It’s about time we see what Toney Douglas can really do for the Golden State Warriors. We all know who he is, but few of us really know what he’s capable of. He’s a great backup point guard with a lot of potential to shine in that position, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll fit into the Warriors’ offensive rotation.
What Mark Jackson likes to do, because he has a lot of shooters, is run players like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson off of screens so that they can spot up for the open jump-shot. I think that it’s safe to say that Douglas will be able to fit into this area of the game. His passing skills, for a point guard, are below average, but he makes up for that in shooting. He can get hot.
Jarrett Jack was good at one-on-one offense, being able to create his own shots. Douglas may not be as good as Jack in that department, but it’s nice to know that he’s capable of making plays when he needs to. He won’t be the Warriors’ scorer down the stretch, but he will be able to get in some key minutes.
Douglas won’t have many big games with the Warriors, but if he does, it’ll be something like his 19 point, seven assist game against the Clippers earlier this year. Those can come in handy. Look at his defense in some of these plays. “Chauncey Billups finding out that there is a ‘D’ in Douglas.” Nice to know Douglas can hit the deep three when he needs to as well.