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The Golden State Warriors have had to give up on almost every single one of their youngsters.
They parted ways with James Wiseman and recently traded Jordan Poole.
Still, they held onto Jonathan Kuminga, who has shown flashes of outstanding two-way play but has struggled to find consistent playing time, especially last season.
That might not be the case next year, as coach Steve Kerr recently raved about him, stating that he’s had a very positive summer and that all the coaches have given him rave reviews throughout the course of the offseason (Via 95.7 The Game).
Kerr on Kuminga’s offseason:
“I’m excited about JK. He’s had a really good summer. I was getting reports routinely… The coaches were all raving about him, saying that he’s really worked hard.” pic.twitter.com/4Hh4GANP3P
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) September 25, 2023
Kuminga is an elite athlete and his defensive potential is through the roof.
He’s strong, physical, and can finish through contact, and while his shot is a work in progress, he has shown the ability to consistently knock down shots from mid range.
Some analysts believe he’s in for a breakout season, granted that he’s likely to have Chris Paul running the second unit.
Paul has always been wonderful for young players on the verge of a breakout, and he’ll give him the ball in the spots he needs them to be more efficient.
Kuminga has reportedly been frustrated with his lack of playing time and there were even some rumors of a potential desire to be traded.
Also, there were reports of him not seeing eye-to-eye with Draymond Green.
But he’s still quite young, and while the Warriors don’t usually favor young players or player development, this might finally be his year.
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