Stephen Curry suggested a different approach on offense for the Warriors three days after he took only 11 shots against the Cavaliers.
“I definitely want to be in more pick-and-roll situations,” he said at Golden State’s practice facility when asked whether the ball is in his hand enough this season. “Whether I’m getting shots or whether we’re manufacturing ball movement, that’s a strength of ours, regardless of how teams play us.”
On what happened in the game Sunday, Curry said, “There were certain sets we were really good at, whether it’s drags, pick-and-rolls, whether it’s utilizing our post splits and things like that where we can get more space. Didn’t really go to those sets as much.”
With the introduction of Kevin Durant, Curry has seen a reduction in offensive involvement, scoring six fewer points a game than last season and getting more than three fewer shots per game.
“I think Steph has probably had the biggest adjustment of all of our players from [Durant]’s arrival,” Steve Kerr said after Tuesday’s practice.
“I think if you look at it from a practical standpoint, he’s doing great. His numbers are still fantastic. Forty percent from 3, 24 points per game. But he also happens to be coming off the greatest shooting season in the history of mankind last year. He has set the bar so high for himself that it’s going to be a point of discussion.”