rockyBeli wrote:game 3 of the playoffs
1) Bogut's value to this team is immeasurable
2) This is what happens when Lee is treated as an afterthought for most of the season. If you compare this year vs last, it's mainly the Curry and Klay show on offense, with Lee as an afterthought. Last season Lee was the workhorse, made the all star team, made all-nba 3rd team, and the team LOOKED for him more on offense. He got his touches, not just points from putbacks. I will maintain that this team is most lethal not when Curry is your go-to guy, but when Lee Curry Klay are your EQUAL three headed monsters. The Warriors haven't looked to Lee to be EQUAL 3 headed monster this year, and that's SHOWED big time --- they're not used to it because all year they've relied on Curry and Klay jacking up 3 after 3. But in the playoffs, it's easier for teams to gameplan and take those jumpers away, and when the jumpers get cold -- what do you have left??
Curry's good, but by nature of his game -- jump shooting and not living at the FT line -- he is NOT at the level YET of these guys like Lebron Durant Blake or even someone like James Harden. These guys you give them the ball and they get buckets regardless. As we've seen this series, Curry can be contained.
You are dismissing the most important part of winning: individual and team defense.
How good is David Lee at stopping his man one-on-one?
How good is David Lee at providing both weak-side as well as rotation help when a teammate needs help on defense?
The big hole in David Lee's game is that he is a flat out horrible defender.
David Lee finishing a break, getting put-back shots, and beating his man one-on-one from the wing is very good. David Lee playing defense is just painful to watch.