Steve Kerr Issues Early Message to Warriors Fans About Next Season

It's way too early to know what sort of expectations the Warriors will bring into next season.

Kevin Durant is a free agent and it's anybody's guess what the two-time Finals MVP will decide. Even if he does re-sign with the Dubs, he's probably going to miss the entire season as he recovers from his ruptured right Achilles.

Klay Thompson is also a free agent. And even though it's widely expected that he will return to the only franchise he's played for, the five-time All-Star is going to be sidelined for much (if not all) of the 2019-20 campaign as he makes the journey back following his left ACL tear.

Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala are both entering the final year of their contracts.

DeMarcus Cousins is most likely gone. Shaun Livingston might retire or he could be waived or traded. Kevon Looney is an unrestricted free agent and it's far from certain that he will be back for a fifth season.

Jonas Jerebko is a free agent, Andrew Bogut is headed back to Australia and the Warriors haven't yet extended qualifying offers to Jordan Bell or Quinn Cook.

The Warriors selected three players in last week's NBA Draft, and it's unclear if any of them will be mainstays in the rotation.

There's a lot of uncertainty right now.

"We'll see what our roster ends up looking like. Everything's on the table for us going into next year -- from starting jobs, to style of play -- we got a lot to sort through," Golden State head coach Steve Kerr told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic on Wednesday. "And from that perspective I think it's exciting.

"I think our fans ... obviously we want to compete for a championship every year and our fans probably expect that and we've had that the last five years.

"But I think next year, there will be a lot of interest from our fans in watching our young players grow, and watching a team form and watching a style form. And we'll see how all that comes together.

"But I know I'm excited and I our staff is excited for what's coming."

Kerr is essentially telling Warriors fans ...

... to make other plans in early June because a sixth straight trip to the NBA Finals looks very unlikely.

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There are already plenty of people in the basketball world who believe the Dubs will be fighting just to make the playoffs.

Once again, it's way too early to make any sort of predictions. But Year 1 in Chase Center is going to be ...

... different in many ways.

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