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Some former Warriors players are competing in the playoffs with their current teams. Here’s a look at how they fared in the first games of the NBA postseason: Antawn Jamison, PF, Cavaliers: Jamison was instrumental in the Cavs’ 96-83 win against the Chicago Bulls in the first game of their series Saturday. The former Warrior had 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Jamal Crawford, SG, Hawks: Crawford had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in… 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 »

Warriors take Cavaliers to the wire

The Warriors, in the first game after the Stephen Jackson trade, played well in defeat, getting to within three points late in a close game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately, too many turnovers and missed shots down the stretch doomed the Warriors, who lost 114-108, in Cleveland. If Golden State had been able to pull off the upset on the road, it would have been a monumental win, especially considering this was the first game sans Jackson. Instead, the Warriors… Read More »

Warriors do well with Jackson trade

I don’t know how you can look at today’s trade and not call it a winner for the Warriors. When you consider that Stephen Jackson had 1) demanded a trade months ago, 2) never backed off that trade demand, 3) demonstrated enough erratic behavior to force the Warriors hand in dealing him sooner than later, and 4) has one of the worst player contracts in the NBA, the Warriors came away with more value than I expected they would receive… Read More »

Warriors trade Jackson to Bobcats

The Golden State Warriors acquired guard Raja Bell and forward Vladimir Radmanovic from the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for forward Stephen Jackson and guard Acie Law. Bell, 33, has appeared in five games for the Bobcats this season (all as a starter), averaging 12.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 31.4 minutes. A nine-year NBA veteran, Bell enjoyed one of his most productive NBA seasons last year, averaging 11.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 67 games with… Read More »

Warriors at Bucks: Game day preview

I’m sorry about the lack of analysis of Friday night’s game. I’ve had a million other things going on and haven’t been able to get to it. It’s unfortunate, too, because there is a fair amount worth mentioning from the Warriors’ win against the Knicks. Like … Why did Anthony Randolph only play six minutes? I know that Don Nelson said after the game he played his veterans because he thought the team had a chance to win against New… Read More »

Warriors 121, Knicks 107: Recap and box score

You must give credit to the Warriors for a well-played game. They were very impressive in sticking to the game plan of attacking the Knicks’ lack of interior defense. They moved the ball and drove all the way to the basket time after time. It was an inspired performance and the Warriors really deserve some credit. The Knicks are horrible, but the Warriors must take any positive news available right now. Stephen Jackson also played very well, and hopefully he… 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 »

Stephen Jackson trade ideas, Part 2

This is the second batch of simulated trade offers for Stephen Jackson. If you haven’t read Part 1, read it here. If you have read Part 1, you’ll remember that I copped to being a nerd who plays a lot of NBA Live, the EA Sports NBA video game. And that I pushed the boundaries of acceptable nerd behavior by starting a simulated season with the Warriors and putting Stephen Jackson on the simulated trade block to see what kind… Read More »