Here we go, #DubNation!
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) December 27, 2016
The always candid Steve Kerr knows it’s no sure thing that his quartet of stars will all land spots on the Western Conference All-Star team.
“I don’t know,” Kerr said when asked if Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all deserve to make the roster.
“They’re all all-star players, but when you ask that question, if you’re going to answer it practically, then you have to say, ‘Alright, who’s not going to make it?’”
Only 12 players crack the squad, which means including all four Dubs would create a serious roster crunch for deserving candidates on the other 14 teams in the West.
“If all four make it, that only leaves eight spots,” Kerr said. “I guarantee I can find more than eight guys that can be at the all-star game. People are going to be left out who deserve to be there. That’s just the numbers game. So, I have no idea how it will play out but I know all four of our guys are very deserving.”
Raptors aiming to join Warriors, Cavs in superteam conversation
The Toronto Raptors are the best team in the NBA that nobody ever talks about. Or watches. The Raptors will only play in six nationally televised games all year.
When head coach Dwane Casey was asked if his 22-8 team deserves to be in the same conversation as the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, he pointed out that he’s guiding the third-youngest roster in the NBA and that there’s no “magic wand” for turning his players into vets over night.
“Only time is going to help us get to that [level],” Casey said. “But that’s our goal. We’re knocking on the door. We’re not there yet, but I think we’re knocking on the door.”