What are the Warriors really suffering from?

Good news for the Warriors, they play tonight at home. Attention all the same since they receive Knicks who just won in Utah and Denver, in rooms where no team had won until now. In Golden State, there is a lot of work to be done and not everything will be fixed in a possible victory against the Knicks.

Steve Kerr pointed out the general attitude of the players and the lack of collective. The numbers also show that the defending champions’ defense has been disastrous. The Warriors are scoring 114.1 points per 100 possessions, and only three teams are worse: Houston, San Antonio and Detroit. While the Warriors’ defense isn’t great, they make a lot of mistakes: more than 23 per game, and no team has worse! Golden State executives identified four other concerns.

1- Successes create good habits

We need to know what to do to win and what everyone should do differently, more consistently. “Stephen Curry’s estimate has been boiling hot since the start of the season. “No one likes that feeling. Forget our track record on the go. It’s just about creating a winning streak where (good) habits start to form and where you go out on the field feeling good about yourself. We are always looking for solutions. »

Considered a wise man despite his 26 years, and crucial after Draymond Green’s blow to Jordan Poole, Kevon Looney thinks there is no fracture within the group, and only repeat losses dampen the mood . “I don’t want to say that there is a rupture. You just lose, and when you do, the players don’t sulk, but the overall impression is at its lowest when you lose a few games. »

2- Apply yourself to the implementation

For Stephen Curry, the Warriors, and observers, have forgotten that there have been big departures this summer, and plenty of arrivals. It is therefore a self-discovering group even though the “main six” are the same.

“From the 1st to the 14th player, you can recognize him… I like the energy we give when we play. I like the concentration when it comes to saying what to do and talking about what to do. That’s why the execution is not there. It’s a mess right now , let’s be real. We must be aware that it is difficult to get out of this situation where we are because there are many problems. »

3- Find a bank manager

For Draymond Green, who spoke in the middle of the week to Bleacher Report, if the “major six” is the same, and he has few peers in the NBA, there is still a big shortage on the bench. It is the absence of a leader by example and by voice like Andre Iguodala, who is still in the squad but subscribed to the infirmary, or Shaun Livingston before.

“It’s different, because most of the time, coming off the bench, we have a veteran. Someone came off the bench, slowed the game down and righted the ship. It’s different now because the reality is that the first guy off the bench is usually Jordan Poole, and JP is a sixth starter. It feels different, and I think our old second units used to attack differently. We must realize this. »

4- Learn to play with Stephen Curry

For Draymond Green, there is a kind of continuity between the five majors and the “second unit” at the level of the game, and the rest of the bench has not yet considered it. “With Jordan, it will always be the same as what you have with Steph, and I think guys have to really adapt to that, and it takes a while to adapt to that. Most of the second unit guys don’t pray to Steph so they don’t really realize it, unlike us when Jordan comes in. We’ve been playing with Steph for a long time, and we’re aware of his unpredictable side. I think the replacements need to start understanding his unpredictability, and like I said, that takes time. »

Shots Bounces
Players GM minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
Stephen Curry 14 34.7 53.1 44.7 92.9 0.6 6.1 6.8 6.4 2.6 1.0 0.1 2.0 32.8
Andrew Wiggins 14 33.3 49.0 40.7 74.2 1.5 4.0 5.5 2.3 1.4 1.3 0.9 2.9 18.0
Jordan Poole 15 28.5 42.6 33.7 83.3 0.3 1.5 1.8 4.5 2.9 1.1 0.2 2.3 16.1
Clay Thompson 12 28.6 35.1 33.0 81.3 0.3 3.3 3.5 2.4 1.8 0.5 0.4 2.0 15.1
Anthony Lamb 7 21.0 58.5 50.0 0.0 0.9 2.9 3.7 1.6 1.1 0.9 0.0 2.3 8.7
Draymond Green 14 30.0 55.3 26.7 66.7 0.6 5.5 6.1 6.7 2.4 1.1 0.5 3.4 8.0
James Wiseman 11 13.4 58.8 0.0 65.2 1.0 2.8 3.8 1.0 0.7 0.1 0.4 2.4 6.8
Kevon Looney 15 23.7 62.9 0.0 64.3 2.3 4.7 6.9 3.1 0.5 0.3 0.5 3.0 6.5
Moses Moody 13 16.8 40.6 35.0 81.3 0.4 1.7 2.1 0.7 1.2 0.5 0.4 1.0 6.1
Ty Jerome 8 15.0 53.3 37.5 100.0 0.1 0.9 1.0 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.1 6.0
Jonathan Kuminga 11 14.1 42.6 26.7 86.7 0.5 1.3 1.8 0.7 1.2 0.3 0.3 1.8 5.2
Jamychal Green 12 17.0 41.1 22.7 85.7 1.8 2.8 4.5 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.6 2.3 4.8
Donte Divincenzo 7 15.6 40.0 35.3 83.3 0.0 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.6 0.3 0.0 1.7 4.4
Ryan Rollins 5 4.2 50.0 66.7 100.0 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.4
Patrick Baldwin, Jr. 2 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *