Warriors coach Steve Kerr has a team of his own, and he knows that two MVPs are hard to hide.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Giannis Antetokounmpo) and the Milwaukee Bucks presented a considerable challenge to the Warriors in Friday’s Christmas clash, but coach Steve Kerr did not Provide a lot of details about how the Warriors defend dynamic forwards.
Kerr told reporters on Thursday: “Everyone will guard him. All with Giannis is that if he is free in the transition, then you are dead.” “We will try to build in front of him. Wall, during the transition period, we will not be trapped in sleep, but let people layup behind us to rest, when he leans downhill towards us, we will try to put three people on the wall and chase the shooter back from there .”
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Even under pressure from local reporters, Kerr will not reveal which player will start defending Guinness on Friday.
“I won’t tell you that I will start his work, but there will definitely be a lot of people on him in the game,” Cole continued. “I need to realize that I don’t want to give up things that I don’t need to give up.”
Players who defend Antetokounmpo’s talents almost always work together, and in specific defensive tasks, Kerr will try his best to keep his cards close to his vest, which is understandable.
Since the former Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green (Draymond Green) is not playing in Milwaukee, Andrew Wiggins (Andrew Wiggins), Kelly Oubre Jr. (Kelly Oubre Jr.) and Eric Pa One of Eric Paschall’s three is likely to get the starting job in Giannis. Paschall is the shortest of the three in the Golden State Warriors (6’6), so he may defend Khris Middleton (Khris Middleton) and let Wiggins (6’8) ) Or Uber (6’7) defending nearly 7-foot Antetokounmpo with their height.
Rookie center James Wiseman (James Wiseman) is the second overall pick in the November draft. It may be Giannis’s best physical matchup in 7’1 frames, but it’s hard to imagine Kerr. ) The 20-year-old Gates will start the game to defend his two-time MVP title.
Wiggins struggled on both ends of the court in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night, performing poorly on the defensive end in a head-to-head matchup with Kevin Durant and Caris LeWitt. Kerr talked about Wiggins’ defensive growth in the Warriors, and the head coach reiterated that the 25-year-old was acquired to defend the wing guard Quinterbo.
Kerr said: “Last year, that was one of the real highlights of the 12 games he played. We put him on LeBron, we put him on Kawhi.” “We put him on the hardest defense in the league. Players, and he has his own players.
“The night before, the entire team put in a lot of effort on defense, and I don’t think Andrew’s performance was particularly good.”
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Although his shooter level is far less than Durant’s level on various courts, Giannis’s strong strength and athleticism in the Open also brought him similar defensive challenges.
We are likely to see Wiggins, Oubre and Paschall own most of the assets on Antetokounmpo, but Wiseman should also get some opportunities, especially when Bucks starting center Brook Lopez exits the game.
In the game against the Warriors last season, Giannis scored 30 points and 13 rebounds in the Chase Center game in January, but Wiggins and Oubre have not yet arrived. Draymond Green (Draymond Green) actively participates in the competition.
Whoever decides to assign this task will save them work because the Warriors hope to win first place in the 2020-21 season on Christmas Day.