Lockdown Defense: More Than Just Ratings
On the defensive end, we’re looking solid. Booker, Okogie, and Durant have above-average defensive ratings. But let’s be real, the NBA isn’t just about ratings; it’s about matchups and game situations in the moment.
We’re going to face teams with versatile scorers and playmakers. How well can we switch on defense? Can we close out on 3-point shooters effectively?
These are the nitty-gritty details that can make or break a game, especially in the playoffs. Here the question is who on the team will fall under the top of the three point defensive efforts.
Fast and Furious: Where’s Our Transition Game?
Remember those exhilarating fast-break dunks and transition threes that get the crowd roaring? Well, we ranked last in transition offense last season. Yikes!
Without a traditional point guard, this stat might not improve. But come on, with athletes like Booker and Durant, we’ve got to get those fast-break points up. It’s not just about the highlight reels; it’s about easy scoring opportunities that can shift the momentum of a game.