Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry does not think the team's expectations of playing at the "championship level" have changed despite a major overhaul of his lineup, he said Thursday.
Curry's comments were held at a press conference after a training session at the American Century Championship's celebrity golf tournament in Nevada. He was asked about the departure of his former teammates, Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala, and about the arrival of D & # 39; Angelo Russell.
"A lot of changes," Curry told the Warriors style of play. "It will develop when we come together in a group – for us, myself, Klay [Thompson]Draymond [Green], adding Angelo [Russell] and a lot of hungry young guys trying to prove themselves, that will look different. But the expectations of how we play, this basketball championship level, will not change. I am excited about it. "
Durant and Andre Iguodala – who played in the same celebrity golf tournament on Thursday and shared a hug with Curry – are two of the seven players who are no longer with the Warriors after a wave of Dubs front office action during the early days of the NBA free agency.
Curry told reporters that his time playing with Durant was "special".
"We've done a lot as a group, everyone is talking about all the talent we had in this team, but that does not mean you can put everything together, now we're trying to recreate that."
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At age 31, he was the oldest person in the current Warrior lineup. Iguodala was one of the oldest players in the team before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. "I have to improve my game .It is a difficult business.You knew that someday, there would be radical changes," he said before praising the professionalism of Iguodala and from Shaun Livingston, excluded from the team.
Despite the starts, Curry said he would quickly try to develop chemistry with his new teammate, Russell. "We're really going to think about it and try to set the tone for how we play this year," said Curry.
"It's about encouraging each other and having confidence in getting the best out of everyone, and then when Klay comes in, we'll add it to the background, so it'll be fun."
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