Warriors star and reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant added: "Obviously, you want to play a good brand of ball every time you step out, but you also try to start seeing how deep your rotation is, because we're preparing for the playoffs".
Golden State will try to become the first team since the 2000-2002 Los Angeles Lakers to win three consecutive National Basketball Association titles and match the second-longest championship run in National Basketball Association history, joining the 1950s Minneapolis Lakers and 1960s Boston Celtics as the only clubs to win four titles in five years.
The Warriors' upcoming move is just one of many recent upgrades around the league. "Us just trying to get a feel for one another".
The Sacramento Kings begin their third season in sparkling Golden 1 Center.
The Warriors will move to their new arena in San Francisco next season. "That's a great problem to have", Thompson said. "There's teams that can, but you've got to do it, and you're going to have to do it four times". "You have a tough night as a team because of that crowd". A flawless example of this is the Atlanta Hawks and Trae Young. Among the most compelling new features in the arena - where capacity has been slightly reduced to 16,600 - will be the league's third-largest centre-hung scoreboard with a rounded, 360-degree video screen.
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United go into the game in eighth place in the table and are already seven points adrift of Chelsea , who are joint-top. Obviously they are not playing Champions League, and that puts (their focus) just on the Premier League .
Oakland-based Oracle Arena, has served as the home court for the Warriors for the last 47 years. Even through all the down years. It's leaving a big legacy behind in Oakland because people might not get to see us as much in San Francisco.
"None of us are ready for this run to come to an end", said Golden State's Draymond Green, part of all three Warriors' titles in this four-year run of dominance. The Lakers will host the other four. Portland pretty much brought back the entire roster, and will hope that another year of backcourt brilliance from Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum will help lead them back to the playoffs - this time with better results. Golden State and Cleveland won Game 7s on the road before the Warriors swept the Cavaliers for their second straight title.
Sales of James-printed jerseys are also soaring, the Lakers having reportedly sold double the amount of merchandise during preseason compared to previous year. "There's a really fantastic spirit to Oakland and what the teams mean to their lives". "No matter if it's a Tuesday night at home or a back-to-back in some random East Coast city, you're going to be tested and you can't just sleepwalk through stuff".
Steve Kerr is expected to make adjustments to the Warriors lackluster preseason. He always loved playing in Oakland even when the Warriors were bad because the fans were so committed, so loud. We play in front of such wonderful fans. It's hard to replicate an atmosphere like Oracle's. The old Chicago Stadium where I played to the new one. It's hard to create that same sort of intimacy when you're building a new arena with suites and concourses and everything else. A waterfront park project is also underway.
"When they are rolling, and I know there have been some Phoenix teams who have been really fun to watch, everybody liked watching Jordan and the Bulls". I think back to the Boston Garden, going to the new Garden.