SAITAMA, Japan — The Warriors solely had three coaching camp practices earlier than a 10-hour flight throughout the Pacific Ocean. Their preseason opener tipped off whereas their adjusting physique clocks nonetheless informed them it was 3 a.m. This is a profitable journey to Japan, with vacationer advantages, however doesn’t domesticate the perfect developmental surroundings within the earliest days of an NBA calendar.
In response, the Warriors opted to relaxation Klay Thompson out of precaution after which watched Steph Curry, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins shoot a mixed 3-of-24 in a rusty 41-point first half in opposition to the Wizards. Still, although, there have been a number of leftover storylines with some which means — from the performances down the roster to the responsive, pleasant Japanese crowd.
Let’s begin on the court docket.
1. James Wiseman’s reappearance
Steve Kerr will spend the primary month, not less than, toggling with all types of lineup mixtures to determine how greatest to combine and match past his established starters. In the preseason opener, that meant a Curry/Moses Moody/Jonathan Kuminga/Draymond Green/James Wiseman group to open the second quarter, pairing three latest lottery picks with two franchise legends.
In their opening moments collectively, each Green and Curry discovered Wiseman for a bucket on the rim.