There wasn’t much to like in the second quarter of Monday night’s game against the Warriors, but this Baron Davis-DeAndre Jordan connection demonstrated how effective Baron can be when he initiates the offense as a posting guard.
Couple of observations:
- Once Baron gets in close, Blake Griffin is drawing his man low — a no-no. He needs to move off the block to a spot at about 15 feet so his man has to make a real choice: collapse on Baron and leave Blake open for a 15-footer or stay home on Blake and give Baron more space than he should have. Good offense is making the defense choose between two bad options. The more each of the five guys on the floor can do that on a given possession, the better the offense.
- Though they’re a little slow getting to their spots, both Rasual Butler and Ricky Davis are also stretching the defense on the perimeter. Their tardiness is attributable to the fact that Baron gets into the paint so quickly against Monta Ellis.