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Golden State Warriors: 20-1

If Klay Thompson ends up getting that significant extension prior to the Oct. 31 deadline, then he must consider giving some of it to new Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, whose opened-up crime has been generating only quality looks for its shooting guard during the preseason. Thompson can keep the majority of the money; the vast majority of his advancement has to do with killer assurance and a perfect release. We can’t charge Kerr for all those items. What is happening with Thompson is a symptom of a bigger change in Golden State–one which is giving rise to the expectation that last year’s 51-win campaign was only the start. B/R’s Howard Beck chronicled the issues with former head coach Mark Jackson’s plan of attack:”The crime too often stalled and stagnated, resulting in muddled isolation plays and contested jumpers. There was little movement or dynamism, and small sense of cohesion.” Already one of the league’s best defensive outfits (the Warriors rated third in defensive efficiency last year), Kerr’s club is moving the ball beautifully on crime. Andrew Bogut and David Lee, fantastic passers equally, are now hubs of this assault, and Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala et al. are feasting on cuts, flares and brush displays. All this, and Kerr has just had a few months to install the fundamentals of his admittedly complicated plot. If Golden State gets past the turnovers that hurt it last season and proceeded to crop up throughout the preseason, it is the group with the best opportunity to take one of the West’s top three spots from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Clippers or San Antonio Spurs. If that occurs, Thompson will not be lonely in due a debt to Kerr. Fans across the Bay Area will be there with him. Read more: