unexpectedly hot from three-point range. However, there are a few other factors at play.
The Warriors’ defensive scheme, designed to protect the paint, often leaves three-point shooters open. Teams know this and have been exploiting it. Additionally, the Warriors have been missing key defensive players, such as Draymond Green and Kevon Looney, due to injuries. This has forced less experienced players into defensive roles, leading to breakdowns in the three-point defense.
The new Chase Center itself may also be a factor. Players and coaches have noted that the lighting and sightlines in the arena may be different from what they are used to, potentially affecting shooting accuracy. The lack of familiarity with the arena could also be contributing to opponents’ success from beyond the arc.
All of these factors combined have led to the Warriors ranking near the bottom of the league in opponent three-point shooting. The team will need to adjust its defensive strategy, get healthy, and become acclimated to their new home if they want to improve in this area.
It’s important to note that a small sample size and the unusual circumstances of the current season make it difficult to draw definitive conclusions from these numbers. The Warriors will have the opportunity to improve their defensive performance as the season progresses and they adjust to the unique challenges they face.
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