Warriors hype man Franco Finn is pretty funny in this
Let’s say, for conversation’s sake, that Andrew Bogut won’t be ready for the season-opener on Oct. 31.
Bogut is expected to be ready, though his training camp debut may be delayed. But for the off chance Bogut’s sprained left ankle isn’t completely healed, who starts at center for the Warriors?
“I would certainly love to have Andrew Bogut as my starting 5,” coach Mark Jackson said, “but I feel comfortable with what Festus (Ezeli) can do for us. He’s going to have to earn it, but he’s done everything that I’ve asked him to do. And he wants it. I don’t have to guess whether he’s committed to this thing, whether he buys in, or whether he’s saving some chips. He’s all-in and it’s good to see. Because that’s what you build winning teams around, guys that have that attitude.”
You can’t help but get the sense Mark Jackson is expecting big things this season from Stephen Curry.
Many fans may be ready for the Warriors to move on from Curry, or are at least concerned whether he’d ever reach his potential. Jackson, on the other hand, seems to be doubling down on Curry. Check out this exchange Monday: