Stagger Kevon Looney and Draymond Green’s minutes
The Warriors have moved Looney to the bench for at least the short-term future, and on the surface, it looks like it could be to help aid the team’s difficult start to games.
However, it is also going to give the second unit one of the team’s better rebounders. Draymond Green stands just 6-foot-6, but his effort, energy and communication should be enough for the starting unit to competently rebound.
Then, you bring in Looney who is having a career year on the boards, and you hopefully minimize the effect of other second-unit big men, such as Utah’s Hassan Whiteside, on the glass. Looney and Green rank No. 1 and No. 3 respectively in rebounding percentage for Golden State.
Golden State could then opt to play the two together throughout the game if they feel they’re being overwhelmed on the glass against a team like Phoenix or Utah.
However, minimizing their size issue by ensuring either Looney or Green is on the court at all times is a decent suggestion, and they might be doing that anyway which could bode well moving forward.