Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry says he is ready for the "new challenge" of taking his new team to the same level as his teams that reached five consecutive NBA finals.
Speaking on Thursday after a practice round for the celebrity golf tournament of the American Century Championship, Curry tackled the losses of Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and DeMarcus Cousins, among others. He said he understood Durant's decision to join the Brooklyn Nets and said, "You want to find your happiness, wherever you are.
"I mean, the three years we had were special," Curry said. "With KD, we had three consecutive appearances in the Finals, we won two of them, and we achieved a lot as a group.
"Everyone talks about the amount of talent we had on that team, but that does not guarantee that you can solve it on the court, that you can put all the pieces together to be successful."
Curry has not spent much time with the Warriors' big uptick in the offseason, D & # 39; Angelo Russell, but he said he was waiting for the versatility that the former Nets player can offer.
"The chemistry will develop quickly, we will have a great purpose and try to set the tone of how we are going to play this year," Curry said. "It's about encouraging each other and having confidence that we're going to make the best of each one." Then, when Klay [Thompson] Also come back, add it to the background mix. It's going to be fun.
"I'm excited, to be honest with you, five consecutive years in the Finals and we've achieved a lot, and three championships, there's a lot to be proud of, but everyone wants a new challenge in terms of how to get back to that level."
Curry, 31, noted that he is now the oldest player of the Warriors after the offseason and that "he will have to intensify my game".
"You talk about Andre and Shaun [Livingston], two boys who do things the right way, have the highest level of professionalism, leadership and only have a presence when they enter the room, "he said. So it's going to be fun, it's going to be difficult to see them on different teams. But look at everything we've achieved and those are things we'll remember all our lives. "
Curry will play in the celebrity golf tournament for the seventh time. He finished 11th in 2018, and his best results were the fourth places in 2013 and 2017.