Being Open to Starting the Hot Hand
Coach Steve Kerr should be open to change this season. There shouldn’t be a set starting lineup that he sticks with game-in and game-out. Why? Well, because basketball is a game of runs. It’s a game of streaks.
As we saw last season with James Harden, a player can get hot and just keep going game-after-game.
The same could be said of Glenn Robinson III or Alfonzo McKinnie. Even the centers on the team like Willie Cauley-Stein or Kevon Looney could get going and remain cooking over a period of games.
As aforementioned, what if the Russell-Curry marriage in the starting lineup doesn’t work? Kerr should be open to shaking everything up and starting what works, regardless of whether that’s ideal for fans or not.
The Warriors are too good of a team to be stuck in outdated ways of position-based basketball. Just as they’ll move Russell to the two and Thompson to the three, the Dubs have transitioned into that position-less style which is a step in the right direction.
Obviously, I’m not saying to bench Curry is Bowman has a 30-point outing, but it’s more the mindset of staying open to everything in a season that’ll have many changing pieces involved.