The Warriors’ perfect lineup that ‘unlocks’ Steph Curry
Tuesday night, the Golden State Warriors got off to a flat start against the Oklahoma City Thunder. At the end of the first half, they found themself down 59-48. The Dubs didn’t panic, though. They kept chipping away at the lead until they took over the game. Part of the reason the Warriors were able to make that happen was by going to the lineup that’s even better than the starting five.
“Draymond at the five has been our best lineup for many years. It unlocks Steph. It unlocks spacing. I love Looney starting the game for the way he handles the defense… But ultimately, down the stretch. We’re usually going to go small. It’s our most potent lineup,” Kerr told ClutchPoints.
Draymond Green is only 6 feet 7, but his outstanding defense allows him to play center. He might be the Warriors’ best low post defender. Then being the squad’s primary facilitator, it makes for a perfect combination. It has won him Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson three NBA championships.
This undefeated start to the season is making people realize how good this team is. Without Thompson, they are proving to be solid, but with him, it has some thinking championship. The Dubs haven’t boldly said that’s their expectations this season, but they have made it clear that’s the reason you play this game.
The Warriors return to San Francisco to start an eight-game homestand. This homestand will tie for the longest in franchise history. It will open with the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, Oct. 28.