Random Warrior thoughts

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  1. Rob

    Rob NBA All-Star Staff Member

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    Im talking about when Curry first "arrived " . Paul was considered the best PG in the league.. and after Curry changed the game..he wasnt.
     
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    Understood, but my point above is still true...CP blows.
     
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    I don't care about Chris Paul. Everybody hates Chris Paul except his teammates or his buddies, so no biggie...

    I'd be more worried about players we might someday bring here to play with him. Although, let's be honest, with our payroll, our core is set unless Draymond goes elsewhere (let's hope not, but you never know in a league as crazy as the current NBA) or something like that happens. Any major roster shakedown will have to come by trading Russell.
     
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    Charles Barkley, a few 90s Bulls, and some 90s Pistons players... and maybe a smattering of older cats...
    sounding jealous and pathetic, pining for the old days.

    other than that.
    I've heard nothing but good things from most of the 40 year old plus vets...
    Most young cats see the style we play and how they can get up and down, and it appeals to them.
    In particular, how Curry plays and makes others play better.

    Does anyone remember seeing an article sometime in the last couple of months about Curry's respect taking a hit in the locker room?
    I seem to remember it but now I can't find it... no matter
    Its all sensationalism..and NBA soap opera crap.

    Here's a question: Is the fast paced Warriors style detrimental to a player's longevity in the league?
    Due to wear and tear, leading to more injuries? etc...
     
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    No.. but making the finals 5 years in a row will cause more wear and tear
     
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    Maybe not the style, but making the finals 5 years in a row, playing so many games, playing around 100 games per season, it finds a way to get to your body.

    Resting players matters. Toronto limited Kawhi's minutes during the season, playing only 60 games, and he had an amazing run in the playoffs.

    I think the amount of games played has more to do with that than team style.
     
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    My new (somewhat homer) take on what's transpired over the last couple of weeks free agency wise and
    the Warrior hate and celebration of their "demise" that has ensued in the media and with certain fan boy types...

    While all these other teams try to duplicate the Warriors by trying to buy a super team, pairing
    All Stars together and scraping together retreads for a bench, they prove that they've completely missed the point.
    Warriors didn't "buy" a super team. They added a super star to a team of homegrown super stars.
    Now they're going to keep their core of All Stars together, and build it back up around them with homegrown talent again.
    Watch and learn, son.

    :)
     
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    When the Warriors got Steph they knew they had a gifted scorer but they didn't know for sure if or how he'd make it in this league, where he would end up as a player.
    Same for Klay, they knew they had a gifted shooter who could defend. They didn't know for sure he'd become the Klay Thompson..
    Same with Draymond.. etc.etc... All three of those guys worked the butts off... but how did the team support them and create the winning culture?
    How did these guys build their confidence in themselves? How did the team, coaches and office instill a sense of confidence and provide a positive environment for those guys to develop and become the Champions they are today? This is a great opportunity for the young guys on the roster to emerge, and great opportunity for our three veterans to help guide the process. Klay and Ron Adams will help Poole and others tremendously if they want it. Adams, Looney and Draymond will help Pascall, Smiley, and Willey if they want it. Steph is going to lead everyone...
     
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    With klay, i seem to remember people saying he plays no defense when he came out
     
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    Now is the time that they need to continue with their winning culture, developing players, and identifying the next "Steph". I say that with a grain of salt because Steph is part luck and part once in a generation, but if they didn't lay the groundwork and culture that allowed Steph to grow, he might not have become the Steph we know today.

    To that end, I'd really like to see Looney's offensive game blossom. Dude used to put up 20 pts a game in his youth.
    Poole to adjust to the NBA, and start to invest in his defensive game.
    DLo become an interested defender
    etc etc etc...
     
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    The thing I am interested most in is can/will Kerr adjust our scheme to the talent we now have. I simply dont see the high IQ, passing ability guys to run his version of the triangle. What I see is a team built to run and gun. Fast pace, up and down the floor, with quick shots. Kinda like Dantoni's old system when he was with the Suns. That could be really fun to watch. As opposed to watching THIS roster try to win with defense and get looks through intricate player movement and passing... to me this roster can not compete this way. It is a new Warriors and the unknown kind of excites me.
     
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    I'm already waiting for Russell to be traded after 6 months/next offseason and the "old Warriors" style to come back.
     
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    sounds like Coach Nick... anyway, he correctly gives Steph the #1 position for players that make their team mates better..

    Skip to about 17:45 if you want to just see his take on Steph..

     
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    Damion Lee’s back on a two-way... which good gosh, is a heck of a journey. I watched him a bit last season and I mean, you’re a walking time traveler. Tonight, you’re in Santa Cruz for a 7:30pm game and then you find out you’re flying out after the game to be available for the Warriors as they play the Hawks at 7:30pm PST... in Atlanta. If you catch the Warriors Ground episode highlighting his journey, it’s pretty hectic. But respect to him. He worked his tail off last season.

    In case you’re wondering how we got here, the Dubs waived Julian Washburn who they acquired from the Iguodala deal and was on a two-way contract with the Grizzlies last year. They clearly really like the Lee. I do, too. There’s more to explore with him, I think, given he gets more opportunities. Which he will this coming season.

    Not a defensive specialist of any sorts, but you’re not going to find that with what money they have left and at this stage of free agency. But you can certainly count on Lee to get you buckets.
     
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    Here’s the episode I’m talking about. If you go to about 13:00, that segment sums up Damion Lee’s year last season.

     
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