Kevon Looney, Jordan Poole ranked in Warriors loss to 76ers
the warriors of the golden state lost on the way again, which was not surprising. They have been terrible on the road this year, and on Friday they were facing the growing Philadelphia 76ersdirected by Joel Embiid and James Harden…all while missing all three of his All-Stars from a year ago, Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins.
It ended up being an impressive effort by the Warriors JV team, but they ultimately lost 118-106. So let’s rate the good guys who donned Dubs jerseys, keeping our expectations in mind. As always, a “B” rating represents the average performance we expect from a player.
Note: True Shot Percentage (TS) is an efficiency metric that takes into account 3-pointers and free throws. The league average going into Friday’s games was 57.5%.
29 minutes, 7 points, 3 assists, 1 turnover, 2 fouls, 3 of 8 shots, 1 of 4 three-pointers, 43.8% TS, -8
Kuminga is a player who is a better rebounder than the stats indicate, as he does a lot to keep balls alive and block players while teammates grab the ball. But against Philly he had a donut in the rebounding department, and he felt appropriate. That is inexcusable.
He was also pretty passive on offense. On one hand, that’s understandable given that Joel Embiid is arguably the best defensive center in the NBA. On the other hand, Kuminga is an offensive liability when he is passive and settles for 3s.
I was impressed with his defense. The Warriors put him on James Harden, and while The Beard certainly ate, Kuminga made life difficult for him, without fouling.
26 minutes, 14 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 3 fouls, 6 of 8 shots, 2 of 2 free throws, 78.8% ST, -4
What an amazing Looney tunes game. A missed Jordan Poole jumper in the final minutes prevented Looney from recording his first career triple-double, but that shouldn’t change our perception.
Looney has taken every possible opportunity this year to show people that he’s not just a system player who thrives when playing alongside Curry and Green. And all this he did against Joel Embiid!
what a stallion
Post Game Bonus: He led the team in rebounds and assists.
35 minutes, 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block, 4 turnovers, 3 fouls, 4 of 17 shots, 3 of 8 3-pointers, 1 of 1 free throws, 34.4% TS, -9
If the Warriors want to rack up wins while Curry is sidelined, they need Klay to show up in a big way.
Unfortunately, Klay didn’t show up in a big way on Friday.
Post Game Bonus: Tied for worst team over/under.
Donte Di Vincenzo
35 minutes, 17 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 3 fouls, 6 of 13 shots, 5 of 8 three pointers, 65.4% TS, -4
DiVincenzo set the tone for the Warriors early, hitting five 3-pointers in the first quarter, including the first five he attempted. His scoring cooled off considerably after that, but his energy and impact on the game didn’t. He was flying all over the place in this game, which he’s been doing a lot lately.
He’s quickly becoming a Poole/GP2 type player in that he’s good enough to start… which is a weapon when coming off the bench and a luxury when forced into the starting lineup.
37 minutes, 29 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers, 2 fouls, 10 of 20 shots, 4 of 9 three-pointers, 5 of 6 free throws, 64.1% TS, -9
I don’t think Poole’s assist numbers accurately represent how strong of a job he did preparing his teammates in this game. He was in control of the offense for much of the game, kept the engine running, made his teammates look good, and then, in the second half, battered the Philly defense with a barrage of rim attacks and bunts. of three points.
Very good game for JP.
Post Game Bonus: He led the team in points, tied for the team’s worst plus/minus.
11 minutes, 1 point, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, 1 foul, 0 of 2 shots, 0 of 2 3-pointers, 1 of 2 free throws, 17.4% TS, -1
Green was always unlikely to play much of a role in this game because of the Embiid factor. But when he saw the court he did a tremendous job attacking the glass. He couldn’t find his offense (1 point and 3 turnovers is ugly), but 8 rebounds in 11 minutes is ridiculous.
19 minutes, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 turnover, 3 fouls, 2 of 6 shots, 2 of 6 three-pointers, 50.0% TS, -6
One thing I’ll say about this week’s streams: both Van Gundy brothers really like Lamb.
He was pretty mediocre in this game, and he was a bit of a trigger-happy 3-pointer that’s been regressing a lot, but smart coaches seem to like it.
Patrick Baldwin Jr.
1 minute, 0 points, 0 plus/minus
Just some rubbish time for the tower.
Post Game Bonus: Tied for the team lead in plus/minus.
11 minutes, 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 turnovers, 3 fouls, 3 of 5 shots, 60.0% TS, -7
It’s pretty clear that Wiseman’s teammates aren’t used to playing him. On just the second possession he was on the court for, after the Warriors stopped, Wiseman ran down the court, outpacing everyone on the other side. Ty Jerome never looked up to see him, and Wiseman wasn’t rewarded for his hustle. A few errant passes early on never got to the big man.
They later began to find a rhythm, culminating in an ugly alley-oop pass from DiVincenzo that Wiseman knocked down.
There were good signs. The screens were faster and stronger. He got a cheeky illegal screen that reminded me of when I was in high school and someone advised me, “bounce more and more illegally until you get called, then you’ll know where to dial again.” I almost felt like Steve Kerr could have asked Wiseman to get an illegal screen for that reason.
His veteran teammates were excited for him. His defense looked better, although, unsurprisingly, Embiid heavily outplayed him.
19 minutes, 9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 foul, 4 of 10 shots, 1 of 2 3-pointers, 45.0% TS, -6
Another Van Gundy favorite. Jerome has struggled lately, but he looked good in this game. He wasn’t the most efficient and missed some open teammates, but he kept the offense moving.
16 minutes, 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 of 4 shots, 1 of 4 three-pointers, 37.5% TS, -6
Not a bad game for Moody, but totally forgettable. That seems to be the norm lately.
1 minute, 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 1 turnover, 0 of 1 shots, 2 of 2 free throws, 53.2% shooting, 0 plus/minus
Just a few garbage time possessions, but Rollins managed to put on a lot of different stats!
Inactive on Friday: Steph Curry, Draymond Green, André Iguodala, Andrew Wiggins