Warriors Notes: Curry, Looney, Chriss, Hard Cap

Stephen Curry hasn’t given up on the championship dream with the Warriors this season despite the loss of Kevin Durant and long-term injury to Klay Thompson, as he told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

“A championship is still the goal,” Curry said. “It’s always been. We’ve experienced it all and we’re going to keep pushing to get back there. That’s the goal. It’s the North Star. The narrative might have changed internally, but we’re still chasing the same goal.”

We have more on the Warriors:

  • Frontcourt injuries have made for a difficult preseason, Anthony Slater of The Athletic notes. The Warriors have gone most of the preseason without Willie Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney and their absences have shown in preseason losses to the Lakers. “We need to get healthy,” coach Steve Kerr said. “You have to have rim protection in this league.” Kerr is hopeful that Looney, who has been sidelined by a hamstring injury, can return for the season opener, Slater tweets.
  • The team is now technically $375K under the hard cap after deciding to waive Alfonzo McKinnie and retaining Marquese Chriss, salary cap expert Albert Nahmad tweets. However, since Chriss’ contract doesn’t become fully guaranteed until January 10th, the Warriors are essentially $2MM below the hard cap with Chriss’ deal counting $9,485 daily until that deadline, Nahmad adds.
  • Draymond Green ripped the Suns’ organization for mishandling Chriss during his time there, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area writes. Chriss was the eighth overall pick in 2016 but lasted just two seasons in Phoenix. “No one ever blames these (lousy) franchises. They always want to blame the kid. It’s not always the kid’s fault,” Green said.
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3 thoughts on “Warriors Notes: Curry, Looney, Chriss, Hard Cap

  1. CobiEven

    I am a GSW fan but I hope he does not. I hope they don’t put that many minutes on him this year.

  2. Simple Fan

    Run-CRG, find the “marguee” Chriss. Just as a perfect example of the video on ESPN now: Stephen Curry celebrates with young fan after buzzer-beating 3. Big kudos to Steph and the fancy assist from Chriss.

    Retaining Chriss is definitely the right move for Golden State. Someone mentioned on the next article they could even get Domontas Sabonis. And right guy saying, Curry will lead the league in scoring this year.

    Damn, though, Sabonis is far > than Cauley-Stein by numbers and I could hardly believe he only gets $3 mil. But anyway, the Warriors can still def. have the championship dream & Draymond’s right about the Suns thing. Chriss is a pretty good player.

    Even if they don’t get Sabonis it’s still pretty good with Chriss, he fits good on the Warriors

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