Bob Myers said the Golden State Warriors plan on being "good partners" if the NBA resumes the 19-20 regular season and teams without a mathematical chance of making the playoffs are called back to play games.
Steve Kerr made controversial comments on April 28th indicating the Warriors were operating as though their season was already over despite 17 games remaining on the schedule.
"It feels like the offseason," Kerr said then, mentioning a Zoom call he and Myers had with the players. "... It was just a chance to check in, but it was also a chance for Bob to update the players on his contact with the league and the latest news, but it also kind of felt like our annual team exit meeting. Our coaching staff has been undergoing staff evaluations, offseason plans, so we are absolutely in offseason mode right now."
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports those comments particularly caused a stir among playoff teams.
"The truth is we have the worst record in the league. That's a fact," Myers said. "It's hard to motivate in our unique position. But that doesn't mean players don't have pride and won't come back and play and care about the league as a whole. We want to be good partners and we will be good partners.
"We'd like to see Steph [Curry] play with [Andrew] Wiggins; I think we got to see that for one game where we were hoping to see that."