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Mixed emotions about season-opening win

I have mixed emotions about the Warriors’ season-opening 132-128 win against the Houston Rockets. Emotion No. 1: Relieved I’m glad the Warriors got a win. The Rockets are a good team, even though they were playing the second night of a back-to-back and without Yao Ming. The Warriors had no excuses if they had lost this game, so it’s good that they held on for the victory. Emotion No. 2: Excited There were a lot of good things to take away… Read More »

Warriors get a B for offseason moves

ESPN’s Chad Ford graded the offseason moves for all the NBA teams and the Warriors stacked up well in the West. The team ranked fifth among the 15 teams in the West and were awarded a B. It’s little surprise that the primary justification for the high grade was the transition of ownership from Chris Cohan to Joseph Lacob. But, Ford also mentioned some of the Warriors’ young talent in the Warriors’ write-up, which is appreciated. It’s an ESPN Insider… Read More »

Trading Monta Ellis: Part 2

In Friday’s entry, we explored the possibility that the new ownership of the Warriors might want to trade Monta Ellis. We then looked at the kind of teams that would be most interested in acquiring Ellis and the kind of pieces the Warriors would want back in a trade. Remember, this isn’t so much a debate about whether Ellis should be traded. We don’t know how the new owners feel, but if they want to part with Ellis, there isn’t… Read More »

Crazy trade idea: Yao to Warriors

Bill Simmons, ESPN’s “Sports Guy,” is having some fun putting together three- and four-team trade ideas centered around Chris Paul and is posted them to his twitter feed. First of all, Simmons has to have the funnest job in the world. Second of all, one of his trade proposals involves the Warriors. What would you think if the Warriors could get Yao Ming (and Darius Songaila) and all they had to send away were the following players: Andris Biedrins, Vladimir… Read More »

Thoughts on the sale, Lee, Wright and more …

I’ve been on vacation for the past week, attending a family wedding, and was unable to find any free time to put together anything of worth regarding the vast amount of Warriors news that has broken during that time frame. I have a lot to catch up on. In order of importance: THE SALE Finally, the process that began in July 2009 has become reality. When I first heard that Chris Cohan was considering selling the team, it was the… Read More »

If Chris Paul is available …

If you haven’t seen the news that came out yesterday, ESPN’s Chad Ford dropped some fascinating information regarding Hornets superstar point guard Chris Paul. Ford reported that the Portland Trail Blazers were close to a deal with the Hornets before the draft that would have brought them Paul. Here’s what Ford wrote: According to the source, the Blazers got close to a deal with the Hornets last week that would’ve sent Andre Miller, Joel Przybilla, Nicolas Batum, Jerryd Bayless and the 22nd pick… Read More »

Summer league roster, schedule unveiled

The Warriors released all the pertinent information about this year’s summer league team, including the complete roster and schedule. Here’s the roster: Guards Will Blalock, Iowa State Brian Chase, Virginia Tech Jason Rich, Florida State Kashif Watson, Idaho Jeremy Wise, Southern Mississippi Forwards Andre Brown, DePaul Joe Ingles, Australia Kasib Powell, Texas Tech Anthony Randolph, LSU Tremaine Townsend, Cal State Northridge Ekpe Udoh, Baylor Reggie Williams, VMI Brandan Wright, North Carolina Centers C.J. Giles, Oregon State Here’s a look at… Read More »

What if the Warriors had traded for Stoudemire?

Do you remember last summer, when the Warriors backed away from a deal that involved Suns all-star power forward Amar’e Stoudemire? The Suns and Warriors had a deal on the table during last summer’s draft that would have sent Stephen Curry, Andris Biedrins, Brandan Wright and Marco Belinelli to the Suns for Stoudemire. The Warriors backed out of the deal because they didn’t want to part with Curry. At the time, I thought the Warriors were foolish to walk away… Read More »

Nelson: Warriors ‘a very difficult team to coach’

Often, when a team goes on the road, it’s a chance for players to band together, for a team to develop some chemistry. But for a dysfunctional squad like the Warriors, the lonely road has only served to intensify the team’s discord. Yesterday, Monta Ellis blew up at coach Don Nelson during practice. Don Nelson, according to this report in the San Francisco Chronicle, responded by storming out of practice. We don’t really need to recount the Stephen Jackson circus,… Read More »