Don't be afraid to love again, Nate
Happy New Year to all! Wonderful explanation Mr. Apricot, the only thing more chill than your background music is your vocal tone. Apparently learning can be relaxing. My rookie question would be are play signs ever disguised? It seems that in a playoff series an appropriate defense could be initiated if there was an understanding of what was coming.
Since the Warriors have so much committed to payroll, I’m sure they appreciate when these E1P’s are free.
Apricot I love these so much sir!
This E1P paradoxically gives me more and less hope for the team because you can see how disjointed and rough the play execution is right now.
For the near term, there will definitely be a bunch more losses because ultimately those shots that Wigs took were not really good looks, so you can't expect those to go in reliably enough to win a close game.
But it also shows how much the team can improve just by having some goddamn continuity, injuries/coronavirus precautions permitting. By the end of the season, everyone on the roster had better be able to run Head Tap properly at least.
By the way, happy new year everyone! May it be better than this torturous 2020.
Thank you, Eric. These are so cool, and very helpful for the less sophisticated (though passionate) Warrior fans.
Seems like Wigg could be getting more out of that first screen with a little jab step in the opposite direction: feint across the key and then pop to the top (or the reverse). They're just running off the screen straight to their spots. Ugh
Interesting to see this broken down, particularly seeing how rough the execution is, albeit affective.
When Looney catches the ball at the top of the key it looks like a game of hot potato, leaving the impression he is not comfortable with the ball in his hands. Seeing head tap broken down, I realize what looks like getting rid of the ball is actually running the play to perfection and not giving the defense time to react.
Also, you can really see how effective Wiseman is setting screen. His natural stance has his legs pretty wide, which makes it difficult for the defender to get around. Next step is to see him dive to the basket off the screen so he can box out for the put back and/or set up in the dunker's spot.
Very cool to see how Wiggins can utilize this play so effectively. Also, a really good illustration of how the team could benefit from more time and practice together.
It looks like Det. covered all the variations pretty well. Wiggins was pretty hot. I'm not sure GSW can depend on that every game.
Interesting plays. Seems like the Warriors are relying a lot on Wiggins for shot making. Thanks for the analysis!