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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

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

Breaking down the Warriors’ schedule

The NBA released the regular-season schedules for every team in the NBA on Tuesday. The Warriors open at home against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Then they go on the road and never come home. Or at least it seems that way with how many [...]

By | August 10th, 2010|6 Comments

ESPN: Warriors 14th in West

ESPN's Summer Forecast series continued Tuesday with its rankings for Western Conference teams for the 2010-11 season. ESPN's panel of 93 experts has low expectations for the Warriors, ranking them 14th out of 15 teams, with a projected record of 29 wins, 53 losses. Here's what ESPN wrote about the [...]

By | August 10th, 2010|3 Comments

Illuminating interview with Biedrins

Wow. Andris Biedrins gave a lengthy interview in which he speaks candidly about last season and his career thus far in the NBA. Suffice it to say, it's not very flattering to the Warriors organization, Don Nelson or his teammates. The great team at warriorsworld.net translated the interview and provided [...]

By | August 9th, 2010|9 Comments

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. [...]

By | August 6th, 2010|9 Comments

Of race and basketball

Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay Area has an article worth checking out. The other day, I linked to a Steinmetz article about the Warriors' front office. Steinmetz posted a response on that blog entry to clarify something he had written. On the same thread, one of our readers directed a question [...]

By | August 6th, 2010|9 Comments

Curry’s sophomore trajectory: What history teaches us

I was reading something on a message board a couple weeks ago about Stephen Curry and what kind of statistical jump Warriors fans expect from him in his second season in the NBA. Many of the predictions were astonishing, somewhere in the neighborhood of 20+ points, 5+ rebounds and 10+ [...]

By | August 4th, 2010|8 Comments

Warriors make list of marquee games

The Warriors made the list of 21 marquee games from the upcoming 2010-11 regular-season schedule revealed by the NBA Tuesday night on NBA TV. The Warriors will host the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 25 as one of the NBA's five televised games on Christmas Day. The game is scheduled [...]

By | August 3rd, 2010|0 Comments

Warriors get bump in ESPN’s future power rankings

ESPN's future power rankings (it's an Insider article, but here's the link just in case) rank how NBA teams will fare in upcoming seasons, decided by a formula made up of the following factors: players on the current roster, quality of ownership and management, the financial philosophy of the team, and future draft [...]

By | August 2nd, 2010|4 Comments