xdrta+ wrote:Samurai wrote:Mylie10 wrote:I believe the Achilles went while shooting a jump shot
And I think the days of Klay chasing small guards is over. There will be occasional switches he’ll have to deal with. But it’s not gonna ha the game plan for him anymore.
Currys stronger now anyhow and has been pretty decent defensively. Even if the rest of the World is stuck in a time warp. Because they don’t know Steph has improved defensively, and are the Same people who can never get past Wiggins improving. Their brains won’t let them process these improvements properly.
Yes, but some believe that tearing your Achilles while shooting a jump shot is not a freak injury; if he had "taken care of his body" he would have been fine. Similar logic that if he had been born on Krypton, he would have been fine. Sure.
And I agree with you that Klay will have better success guarding 3's going forward than 1's and 2's. Steph has been getting stronger but as he ages his lateral quickness will fade. Fortunately we have Wiggins. He can defend quicker guards even if they get a step on him due to his 7-0 wingspan. He has outstanding athleticism including long arms, quick feet, and great hops. Once Klay comes back, I think you will see Klay guarding more forwards and Wiggins handling the most dangerous guards.
That's why I think GP2 has an outside shot at making the roster. His defense is the best they have against high-scoring guards, of which there are many in the league. But we'll see, roster spots are scarce.
Would you take GP2 over Lee (assuming Lee has the inside track with a partially guaranteed contract and the Curry connection)? GP2 gives you better defense but Lee provides better spacing/shooting. Or do you think Lee's shooting is less critical this season than last year given the additions of Porter, Belly, Moody and the emergence of late-season Poole? I can see decent arguments either way, or even for another big like Chriss or Hartenstein.