The Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr thinks that guard Klay Thompson is more vital player for the Dubs’ success than forward Kevin Durant:
“Klay being out is really the big change. Losing Kevin, Andre (Iguodala), Shaun (Livingston), obviously, those are huge losses. Losing Klay on top of all that really changes the way we’re going to have to play at both ends.
Klay was always an integral part of everything. Movement on offense, but also the guarding of the ball handler on defense, switching onto bigs. So until he gets back, we’ve got to re-imagine everything and adapt accordingly,” Kerr said, as quoted by SFGate.
This past season, Thompson averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Durant, meanwhile, 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.1 blocks per contest.