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He also discussed his early impressions of his new teammate D’Angelo Russell while speaking to reporters at a basketball camp Monday night.
Curry touched on his relationship with Durant and what they accomplished over the past three seasons during the interview.
“We won two championships and I think we both got better throughout the process both as basketball players and as people,” Curry said. “With the demand every single night to be great and everything that comes with… it’s a lot to handle and I think me and him especially on that level could connect.”
As for Durant’s departure, Curry said he’s happy his former teammate feels satisfied with his choice, and predicted Durant would be back in the future to celebrate the two titles he won.
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“Obviously at the end of the day him going to Brooklyn, you’re just trying to make sure he’s happy and going to a place he feels like he needs to be,” he said. “At the end of the day you have to be happy about that for him. That’s what every player in this league wants, to be in a situation where they can decide where they want to play. I’ll always remember the three years we had, like he said we’ll probably be back here down the road celebrating those like they did the 74-75 team, so it’ll be cool when that happens.”
When Durant chose to sign with the Nets, the Warriors acquired All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell in the ensuing sign-and-trade deal. Curry worked out with his new teammate in late July; On Monday night, he discussed how he envisions the two working together.
“He’s just amazingly talented and skilled and he’s got creativity in terms of ball handling, the way he can see the floor, obviously he can shoot the lights out,” Curry said of Russell. “He’ll give us a different look in terms of somebody who can have the ball in their hands and create offense, and we’re going to need that playmaking ability.”
Curry added the offense will “take a different look” when Klay Thompson returns from the ACL injury he sustained in the 2019 NBA Finals.
“We’ll be able to balance and work off each other as well, when Klay gets back it’ll take a different look and so I’m excited about the opportunities,” he said. “There are obviously unknowns, we’ll have to work out the rotations and things like that but in terms of just what he can do with the basketball in his hands I can’t wait to see the show.”
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