Steve Kerr hints Nick Young may take bigger part on Warriors rotation vs. Rockets
Steve Kerr really likes to play to matchups and he doesn’t usually have a confirmed bench rotation. During the regular season almost every night it was different players taking the floor.
When the Golden State Warriors played the San Antonio Spurs in the opening round series, JaVale McGee got a lot of run because it worked well with the matchups. Against the New Orleans Pelicans, McGee didn’t play much at all and in Game 5 he didn’t see the court.
Another guy who didn’t get a lot of run during the Pelicans series was Nick Young, but Steve Kerr hinted on Tuesday night after the Warriors closed out their series against the Pelicans, that there is a good chance he would be getting more minutes against the Houston Rockets.
Kerr pointed out that Nick Young played really well vs. Houston this season. Said he could be a good matchup in the next round.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 9, 2018
Young hasn’t been a constant in the rotation, but against the Rockets, he has been really good. The Warriors opened up the season against Houston and Young put up 23 points going 6-of-7 from deep. In the next two games, he scored 11 and 16 points respectively.
When the Rockets and Warriors match up, it’s usually a fast-paced game with a lot of 3-pointers dropping and that fits “Swaggy P’s” style. When he is on the court, he is usually going to try to jack up as many 3-pointers as possible.
On the season, Young has appeared in 80 games for the Warriors, averaging 17.4 minutes, 7.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game.
The Warriors and Rockets will open up the Western Conference Finals on Monday night at 9 p.m. ET at the Toyota Center.
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