Player scores: Warriors vs. 76p

The Golden State Warriors lost on the road again, which comes as no surprise. They’ve been horrible on the road this year, and on Friday they were up against the rising Philadelphia 76ers, led by Joel Embiid and James Harden… all while losing all three stars from last year, Steve Curry, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins.

It ended up being an impressive effort by Warriors JV, but they eventually lost 118-106. So let’s rate the lovely chaps who wore Dubs’ jerseys, keeping our expectations in mind. As always, a “B” grade represents the average performance we expect from a player.

Note: True shooting percentage (TS) is an efficiency measure that represents three-point shooting and free throws. The league’s average entering Friday games was 57.5%.

Jonathan Cuminga

29 minutes, 7 points, 3 assists, 1 turnover, 2 fouls, 3-for-8 shooting, 1-for-4 three, 43.8% TS, -8

Kuminga is a better rebounder than the stats indicate, as he does a lot to keep balls alive and get players out while his teammates hold the ball. But against Philly he had a donut in the rebounding department, and felt fit. This is unforgivable.

He was also very passive in offense. On the one hand, this is understandable considering Joel Embiid is the best defensive center in the NBA. On the other hand, Kuminga is an offensive liability when he’s passive and snaps on threes.

I was impressed with his defense. The Warriors put it on James Harden, and while The Beard certainly ate, Kuminga made life difficult for him, sans pollution.

Grade: C+

Kevon Looney

26 minutes, 14 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 3 fouls, 6-for-8 shooting, 2-for-2 free throws, 78.8% TS, -4

What a great Looney game. Jordan Paul’s team missed a jumper in the closing minutes as Looney grabbed his first career hat-trick, but that shouldn’t change our perception.

Looney took every opportunity he could this year to show people that he’s not just a system player who thrives when he plays alongside Curry and Green. And he did all this against Yoel Embiid!

What a nail.

Grade: A+

Post-game reward: He led the team in rebounding and assists.

Clay Thompson

35 minutes, 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block, 4 turnovers, 3 fouls, 4-for-17 shooting, 3-for-8 triples, 1-for-1 free throws, 34.4% TS, -9

If the Warriors want to pick up any victories while Curry is sidelined, they need Klay to show up in a big way.

Unfortunately, Clay didn’t make a big appearance on Friday.

Grade: D+

Post-game reward: Tied for the worst plus/minus on the team.

Donte Divincenzo

35 minutes, 17 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 3 fouls, 6-for-13 shooting, 5-for-8 triples, 65.4% TS, -4

DiVincenzo set the tone for the Warriors early on, hitting five triples in the first quarter, including the first five he attempted. His scoring subsided dramatically after that, but his energy and impact on the match did not. He’s been flying all over the place in this game, which he’s been doing a lot lately.

He quickly becomes a Poole/GP2-esque player in that he’s good enough to start…a weapon when coming off the bench, and a luxury when forced into the starting line-up.

Grade: a

Jordan Paul

37 minutes, 29 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers, 2 fumbles, 10-for-20 shooting, 4-for-9 shots, 5-for-6 free throws, 64.1% TS, -9

I don’t think Paul’s passing numbers accurately depict how solid a job he’s done in preparing his teammates for this game. He was in control of the offense throughout most of the game, kept the drive running in good shape, made his teammates look good, and then, in the second half, punished the Philly defense with a barrage of edge attacks and three-point splashes.

Really good game for JP.

Grade: A-

Post-game reward: He led the team in points and tied for the worst plus/minus on the team.

Jamical Green

11 minutes, 1 point, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, 1 foul, 0-for-2 shooting, 0-for-2, free throws 1-for-2, 17.4% TS, -1

Green wasn’t always likely to play a big role in this game because of the Embiid factor. But when he saw the court he did a tremendous job of attacking the glass. He couldn’t find his offense – 1 point, 3 ugly turnovers – but 8 rebounds in 11 minutes is ridiculous.

b grade

Anthony Lamb

19 minutes, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 turnover, 3 fouls, 2-for-6 shooting, 2-for-6 triples, 50.0% TS, -6

One thing I will say from this week’s broadcast: Both of the Van Gundy brothers really love Lamb.

He was very mediocre in this game, and was a bit happy with a three-point shot that ran back so hard, but smart coaches seem to like him.

Grade B-

Patrick Baldwin Jr

1 minute, 0 points, 0 plus/minus

Just a little trash time for the rook.

Grade: incomplete

Post-game reward: Tied to the team leader in plus / minus.

James Wiseman

11 minutes, 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 turnovers, 3 fouls, 3-for-5 shooting, 60.0% TS, -7

It’s very clear that Wiseman’s teammates aren’t used to playing him. On only the second possession he was on the field for, after the Warriors stopped, Wiseman leveled the field and hit everyone else on the sideline. T. Jerome never looked to see him, and Wiseman was not rewarded for his rant. A few mistimed passes early on didn’t make their way to the big guy.

Later, they started to find rhythm, which culminated in a nasty DiVincenzo alley lane that Wiseman punched out.

There were good signs. The screens were faster and more powerful. He’s got a blatant illegal screen that reminded me of when I was in high school and someone advised me, “Bounce more and more illegal until you’re called for it, and then you know where to order it again.” I almost feel like Steve Kerr might have asked Wiseman for a bootleg screen for this reason.

Veteran teammates were fueled. His defense looked better, even though it was highly anticipated by Embiid.

b grade

You are Jerome

19 minutes, 9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 foul, 4-for-10 shooting, 1-for-2 triple, 45.0% TS, -6

Another Van Gundy favorite. Jerome has been struggling lately but he looked really good in this game. Not the most efficient, and missed some open teammates, but kept moving the attack.

Grade: B+

Musa Modi

16 minutes, 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1-for-4 shooting, 1-for-4 rebounds, 37.5% TS, -6

Not a bad game for Moody’s, but a completely forgettable one. This seems to be the norm lately.

Grade: C+

Ryan Rollins

1 minute, 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 1 turnover, 0-for-1 shooting, 2-for-2 free throws, 53.2% TS, 0 plus/minus

Only a few garbage time possessions, but Rollins manages to throw up a lot of different stats!

Grade: incomplete

idle on friday: Steve Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Andrew Wiggins

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