It is safe to assume that the Warriors will be looking for more screens with tall balls moving forward.
How do we know that?
Because Steve Kerr was crystal clear on Thursday afternoon.
“I definitely want to run more pick-and-roll and we’re doing more than that,” the Golden State coach on 95.7 Game’s “Damon, Ratto & Kolsky” show. “We don’t have the perfect combination of players to run a million pick-and-rolls to be honest.
“We like Draymond Green to handle the ball pretty much, because he’s really good as a point guard. And Steph [Curry] is a great move of the ball and it creates a lot of attacks for us. And we are not a team with a large number of 3-point scorers.
“So you have to count all those things. In my opinion, he finds the right balance. I believe more choices and launches – it’s not been consistent in the last few weeks, but over the course of a few games he’s been a big help.
“And we’re trying to get more than that.”
Certain overlaps also dictate the game plan and affect the offensive strategy. The Warriors increased the number of pick-and-rolls last Monday in an attempt to attack Nikola Vucevic and Laura Markkanen. It worked.
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The same thing happened Tuesday night against Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis and the Milwaukee Bucks.
This theme – especially if the Warriors lose – will surely be restarted during the last 21 games.
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