Warriors are understandably bored; the hard-to-read bench; Steve Kerr a dynamic, positive face of a franchise

Had a great time talking sports — and getting into Warriors’ specifics — with Darryl “the Guru” Johnson on 95.7-FM The game on Friday. As it pertains to the Warriors, we hit on a lot of topics in the wake of the Warriors’ 103-90 victory over the Knicks at Oracle.

Here’s a link to to our show on 95.7-FM The Game.

Among the topics:

–Steinmetz thinks the Warriors are bored. After winning the NBA championship two years ago and getting to the Finals last year, they’re realizing there’s still a long way to go until the playoffs.

It’s only natural that the Warriors are having trouble staying in the present — the regular season — and not looking ahead to the postseason. They’re not getting a lot of competition these days, so it only makes sense that they start to push the envelope when it comes to getting a little casual.

–“Guru” says the Warriors’ bench is a “nightmare.” OK, so the bench isn’t as good as it was a year ago. We can all agree on that. But a nightmare? C’mon, quite the overreaction, right?

–Warriors coach Steve Kerr once again showed why he is one of the classiest coaches — hell, people — in all of the Bay Area. Kerr was absolutely terrific when it came to honoring the late Craig Sager on Thursday.

But it’s more than just Thursday. Kerr is a wonderful, thoughtful and incredible spokesman and face of your franchise. Every single time Kerr represents the Warriors, he elevates the stature of the franchise.  And it’s worth talking about.

 

 

 

 

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About Steinmetz

Matt Steinmetz is a veteran San Francisco Bay Area sports journalist. He covered the Golden State Warriors for Bay Area News Group for more than a decade before becoming a television analyst with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Steinmetz currently co-hosts the "Warriors WrapUp" show and "NBA This Week" on 95.7-FM The Game, the franchise's flagship station, in San Francisco. He also co-hosts the Sal and Steiny podcast.
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