Mark Jackson had a major dilemma facing him and his team entering Game Two last week in Denver.
David Lee would be out for the remainder of the Playoffs with a torn hip flexor. Andrew Bogut, despite a strong Game One performance, had not put in performances like that one consistently throughout the season. It was unclear what Jackson could get out of him. Sure, Carl Landry can add some of the rebounding help but he cannot quite spread the floor like David Lee could.
And if there is one thing the Warriors can and must do, it is score. The defense is improved, but not elite by any means. To win in the postseason, Golden State has to score.
So Jackson began talking with his coaches and asked them to talk him out of a crazy idea for Game Two. Could he actually get away with replacing an All-Star power forward with a(nother) point guard in his starting lineup? would this be a gamble too big for the Playoffs?
The Warriors asisstant coaches did not talk Jackson out of the move. The...