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Warriors’ Steve Kerr thinks David Lee will start, envisions Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes as stretch forwards

LAS VEGAS — Warriors coach Steve Kerr has made it known that he’d like a big man to stretch the floor with his ability to shoot.

If the Warriors aren’t able to sign one or trade for Kevin Love, Kerr is looking at Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes to complement David Lee.

Kerr said Barnes was a standout in summer league practices and said he was a candidate to be a starter. He noted Green has worked on his jump shot. Last season, Barnes’ 3-point shooting dipped to 34.7 percent while Green’s improved to 33.3 percent.

“That’s where I think Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes can make a big difference if we go small,” Kerr told KNBR on Friday. “Their ability to shoot threes is big. You saw Draymond make five threes in Game 7 (of the playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers), which is one of the reasons why the Warriors almost won that game. We need some shooting out of that position.

“I love David Lee, and I think he’s going to be our starter, and he’s going to score a lot and be our slasher and our interior scorer. But we need to complement that with some perimeter shooting from that spot, too.”

Diamond Leung