Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
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Kerr contract extension top priority for Warriors after Finals win

Kerr contract extension top priority for Warriors after Finals win

Not many people have left here. Free agents will line up for the chance to move west even if that means taking some pay cuts.

It's their league now, without question.

The Warriors have dethroned The King - LeBron James - with back-to-back NBA Finals wins against overmatched Cavaliers teams, and those wins may have tacitly convinced him to leave OH this summer, when he will be a free agent.

The Cavs may very well be coming apart.

Likely riding high following his team's championship victory Friday night, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reportedly dished a serious compliment to opposing player LeBron James, in a comparison to National Basketball Association great Michael Jordan. "Always wanted to win here". "So we'll have plenty of time over the summer to talk about what next year's going to look like and what it's going to take for us to get back to this stage next year". And unlike those other dynasties, the Warriors are still going.

LeBron James claims he played final three games with broken hand. Two years, two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and nearly certainly a new contract in the next few weeks after he and the Warriors decide on the best way to proceed.

This much is clear: Golden State has no designs on giving up its throne. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of the finals.

Curry got things started with 12 first-quarter points on 4-of-6 shooting and a 2-3 mark from 3-point range, and his field-goal totals were nearly half of Cleveland's (a combined 8-of-25 from the field). "I think I've shown this year why I will still continue to be in championship mode". LeBron's motto is "Strive for Greatness" and each and every year he wants to be just that, the greatest player on the court, if not to ever play the game. "That's my only concern".

The Warriors will re-sign Durant to keep their core four players together.

According to the outlet, Kerr said that in the past, the Warriors "weren't fearful" of James' shooting ability but they "were fearful of his power and his penetration and his passing". They'll be hellbent this summer on getting over that hump and are in a solid position to make that happen. In 2004 Karl Malone and Gary Payton had both taken pay cuts to sign for the midlevel exceptions, joining forces with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. The Warriors may be leaving great piles of money on the table, but they still get even greater piles of money.

They are built for the long haul. In only his second game back from an injury that sidelined him for six games, the veteran swingman gave the Warriors 11 points, hitting three 3-pointers along the way. Some will try to do so in 2019. A father of three, his priorities have changed again, and this time the decision is more complicated. You don't just have to assemble a roster that can challenge Golden State, but you have to do it at close to their price.

Durant is already curious about how young teammates progress next season. "I think we love to see each other succeed". Opening night is four months away, after all. "So, I don't have an answer for you right now". "I know the veterans are going to come back and do exactly what they need to do".

It might be there for years.

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