Kolkmania wrote:Green is a very good standstill shooter which is really useful for us and absolutely a positive for our spacing. However Curry shoots the same amount of 3's per 100 pp, but hits 4 percentage points more on average and with higher % unassisted shots.
Green is really good, Curry is elite. I do think they're in a separate class from a shooting perspective. Definition of "knock down shooter" is a bit subjective.
With the lack of perimeter creation in our roster, we need someone who can create scoring opportunities. Curry can do that, Green cannot. Therefore I think that Curry is absolutely vital for us and will be part of our best unit. Unless Maxey can offer perimeter creation, but that's unlikely since he's a young rookie.
While getting abused mercilessly on the defensive end. Especially in a playoff series. Just because Seth sidesteps an aggressive closeout and generates a fake unassisted shot doesn't mean he can create off the dribble. We need guys that can create off the dribble or guys that can defend. Fielding a bunch of shooting-reliant players that couldn't defend or dribble was the reason we got swept in the playoffs last year. Seth is another shooting specialist that can't defend or dribble.
People I rate highly, think that he's a willing defender, quite smart and gets into the passing lanes for steals. No doubt that he will be targeted in one-on-one defense, but Thybulle also gets regularly beaten off the dribble, let alone Reed. Team defense matters as well, and it sounds like Curry is capable of that, but as I said before I haven't watched enough to judge Curry. Perhaps you have.
I am not saying that Seth Curry is Damian Lillard, but he does shoot threes when dribbling around a pick and it does matter that he can shoot threes off balance. We saw what Redick does to an offense, even if he's not the focal point it makes life easier.
Curry does it in a different way and likely to a different extent, but the difference between him and Green/Korkmaz/Thybulle is significant imo.
Without the traditional ball handling from a PG in half court, we need every bit of gravity/attention from the opponent we need. Curry provides that.
Reason that we got swept is that we didn't have Simmons, lacked a perimeter defender that could defend Tatum (once again, we missed Simmons) and we had zero half court offense which resulted in poor defensive efficiency.
I personally don't believe in All-Defense units with horrible offense because it puts enormous pressure on your transition defense and it tends to demoralize the players and their abilities to defend.