Twinkie defense wrote: FNQ wrote:
Nicely done and well sourced article
This board had him as poor man's Curry at about midseason and it looks like the media is figuring it out too
I dont like the idea of starting him though, unless its just to get our offense zipping early for a few minutes a game. It throws our defense into disarray, as we can only hide one guard at a time. But anything less than 20mpg for the guy would be criminal - he eats all of the non Steph minutes (14mpg) and then gets between 6-10 with Curry per game
That's interesting that you would say that, I thought you felt he could pair with Steph just fine... I thought the two of them in the backcourt would be a problem defensively but the team seemed to click so well with them playing together late last season that I think it can work.
Relative to Oubre, yes. Relative to Lee, Bazemore, Mulder... absolutely. But relative to Iguodala? Moody? I'd rather see either one over Poole. Still not Lee, and not OPJ (yet - prove your healthy first).
And yes I am also very quick to point out that our net rating was spectacular when they were paired together. However, like the death lineup, I think there's a time and a place for it, and it shouldnt be our default. Its not going to be pretty defensively, but if we're in an offensive rut, its the go-to lineup. I wouldnt even mind starting games with it.
But I dont like the idea of throwing Poole and Curry together for 20+ mpg, because just like how sometimes we'd need an offensive kick in the ass, that lineup would likely constantly need a defensive kick in the ass. Our 1-2-3 usually share these responsibilities: 1 player on-ball as much as possible, 1 player scrambling as much as possible, and 1 player on the team's least likely handler. When healthy, that's Klay, Wiggins, and Curry respectively. Now with a Curry/Poole tandem... one of them is going to have to be the on-ball defender, and that can help the opposition get in a rhythm offensively.