Who is going to be in the starting lineup?
The Golden State Warriors have seemingly been experimenting with their starting lineup, and they’ve been able to do just that because Thompson missed the second night of back-to-backs and also missed two games with an illness.
Eventually, Green will return to starting, despite coming off the bench against the Wizards. Green, Thompson, and Curry are locked-in starters, and it feels like so is Kevon Looney, who is having his best season in the NBA and is the team’s best offensive rebounder and screen setter.
Aside from those 4, who takes that last spot and how does head coach Steve Kerr optimize his lineup?
The Warriors played Poole alongside All-Star starter Andrew Wiggins against the Bucks, creating a ton of lanes in the offense and even more spacing for players like Poole and Thompson to abuse Milwaukee from deep.
When Green returns to full strength, is it the better-shooting Poole or the more athletic, defensive-minded Wiggins who goes to the bench?
If it is Poole, as expected, how do you maximize what he can do off the bench? They need him to be impactful, and if he can’t find a rhythm with the second unit, then Kerr is going to have some issues to deal with early in the postseason.