Is Jawai injured?
Just wondering what peoples' opinions were after watching the last few games?
He was reportedly suffering from back soreness/ "tightness" following the Sydney game. But its hard to know whether he has recovered from that?
Jawai hasn't really progressed the way we might like during this season, but he has mostly become more consistent in the way he plays and the way the Cats use him. This season he has averaged 20 minutes, 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.
The combination of he, Knight, and Jervis, has allowed Perth to dominate inside and on the boards.
Nate was well down on output in game one, and yesterday he managed only half his minutes whilst he and the Cats were single-handedly pantsed by Ogilvy (inside.)
It seemed as though the Hawks had a plan to counter him, and it "worked." Is that the case? Or is he just injured?
It's not that he's the best player, or most valuable, but he's a vital cog in the Wildcats machine. With him in the paint, and Knight at the 4, the Cats do very well inside and are setup well for rebounds. That size up front also allows Prather to cut lose at the 3.
At the risk of stating the obvious, it can't be easy thumping that bulk around a court. When he makes a dunk, the impact when he lands must put a lot of strain on his back. Is injury stopping him from elevating like he should?