Originally Posted by eliteballer
Warriors are going to run them out of the building. Too many athletes/depth and Utah's weak SG position is going get really exploited.
Utah's SG weakness is only a weakness in that the SG doesn't score 20+ a night; that being said give me Fisher's experience and defense.
As for scoring Utah has never at least in the last 15 years relied
on scoring from the SG position. Even Hornacek never scored - on average - more than about 15 a game; he was there as a sharpshooter not a traditional SG scoring option. Utah has predominantly scored through the pick and roll [now being Williams and Boozer instead of the other two who's names escape me *grin*].
Utah actually has MORE scoring depth than they did in the 90s - Okur at centre is a genuine scoring threat and while he might not be the defensive legend that Eaton was, Eaton couldn't score in a brothel.
Kirilenko can score 10+ a night as can Harpring, Giricek, and Fisher; even Milsap can be relied upon for points.
As for the comments about GS having more athletes. While that is probably true in terms of pure speed on the floor they're going to get eaten alive on the boards not only defensively, but also offensively. I will - tentatively -suggest that unless GS shoots over 50% for the series they won't get close.
Remember, Nellieball is based on speed and offense, while Utah is a traditional half-court team who, IIRC, lead [or second?] the league in rebounds.
It will be an interesting series.