At one point, the Golden State Warriors were in a prime position to trade for Kevin Love. But the Warriors were unwilling to part with Klay Thompson, so the Minnesota Timberwolves ultimately agreed to terms on a deal that will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In wake of the Love trade, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told ibabuzz.com that he doesn’t expect the team to make major roster changes before the upcoming 2014-15 season.
“All indications are that this is the group we’re going forward with, but you never say never,” Kerr said. “You never know what’s going to happen, and ultimately that’s not my job. I’m coaching the team that’s here, but there’s no question that we feel very confident and comfortable with the group that we have. The team’s been on the rise the past couple of years, and I believe in continuity and players growing together, and that’s what we’re trying to accomplish.”
With Love being the last big fish to fall, it doesn’t seem like the Warriors could pull off anything major if they wanted to. Regardless, the team seems content with the current roster. Point guard Stephen Curry made similar comments to Kerr on July 30.
Curry to Ken Berger of CBS Sports:
I expect the same team to be back. We were a great team last year. We took the Clippers to a Game 7 on the road in the last two minutes and weren’t 100 percent, so hopefully we can be healthy and be a better team next year.”
The Warriors posted a record of 51-31 this past season.