And yet, Gilbert Arenas thinks he found the key to doing just that. Not only does he think he has the answers, Sway, but he's confident enough to think those answers would work even if he was coaching the eighth seed.
So, what's his magical plan?
It's a Triangle-and-Two Defense... seriously. This gem of his explanation is the funniest:
I know what ur thinking I will get killed playing my 3 defenders against 4 offensive players (maybe) but have u seen james defense it's usually 4 against 5 anyways
Here's the Instagram post featuring his special tactics.
The lengthy caption reads,
Someone asked if I coached against #GS in the playoff could i beat them since i pay attention to details...IF the playoffs started now, I would be coaching Houston as the 8th seed...to beat any team in the playoffs u have to understand that team and what makes them GO... the most important player on #GSteam is #curry..second most IMPORTANT is #Green..but second BEST player is clay...so to beat this team u have to understand the two most IMPORTANT players.. you have curry avg 30.5 and 6.6 asst..#Green avg 13.7 and 7.4 asst...so these 2 are combining for (44.2ppg)while dishing out (14 asst)..u take the (14 asst) and with #GS shooting a ton of 3's u say every asst is worth 2.5 points,giving u (35 points).. so these two players alone are producing (79.2 out of 110-120gs points)but I cant explain a full game plan in a post so ill do game 1...the percentage of a 8th seed winning game 1 is low so ill take an unorthodox approach(currys game is fast shooting,creativity and CONFIDENCE) my job is to break his confidence.. So game 1 I will run a triangle and 2 on him #highschool style #patrick #harden double team curry (double MEANS u two stay with curry AT ALL TIMES I dont want him getting no shots up..so its a 4 against 3..I know what ur thinking I will get killed playing my 3 defenders against 4 offensive players (maybe) but have u seen james defense it's usually 4 against 5 anyways so ill use him and patrick to just FACE guard curry (if curry drinks water #james #pat better be close enough to tell if it was #figi or #tap) this method will kill currys confidence no matter how much he wants to win..to be a back 2 back MVP and hottest man on the planet. score 0-5 points in a game becuz theyre doubling me even WHEN I dont have the ball.... if curry takes it out both players are guarding him,james and pat will never help or defensive rebound just make sure curry dont touch the ball...To KNOW YOU WONT SCORE and HIT BIG shots for the crowd is a bad feeling to a player who strives off EACH shot he makes..(thats all I can give u is game 1) haha if imma lose IMMA lose but win #psychologicalWareGame o
And if you want the short version: Da anser to beat #GS is simple. DOUBLE TEAM #STEPH AT ALL TIMES... and kill his #confidence.
It's that simple.