This is my first year really following the NBA and I don't know how important pure athleticism is to winning basketball games but I feel that it definitely plays a big role. I look at our team and I don't see a whole lot of athleticism. Especially from our starting unit. This worries me in transition defense and well lets just say our overall defense. This doesn't extremely bother me on offense because we are a finesse shooting team with average to above average post play from our bigs. However, it would be nice to have a drive and finish type of guy who can be explosive at the rim.
I would say that Curry is quick and that's about it. He is undersized and can't defend man on. Klay could be argued either way. He has shown signs of explosiveness at the rim but his driving ability is average and isn't a blow by type of guy. Klay is also average to below average on defense. Our SF position isn't very athletic, well atleast the possible starters. Maybe Jefferson but he is getting old. Wright isn't overly athletic either on both ends of the court. David Lee moves well for his size but he rarely explodes to the rim and has more of a finesse post game. We all know he doesn't play defense. Bogut I would say is pretty athletic and I am not really concerned about him at his position.
The bench does have athleticism but how many of these guys are actually going to contribute to our team next year except for Rush, Dom and Nate. I am not in love with Nate but he is our most athletic player and is a nice change of pace guy. Outside of them I don't see anybody athletic or that is different athletically compared to our starters. I realize Chris Wright is a specimen but he isn't going to play. Just felt that I should mention his name since I am talking about athleticism.
With all this being said, is our lack of athleticism a concern? If it is how do you think we should address this concern? Or do you like where we are in terms of our team athleticism?