Explain One Play: how Gary Payton II gets massive dunks using the JaVale McGee playbook
GP2 has become a folk hero
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I’m trying an experiment where I am taking requests for plays to analyze on video. The link is http://tinyurl.com/AskApricot.
For the 2021.11.10.MIN-GSW game, I got quite a few requests to look at Gary Payton II thunderous dunks in the second period. So we’ll have a look at that stretch of play.
Some of the plays come from inspiration, some from strategy. But I wanted to dig into the background for a play the Warriors have run a few times for a GP2 dunk which dates back to the 2016 days with JaVale McGee.
Co-starring Stephen Curry as creator of unnecessary thrills; Andre Iguodala as defensive wizard, ambitious passer and angel investor; Draymond Green as relay machine; Nemanja Bjelica and Otto Porter Jr. as zone busters; Jordan Poole as a gentleman hype man; Juan Toscano-Anderson as a high flying hype man; and Klay Thompson as a connoisseur of Andre’s scoop lobs.
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