NBA ‘22-23: Warriors out to defend, amid tons of contenders

  • Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) handles the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (1) during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert passes during the NBA basketball team's practice Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr talks to referee Ed Malloy (14) after a foul was called on center James Wiseman during the first half of the team’s NBA preseason basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in San Francisco on Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Golden State coach Steve Kerr went into last season uncertain if his club would be good enough to contend for another NBA championship.