Steve Kerr is fully aware Eastern Conference teams are doing everything they can to knock off the defending back-to-back champion Warriors when it comes time for the playoffs.
Kerr addressed the movement in the East at the trade deadline and expressed he’s still confident the Warriors have what it takes to bring home another title.
“I see them all trying to steal the throne,” Kerr told reporters Friday, via NBC Bay Area. “That’s the whole idea. The whole thing in the NBA is if you’ve got a chance to win a title, if you’ve got a team that has an opportunity, you go for it.
“I like our chances, in terms of what we’re about and what we’re capable of.”
The 76ers started making moves by acquiring Tobias Harris from the Clippers and then added Jonathon Simmons and James Ennis to their bench at the deadline after acquiring Jimmy Butler earlier this season. The Raptors added center Marc Gasol to play alongside Kawhi Leonard, while the Bucks traded for Nikola Mirotic to compliment Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“It’s about as wild of a day as I can ever remember, trade deadline-wise,” Kerr said. “There’s always a handful of deals, but I don’t remember anything like that. With everybody in the East loading up, it’s definitely an interesting time in the NBA.”
The Bucks hold a 41-13 record, the best not only in the Eastern Conference but also in the NBA. The Raptors are second in the East, sitting 40-16, while the 76ers are 35-20 and fifth.