Tag Archives: Dorell Wright

Bye Bye Dorell

This wasn’t a trade, it was a pure salary dump. From what I’ve read, that euro meatball the Warriors traded Dorell Wright for is unlikely to ever set foot on NBA hardwood.

I see several reasons for the move:                   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

Questions: Blazers 93 Warriors 91

I’m under the weather, so I’ll limit my recap of last night’s debacle to a few observations:              Continue reading

Out Paced: Pacers 94 Warriors 91

If you don’t have a size advantage, where can you exploit them?  That’s in the running game. — Jim Barnett

I’ve always been an advocate of the running game.  Particularly when you’ve got this kind of club. — Jim Barnett

Don’t walk it up! — Bob Fitzgerald

Early offense! — Bob Fitzgerald

Jim Barnett has been subtly hinting all season long about the Warriors need to get out and run.  Subtlety went out the window at the start of this game.  Barnett hit it hard.  And in this game, for the first time all season, Bob Fitzgerald kicked in on the chorus. I’m not sure where the Warriors announcers got their talking points for tonight’s game.  Did it come from Joe Lacob or from Mark Jackson himself?  I’m curious, because whomever it came from, Mark Jackson didn’t listen.  The Warriors were facing a great team tonight, the Indiana Pacers, an extremely big team with a dominant half-court defense.  And they let this team out-run them on their own court.                         Continue reading

The Injury Miracle: Warriors 111 Heat 106

That 22-2 lead in fastbreak points the Heat had over the Warriors at halftime?  Brought to you by Joe Lacob and Mark Jackson: The Kwame Brown Era.

That 19 point 3rd quarter?  A Joe Lacob and Mark Jackson joint production: The Kwame Brown era.                 Continue reading

Big Brother: Lakers 97 Warriors 90

Forget my new rule about not recapping the front end of back-to-backs. I can’t resist talking about this well-played game against the Lakers, the Warriors’ Big Brother from the Southland.  And one game after ripping on Kwame Brown, I have to pay him some props for his great game against Andrew Bynum tonight.        Continue reading

The Brandon Rush: 2011-12 Golden State Warriors Preview (Pt 2)

On a rush: On a run; to be dealt a series of strong hands.  – The Poker Dictionary

The Golden State Warriors have apparently traded Lou Amundson to the Indiana Pacers for Brandon Rush.  I think this was a brilliant move, one that radically transforms the Warriors roster.

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Return of the Fast Break: 2011-12 Golden State Warriors Preview (Pt. 1)

Most NBA pundits are predicting that Mark Jackson is about to radically transform the Warriors style, forcing them away from their run and gun roots under Nellie, and towards a slowed-down style that emphasizes defense first.

I am predicting the exact opposite.

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The Sins of the Past: Warriors 95 Lakers 87

The Sins of the Past.

Two power-forwards slugging it out with seven footers on defense.  The high post and high pick and roll drawing them out of the lane on offense.  A spread floor opening the lane for swooping drives.  The fear of swooping drives bringing on a hard rain of deadly three-pointers.  The fear of deadly three pointers creating space for the pick and roll. Unstoppable guards given free rein to create havoc. A long defensive three to switch onto the best scorer. The swarming help. The gang rebounding. The outlets. The devastating fast break.

The Sins of the Past.                                                            Continue reading

Magic: Warriors 123 Magic 120

I wasn’t planning to recap this one, and I’m still not going to. Not enough in the tank. I just want to say a few words about this great game, that was made even more magical because I was seated at half-court for it, with my feet on the “parquet.” (Hey, Joe Lacob, how about bringing that over from the Celtics!) It was one of the best experiences as a fan I’ve ever had.

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