‘Screening’ is easily the most under-appreciated aspect of the game of basketball – it’s not pretty and it doesn’t show up in the box score or highlight reel, but it’s critical to success. That is especially so for a team like the Warriors, who rely heavily on their shooters – Steph Curry and Klay Thompson – getting that extra inch of space to lock and load.

Andrew Bogut is a beast on the screen – always has been – and people are finally noticing under the playoff spotlight. A bit late to the party, guys.

The big man spoke to Tim Kawakami at MercuryNews.com, and revealed his M.O.:

It’s a big guy’s responsibility to go and crack that guy once, and then for the rest of the game he’s going to be looking around to make sure he doesn’t get hit again. I never go out to hurt anybody or do anything cheap. I’ll set physical screens and if they go down, they go down.”

Watch your back, Nuggets.

You can read the full article here.


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