The point guard position is one of the deepest positions in the league, and as a result, Team USA’s coaching staff has had a hard time trying to decide which guards to bring to Spain.
With names like Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, and the Warriors’ own Stephen Curry to choose from, it has become a real embarrassment of riches for the selection staff.
To alleviate the problem, the team has started to play Curry as a shooting guard. And to the surprise of many, it has worked out well. Watching the game against Brazil, Curry had less ball-handling duties, and repeatedly ran off screens to find open looks. He only finished 1-from-3 from the 3-point line, but defenses were scrambling to ensure that Curry did not have easy options.
This tactic generated a few talking points within the Warriors’ fanbase. The most interesting of which is: Should Stephen Curry play off the ball more?