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Steph Curry returning to old substitution pattern amid Warriors’ losing streak

  Steph Curry returning to old substitution pattern amid Warriors’ losing streak Curry is changing things up as Warriors go through tough stretch.Marcus Thompson of The Athletic reported this week that Curry is returning to his old substitution pattern following the Warriors’ loss to the imploding Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. The former MVP will go back to playing all of the first and third quarters and resting to start the second and fourth.

Though the Golden State Warriors don't yet know who their first-round playoff matchup will be, they know that they've avoided the dreaded Play-In Tournament. One other uncertainty as of Sunday night is the availability of superstar point guard Stephen Curry for the start of the postseason.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry © Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr met with media members prior to the team's regular-season finale against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday and discussed the two-time MVP.

Curry went down with a sprained ligament in his left foot in mid-March and it was reported on April 1 that he would miss the remainder of the regular season slate. Curry was injured during a controversial play against the Boston Celtics when his leg got rolled on by Boston guard Marcus Smart as both players wrestled for a loose ball.

After some initial struggles without the all-time three-point king on the floor — losing six of seven contests — the Dubs have righted the ship of late, winning their last four.

Anonymous Warriors staffer: Draymond Green is the control center of everything we do

  Anonymous Warriors staffer: Draymond Green is the control center of everything we do The Warriors are 14-11 without Green in the lineup and 28-6 when Green is active. The Warriors led the league in net rating at 8.7 prior to Jan. 9, but have a net rating of just 3.1 (ninth in the NBA) since then. As one Warriors staff member told ESPN: “He’s the control center of everything we do.

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Cavaliers hire former NBA guard Jose Calderon as special advisor to front office .
Calderon spent 14 years as an active player and featured for the Cavs during the 2017-18 season as Cleveland completed a fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors swept the Cavaliers that spring. Recently, Calderon worked with the National Basketball Players Association as a special assistant to NBPA executive director Michele Roberts and to the union's senior management team on strategy and issues directly impacting current players. "We are thrilled to add someone of Jose Calderon's background and experience to our front office," Altman said for the prepared statement.

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