Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Andre Iguodala, David West, Draymond Green get coaching nods in rout

Andre Iguodala, David West, Draymond Green get coaching nods in rout

Golden State should be able to pick up their third straight win tonight over a Suns team that comes into Monday's game with a record of 18-39 and has the 28th-ranked offense and the 30th-ranked defense in the National Basketball Association. By stepping aside and letting the players coach themselves.

In an attempt to kick-start their input, Kerr put his players in charge of coaching duties for their game against the Phoenix Suns, with three players getting a turn at drawing up plays on the clipboard. The rest of the game unfolded as such, with different Warriors - David West, Draymond Green - taking advantage of the moment to become vocal leaders. JaVale McGee ran the computer as other players broke down film.

Forward Draymond Green will miss Monday's game against the Phoenix Suns with a sprained left index finger, according to a tweet from Warriors PR Monday morning. That probably won't sit too well with the Suns. And as coaches, our job is to nudge them in the right direction, guide them, but we don't control them.

Most likely no one is going to say this, but this is borderline one of the most disrespectful things you can do to another team. Kerr's decision was the ultimate slap in the face to those watching, expressing that the game was meaningless and the two teams are not proportionate. They don't have a leader in the locker room that says, 'We deserve to get our butts beat like that. I have not reached them for the last month. "It had to do with me trying to reach my team".

The Warriors have climbed the rankings this season in points per game (#1), field goal percentage (#1) and three point percentage (#1). "I'm exhausted of my voice", Kerr said.

There will undoubtedly be plenty of screaming on sports-talk shows Tuesday about whether it was disrespectful of Kerr to do this - or, in some cases, what level of disrespect that it produced. "They needed a different voice". "I thought they communicated really well together and they drew up some nice plays".

Payton's 19 points and nine assists as the club's starting point guard certainly contributed to both numbers. You could be up 12 (points) and three minutes later, you could be down 10 with the firepower they have and them being an elite team.

Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said he would never hand over his huddle to players. "But it's up to us to change that".

But one particular fan really wanted to see Dwyane Wade in a Cavs uniform against the Thunder tonight.

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