The Golden State Warriors may have some bad news for the rest of the NBA — they’ve apparently settled on a rotation that makes superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant even more effective.
Last Sunday against the Sacramento Kings, coach Steve Kerr went with an experimental rotation that put Curry and Durant in the game together for most of the first and third quarters.
Since then, the Warriors are 3-0, but breaking down the analytics even further, the San Jose Mercury News reported the team has been especially explosive with Curry and Durant together.
“[Bogut] is smart out there, he’s a very good rim protector for that smaller team. I think the coaches always look at every possibility for us to compete and win some games. Throw whatever lineup we need to throw out there to be successful.”
The Mavs are currently last in the Western Conference with an 11-25 record after their 102-95 home loss to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.
Coach Rick Carlisle has remained mum on what he plans to do with the starting lineup, but having Nowitzki willing to take on a lesser role should make any upcoming decisions a little easier.
“I think it’s too early to judge any of that stuff,” Carlisle said. “Last year there was all that talk about (Chandler) Parsons struggling (coming off an injury), and I said, ‘Hey, don’t judge Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys it until after the All-Star break.’ And that may be what we’re looking at with (Nowitzki).”
Nowitzki had been battling an Achilles injury early in the season and also missed Super Cheap Jerseys several games from an illness in December.