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Warriors trying to deal Ellis?

ESPN's Chad Ford has another draft update, claiming that the Warriors' No. 6 pick is available for trade, but only if teams are willing to take Monta Ellis and his big contract with it. Here's what Ford wrote: The Warriors are talking to a number of teams about potential trades [...]

By | June 23rd, 2010|5 Comments

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

ESPN's Chad Ford is reporting the Warriors have traded small forward Corey Maggette and the 44th pick in Thursday's draft to the Milwaukee Bucks for two players. The Warriors will receive center Dan Gadzuric and guard Charlie Bell. Bell averaged 6.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 22.7 minutes per game last [...]

By | June 22nd, 2010|8 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

ESPN rips Warriors

ESPN's Chad Ford ranked all the teams in the NBA on the moves (or lack of moves) they made at the trade deadline. At the top of the list, the Cleveland Cavaliers (I agree). At the bottom of the list, the Phoenix Suns (considering the lack of value they were [...]

By | February 19th, 2010|22 Comments

Should the Warriors rebuild?

I'm not sure why I get so excited about the trade deadline each season. When you look back at the history of deals made in February, the track record isn't very good. Many deals are made to clear salary, and even the teams that buy often misjudge how an incoming [...]

By | February 17th, 2010|22 Comments

Final All-Star thoughts

3-point shootout: Stephen Curry stepped up Saturday and put on a show. The thing that impressed me most about Curry, even more than his 18 three-pointers in the first round, was the way he carried himself. He wasn't nervous or intimidated by a fairly star-driven opponent lineup. He stole the [...]

By | February 16th, 2010|0 Comments

ESPN: Cavs interested in Maggette?

The latest trade report on ESPN.com about Amare Stoudemire had an interesting mention of the Cavaliers' reported interest in Warriors forward Corey Maggette. Read the report here. Here's exactly what it says about Maggette and the Cavaliers: Sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard on Monday that the Cavs are [...]

By | February 15th, 2010|8 Comments

Why Stephen Curry is the NBA’s best rookie

Most nights, I watch Warriors games in my office at work. I'm usually in the middle of putting the newspaper together for the next morning, and so my actual attention to the game usually  fluctuates between casual viewing and check-the-score-every-couple-minutes. But Wednesday night, against a boring opponent (the [...]

By | February 11th, 2010|15 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

Nice recognition for Maggette

ESPN's John Hollinger presented his all "under-the-radar" team Thursday (you'll need ESPN Insider to read the article) and it was nice to see Corey Maggette receive a little recognition from the national media for the season he is having. Monta Ellis has been the best player for the [...]

By | January 8th, 2010|3 Comments