I can hear it now: What? When did we start playing defense? Ha, ha...but, seriously, there is nothing that I can find in the rule book about having to play defense. There are rules about how to play it (e.g. 3 in the key, illegal defense), but nothing that says a team has to play defense. When a player is injured or arguing with the ref as play goes the other way, there is no foul for failing to get back on D which seems to prove it.
So what if we just had Morrow stay back on offense, posted up at the 3 pt line in the corner? Everytime we get a turn over or rebound we lob it down to him for a 3. We would turn the game into a total shoot out. The opposing team might even be tempted to tell their point guard to never penetrate so he is always ready to get back on defense. If that happened though, we would have Monta or Curry streaking down the lane for a layup if Morrow decides to pass it.
What if we had Tolliver or Hunter just stay back for dunks?
This is a crazy idea. Fans and opposing teams would lose it. It would cause the Warriors to be made fun of at an all new level in the media and Stern would probably threaten to kill Cohan if he didnt stop it. They might even change the rule book mid-season for the first time.
It would be a hell of an entertaining thing to see though and no other coach is as qualified as Nellie to try something like this. This could cause a tremendous shift in the game like no one has ever seen as teams try to figure out how to be ready to play defense while they are still on offense. Rotations and positioning on offense would be a nightmare while worrying about getting back to at least pressure Morrow somehow, or get within shouting distance of someone dunking the ball.
What if we started winning games like this? What ramifications would it have on the league? Would any of us want a part of the league anymore if bad teams started doing this?
I am ready to see something totally out of the box to salvage this season as an exceptionally entertaining one since we have no hopes of seeing consistent NBA level ball.
We would also set a record for fast break points that would never be beaten. This Warriors team would secure a place in NBA history that would be spoken of infinitely.