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Explain One Play: How Kerr Chained and Unchained D’Angelo Russell (Part 1)

The 2019-20 Warriors began the season with an overly complex offense understood by Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, but no one else, leading to a run of disastrous blowouts. This short series will track how Steve Kerr overcomplicated and then simplified the offense to allow D’Angelo Russell and some promising rookies to get their mojo back. Part 1 covers the dark days of the early season. We analyze the early over-complex offense by looking at the first 16 plays of the first OKC game. We point out the mistakes, miscommunications and general conflict over the direction of the offense. Starring D’Angelo, Steph, Dray, Marquese Chriss(!) and Glenn Robinson III(!!). 

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The 2019-20 Warriors began the season with an overly complex offense understood by Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, but no one else, leading to a run of disastrous blowouts. This short series will track how Steve Kerr overcomplicated and then simplified the offense to allow D’Angelo Russell and some promising rookies to get their mojo back.

Part 1 covers the dark days of the early season. We analyze the early over-complex offense by looking at the first 16 plays of the first OKC game. We point out the mistakes, miscommunications and general conflict over the direction of the offense. Starring D’Angelo, Steph, Dray, Marquese Chriss(!) and Glenn Robinson III(!!).

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How Kerr Chained and Unchained D'Angelo Russell, Part 1

The 2019-20 Warriors began the season with an overly complex offense understood by Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, but no one else, leading to a run of disastrous blowouts. This short series will track how Steve Kerr overcomplicated and then simplified the offense to allow D’Angelo Russell and some promising rookies to get their mojo back. Part 1 covers the dark days of the early season. We analyze the early over-complex offense by looking at the first 16 plays of the first OKC game. We point out the mistakes, miscommunications and general conflict over the direction of the offense. Starring D’Angelo, Steph, Dray, Marquese Chriss(!) and Glenn Robinson III(!!). By @EricApricot. More articles and videos at http://tinyurl.com/ericapricot. Subscribe to the GSOM YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVGxVCg28zvCUfhKNSO61A

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Monday, November 11, 2019

Bonus List

Here’s a list of the first 16 set plays from the Warriors-Thunder game, the second one of the season. Notice how little simple PNR there is, how often the new role players are making the big decisions on the ball, and how often that fails.

  1. HORNS Fake PNR. Steph to GR3 TO.
  2. Quick Wing PNR. Chriss to Dray TO.
  3. Quick DHO. Steph quick 3.
  4. High PNR for DLo. Chriss to Dray near TO.
  5. Quick DHO #2. Chriss to GR3 airball.
  6. Fake DHO Keep. Dray misses 3.
  7. High HORNS DLo. Chriss passes out of dunk. GR3 miss.
  8. Quick ISO. Steph logo 3.
  9. HORNS Chicago. DLo to GR3 TO.
  10. Post Split Cuts. Omari to DLo, missed 2.
  11. Corner Iso. DLo forces bad shot.
  12. HORNS Weak Split. D forces bad shot.
  13. High PNR #2 for DLo. DLo isos, 2.
  14. High Spain PNR. D bad no pass, missed J.
  15. Quick 21. Play breaks down.
  16. Wing PNR #2. Stopped.

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How many % of the games will GSW win before Steph and Klay return?

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  • 3%
    60% or more
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    50-60%
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    40-50%
    (12 votes)
  • 7%
    30-40%
    (25 votes)
  • 29%
    20-30%
    (99 votes)
  • 35%
    10-20%
    (120 votes)
  • 16%
    0-10%
    (56 votes)
  • 2%
    Below 0%. Previous wins will be forfeited.
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