The Golden State Warriors have struggled to find much of a rhythm early on this season and currently sit at 25-14, but head coach Steve Kerr believes it's only a matter of time before the back-to-back defending champs hit their groove.
"We've got to do better," Kerr said on Saturday, per ESPN's Nick Friedell. "We know that. We've got to play better as a team. We're at the halfway point now of the season coming up, so we are going to continue to work and we're going to get to the point where we're going to reach our potential, but we haven't gotten there yet for sure."
Kerr, per Friedell, noted that there have been a number of factors holding his team back this season:
"There's various issues. It never comes down to one thing. But when we're at our best our defense is really sharp. And our offensive execution compliments our defense—the game's always connected. Every game that we struggle it's not one thing, it's always something a little different. The other night I think our offensive execution really suffered and that led to poor transition defense. But a different night you could point to something else."
"We just haven't gotten to the point where we know what to expect from our group night in and night out. It's been a little bit of a roller coaster ride the whole first half of the season. Some of that has to do with injuries, some of that has to do with the fact that we just haven't built the momentum that can come through consistent play and attention to detail. That's what we have to get to and I'm confident we'll get there."
Of course, there's no reason for a team that has won three of the past four championships to panic in early January—especially when it sits just 1.5 games back of the top spot in the Western Conference.