Are the pieces in place for Mark Jackson to lead his Warriors to the Promised Land?
- Started By Steve Ausburne
- Sidelines Elite Columnist
- 3 years ago
Golden State made a deal to infuse its bench with some young energy by adding Marshon Brooks and Jordan Crawford. The consensus of observers of the team has been that bench depth - specifically at the guard position - is what the team is lacking to go deep in the playoffs. There is no Jarrett Jack on the roster, so the Warriors needed to get Coach Jackson some weapons to work with.
This trade may have accomplished just that. So, is the pressure even more on Jackson to deliver the goods? There was some skepticism around his original hiring, and now with Mike Malone no longer designing plays, Jackson has to justify his extension (I'm talking about the contract, not the pictures on his phone).
Electric starting five - check. Bench support - check. Right coach for the job -?
What are your thoughts on the acquisition and Jackson's ability to mix and match for the playoff journey?