Stephen Curry is ready for a new challenge as the Golden State Warriors will enter the 19-20 season without Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. The Warriors will also be without Klay Thompson for at least half of the season.
"I mean, the three years that we had were special," Curry said. "With KD, we had three straight Finals appearances. We won two of them, and we accomplished a lot as a group.
"Everybody talks about the amount of talent that we had on that team, but that doesn't guarantee that you can figure it out on the court, that you can put all the pieces together to be successful."
The Warriors will work to incorporate D'Angelo Russell into the backcourt with Curry.
"The chemistry will develop quickly. We'll be really purposeful about that and trying to set the tone for how we're going to play this year," Curry said. "It's about encouraging each other and having confidence that we'll bring the best out of each other. Then when Klay gets back [from a torn ACL] as well, add him to the backcourt mix. It's going to be fun.
"I'm excited, to be honest with you. Five straight years in the Finals and we've accomplished a lot, and three championships. There's a lot to be proud of. But everybody wants a new challenge in terms of how do you get back to that level."