Explain One Play: Draymond Green's near triple double gets Stephen Curry out of a mini-slump
Draymond attacking on O is good
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Draymond Green had a big night, falling two assists short of a triple double. So let's see how he did it and also see how he got Stephen Curry going to break out of his mini shooting slump.
It’s great to see how aggressive Draymond is being on offense. The defense will always give him space, so if he can convert some of these chances, it takes a lot of pressure off of Steph.
Co-starring the activity of Andrew Wiggins, the craftiness of Jordan Poole, awareness of Nemanja Bjelica, the falling grace of Moses Moody, and the savvy screening of Kevon Looney.
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Another Slater tidbit from The Athletic:
"Wiseman’s situation is different. The Warriors have been trying to improve his game even while he’s in recovery. That’s obviously through film work and regular conversation. Steph Curry came off the floor the other night and had about a two-minute conversation with Wiseman. It seemed he was discussing screen angles because Draymond had just laid a great one to free Curry for a 3. I have heard Wiseman is way more vocal behind the scenes this season and has really been studying the scouting reports, despite not playing."
One of my theories for why young rookies suck defensively is because they don't feel comfortable barking out orders at guys with much more standing and experience in the league (also basing this off of my high school sports experience lol). Hopefully being more vocal behind the scenes will translate into Wiseman talking more on the court. Can't play defense in a team sport without communication.
A day left in this mini-break in the season and I am jonesing for some Warriors basketball...
In the meantime, an article on LeBron's early-season shot profile: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2021/11/2/22757924/lebron-james-russell-westbrook-los-angeles-lakers