When the game is on the line, who is the most reliable player on the Golden State Warriors?
Every team in the NBA needs a closer. When push comes to shove, someone has to be the guy to take the ball and lead his team to victory. For the Golden State Warriors, who is that guy?
The Golden State Warriors have a luxury that not many teams have ever had. With a total of five All-Star players on the roster, the Warriors realistically have five different players they can give the ball to in the clutch. But, which one of them is the most reliable?
“Clutch” is the term used to describe players that excel at leading their teams to nail-biting victories. Anything that happens within the last five minutes of a game in which the point differential is five points or fewer is considered clutch.
With this in mind, we are going to break down the numbers and attempt to determine who the most clutch player on the Golden State Warriors is.
To keep things fair and to avoid skewed statistics, we will only count the five All-Stars on this team. The usual core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant will be ranked, while we will also find a way to place DeMarcus Cousins in the mix, despite him not making his Warriors debut yet.