They may have been playing together for a short period of time at this point, but Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has already given high praises to his new teammate and former Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut.
After seeing the amount of open shots Stephen Curry got over the past seasons, one has to wonder if that is all on Curry’s IQ coupled with the Warriors’ system. And now that Bogus is a part of their team, the 38-year-old German saw first hand the answer to it. He now knows how good the former top overall pick of the 2005 draft is at setting screens.
Dirk on @andrewbogut: "He sets unbelievable screens. Playing with him the last two weeks, it's no wonder Steph (Curry) was always open."
— Earl K. Sneed (@EarlKSneed) October 6, 2016
The 7-foot Australian moved to the Texas team this summer after the Warriors made room for the signing of Kevin Durant. Entering his 12th season in the league, he looks to contribute to an experienced squad geared to make a deep run in the playoffs and compete in the Western Conference.
Being a deadly shooter himself, it will no longer be a surprise if Dirk Nowitzki relies more on picks set by the Melbourne native. If their partnership turns out according to plan, expect a lot of easy looks for the 13-time all-star.