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The Warriors have been a composed team, traditionally speaking. Yes, they have moments where everything comes to a boiling point and a player picks up a tech, gets ejected, or simply loses their composure. It happens to everybody. Some more than others (I’m looking at you Suns), but the Warriors are typically a pretty normal with this.

Since hiring Steve Kerr, they’ve averaged 66-69 techs a season. It’s a little on the high side, but plenty of teams around them have had more. They don’t have a ridiculous amount of ejections. Here’s where they have stacked up during the Kerr era:

Season Golden State techs NBA season average NBA season leader




90, Clippers




86, Clippers




89, Suns


28 (on pace for 91.8)

14.8 (on pace for 48.5)

28, Warriors

They’ve always managed to keep their composure even with the addition of Kevin Durant, a 73-win season, and literally celebrating on the court while beating teams. Which is why the brief incidents where Golden State players have lost their composure this season has been a little odd. Here’s a quick rundown:

Durant has been ejected three times already. 
Draymond Green and Durant are second and third in the NBA in technical fouls, respectively. 
The Warriors lead the NBA as a whole in techs.

It’s reached the point to where Steve Kerr is noticing a trend. He’s pretty frustrated with his team’s inability to keep their poise as of late. Via Mercury News

“We’re not composed out there. We’re a championship team,” Kerr said. “We have to be poised and we have

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