Lee the kind of player you want to root for

If you haven't seen this New York Times article about David Lee, you should take the time to read it. In all the talk about whether Lee is a good fit on the court for the Warriors, we've not touched a lot on how great a fit he is off [...]

By | July 20th, 2010|14 Comments

Looking ahead: The PG position

The brilliance of the Warriors' draft in 2009 was that it answered an open question at a position of need for the team. Any time you do that with your draft pick, you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Going in, most mock drafts had the [...]

By | May 3rd, 2010|12 Comments

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 [...]

By | April 16th, 2010|7 Comments

Curry and Watson: Must-see basketball

All is quiet on the trade front this morning. If any news breaks, we'll break it down, but as of right now, I would be surprised if the Warriors make any trades before the deadline. I still would like to see the Warriors trade Monta Ellis. It's getting more difficult to [...]

By | February 18th, 2010|4 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 24th, 2010|10 Comments

Is it too early to start thinking about John Wall?

I know it's early. The Warriors still have 56 games to play. Andris Biedrins could return and lead a dramatic turnaround of a season that has gone even worse than the most pessimistic predicted. But I think it's about time to come to grips with the reality of this season. Even if the Warriors start playing [...]

By | December 19th, 2009|12 Comments

C.J. Watson has swine flu

Received the following e-mail from the Warriors: Warriors guard C.J. Watson has tested positive for the H1N1 virus. He is currently being treated accordingly for the illness and the Warriors are following all precautionary measures as mandated by the NBA. Watson will not be with the team for either of [...]

By | November 16th, 2009|0 Comments

Should Stephen Curry start at point guard?

Until tonight's exhibition game, a 126-92 win against the New Orleans Hornets, I was of the persuasion that starting rookie Stephen Curry with Monta Ellis in the backcourt would be a disaster. Ellis is not a good defensive player, so there's no chance you could ask him to guard shooting guards in [...]

By | October 23rd, 2009|7 Comments