When we listen to Steve Kerr on JaMychal Green, we understand better why the coach took his phone to convince the player to sign with the Warriors.
The defending champions lost Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica during the offseason and the arrival of the former Clippers is, according to him, an excellent solution to take their place.
“He is the logical replacement for Otto and Beli”explains Steve Kerr for The Athletic. “One player replaces two. He is able to play both roles, strong winger or pivot. If he plays with Draymond, he can dismiss the game and leave Draymond in position 4. He gives us versatility inside. »
Can the interior, who also played in Denver and Memphis, really be as good a shooter as Nemanja Bjelica and Otto Porter Jr, when he seemed to lose confidence in his shot last season?
“I have confidence that he will shoot well,” assures the coach. “The players are generally more skilful with us. That’s not always true, but with the spaces Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson produce, plus the passes from Draymond Green, it works. We saw it with Otto and Payton last season. I think JaMychal will love playing with us. »
Same logic for another rookie, Donte DiVincenzo. The former Bulls and Spurs point guard thinks the formerly Milwaukee fullback is an ideal fit for the California squad.
“Donte is perfect for our style of play. Ball movement, cuts. He is excellent for that. He’s a good shooter too, a good passer. He can make the game and be our second option in this area. He will adapt very well. »