OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry suggested a different offensive approach for his team on Wednesday, three days after a 109-108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in which Curry took only 11 shots.
"I definitely want to be in more pick-and-roll situations," he said at Golden State's practice facility when asked whether the ball is in his hand enough this season. "Whether I'm getting shots or whether we're manufacturing ball movement, that's a strength of ours, regardless of how teams play us."
On what happened in the game Sunday, Curry said, "There were certain sets we were really good at, whether it's drags, pick-and-rolls, whether it's utilizing our post splits and things like that where we can get more space. Didn't really go to those sets as much."
Curry mentioned Golden State's poor offensive showing at the end of the game, noting that they were in a great position to win.
"At the end of the day we were up 14 with six minutes left, so there's not a lot to complain about," Curry said. "Just knowing that if we're in that situation again, and even how to create even more separation score-wise throughout the game, we can not go so far away from the strengths of our offense."
With the introduction of Kevin Durant, Curry has seen a reduction in offensive involvement, scoring six fewer points a game than last season and getting more than three fewer shots per game.
"I think Steph has probably had the biggest adjustment of all of our players from [Durant]'s arrival," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after Tuesday's practice. "I think if you look at it from a practical standpoint, he's doing great. His numbers are still fantastic. Forty percent from 3, 24 points per game. But he also happens to be coming off the greatest shooting season in the history of mankind last year. He has set the bar so high for himself that it's going to be a point of discussion."
Kerr said that, though Curry might be held to an unfair standard, there are things the Warriors can do to improve his situation.
"We can help him," Kerr said. "I can put him in a better position to get going. We're still learning, still growing. I'm not the slightest bit concerned."
Kerr also indicated that Curry reduced his role to ease Durant's comfort level.
"I think it's a combination of the entire process," Kerr said. "We're 32 games into this. He made a clear effort in training camp to defer to [Durant]. He wanted to get Kevin comfortable."
Kerr's comments on helping Curry come after he voiced criticism of Curry's decision-making in the loss to the Cavs.
"I think [Curry] can be a little smarter," Kerr said after the game. "I think he can make better decisions, and that'll help against anybody. But I'm not worried about him missing shots; I'm more worried about just decision-making and making sure that we're where we need to be as a group."
Golden State's next game is Wednesday night, against the Toronto Raptors.