The Golden State Warriors are starting to get hit harder and harder with Covid-19 protocols. After Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole both entered the health and safety protocols, Damion Lee entered the protocols as well. In Jordan Poole’s absence, Damion Lee has been starting. So how do the Warriors stay at the top of the league with a hard upcoming schedule?
The Warriors are going to need Steph Curry to supply the majority of the scoring. We all know what Steph is capable of. In 2016, he shot 45% from three averaging 30 points per game. But this season, he has significantly decreased in this department. He is currently shooting 39% from three (a career low not including 2019 when he only played 5 games) and averaging 27 points per game. While these stats are still incredible, he has not been the same Steph Curry. Over the last 5 games, he is shooting 31.8% from three. This season, Steph has had 8 games in which he shot below 30% from three. With many significant Warriors out, Steph is going to need to show up from three for the Warriors to win games.
Draymond Green has recently been in attack mode. If he can have a scoring mentality, the Warriors could start beating teams with ease. He has averaged 10.4 points per game in his last five games. He is typically not looked at as a scoring threat. He will have to continue taking advantage of this every game. Draymond can provide a big role for Golden State and I expect to see him to be as aggressive as ever.
With three of the Warriors wings out, Moses Moody will need to take a big leap, scoring wise. We have seen what he is able to do in Santa Cruz as he had a 37 point double-double on December 8th. If we already didn’t know, this kid can hoop. Against the Celtics, he got his first opportunity to start. He ended up playing only 10 minutes shooting 1-6 from the field and 0-2 from three. Knowing he is capable of better performances, there will be high expectations on him. He is going to need to show up nightly in many different ways for the Warriors to continue winning games.