Steve Kerr praises Andrew Wiggins after Warriors’ win against Chicago

Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle 2019

Steve Kerr will face many challenges this season, as the Golden State Warriors re-tooled their roster for the 2020/21 campaign.

After two blowout losses, the Bay Area franchise claimed its first win for the season thanks to Damion Lee’s game-winning three.

The Warriors head coach praised his team, and especially Andrew Wiggins, for creating open shots for his teammates in Sunday’s win versus the Chicago Bulls.

(via San Francisco Chronicle):

“I think right now, it’s just simplifying things and getting into very basic play-calling,” Kerr said. “Andrew really changed the game offensively with the way he attacked and then kicked the ball into space. So, we’ve got to continue to emphasize those things.”

The Warriors changed a lot since the end of the 2018/19 season with several veteran players leaving the franchise for various reasons.

As a result, the team went younger to create a new core around Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. After a league-worst 15-50 last season, Golden State tried to get back on track hoping that Curry, Thompson and Green would be ready to go for the 2020/21 campaign.

Alas, Thompson suffered another season-ending injury before the start of the season, while Green also missed time due to injury at the start of the season.