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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:04 pm
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dareedle wrote:I would give minutes to BW if he can come back healthy ... he can still score 50-60% from the field and no other bench guy comes close to that field goal percentage ... Udoh dream on. We give up on players too early .. but people may want Vlade, Gadz or Bell at the trading deadline... for contract flexibility purposes only. You need to score in the paint on the road, which is why we are a horrible road team (let's watch another perimeter shot brick) and the Miami Meltdowns are following our path of failure. I didn't mind the loss to Memphis with the production from Biedrins ... of course Lee helps but giving the ball inside should be the priority regardless of win loss record (too many elite teams in the West, the Curry PG experiment has been disappointing, freak accidents to Udoh, Lee and the predictable hurts of BW, absolute no bench because the ownership issue) to focus purely on win/losses and the once in lifetime playoff appearance. So far, it looks like David Lee and not Smart is the key to our success (why do hacks like Smart and Spoelstra live and die with shooters) and the elite coaches live and die with the interior (Phillip, Pops, Doc and Sloan).


The Stephen Curry PG experiment is drastically missing interior scoring. Kinda hard to facilitate an offense when you and a shooting guard shorter than you are need to score all the points.

Thank god Lee is back.


Curry has been careless... I hope he can learn to cut back on the risky plays. Facilitating the offense is one thing, but there is no excuse for lazy passes.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:54 pm
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Another name to add to that group, according to NBA front-office sources, is Golden State's Brandan Wright, who simply hasn't been able to produce (or stay healthy) consistently for the Warriors despite his intriguing length and athleticism.

The Warriors selected the slender 6-10 power forward with the eighth overall pick in 2007 and have an undeniable need at the moment for dependable players off the bench. Frontcourt, backcourt, you name it.

But Wright only made it onto the floor for 77 games in his first three seasons thanks largely to a run of shoulder injuries and hasn't been able to catch up. Not even with David Lee (elbow), Louis Amundson (finger) and prized rookie Ekpe Udoh (wrist) all dealing with their own health woes.

It's likewise no secret that Amundson and Udoh are locks, albeit not quite at Lee 's level, to receive rotation priority from coach Keith Smart over Wright when everyone's healthy.

Suspect as a rebounder because of his build and still trying to develop more variety offensively to complement his undeniable shot-blocking ability, Wright will be a restricted free agent at season's end if he’s not moved by the Warriors first. There aren't any strong signals that anything’s imminent, but this much we know: The 23-year-old belongs with Dan Gadzuric and Vladimir Radmanovic on list of Golden State "gettables."
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:05 pm
Gadzuric
Radmanovic
B. Wright


damn, teams must be foaming at the mouth to acquire these guys.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:34 pm
Beast Mode wrote:Gadzuric
Radmanovic
B. Wright


damn, teams must be foaming at the mouth to acquire these guys.


That is exactly why I doubt we will make any trades this season.
There is nothing that we have that anyone wants unless we include one of our starting 5.
Which I don't think it is a bad thing if we don't trade anyone. With the CBA next year, the team saves money, and then there are a bunch of decent free agents that we may be able to get to boost up our bench players.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:17 pm
Brandan Wright could of easily been Joakim Noah, who was selected after Wright. Noah isn't exactly a star player, but he's 100x better than Wright. Imagine if they got Noah and instead of Belinelli (16th pick), they selected Wilson Chandler instead. With their two second rounders (Jamario Davidson and Stephane Lasme), what if they selected Josh McRoberts and Marc Gasol, who were both there for them to take. You can say how good this guy was or that guy was, but the Mullins overall draft grade is somewhere between an D and an F.

Mullins draft blunders:

2004 - 9th pick = Andris Biedrins

Al Jefferson, Josh Smith and Kevin Martin were all available at that pick.

2005 - 9th pick = Ike Diogu

Many scouts and experts had this guy going in the late first round to early second round, yet Mullin drafted him with a lottery pick. They could of traded down and still got him. Most mock drafts had the Warriors taking Danny Granger. They also passed on Andrew Bynum and David Lee.

2006 - 9th pick = Patrick O'Bryant

Can't really say much about this. The Warriors didn't have many options. The only name worthy to mention is Rajon Rondo who was selected 12 picks later.

2007 - Look at the top..

2008 - 11th pick = Anthony Randolph

Sure they traded him away before he's even reached his potential, but how many of you would of liked JaVale McGee, Roy Hibbert, Robin Lopez or Nicolas Batum?

The truth is, Mullin really jacked this team up with only 1 good draft pick and that was Monta Ellis in the second round. Lets not forget that he was supposingly calling the shots as the Special Assistant and had a hand in drafting Mikael Pietrus and Mike Dunleavy.

In the last 8 years, they've had 8 lottery picks and only two of them remains on the team...Curry and Biedrins.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:09 pm
Can't blame anyone for the AR pick in the least bit ... extremely talented, just needs experience and a coach to groom him. We've been bad so long we just didn't have the time to wait for him.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:15 pm
Looking at that list just makes me think the lottery is rigged, we should have gotten at least one top 5...
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