“We’re staying in touch with guys, but everyone is just sort of assuming that this is kind of it,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said on a Zoom call Tuesday.https://t.co/CTqNhjm3c6— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) April 28, 2020
The quote doesn’t appear to be finite, but what else can the Warriors do? Their season was already pretty much over in December. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were both injured for most of the season and the D’Angelo Russell experiment didn’t really work out. So Kerr’s comments aren’t much different than any other team, including those in the playoffs. Players are likely keeping in basketball shape and that’s all they can do right now.
If/when the NBA decides to return, it likely won’t be with any fans present. The Warriors are 15-50 and playing pointless games to finish up the regular season seems like a waste. Why risk Curry or any other young players to injury when games are extra meaningless and safety is paramount.