Steve Kerr said he expects the Warriors to go through some "growing pains" on the defensive end as they adjust to life without Festus Ezeli and Andrew Bogut.
Unrestricted free agent center Zaza Pachulia has agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million deal to sign with the Warriors.
The Blazers are expected to pursue unrestricted free agent Zaza Pachulia.
Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points with seven rebounds, nine assists and one block in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.
Zaza Pachulia scored nine points with two rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 21 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.
Zaza Pachulia played 20 minutes in a start against the Thunder on Monday with two points, six rebounds and one steal.
Zaza Pachulia will start with Salah Mejri moving to the bench on Monday.
Zaza Pachulia scored five points off the bench with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover in 21 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.
Zaza Pachulia will come off the bench against the Thunder for Game 1 on Saturday.
The Mavericks are locked into the No. 6 seed after losing to the Spurs on Wednesday despite Zaza Pachulia's eight points, 12 rebounds and two assists as a starter.
Zaza Pachulia failed to do much of anything through 22 minutes of action on Friday, registering one points on 1-of-2 shooting from the stripe with four boards, two steals and a block.
Zaza Pachulia scored eight points in a start against the Rockets on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 24 minutes.
The Mavs will stick with same starting lineup on Wednesday with Zaza Pachulia at center
Zaza Pachulia started Sunday's game but didn't do much, scoring just two points with nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes.