Steve Kerr: "Steph Curry knows he won't make 400 threes again this season"

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With Kevin Durant's addition to the Golden State Warriors this season, as expected, sacrifices will have to be made across the team to fit in one of the league's best players. 

However, the sacrifices that the Warriors have to make won't harm them in any way, it's quite the opposite. 

Back-to-back MVP Steph Curry shattered his own three-point record last year by hitting 402 in the regular season - surpassing his own previous mark of 286 - proving that he is arguably the best shooter the game has ever seen. 

However, head coach Steve Kerr has pumped the brakes on the potential of Steph beating his own record once again by insisting that he doesn't expect him to reach that number in consecutive campaigns.

With KD on board, both Curry and Klay Thompson will have to change their game accordingly to allow the former OKC man to make a seamless transition to his new team.

That will result in fewer shots for the Splash Brothers and Kerr has made it clear that the shots will be evenly distributed among the three All-Stars.

"I think Steph probably knows he's not hitting 400 threes this year. He knows," Kerr said.

That may be the Warriors coach's way of laying down a subtle challenge for the Dubs superstar who, as we all know, is more than capable of beating his mark of 402 even with fewer shots. 

Unlike his coach, though, the point guard doesn't believe that the arrival of Durant will result in less shots for himself and Klay. 

When asked last month if his shots will decrease, he said: "No. I did the math though. I did some advanced analytics. There are plenty of shots to go around. Obviously when KD came, some guys left so there are some shots [available].

"Me and Klay average a certain amount. I know what KD averaged last year in Oklahoma City so it all fits into a full game's worth of shots. We will figure it out."

It will be fascinating to see how it all pans out in Oakland, but the early signs in pre-season show that the big four of Curry, Durant, Thompson and Draymond Green are having no problems sharing a court, which is frightening for the rest of the league.

Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Klay Thompson
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division

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