Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tank Thread Number Two

Brandon Rush: We’ve been hearing a lot lately — from people on his payroll, like Larry Riley, Rick Barry and Andrew Bogut — that Joe Lacob has been spending money, and is willing to spend money, to win.

I say: Really?                           Continue reading

Tank Thread Number One

I watched two thirds of the Warriors – Rockets game last night before turning the channel. There was a Milwaukee Bucks game on.     Continue reading

Joe Lacob’s Big Deal: Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh for Andrew Bogut

Golden State grabs 2-guard Klay Thompson (son of Mychal), a pick that has “We’re trading Monta Ellis” written all over it. — Bill Simmons, 2011 Draft Diary, 6-23-2011.

Let’s be real: Klay Thompson has no chance of becoming rookie of the year. Zero. None. Unless of course, Joe Lacob trades Monta Ellis. Does Lacob know something we don’t? — Feltbot, The Klay Thompson Problem, 12-21-2011.

One thing this trade is not is shocking. It’s something we all knew was coming from day one, when Joe Lacob told us that running teams can’t win in the playoffs, that the “architecture” of the team needed fixing, and that the culture needed changing. And that Stephen Curry and David Lee were the core of the Warriors, and Monta Ellis something else.                                        Continue reading

Yes! : Bucks 120 Warriors 98

Yes!  This is what we’re supposed to be rooting for, right? Getting Joe Lacob his lottery pick back? If not, I’m confused.             Continue reading

Burn the Memo: Celtics 105 Warriors 103

The scrap-end of this Warriors team has apparently not gotten the memo. Don’t they know how badly Joe Lacob wants his lottery pick back?         Continue reading

Two the Right Way: Warriors 111 Mavericks 87 + Warriors 97 Clippers 93

Did the Warriors win these last two games because they suddenly decided to play with energy?  Because they suddenly felt like competing?

Or was it because of something else?       Continue reading

Top-Down Incompetence: Grizzlies 110 Warriors 92

Mark Jackson did everything possible to lose this game, and in the end he succeeded in spectacular fashion.  He spoonfed this loss to his Warriors team.  Continue reading

The Running Game Returns: Warriors 120 Wizards 100

Obviously, this game settles nothing in the debate over what ails the Warriors. It was the Wizards, one of the most wretched teams in the NBA, if not in NBA history. I like precisely one player on their roster, Trevor Booker. (He’s currently on my injury-ravaged fantasy team, competing for minutes with Mr. Nightmare.)

Did the Warriors three point shooting return because the first two shots went down? Because the law of averages dictated that it had to return at some point? Because the Warriors were inspired by the Return of the Prosthetic Son?  Because they were playing against the Wizards, and the worst perimeter defense in the league? Or because they knew they were playing against the Wizards?

Or was it because for the first time in the last 6 games they actually pushed the tempo, found an offensive rhythmn and got open looks?   Continue reading

Fire Mark Jackson: Raptors 83 Warriors 75

I shouldn’t bother to write anything about this game. I forgot to record it and only caught the 4th quarter. But I can’t help myself.

Here are my game notes, derived chiefly from the box score:    Continue reading

The Mark Jackson Disaster: 76ers 105 Warriors 83

After this blowout loss to the 76ers, Mark Jackson once again threw his Warriors team under the bus.  “We didn’t come out of the locker room [at halftime] with the right mindset,” said the Preacher.  For once I might have to agree with Jackson.  The Warriors came out of the locker room with the wrong mindset entirely.

They came out of the locker room with the wrong lineup, the wrong philosophy, and the wrong gameplan.                Continue reading