Last week, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr downplayed the importance of his team maintaining control over the no. 1seed in the Western Conference for the remainder of the season, saying that he “won’t run guys ragged” to keep control over first place in the conference. Warriors forward Draymond Green echoed that sentiment on Thursday:
Draymond on Kerr talking about importance of the 1 seed: "It used to be really important, it's not really important anymore."
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 16, 2017
Stephen Curry disagrees, per Kurt Helin of NBC Sports:
“We want to get that done. Obviously, we want to lock up home court advantage throughout the playoffs. That’s a big deal,” Curry told NBCSports.com. “I think we can do both (lock up the home court and get healthy). We have 15 or 16 games left in the season (16), that’s a lot of time to control your own destiny with taking care of the rest of our home games, and finish out the season strong. There’s plenty of time to get that done and get rested to make sure we’re energized for the playoffs.”