Curry may be odd man out for Team USA

I'm not sure how much can be taken from Stephen Curry's performance in Saturday's exhibition against Lithuania. He played well in the time allotted him (2-2 FG, 1-1 3P, 5 points), but the team-low three minutes would indicate that Curry's chances at making the final cut for Team USA aren't good. [...]

By | August 22nd, 2010|11 Comments

Reasons I’m optimistic about the Warriors

This isn't a full-blown season preview; that won't come until much closer to the start of the season. But, I do feel optimistic about the Warriors' odds of improving this season, so I thought I'd share some of the reasoning. Optimistic about improvement doesn't mean I think the Warriors will [...]

By | August 19th, 2010|22 Comments

Curry sprains ankle in Team USA practice

Warriors guard Stephen Curry sprained his ankle during Wednesday's practice for Team USA in Madrid, Spain. ESPN reports that the injury looked serious at first, but that there is no structural damage to the ankle. Here's an excerpt from ESPN's article: Curry landed on a teammate's foot during a scrimmage [...]

By | August 18th, 2010|1 Comment

Warriors in pursuit of Amundson

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Warriors are one of four teams trying to sign free agent Louis Amundson. The high-energy power forward, who averaged 4.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 14.8 minutes per game last season with the Suns, is closing in on a decision between [...]

By | August 18th, 2010|3 Comments

Tyreke Evans … first the speeding fiasco, now this?

Tyreke Evans: fantastic basketball player, deserving Rookie of the Year, hope of the Sacramento Kings ... offseason media trap. First, Evans pulled a classic "I'm-too-young-to-handle-this-much-money-and-fame" move with his speeding fiasco, when he was caught on video weaving through traffic at speeds as high as 130 miles per hour. Evans' explanation [...]

By | August 17th, 2010|3 Comments

Curry, Gordon … and Westbrook for final spot?

Team USA made a couple cuts over the weekend, letting go of Jeff Green and JaVale McGee. The roster, currently at 13 players, will have one more cut, but that decision could wait until after the team completes its four-game exhibition schedule. Team USA beat France, 86-55, in its first [...]

By | August 16th, 2010|5 Comments

Curry’s spot on Team USA not a lock

Stephen Curry was perceived to be a pretty sure bet to be one of the final 12 players on Team USA's roster. Most felt his outside shooting ability would come in handy in the international game, which gave him the edge over the Clippers' Eric Gordon. Now, with Saturday's performance [...]

By | August 14th, 2010|5 Comments

Curry shows well in U.S. scrimmage

Stephen Curry played well in a scrimmage with Team USA on Thursday at Radio City Music Hall, scoring 14 points, including four 3-pointers down the stretch. Check out this video from NBA.com (via youtube): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2SO_aeD5kg Jeff Garcia of projectspurs.com has a nice article about Curry. Read it here. Curry told [...]

By | August 13th, 2010|2 Comments

The beauty of defense

I've been swamped today and haven't had time to put anything up about the Warriors. But, I watched this video the other day and wanted to share it here. I love defense in the NBA. For me, defense is what separates the NBA from college basketball. To be an elite [...]

By | August 12th, 2010|5 Comments

Hornets brass backs up talk

Do you remember when Chris Paul wanted to be traded? Then he met with the Hornets general manager and coach and was impressed enough by their pitch that he changed his mind? Well, it seems the Hornets brass wasn't just blowing smoke. They seem to recognize what they have in [...]

By | August 11th, 2010|11 Comments