Curry andThompson work on defense.The good news is that Irving at least showed flashes of competent defense when guarding Curry during Game 1 of NFL 18 Coins last year's Finals before going down with a knee injury. That leaves some hope that he could perhaps hold his own.Love might need to be moved around or replaced, though the latter is not ideal because of his offensive contributions. He's shooting an excellent 45 percent on catch-and-shoot three-pointers during the playoffs, perNBA.
That ability to space the floor creates all sorts of lanes and opportunities for Irving and LeBron James, even if it's all Love does.The Cavaliers' suddenly prolific and explosive offense has been nearly 17 points per 100 possessions better with Love this postseason, perNBA. It's on Lue to figure out ways to hide Love on defense so that
He can remain on the floor.Lue does have a few intriguing options. He can stash Love on Andrew Bogut whenever the Warriors elect to keep a center on the floor. That would hurt the Cavaliers' rim protection, but Cleveland has done well at keeping opponents away from the rim this postseason.It's also likely that Golden State head coach Steve
Kerr decides to play Green at center for a good chunk of the series, like he did last year after replacing Bogut in the starting lineup with Andre Iguodala. When that happens, Love will have to slide onto either Iguodalaor Harrison Barnes. Barnes would be more ideal; he's not as Cheap NFL Coins effective as Iguodala off the dribble and is connecting on just 35 percent of his catch-and-shoot three-pointers this postseason, according toNBA. But the