hmmm interesting.....any thoughts?
Warriors much improved without Ellis, even while Bogut remains out
Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:50 PM
From what Ive heard alot of their success is due to the strong play from Jarret Jack and Carl Landry. I have only seen a few Warriors games but from what Ive seen late in games they like to play small ball...Jack, Curry, Thompson, Draymond Green, and Lee and they do it well, David Lee cant play 5 for extended minutes but down the stretch surrounded by shooters like Jack, Curry and Thompson he feasts off of the 1 on 1 coverage and if not he kicks it out to guys shooting over 40% from 3. Statistically they are 11th in Ortg and 12th in Drtg both solid. I think Mark Jackson is a shoe-in for Coach of the Year this season and theyll be being a playoff team for the 1st time since the "We Believe" year barring a catastrophic setback.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:24 AM
The Warriors certainly have something special going on. Major credit has to go to Mark Jackson for actually getting this squad to play defense despite missing their best defensive player. Curry is healthy for once, and is showing his value in terms of his amazing scoring ability and can run the offense relatively well. And to top it off, he has Jarrett Jack coming off the bench for him and occasionally they play together, which has been lethal for them.
If Bogut ever gets healthy, they are going to be a very scary team. I imagine they won't use him much in the offense, but his defense/rebounding will make them a team nobody will want to face in the playoffs.
Ellis is more a victim of the fact that A) he's not a superstar, nor a franchise player, and will never be the guy the Bucks need, and he is a poor fit next to Jennings. If Skiles or Boylan had any balls, they'd have Ellis coming off the bench or just not play him and Jennings together for long stretches.
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