Warriors general manager Bob Myers has joined coach Steve Kerr has in saying that he likes the team’s current roster.
Those sentiments don’t rule out a Warriors trade for Minnesota star Kevin Love being made this offseason, but they are letting it be known that they are fine standing pat.
“We want to give this coaching staff a chance to coach a roster that we think is pretty good,” Myers told Warriors broadcaster Bob Fitzgerald on KNBR on Monday. “It doesn’t mean we think we’re championship-ready. We’re always looking to do things. But we do think the roster is good and young, and we’d like to see what it can do with the new staff.”
The Warriors in the offseason have brought in a new coaching staff under Kerr, signed backup guard Shaun Livingston and feel that a healthy Festus Ezeli will add another valuable rotation player they didn’t’ have last season.
Somewhat similarly, Minnesota president and coach Flip Saunders has indicated that he does not have to trade Love by the start of the season and could be content trying to contend for the playoffs with his big man.
If a deal is to be made, young players such as Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes could become Timberwolves. But the Warriors continue to say they’d like to keep the current group together.
“What I think people often do and maybe sometimes make the mistake doing is pull the trigger quickly on your roster without giving it time to develop,” Myers said. “And we think we’ve got a lot of youth, and we do think we’ve got a higher ceiling than 51 (wins last season).”
“We like our roster. Obviously if you’re not good enough, you’ve got to make changes, but we think we’re good.”