Kerr: KD 'most talented' player, but Steph 'more impactful' to Warriors

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Steve Kerr considers Kevin Durant to be the most talented player in the NBA but doesn't think the 12-time All-Star had the same impact during his tenure with the Golden State Warriors as Stephen Curry has had in his 14 seasons.

In an interview with Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated, Kerr explained how even though he thinks Durant is a better player than Curry, the Warriors have struggled to win games when Curry is sidelined.

"KD, to me, remains even now the most talented player in the league," the Warriors head coach said. "His frame, his size - 6'11" - his ability to protect the rim defensively and then get any shot he wants offensively.

"But Steph was more impactful to our team because of the pace and because of the frenetic flow of his game, and how everybody chased him everywhere and how much it opened up. We've always struggled without Steph, where we've been able to win a lot of games without other key guys, including Kevin. So to me, it's two different questions."

The Warriors will be without Curry for Wednesday night's matchup against the Utah Jazz as he deals with an ankle injury. Golden State enters the game sitting 10th in the Western Conference with a 13-12 record.

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