uptempo wrote:Bogut gives this team an interior defensive presence which it has not had since Nate Thurmond.
I do like how Bogut plays strong help-defense (desperately needed by this team). My only concern was his one-on-one defense vs. Cousins in the post; but then again, Cousins is a beast.
As he gets healthier and stronger, I can only see Bogut's contributions on both ends of the court increasing. I also like Ezeli as his backup, even with his bad hands; the kid plays tough defense and can rebound.
My sleeper player on this roster is Jeremy Tyler.
Do others on this board sense that this Warrior team may actually be quite good and can compete against any team in the league? While the team may not be a championship contending team, I actually see this team improving and possibly making the playoffs.
Ageed, old friend. Bogut is the missing piece this team has sorely lacked for decades. Big, mean, and merciless on the defensive end.
I also noticed Ezeli dropping passes, but to my mind it seemed like a one-game affair. He showed great poise finishing plays both in the preseason and against Memphis. We're a ways away from me labeling him with bad hands (like old man Foyle and his clumsy stone mits).
You have more faith in Tyler than I do. Perhaps I just burned myself out rooting for project big men like Randolph, Wright, Diogu, Biedrins, and O'Bryant... But Tyler seems like another AR to me. If he used his size to rebound and block shots, that'd be one thing, but he throws the ball away a lot because he wants to operate like Carl Landry and he doesn't have the skill yet. He's an athletic freak, there's no doubt, but with Bogut and Landry on board, I've relegated Tyler to an afterthought.
What do you think of Draymond Green so far?