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Kerr: Warriors operating as if their season is over

The NBA hasn’t made any decisions on this front, but Kerr and the Dubs are basically in offseason mode. The Warriors would have been outside the playoff picture right now.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards at Chase Center. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA regular season returning hasn’t been ruled out. Despite that, the Golden State Warriors and coach Steve Kerr are operating in “offseason mode,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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.