After a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies that was due to some late game dysfunction, the Warriors coach Steve Kerr was receiving scrutiny on how he should handle to late game situations.
Who should he go to? Should he rely on his best player thus far this season Kevin Durant? Should he go with whom he knows best in Curry, Thompson, or Durant?
Right now, their is no best answer to that question, and head coach Steve Kerr should take that as a blessing in disguise.
People are saying there should be concern with how Kevin Durant’s presence is affecting Stephen Curry in late game situations.
All of this is very unwarranted scrutiny because this team is shaping up just how they’d like to, especially moving into the playoffs in a few months. Despite six losses thus far, and a late game loss to their Eastern Conference rival, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors have still been arguably the best team over the course of the NBA season.
Moving forward, there are a lot of things to keep an eye on with this Warriors team and how they progress in the second half of the season.
How Durant Gels Moving Forward:
It is not even close, Kevin Durant has been the best player on the Warriors this year. He has shown that even though he never played in an offense like this with the amount of movement, selflessness, and perfect timing, that he has the ability to be successful.
In fact, because he has been in this offense, he has shown the ability to turn the ball over less and his shooting percentage has only gone up this year.
Although there has predominantly been success, there has been some hiccups along the way, and it may have to do with the gelling of Draymond Green and Durant. Green was screaming at Durant in the loss Friday to Memphis, causing people to wonder if they will be able to get along for the rest of the year.
Overall, you can not read too much into this because every team has these type of games, and it will help them for the future. The uncertainty will eventually go away but it will be interesting to see how Draymond Green eventually fits into all of this.
Stephen Curry will be just fine
Stephen Curry knew what the media was saying.
“Is he having a sub par season?” “How will this affect the Warriors in the long run?”
Well, just as we thought that may be true, he comes back and shows why that is the furthest thing from false. In the last three games, Curry has scored a total of 105 points on just 72 shots.
Yes, his usage rating is down by 4% this year, but it is just what comes with the sacrifice when you sign a Kevin Durant. What will be interesting to see is if Curry is relied upon down the stretch. He was the go to guy last year, but this year, Durant is just as good of an option, if not better.