Love this postseason and, frankly, throughout their careers, the answer to the first question is a resounding no.Irving has all the physical tools, but never has NBA 2K18 MT shown any ability or desire to stick with opposing guards. He gets beat off the dribble and collapses on screens as if he's run into a brick wall. Love, meanwhile, doesn't have the strength to bang with the league's beefy bodies or the quickness to contain athletes on the perimeter.
During this postseason run, the Cavaliers have been 8.4 points per 100 possessions better on defense when Love sits and a whopping 16.4 points per 100 possessions better defensively without Irving, according to NBA.Love and Irving struggle with everything on that end of the court, but they've been particularly bad when opponents put them in the pick-and-roll. The pick-and-roll happens to be the precise play the Warriors run more effectively and efficiently than any team in the league, and perhaps in NBA history.
Obviously, that puts Cleveland in an even tougher spot.The Warriors' success begins with the never-before-seen talents of Stephen Curry. The Warriors could throw a stuffed animal onto the court to screen for Curry and the play would still produce something close to these otherworldly numbers.Yet Curry's production is enhanced because
He gets to dance with a partner like Draymond Green, a Buy NBA Live Coins "big man" in size only. Green sees the court and handles the ball better than every other frontcourt player in the league. That combination is a cheat code that torments opposing coaches and defenders. Love famously fell victim to the Warriors' dynamic duo in early January.