BigRedDog wrote:thinkingwarriors wrote:
Klay's steep decline? As someone that's watched 90% of Warriors games the last 10 years or so, Klay played the best basketball of his career last season. His shot selection is better than it's ever been and the only reason his 3pt% took a dip is because he had a bad start but he finished very strong. Defensively he was our best perimeter defender, surpassing Iguodala last season which is why they ended up putting him on Kawhi in the finals. He's in the prime of his career physically and skills-wise. I think you move him to SF because he's got the strength and discipline to make the best SFs in the league work for shots without getting in excessive foul trouble and that's probably a better use of his abilities than making him chase the quick PGs. Going forward I think D'lo will be as good as anyone on our team staying in front of PGs even if he's not able to shut them down.
Agree to disagree on klay last season. But we both agree SF is the right position. If he makes a smooth transition there like i think he can then ill concede the warriors issues defensively were more scheme related and fish being asked to play out of water than simply personnel
I want to ask you specifically about your comment of Klays STEEP DECLINE.
Can you elaborate on why you think that? Also what is your home team for basketball? I'm genuinely just curious on your opinion and not trying to call you out or anything.
The only thing I think I could point to last season was his early shooting troubles. It had nothing to do with being tired. Anyone who has watched Klay over the years knows he's a very streaky player.
I also want to point out that his injuries weren't really related to being tired, imo, the hamstring was from a slide of his feet and the knee injury from an awkward landing.
I don't doubt that all of our main group got tired over these last 5 years, but I don't think Klay specifically was adversely affected by it.