Warriors’ Bob Myers meets with Stephen Curry, discusses way for All-Star guard to improve

Warriors general manager Bob Myers told KGO-TV he dined with Stephen Curry earlier this week and that after a coaching change, the star player was “in a good place.”

“He’s fine,” Myers said Thursday of Curry, who was fiercely loyal to former coach Mark Jackson and has accepted the hiring of Steve Kerr.

Myers said he discussed with Curry an area for the All-Star and All-NBA point guard to improve upon after averaging career highs of 24 points and 8.5 assists per game this season.

“Look, he’s fantastic in pretty much every category, so it’s hard to really nitpick, but what we talked about was finding a way to get your teammates going when they’re struggling a little bit,” Myers said. “Because he has clearly shown that he can dominate a game and get his shot whenever he wants to and obviously get high assists, but just learning how to lead, continuing to lead and maybe pick up a player when he’s struggling.”

Curry said last month he wanted to improve on his decision-making after committing too many turnovers.

“The best thing about him is that he’s helped us win, really,” Myers said. “A lot of people have wanted this organization the Warriors to get back to the playoffs, and he’s been a big part of that. And that’s the best to have — a player of his caliber, a person with his character and also leading to wins, which is great.”

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  • Stan

    After whats he’s seen…He knows,life aint fair. And the Warriors under Lacob have had more then their share of inequality. Ask the secretary fired for being Monta Ellis object of desire.

  • Howard Benner

    here’s a player the W’s might be able to “stash” for further developement.

    Now, the first obstacle is whether the W’s can “purchase” a high enough second round pick to even select Artem Klimenko, the 7’0,” 240 lb. Russian big man who has gret “measurebles,” can run & jump like a deer & has potential both offensively & defensively but will need considerable weight room time & will have to fight the fact that in the past 20 years or so only the original “AK47,” Andrei Kirelenko & Timofy Mosgov have made it into the NBA. . .

    he Utah Jazz drafted a Russian forward by the name of Andrei Kirilenko
    back in 1999 with the No. 24 selection in the first round. Fast forward
    to 2014 and once again they may take a Russian big man with the
    initials A.K. in the June 26 draft. The 2014 A.K. is center Artem Klimenko.

    The Jazz had Klimenko in for a workout on Thursday and according to Brad Rock of the Deseret News,
    VP of Player Personnel Walt Perrin said: “He needs to get stronger,
    especially the upper body. … he is intriguing for the future.”

    Klimenko’s biggest issue, as Perrin pointed out, is his lack of
    strength. He does move well and can score around the basket, but also
    needs to improve on offense and defense, too. Any team drafting Klimenko
    will stash him in Europe for the next several years to let him develop.
    Utah owns picks 5, 23 and 35 in the 2014 draft.

    Currently, ESPN.com’s Chad Ford lists Klimenko as the No. 37 best prospect on his Top 100 Big Board.

    And this. . .

    -Artem Klimenko
    is one of the youngest players in attendance, but the 1994-born center
    had a nice showing nonetheless. His length and size make him an
    intimidating interior presence on the defensive end, and he has a frame
    that should develop in time as well as a competitive streak. Combine
    those traits, and you have one of the more impressive young center
    prospects in Europe. Klimenko played in the third division of Russia
    this season with Avtodor Saratov, and will remain with the club next
    season, which will allow him to see quite a bit of playing time, but
    won’t afford him chances to match up against quality competition.

    From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com#ixzz33u7Jdgv0


  • Twinkie defense

    When does the new League year start? I don’t think Warriors are allowed to pay any more money to teams to facilitate this kind of trade until after the draft. I may be wrong, but it will be close – and today, we can’t give another team even $5.

  • Howard Benner

    i believe it is the day before the draft.

    Yes, the W’s will be able to purchase a second round pick but that probably will ahve to be in the mid 40’s or so. There are other teams in the same dearth of draft pick boat as the W’s so competition will be fierce. . .

    However, as I’m sure you know the W’s cannot offer their first round selection in 2015 in trade until after July 1. . .thus ano Kevin Love consideration wouold have to be put on hold until then. However, & this benefits the W’s I don’t think the ‘Wolves will entertain offers for Love until next season’s trade deadline. . .then all interested parties will have a better opportunity to gauge any & all potential trade assets after the accompanying off season conditioning/development (wonder if the W’s will entertain the possibility of placing Barnes on their Summer League team?!) session & the first part of the regular season concludes. . .

  • Twinkie defense

    If the Warriors can spend their $3+ mil the day before the draft, that could help them with a Love trade by either sending Minnesota the money or buying a pick and sending that for Love (or buying a pick which would free up their 2015 pick to trade – though I think a sooner pick would be preferable to a later pick for the Wolves).

    It seems like late-round firsts are very often available. Lot of teams seem to want to trade out. There’s what, three can’t miss guys in the draft, and then a lot of guys who will be out of the League in three years? : )

    Does this guy project as a center? As far as young centers, we already have Ezili and Kuzmic. I suppose you can’t have enough seven footers? But I might want to address the PF position more.

    Though, as we saw by the FO grabbing up Green and Festus late in the draft, if they spot an under appreciated gem, at whatever position, they ought to do what they can to grab him.

  • Howard Benner

    Yes, he’s a 5. . he possesses better movement skills than Kuzmic. . he’s not much of a leaper but has a 7’4″ wingspan. as usual not much in the post move department. . .considered a developmental pick. . .would be less costlier to “purchase” a second round pick than a first rounder. . .&, as you know first rounders are ‘guaranteed” a roster spot.

    I don’t think the ‘Wolves would or should trade Love until the trade deadline. . .it would mess with their pre season marketing campaign & if some players (Harrison Barnes) develop then the W’s move to the top of the “let’s get Love” pack. . .

  • Twinkie defense
  • Howard Benner

    From what i understand July 1st