SAN FRANCISCO – No matter where this Warriors season is heading, or how inelegant they will look at times, Steph Curry knows it can be worse. That it actually has been worse.
There have been many Warriors seasons over the past quarter-century with no foreseeable improvement, atrocious teams mired in competitive quicksand with no discernable way out.
Of those players on the Warriors roster this season, only Curry knows. He experienced it as a rookie in 2009-10. He remembers it without fondness. And he firmly believes this woebegone season is not like the one that introduced him to the NBA 10 years ago.
“It was tougher when we first got here, for sure,” Curry told NBC Sports Bay Area on Friday. “For one, I didn’t know what I was doing. We were the young guys trying to figure it out. It’s hard when you don’t know what you don’t know because it was that early in that process.
“That first window,” he adds, “it was rough.”
The Warriors in 2008-09, the year before Curry arrived, were as much a circus as a basketball team. They were 29-53. Ownership was inept. General manager Chris Mullin was dumped six wee