I’m sick as a dog, so I’m going to dog it. No recap, sorry. Just some quick impressions:
I think the Denver win showed what this Warriors team can be, and I’m not concerned with the Phoenix blowouts. Phoenix is a nightmare matchup for the Warriors, and I think they’re going to be blowing a lot of teams out in similar fashion. They are incredibly skilled and incredibly deep. So many different pieces, and a brilliant coach who knows exactly what to do with them. They had the best record in the West in the second half of last year, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they came close to that this year. They might wind up the 5 seed, if they stay healthy.
As for the Warriors, Phoenix’s style of play and depth on the bench completely exposed the Warriors bench. Consider this fact: 6 of the Warriors players cannot shoot a jumpshot: Biedrins, Amundson, BWright, Bell, Law and Lin. Yes, that’s right, three GUARDS that can’t shoot. That is a joke, and needs desperately to be fixed.
Phoenix signed 6-7″ Jared Dudley to a 5 year deal, and let the 6-9″ “fan favorite” Lou Amundson go pound sand. Why?
Jeremy Lin? Go back and take a look at that elbow jumper he threw up. I’m sorry, but that right-ear release is not an NBA shot. And Jeremy Lin will never be an NBA player until he completely remakes it.
Joe Lacob’s first two personnel moves were disastrous for the Warriors playoff chances. Let’s hope he gets it right at the trading deadline.
Now I’m going to mix some Nyquil into my Lagavulin, and dream a little Nightmare dream….