Chance of making the playoffs?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:21 pm
so with the roster pretty much healthy do you think we have a chance to make a good run? Are u guys even in favor of going on a run or would u rather tank? Im all for the run IF they win the next couple of games.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:49 pm
IF the team can seriously make the playoffs then do it but it is highly unlikely now after the 6 game losing streak!

Getting a high draft pick in this talented draft crop would be the best thing BUT this has got to be the last time the team misses the playoffs for 5 years at least! I will be more pissed off than ever if Mullin can't keep a very good team together, if in fact the team does become one. Monta and Biedrins, if they are kept which really they should, have to be resigned and the rest of the playoff and contender type team (again, if Mullin can get them there this offseason with his moves) kept as well.

The team is made up of players that have been disappointments (Pietrus), obvious don't fits (Harrington), players that may not be the answer and may be in the way of further progress (Baron and SJackson) and potential solid players that may never be consistently a part of the team (O'bryant, Azu and Barnes). Only Monta, JRich and Biedrins look to be sure things and definate keepers right now.

Getting a great player in the draft, like Noah or Horford (have both been said to be players that can improve at the nba level and make a real difference), could really put the team over the top and allow for changes that lead to the team finally being a regular playoff team and maybe even contender for a decade or so
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:37 am
Warriors need to make a run for several reasons. First, our competition is up and down. Second, we need to see if we have any form of chemistry (besides Biedrins and Ellis who are not going anywhere). In addition, we need to increase the trade value of all our big contracts (Harrington, J-Rich, BD, Foyle). Finally, our chances of landing a traditional top 5 pick is slim and none, so might well trade down and get a help us now player like pg Dj agustin or forward Nick Fazekas a lethal free throw shooter and rebounding monster. Without a trade, either would help us at our need areas (a PG of the future to replace the often ailing BD and a rebounding PF to replace the low shooting percentage, low rebounding and poor free throw shooting Harrington). Sorry, we are going to lose a lot of games if our PF shoots 46% compared to a much more efficient Biedrins 60% or David Lee 60% or Dwight Howard, Amare who all shoot well above 50% shooting percentage. A high shooting percentage is all about shot selection and the Warriors need a high shooting percentage to mask the poor rebounding, poor free throw shooting and almost no defense.

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Warriors need to make a run for several reasons. First, our competition is up and down. Second, we need to see if we have any form of chemistry (besides Biedrins and Ellis who are not going anywhere). In addition, we need to increase the trade value of all our big contracts (Harrington, J-Rich, BD, Foyle). Finally, our chances of landing a traditional top 5 pick is slim and none, so might well trade down and get a help us now player like pg Dj agustin or forward Nick Fazekas a lethal free throw shooter and rebounding monster. Without a trade, either would help us at our need areas (a PG of the future to replace the often ailing BD and a rebounding PF to replace the low shooting percentage, low rebounding and poor free throw shooting Harrington). Sorry, we are going to lose a lot of games if our PF shoots 46% compared to a much more efficient Biedrins 60% or David Lee 60% or Dwight Howard, Amare who all shoot well above 50% shooting percentage. A high shooting percentage is all about shot selection and the Warriors need a high shooting percentage to mask the poor rebounding, poor free throw shooting and almost no defense.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:50 am
dareedle wrote:Warriors need to make a run for several reasons. First, our competition is up and down. Second, we need to see if we have any form of chemistry (besides Biedrins and Ellis who are not going anywhere). In addition, we need to increase the trade value of all our big contracts (Harrington, J-Rich, BD, Foyle). Finally, our chances of landing a traditional top 5 pick is slim and none, so might well trade down and get a help us now player like pg Dj agustin or forward Nick Fazekas a lethal free throw shooter and rebounding monster. Without a trade, either would help us at our need areas (a PG of the future to replace the often ailing BD and a rebounding PF to replace the low shooting percentage, low rebounding and poor free throw shooting Harrington). Sorry, we are going to lose a lot of games if our PF shoots 46% compared to a much more efficient Biedrins 60% or David Lee 60% or Dwight Howard, Amare who all shoot well above 50% shooting percentage. A high shooting percentage is all about shot selection and the Warriors need a high shooting percentage to mask the poor rebounding, poor free throw shooting and almost no defense.



Firstly, Harrington shooting 46FG% is decent to say the least and there are far worse in the nba. Like I've said, he just isn't a proper PF that the team needs.

You are right about the teams that are fighting for the 8th seed being up and down and this can easily be seen by the team being in 8th spot, then having a 6 game losing streak and still only being 3.5 games out of it. Thing is, some of these teams have an easier schedule and will likely win more games than the team anyway and the risk is getting only 11th or 12th pick in the draft, far different than 5th, 6th or 7th.

Just can't see the team winning 70% of their games from now on
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