Steve Kerr: Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green Expected at Warriors Camp

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2020

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he expects Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green to attend a potential camp for the team to bridge the gap between the end of the regular season and December's scheduled beginning of the 2020-21 season.

"We definitely need to get our team together for a period of time," Kerr said, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. "I would not consider these voluntary workouts," Kerr said. "Given that we'd be staring at a nine-month break, to be perfectly honest, I would be shocked if any one of [Curry, Green or Thompson] said to me, 'No, I don't want the work.' They all know they need the work, and we all need the work. So, they'll be there."

Kerr said the NBA has been "great" about teams that are not traveling to Orlando for playoff seeding games in July scheduling a camp. Teams have expressed concerns about not being able to convene for more than eight months between the March halting of the regular season and the beginning of next season.

Curry missed all but five games of the 2019-20 season, and Thompson missed the entire campaign due to injury. Their absences forced Golden State into something of a gap year, finishing its regular season with an NBA-worst 15-50 record.

The Warriors will have a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft.

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It's unclear when these camps would convene. The NBA is loosely planning a Dec. 1 start date for the 2020-21 season and an Oct. 15 draft. That would give teams almost no time to convene before the start of training camp.

It's likely, then, that teams would be limited to gathering for a camp of players who are currently on the roster and under contract for 2020-21.