DENVER (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr will rest Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bogut against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
In addition, the Warriors also will be without center Marreese Speights, who was suspended for one game by the NBA for pleading no contest to reckless driving, the league announced.
That’s 67 percent of the team’s offense on the bench against a Nuggets squad which has gone 4-2 since interim coach Melvin Hunt took over after the firing of Brian Shaw.
Kerr understands there will be disappointed fans showing up at Pepsi Center expecting to see the Splash Brothers, a nickname given to Thompson and Curry. But with the Warriors playing the New York Knicks at home Saturday, Kerr would rather rest his top players now.