northoakland510 wrote:SF_Warriors wrote:northoakland510 wrote:
People act is if the team played small ball because they wanted to. The team played small because they didn't have a big who was good enough to keep on the court. McGee with his limited skillset showed us what length and athleticism could do for this team.
Javale looked like an absolute terror at times in a warriors uni.
I still wonder why Kerr didn't like Mcgee.
Because he becomes unplayable against certain matchups. For instance he didn't get many minutes vs. Rockets and not sure if he played against Portland either,
People on Lakers board are tearing into him for idiotic plays. Maybe his reputation hurts him.
During the regular season though, he can make a few blocks, some big dunks, for stretches, which help the team.
In the 2018 or 2018 Finals vs. Cleveland, he had some real good stretches with a lot of dunks that helped the Warriors. But outside of those, the most Kerr was going to play him was maybe 10-15 minutes in the playoffs, which is the same as Bogut.
Warriors led the way by going small in the 2015 Finals and after that, ALL playoff teams have small lineups and sit their big men.
The game isn't likely to change back.
Toronto played GAsol because even though he's not the scorer he used to be, he can clog up the lane to protect the rim and he can't be left alone at the 3 point line, because he can hit enough of them if given a wide open look.
Otherwise, most teams won't play the C very much unless they're like ballet dancers with ridiculously quick feet. Even then their size will prevent them from turning their hips quickly enough to avoid being crossed over.