Three reasons why LeBron James joining Warriors is more pipe dream than plausibility
There is also the clash of styles. James has always been the focal point of the offense throughout his career, and this season has been no different. He’s a top-10 player in terms of usage percentage (30.9) and touches per game (88.0). James enjoys surveying the floor and operating in isolation. He’s second in the league behind only James Harden in isolation possessions per game (6.4). The Cavs make the fourth-lowest number of passes per game (282.2), while the Warriors’ offense, predicated on movement to force defenders into undesirable switches, move the ball at a top-five rate (324.8). Either James or the Warriors would have to adjust.
Then again, there is this tweet from 2015. What does it all mean?! James to the Warriors confirmed!
Bender’s block highlights another one of Ball’s limitations: He can finish above the rim when given space to gather, but he’s not as explosive of a leaper in traffic. It explains why Ball has had his shot blocked 28 times in the restricted area this season, an incredibly high number considering he’s only attempted 134 shots at the rim. It doesn’t help that Ball avoids contact on drives to the basket. To go along with getting his shot blocked frequently in the restricted area, he’s averaging only 1.4 free throw attempts per game this season, and he’s made 48.0 percent of those opportunities.
We have different players in this locker room with different styles of leadership, Curry said. We have just about every element covered between our vets so it’s easy for me to be myself and lead my way. I don’t have to be demonstrative; we have someone like that. I’ve always been a lead by example person. I think your teammates respect you when you’re being true to yourself.
In particular, Curry has tried to emulate the leadership he learned from his coach at Davidson.
Coach Bob McKillop is the best example of how I always wanted to lead a team, he said. He wasn’t loud, but his message and tone was consistent enough that you knew what he stood for and guys followed. He knew when and how to get his point across and that’s what I try to do here.
Solder showed signs of slowing down as Tom Brady’s athletic blindside pass protector this past season, and there were some thoughts that he might retire. If he plays, he can still be a solid starter at a tough position to find a worthy veteran.