Golden State of Mind’s Duby Dub Dubs has already written about the rotation issues and, based on our super scientific poll, 52% of GSoM readers feel like something needs to change with the rotation. Prior to the Golden State Warriors facing the Sacramento Kings on a rainy Saturday evening, Anthony Slater of The Athletic tweeted out a video of coach Steve Kerr discussing the issue of rotations.
Steve Kerr with a fuller explanation on Steph Curry’s new rotational pattern, which has him exiting in the middle of the fourth quarter pic.twitter.com/po6T3QQ16b— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 5, 2019
In a subsequent article about the subject, Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group noted that the lineup of Curry, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala, Jonas Jerebko and Draymond Green has recorded an offensive rating of 114 in 47 minutes over the last nine games since the rotation has shifted a bit.
In light of our aforementioned poll, it’s pretty clear that people’s responses to that will certainly vary...
I think it's actually a testament to Steph's greatness that Kerr trusts him the most out of everybody on the roster to play with the scrubs he plays with in the 2nd lineup.— Christina (@okyallnoblock) January 5, 2019
The numbers back it up too. https://t.co/mAAtj2OFc2
One thing that must be noted with Steph Curry’s new sub pattern: It’s likely temporary. Once DeMarcus Cousins comes back (and presumably anchors second unit at start of 2nd/4th), rotations will change.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 5, 2019
...but for now, I just want to leave you with this thought from an article published yesterday by Grant Liffman of NBC Sports Bay Area: “ ...perhaps these discussions are a moot point as of now, and we should just wait and see how Curry is used once Cousins comes back.”
Sometimes taking a step back and looking at the big picture is helpful.
Kerr w/ big picture & therapy for #DubNation: "every game that we struggle, it's not one thing…we just haven't gotten to a point where we know what to expect from our group night in and night out. We've just been on a little bit of a roller-coaster ride"https://t.co/578hML1eIq pic.twitter.com/GDCcGwNeRT— LetsGoWarriors (@LetsGoWarriors) January 5, 2019
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