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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 Paul and are at least attempting to improve the team around him. ESPN’s Chad Ford is reporting that a complicated four-team trade has been agreed to that, at least on… Read More »

Tolliver leaves Warriors, but you can’t be mad at him

Anthony Tolliver, the forward who went from the NBDL to an effective starter for the Warriors late last season, has decided to leave Golden State and sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves. You might feel tempted to curse him with any number of frustrated rants. Here’s a few you could use: A. He can’t leave the Warriors! They gave him his chance! B. Good luck, jerk! The T’wolves are the laughing stock of the NBA! C. Whatever! We didn’t want you anyway!… Read More »

Tolliver deciding between Warriors, T’wolves

In an interview with the Springfield News-Leader, forward Anthony Tolliver said he hopes to have signed with a team by Monday and that he’s planning to either re-sign with the Warriors or join the Minnesota Timberwolves. Tolliver, a 6-foot-9 power forward who averaged 11.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in 46 games for the Warriors last season, said the initial offers he received from Golden State were lower than he expected. He prefers to stay with the Warriors, but said he… Read More »

36 minutes tells the (incomplete) story

I always like to look at players’ stats adjusted to reflect starters’ minutes (36 per game). I’m fully aware it’s not an exact science; especially for players who get very few actual minutes on the court, it can present some false perceptions of a player’s ability. In addition, just because a player who normally plays 18 minutes a game would average 18 points and 11 rebounds in starters’ minutes doesn’t mean that player should necessarily get 36 minutes per game.… Read More »

Curry, Warriors end with a bang

Well, you can’t blame Stephen Curry if voters don’t name him Rookie of the Year. He certainly has done everything possible to demonstrate that he is the NBA’s most talented rookie, including a sparkling performance in the regular-season finale against the Blazers (42 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 1 block). I was listening to ESPN radio on the way home from work last night and they were talking about the NBA’s different awards. After about a minute of… Read More »

Warriors waive Claxton and why it matters

The Warriors announced two moves today. First, they signed forward Anthony Tolliver for the remainder of the season. This move isn’t entirely unexpected because Tolliver hasn’t been terrible since being called up from the Developmental League in mid-January. He is averaging 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game. Concerns about Tolliver? He’s supposed to be a great shooter from everywhere on the court, but he’s shooting only 38.6 percent. Even worse, he’s made only 4 of his… Read More »

Loss to Suns proves Ellis’ value

At least for one game, some people can stop wondering if the Warriors are better off without Monta Ellis in the lineup. The Warriors played hard and showed well on the road Saturday against the Suns before ultimately coming up short in a 112-103 loss (recap, box score). It was a tough loss to watch, because the Warriors played well much of the game and had a chance to earn an impressive road win. They led most of the first half. They led… Read More »