I’ve said my piece regarding Bogut’s ankle. The Warriors media fell down on the job, and I felt it my duty to step up in their place. I gave you what I think is the truth about Bogut’s medical condition, I correctly predicted that he wouldn’t be ready for training camp, and I pointed out to you the Las Vegas skepticism of his ability to play
70 60 50 games this season.
I’m done with this for now, and hopefully forever. I’m setting aside my stethoscope. Now that Bogut has taken the floor, I’m going to evaluate him as any fan would, with appreciation and with hope for the best. He’s a great player when healthy, and it would be absolutely fantastic to watch him play at his highest level again. Continue reading
Here are my top three reasons the Heat, Celtics, Thunder and Spurs advanced. With one bonus reason apiece. Continue reading
I watched two thirds of the Warriors – Rockets game last night before turning the channel. There was a Milwaukee Bucks game on. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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