The Grandeur Of Stephen Curry

While they may have lost in a backbreaking fashion, the Warriors showed much more than the inability to execute in crunch time Game 1 against San Antonio. To choke, a team has to have a fairly sizable lead, which Golden State shockingly did. This lead was primarily built on the strength of a … [Read more...]

Double Pick-and-Roll Pays Off

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Last night was a momentous one for pick-and-roll nerds. (All three of us) Another double P&R. All 4 teams tonight. — Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) May 1, 2013 At 1:07 AM Eastern, the Clippers became the fourth out of the four teams playing to run a double pick-and-roll. I counted six times this … [Read more...]

Golden State Frees Stephen Curry With A Gate Screen

There are a number of things that go into being an effective NBA offense; spacing, motion, personnel, the ability to put said personnel in a position to succeed, and more. The Heat will cross screen to get LeBron James good position in the post; Tony Parker will get the ball with a ready screener in … [Read more...]

Warriors Adding A Variation To Their “Crazy 8s” Play

One of the most exciting things going into this Warriors season was looking at the personnel and seeing all the offensive possibilities. Golden State has taken full advantage of this versatile set of players and designed a number of very effective sets that fully utilize the unique skill sets of … [Read more...]

Stephen Curry: Cutter? Not As Crazy As You Think

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The Golden State Warriors have stormed out of the gate as one of the most surprising elite teams in the Western Conference. Much of the Warriors' leap can be credited to their improved defense, but they have also shown a few new tricks on offense - specifically in sets involving point guard Stephen … [Read more...]

Offensive Templates For Austin Rivers

Any way you slice it, Austin Rivers' rookie season has gotten off to a disappointing start. While many elements of his statistical profile seem perfectly reasonable for a rookie - 9.8 points per 36 minutes, 36.0% on three-pointers, 3.4 assists per 36 minutes, a turnover percentage of just 13.7% - … [Read more...]

Peeling Back The Layers On Draymond Green’s Game Winner

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The Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat on the strength of a beautifully designed set play that was notable for multiple reasons. First, as Couper Moorhead of HEAT.com pointed out on Twitter, was that the Warriors actually ran the same exact set earlier in the game. The play the Warriors used … [Read more...]

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