides Steph Curry, while Draymond Green has been pretty good,” Myers told The Athletic.
“But everybody else has a lot more upside than they’ve shown, whether it’s the bench or [Jordan] Poole or obviously Klay [Thompson] is going to be better.
“So there’s that part. And there’s the combinations of the bench and kind of revitalizing the energy to get back on track.
“It has been rough start for sure. Sometimes it’s tough to get out of those.”
No panic at the Golden State Warriors
Despite the early season difficulties, Myers completely trusts coach Steve Kerr and believes the team will turn it around in time for the playoffs.
“Steve will figure it out,” the general manager said.
“You’ve got to take a longer view. I know a lot of fans don’t want to do that. But that’s what we have to do in this case.
“I’ve learned watching our teams over the years, the ebb and flow of rotations and how it starts is not always how it ends.
“It all evolves over the course of the year. I think right now we’re just trying to get some wins.
“I’m not concerned. It’s a really long season. We just have to be patient.
“I think it’ll be interesting to see how it looks at the end of the season.”
The Golden State Warriors will look to build up some momentum after the win over the Cavs, when they return to action on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.