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2011 outlook: David Lee

Continuing a series that looks at the players on the Warriors roster this season and the expectations I have for them, we turn our attention to David Lee, the big offseason acquisition and all-star power forward for this squad: When the Warriors traded for David Lee during the offseason, it finally gave hope [...]

By | September 29th, 2010|6 Comments

Riley and Smart: Opening statements

In the previous blog entry, I only transcribed the question-and-answer portion of the news conference. I didn't transcribe the beginning of the conference and the scripted comments by general manager Larry Riley and new head coach Keith Smart. If you wanted to read those as well, here they are: Larry Riley: Thank [...]

By | September 27th, 2010|8 Comments

Smart: “We’re going to play more of a traditional style”

FROM MONDAY'S PRESS CONFERENCE WITH GM LARRY RILEY AND COACH KEITH SMART Larry Riley calls Keith Smart a "tactician" and says he's very well prepared. He talks about how much time he has spent working practices. Riley says "he's extremely ready to take this job." Riley says the Warriors owe [...]

By | September 27th, 2010|9 Comments

Smart to replace Nelson as head coach

Multiple sources are reporting that Don Nelson and the Warriors will part ways, with assistant coach Keith Smart replacing Nelson as head coach of the Warriors. CSN Bay Area’s Matt Steinmetz reported that Nelson will make the move official Monday, in time for the start of training camp, which begins [...]

By | September 23rd, 2010|9 Comments

2011 outlook: Monta Ellis

Continuing a series that looks at the players on the Warriors roster this season and the expectations I have for them, I turn my attention to Monta Ellis, the talented starter at shooting guard for this squad: The opinions on Ellis are many. His most ardent fans argue that his [...]

By | September 23rd, 2010|6 Comments

Monta needs to cede leadership of the Warriors to Curry

Before I put out my 2011 expectations for Monta Ellis, I wanted to analyze the latest news about Ellis, a much-talked-about interview he did with AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick (read the article here) in which he took responsibility for everything that has gone wrong in the past couple seasons between him and the [...]

By | September 21st, 2010|17 Comments

2011 outlook: Stephen Curry

Since training camp is days away, it's time to start looking toward the upcoming 2011 season. I want to begin by looking at each player on the Warriors roster and lay out for you what I expect from each player. I will try and keep these as realistic as possible, [...]

By | September 17th, 2010|8 Comments

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 [...]

By | September 15th, 2010|3 Comments

Amundson, Warriors agree to deal

It took a little longer than expected, but free agent big man Louis Amundson made his decision, reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal worth almost $5 million with the Warriors. Amundson chose the Warriors over the New Orleans Hornets and Indiana Pacers. Amundson was a fan favorite in Phoenix last season, averaging 4.7 [...]

By | September 13th, 2010|4 Comments

Curry makes team; Rondo withdraws

Team USA finalized its roster Tuesday and Warriors guard Stephen Curry survived the final cut. He will play for the team in the FIBA men's championship. Team USA's first game is Saturday against Croatia. Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, who didn't play during Sunday's game, has withdrawn from the team, according [...]

By | August 24th, 2010|3 Comments