Contributing writer for Golden State of Mind. Author of The Golden Breakdown, a series focusing on strategies and tactics employed by the Warriors mixed in with context and narratives.
The Warriors’ defense is coming undone on the road
It has been one ugly defensive season on the road for the defending champions.
The one possession that captures the Warriors’ defensive struggles on the road
The struggles continue on the road — and lack of defense is the number one culprit.
Jordan Poole and the disconnect between three-point volume and efficiency
There’s a disconnect between the number of shots he takes and the rate at which he knocks them down.
Appreciating Klay Thompson filling in the superstar shoes
With Steph Curry out (but not for much longer), Klay Thompson has filled his shoes as the Dubs’ no. 1 option.
How ballscreen-centered sets can help unleash Jordan Poole’s potency
Poole is at his best when prioritizing rim pressure before establishing his outside shot.
Boxed In: How the Warriors targeted Damian Lillard on both ends of the floor
They unleashed the "junk" defense and also forced Lillard to defend in space.
Elevator Ride: How Klay Thompson used a classic Warriors set to defeat the Timberwolves
Steve Kerr drew up a Mark Jackson special to get his star shooting guard going.
Klay Thompson, Patrick Baldwin Jr., and the great three-point-volume debate
Is the problem really too much threes? Or is it the nature and situational context of such shots?
Lack of offensive juice is plaguing the Warriors’ ability to defend
Problems on offense translate to an inability to get back on defense.
The 17-4 third-quarter run that spelled doom for the Warriors
A questionable lineup decision virtually lost the game for them.