Steph Curry, Gui Santos graded in Warriors win vs. Nets

Steph Curry, Gui Santos graded in Warriors win vs. Nets

D’Angelo Russell

After a slow start, the Golden State Warriors turned things around and handled business on Monday night, notching a 109-98 road victory over the Brooklyn Nets. While certainly not where they need to be, it sure seems like the Dubs are trending in the right direction, starting a five-game road trip with nice wins sandwiching an overtime loss.

Now let’s quickly grade the players. As always, grades are based on my expectations for each player, with a “B” grade representing the average performance for that player.

Note: true-shooting percentage (TS) is a scoring efficiency metric that accounts for threes and free throws. Entering Monday’s games, league-average TS was 58.2%.

Draymond Green

30 minutes, 8 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks, 3 turnovers, 2 fouls, 4-for-6 shooting, 66.7% TS, +11

A few poor turnovers for Draymond, but an otherwise very solid game. Since returning from his lengthy suspension, Green is, in my opinion, playing his best basketball since the 2021-22 season, when the Dubs hoisted a trophy.

Good defense and good passing are what we’ve grown to expect from Green, but now that he seems to be a full-time center, we’re getting used to good rebounding, too.

Grade: B+
Post-game bonus: Led the team in assists.

Jonathan Kuminga

33 minutes, 28 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 3 turnovers, 9-for-18 shooting, 10-for-12 free throws, 60.1% TS, +5

Another day, another 20-point outing from JK, who is quickly becoming automatic. As has been the case lately, his offense was not only fruitful, but important beyond the numbers. As Golden State struggled to score in the early going, JK muscled his way to the bucket to force a few easy looks. He wasn’t particularly efficient in the first half, but the Dubs needed someone who could get looks as the team stalled, and the third-year forward provided.

And then he turned it on in the second half.

Yet while another 20-point night will grab the he
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