E-Balla wrote: freethedevil wrote:
E-Balla wrote:Also not voting but I want to speak to this. Personally I think you shouldn't ignore it if a player has an exploited weakness that could easily be fixed with good coaching, so personally I think a player should take a hit for having great coaching and teammates if they cover for you often. I've said for years Curry benefits so much from Kerr's offensive system, his teammates, and being able to hide on D. As such I'd always took a bit off how I felt about his seasons.
Curry won 50 games with one shooter before he became the goat three point chucker. Curry is the least system dependent offensive star in the leagueso the assertion he is dependent on coaching here is asinine.
They won 50 games behind the 4th ranked defense. They only had a +0.8 offense even though they had 2 other 18+ ppg scorers outside of Steph. Why are we pretending Kerr didn't completely change how Steph was utilized skyrocketing his on/off numbers?
Ah yes, because kerr's system is why he's the goat 3 point shooter. And obviously without said system his playmaking and scoring would dissapear...
Except it didn't. Warriors with one consistent shooter in klay posted a o rating of 107 vs an atg defence. The warriors in the playoffs score one point more point with the hampton's 5 per 100 poss than they do with green+steph+role players. Curry is
the offensive system. Penalizing curry when his skill set is vastly more versatile than the likes of durant, harden, or kawhi. What "weakness" exactly, is curry being shielded from? How did curry score as well as kd did in 2017 over double teams if he's "easier to exploit"?
Curry's "teammates cover for him", but his teammates are vastly more dependent on him then he is on them.
How does someone look at someone who
-> can shoot from anywhere
-> score comparably to the best scorers despite farmore defensive attention
-> succeeds with any collection of offensive teammates
-> score with or without the ball
-> pass at an elite level
-> supercharge average teammates' offence
and decide he should be dinged compared to his peers who
-> can't pass as well
-> can't dribble as well
-> haven't ever scored as well on their own
-> need the ball more than he does
-> don't space the floor as well
-> haven't ever contended without some of the playmaking in the league.
Curry would excel in any offensive system. I can't say the same for his peers.