Explain One Play: Stephen Curry does splits with Jordan Poole on the way to 41 points
You know Poole is really a Steph disciple by how hard he screens
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A look at the final preseason tuneup where Stephen Curry got some stretching in and dropped a casual 41 points in 30 minutes. I was wanting to focus on how Steph and Jordan Poole worked together. There was a lot to like, as we’ll see Poole running the classic Steve Kerr split cuts with Steph, sometimes playing the role of Klay Thompson and otherwise keeping the flow of the motion offense going, giving the team a solid structure to create shots for Steph as well as letting Steph improvise his usual jaw dropping shots and plays off the dribble.
Also co-starring Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney from 2021.10.15 POR-GSW.
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Suggestion for future videos: would be interesting to Explain One Play Gone Wrong. I've noticed that you do this from time to time -- point out what went wrong -- but it seems to be an observation made in passing. It would be interesting if the focus of a study was all the ways in which small errors lead to mistakes, or the way a trend of a particular play over the course of a game or games -- like a player not reacting, then over reacting, etc. -- leads to mistakes.
I did remember it well!! It all started there. The rise of Jordan Poole started there: https://youtu.be/vuYpuUvh-VI look and enjoy, there’s everything in that gesture of Draymond, there’s mentorship, nurture, faith, energy, will. It all started there, Dray firing up JP3’s cardiac engine. From then on, it’s been Poole party.