The NBA 2016 playoffs are approaching with five games left in the league to play overall for each of the 30 teams. If you ask me, who I’d pick to win this year’s title, I’d go with the San Antonio Spurs. They are rock solid with a concrete-minded coach in Gregg Popovich who can play fast-tempo or a half court set. The only thing that matters with these Spurs is put the ball in the basket. The Golden State Warriors might lose a step or two behind their head coach Steve Kerr. Expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to dominate the East playoffs behind Lebron James and company. It will be entertaining basketball.
These Warriors are rolling and it’s because of the Stephen Curry experimentation. They’ll let him shoot the three and they haven’t died from the three-pointer as of late. Steve Kerr is back from his surgery to be the head coach of these Golden State Warriors. The Warriors acquired Anderson Varejao and they hope his accolades of getting rebounds and playing pesky defense and crisp passing will help the Dubs get their points.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr knew what he was doing when he stepped in to coach these players. He made sure they knew to play the right way and to show up professionally and make correct decisions on the basketball court. From Stephen Curry to Klay Thompson to Draymond Green to Andrew Bogut to Harrison Barnes, these Warriors showed up to play ball and contribute in each and every way as possible. There wasn’t anything to ask from them. They’d do it for the team.
The Golden State Warriors are the 2015 NBA champions and they did it by beating Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers four times in a best of seven game series. Steve Kerr’s Warriors are the golden standard of playing basketball. If only our representatives at the U.S. Men’s National Basketball team at the Olympic Games could do that feat of what the Golden State Warriors did. 80% of life is showing up, and these Warriors did do that. The Cleveland Cavaliers resigned Kevin Love to a multi-year deal and the New Orleans Pelicans inked Anthony Davis to a five-year extension. The Toronto Raptors signed DeMarre Carroll away from the Atlanta Hawks for a four year, $60 million deal and the San Antonio Spurs signed Danny Green to a 45 million dollar deal for four years.
The Warriors made sure Lebron James got 44 points on tough shots. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr employed a tactic to let James score all the points and Kerr made sure his teammates do not get going. Nobody else but Lebron James was in double figures. Golden State survived overtime, winning Game 1, 108-100 and moving onto Game 2. NBA analysts predict the Warriors in five. I like to see the Warriors win the NBA Finals in seven. I want to see a competitive series between Stephen Curry and Lebron James.
The Golden State Warriors are up 3-0 over the New Orleans Pelicans, because they have a never-say-die attitude behind Steve Kerr’s coaching. Kerr has let Draymond Green regain hold of his basketball position and has let Green rebound and shoot three pointers and holding his intangibles to help the Warriors reach the second round of the playoffs. The Chicago Bulls are also up 3-0 on the Milwaukee Bucks, because Tom Thibodeau’s squad refuse to say don’t lose and they are able to retain what they know about fundamental basketball on the court with their big front court of Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, and Mike Dunleavy. Fundamentals and the long wingspan of the front court has let the Bulls dangle and win three games in a row.
The New Orleans Pelicans face the Golden State Warriors, the basketball squad coached by first timer Steve Kerr. What becomes of the behemoth that Kerr has gotten here to the first round of the playoffs? Can Stephen Curry help these Warriors get to the Finals and eventually the NBA title? We’d like to see that. We also can’t rule out Anthony Davis and these Pelicans. Davis will make Andrew Bogut work, because he is more athletic, faster, and agile than Bogut is.
Steve Kerr’s Warriors are rotating on defense, contesting open shots, and playing man-to-man suffocating defense that is made to make anyone look tight trying to play basketball. They do trap in the half court set, but they don’t seal off the baseline as fast as the San Antonio Spurs do it for their coach, Gregg Popovich. Led by big men Mareese Speights, David Lee, Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut, and Festus Ezeli, and foreign Ognjen Kuzmic, the Warriors have a supply of rebounders and defenders. Kerr has his Warriors buying into his defensive system and they are on a roll since the start of the NBA season.
The Golden State Warriors, led by coach Steve Kerr, have the best record in the NBA. Kerr has the Warriors buying and adjusting to the coaching system in his first season. Now, there is no need for having David Lee starting because Draymond Green is doing his best, if not better job than David Lee at playing basketball. Stephen Curry is still the NBA’s best perimeter shooter and Klay Thompson is also a lights-out shooter. If I were playing against the Warriors, I wouldn’t give Curry or Thompson the green light to shoot from three-land or from anywhere on the court. Golden State has two backup guards in Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston who can create shots as well as Andre Iguodala who can manage to play some point for them. You can expect Andrew Bogut to play his all. He is ably-bodied for the assignment to play basketball. The Warriors are playing the basketball and stopping the ball from going into the basket. That’s how they are succeeding as a team.