Did anyone realize that we had gone a whole month without a 20-burger from Eric Paschall? I did (because I wasn’t having to make any vids for him, a minor burden taken off my shoulders), and probably Warriors fans did (the real Warriors fans, not the bandwagoners who are just counting down the days until Stephen Curry returns), but what about all the people who first took notice of him at the beginning of the season?
It’s because he’s not starting anymore, I just know it. Why he’s not starting, I have no idea, because even after cooling off from his hot start, he’s one of the better bucket-getters on the Warriors roster. Maybe the best, honestly, except that they just traded for Andrew Wiggins who, despite all his flaws, really does put the ball in the hole. I’m looking at the on-off stats, and Paschall is pretty bad even compared to a lot of his teammates in that stat, so maybe he’s just putting up empty stats, Steve Kerr realized that, and now his keeping him in a lower-minute bench role? Sure. Let’s go with it.
Personally, I don’t care whether stats are “empty”, “full”, or something in between. I care about buckets and buckets only, so I don’t see why we can’t have 30-burgers like we were having earlier in the season from Paschall. There are definitely enough possessions in a game for him to score 20 to 30 points and players like Dragan Bender can still get 15 or whatever. You just have to not miss so many shots.