SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 18: Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks with Golden State Warriors’ Jonathan Kuminga (00) in the fourth quarter of their NBA game against the Detroit Pistons at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
SAN FRANCISCO — Post-championship hangovers are real.
The Warriors, having won four titles since 2015, know this as well as anyone.
And a big part of the hangover is how little time there is between winning that title and starting the defense of it.
It seems as if the NBA Finals just ended in Boston — Steph Curry’s “Petty King” summer tour is still in full swing — but on Saturday, the Warriors will officially practice for the first time in preparation of their 2022-23 season and a chance to repeat at champions in nine months.
For the Warriors’ veterans, this experience is commonplace.
But this go-around should be quite different for the Dubs.
Last season, the Warriors were had “two timelines” — young and old.
It was tough to manage, though Golden State did it in the best way possible — winning it all.
So why not add another? This season, the Warriors will be managing three timelines.
There are the grey hairs: the Warriors’ 30-something core players. Then there are the experienced guys: players in the middle of their careers that are well established…