Golden State Warriors Made A Mistake In Signing Kevin Durant, Former OKC Thunder Star Hurting Steph Curry

By James Johansson, Posted: 12/26/16 12:43PM EST
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The Golden State Warriors became a heavy favorite to win the title this season after signing Kevin Durant. However, there are fans and basketball analysts who think that signing Durant is now hurting the Warriors.

The Warriors had a historic year last season, recording a 73-9 card during the regular season. They were best known for their "death lineup" headlined by Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Durant has been added to that list, but the Warriors also lost key players in the process.

To sign Durant, the Warriors had to part ways with Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes. Role players like Leandro Barbosa and Mo Speights are also gone. But aside from losing key rotation pieces, Durant's arrival is reportedly hurting Curry, the reigning and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player.

According to Fox Sports, Durant has stolen the spotlight from Curry. The superstar point guard is struggling to find his rhythm, shooting just 39.9 percent from the three-point line after averaging 45.5 percent last season.

"When's the last time you really thought about Stephen Curry?" Andrew Lynch of Fox Sports asked. "Because for all of the Warriors' glory this season as the NBA's most spectacular superteam, Curry is the odd man out in Golden State and the biggest loser in Kevin Durant's decision to head West."

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is also aware of Curry's shooting woes this season. However, Kerr is not too concerned with Curry's struggles, but he is frustrated with their superstar's decision-making this season.

Kerr ripped Curry following their 109-108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers during their Christmas Day showdown. The 51-year-old said that Curry is making it more difficult than it should be, citing his questionable passes and silly plays.

"I think he can be a little smarter, I think he can make better decisions, and that'll help against anybody," Kerr told ESPN. "But I'm not worried about him missing shots; I'm more worried about just decision-making and making sure that we're where we need to be as a group."



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