Warriors’ coach Jackson wants Curry to limit turnovers this season

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Mark Jackson has made it clear to Golden State’s star point guard Stephen Curry that protecting the ball should be a high priority.

“My only thing with Steph, and he knows it, is that he has to do a better job taking care of the basketball,” Jackson said.  “I asked him before camp started, what’s the biggest thing for him in camp?  And he said ‘taking care of the basketball.’  And I said, no.  And he looked at me like I was crazy.  And I said, no — coming out of camp healthy.  That’s the biggest thing.  So I don’t want to put any demands on his body, or doing crazy stuff in the middle of practice, trying to split two guys and spin.  Take care of the basketball, continually get better, and stay healthy.  That’s our biggest thing, anyway.”

It seems Jackson’s priorities are in good order, for loss to Curry, would likely be detrimental to putting up wins.

“We’ve got guys who was here a month early.  So I don’t have to run ’em crazy or go two-a-days five times.  We did it twice the first two days, and in those situations, our night practices were more so dummy offense, no contact.  So there was no need.  They came here early.  I’m not going to punish them.  They should get rewarded.”

Last season, Curry averaged a career high in turnovers, with over three per game.  Golden State should sit with a higher playoff speed should Curry improve his game, avoiding turnovers.

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