Steve Kerr planning to use Warriors’ Hamptons Five more this playoffs
The Golden State Warriors are looking to win their third straight NBA championship this season, and Steve Kerr will once again look to rely on the famed Hamptons Five line-up to get it done.
“It’s the best five man unit in the league so we’ll play that lineup more often than we did in the regular season because we’ve got days off in between. That’s what we do.”
A Durant-Curry-Thompson-Green-Iguodala starting five has also earned the moniker “Death line-up” because of how lethal they are on both ends of the floor. The Warriors can use the quickness of those five players to take advantage of every opponents’ miscues by executing a fast-paced offense. Although none of those guys have the strength to bang bodies with the bigger and taller centers in the league, Golden State surely has the speed to outrun any team who will choose to use a big line-up against them.
What makes things more interesting is the fact that DeMarcus Cousins is coming off the bench. This gives the Warriors a reliable and athletic two-way big to lead the second unit. He can also replace Green in the Hamptons Five and the Warriors will instantly have five guys who are capable of shooting 3-pointers, which will once again work to their advantage.
If the members of the Hamptons Five are all 100 percent healthy, it is hard to think of any team in the West who has the capability to stop the Warriors.
The road to the Finals could be a walk in the park for Steve Kerr and the defending champs.