To end the first quarter against the Chicago Bulls, Jonas Jerebko hit a halfcourt shot to give the Golden State Warriors a 43-17 lead early on Friday.
The Warriors have a huge lead, and Jonas Jerebko decided to extend it from beyond half court pic.twitter.com/cLYBf3Aawo
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) January 12, 2019
The Warriors have been struggling as of late and a game against the Chicago Bulls should help them begin to regain their moxie. So far, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are struggling with inconsistencies although the latter has seemed to string together some big games recently.
Thompson has been taking way too many midrange jumpers and his shot from beyond the arc hasn't been as accurate as it usually is. For Green, he seems to have lost half of a step and his shooting percentages are the worst they've ever been. Thompson is in a contract year, and it will be interesting to see if he sticks around in Golden State long-term.
The burden of carrying the team has gone onto Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. Since the team doesn't have much depth overall, it's been difficult to beat deeper teams, especially those with a dominant big who slow down the game for the Warriors. The return of DeMarcus Cousins, however, should immensely help that.
Jonas Jerebko has actually been a fairly-competent bench asset for the Warriors this season. His outside shooting as a power forward helps create even more spacing for the team.
This season, he's averaged 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field, and 36.4 percent from beyond the arc.
The Warriors are now 27-14 on the season and sit second overall in the NBA's Western Conference.