What makes Dubs’ offense so unique with Draymond Green and Stephen Curry, per Steve Kerr
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr believes he handles one of the most unique rosters the league has ever seen. After all, not a lot of teams employ a 6-foot-6 center like Draymond Green who orchestrates the offense, while two-time MVP point guard Stephen Curry torches defenses despite not having the ball in his hands on most possessions.
Prior to the Warriors’ road game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday, the multi-title tactician bared what makes his team one of a kind, via Monte Poole of NBCS Authentic.
'A point center (Green) and a dominant point guard (Curry) who doesn't have to have the ball. That doesn't exist in the NBA.' Steve Kerr, describing Warriors offense and why new players require an extended adjustment period.
— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) February 24, 2021
While the Dubs are indeed pioneers on this end especially during their dynasty, it does come with some challenges, as Steve Kerr mentioned. It is worth noting that players like Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre did struggle a bit when they first got integrated into Golden State’s scheme of things, and only got better once they got the hang of teaming up with a playmaking center and a superstar who plays off-ball.
But Steve Kerr isn’t exactly on-point claiming that the Warriors are the only ones who excel with this kind of set-up. We’ve seen the dominant Sacramento Kings of the early 2000’s employ such tactics, with unselfish frontcourt players Vlade Divac and Chris Webber setting up the table for their team, while their point guard Mike Bibby focuses on draining long-bombs. Sound familiar?
Aside from the Warriors this season, the Denver Nuggets also perform a similar plan, as superstar center Nikola Jokic handles the rock most of the time, while his second-in-command, Jamal Murray’s primary job is to drop buckets on a nightly basis.