Listen: Warriors, Steve Kerr And Durant discussed on Dickerson & Hood
"A short practise according to our ESPN's Nick free del who was there covering it? No word yet. Whether or not he's going to be available on Monday. That was the hope today and Steve Kerr spoke at his press conference and really kind of explaining just how much Durant's presence or absence changes everything game plan changes have Kevin's out there or if he's not you adapt. Accordingly changes matchups changes, rotations, all that stuff. But that's true. All regular season you deal with that. So you're constantly adopting, an adjusting, according to who's available when you look at this series for the warriors. Jonathan look at the job at Steve Kerr has done, how would you evaluate his performance knowing that? So many of his key players have either been unavailable or playing hurts just to be able to win a game in this series for the warriors has been pretty special. And I know on the surface, they got all the talent. Why would it be special? Well the realize because I'm not an avid with their offense. I think that we've seen enough of the warriors offense to know how strongly are from three point range, and how they're able to get to the basket. Their offense is very exciting. One of the best in the league. However, I think they're defensive thing that stands out in came number two, the NC all series until we saw it and gave number two, the difference between the first half and second half was just light years for me. Because in the second half you saw more attention to detail defensively from Trayvon green. I thought that boogie cousins has the best game of the series in game number two. So, so for me the adjustments if any for the warriors win that game too, when they were able to get done. Defensively. Again, that is a byproduct what Steve Kerr wants that stands out more so anything else that they've done a good coach is only as good as players. Sure. But let's be real now especially in this league. Absolutely. And when you don't have Durant, and Klay Thompson, MRs gain and some key. Guys coming off the bench aren't healthy. I don't care what the coaches who the coaches it's gonna hurt now. That's taking nothing away from the job that Nick nurse has done if you want to ask the question we did, who's wanting the coaching battle, obviously, it's the guy that's up three games to one. There's no question about it. But I I'm not going to really go very negative on what Steve Kerr has done this series. Because when you don't have the horses, you just don't have the horses. Phil Jackson's Phil Jackson because of Michael Jordan shack cobaine Scotty. I mean he has wanna hear that. But straight, it's true. That, that's it. When you when you have star players coach more times than not. You're going to come out on top. We don't have those guys or they're not healthy or available it changes everything. So I don't think if the warriors lose this series tomorrow night. I don't think it will be because of Steve Kerr, they'll be because a the raptors have played fantastic basketball and be not having those key guys, obviously difficult to overcome. But you gotta play better defense. Jeff, you got you got a game too. I thought their defense really was good. And again this against the raptors far as how they're able to make shots now all about threes, layups. They do they make a lot of tough mid range shot as well with Leonard, with, with the Saul. I just want the warriors have a better effort defensively now. Yes, you're tied together when Durant's there but. Grants not there. And so you have to be able to better defense than when you seen here. And so two guys with meaningful minutes. Draymond green Andre Iguodala those to write those two can be able to get done defensively. I mean that's one of the hallmarks when they're out there on the floor. You're not getting that with DeMarcus cousins, though. And we can't we can't go around this fact to DeMarcus cousins had a really solid game to otherwise he is just pedestrian out there. It you talk about players one hundred percent. I'm sure he's a hundred percent. And when he's out there, he's got a lot of files. He's still trying to get in a rhythm. It's a heck of a time getting rhythm when you're in the NBA finals. But this is what's going on here. And so loony brought a defensive presence there. But if you're championship level team you got there because of both offense defense the warriors have to be able to provide something better defensively. Even if Durant can't play, you know. So, that's, that's what the look. And from Nick, nurses standpoint, we ask Kevin pelton in the last interview Adams like specifically, what stands out most about Nick nurse and what he is brought to the table as a head coach. And he was talking about a number of things including just being able to look at matchups and be able to really get players imposition to try to slow down. Stop Korean Thomas and Thompson. You're not going to slow down. Draymond sometimes, but I thought that his answer was solid just talking about just experiment, trying to do some new things against the warriors. And the reason why the Toronto Raptors have it. Three one advantage dick nurse. Also gives those great in game interviews, doesn't he polite to burp? You always mentioned stores by name. That's a good. That's a good tip for young coaches out there. You have the polite side during those interviews. I'm telling you resonates, and he's also he was the guy that member before the series people were laughing that he had his head his little logo, little dick, nurse logo. Right. But the guys proven to be a fantastic coach. I mean, he, he would listen, the raptors are very talented. They've got one superstar. They got some other guys playing tremendous supporting basketball, but he wasn't someone that was a real household name before this postseason. Not at all. No, no. Not at all. Because remember, a lot of the, the games that we saw with Toronto under doing Casey was a lot of underachievement. Yes, you saw some wins, and you saw team gets the playoffs here and there. But there was always a shelf life to their success. And with Leonard there, I'm sure somewhere Dwayne Casey's in Detroit someplace, what is legs folded watch on the big screen watching his teams"