Golden State Warriors
I feel sorry for Warriors GM Chris Mullin. A little more than a year ago, he was the guy who helped the Warriors end an ugly 12-year playoff drought. His hard work paid off in the 2007 playoffs when his Warriors pulled off one of the biggest first-round upsets in NBA history.
Last season, the Warriors were good, just not good enough to make the playoffs in the ultra competitive West. Then disaster struck this offseason as Baron Davis bolted for the Clippers and the Warriors panicked. After trying and failing to lure Elton Brand and Gilbert Arenas to Golden State, the Warriors spent way too much on Corey Maggette, a guy who duplicates many of their strengths and addresses none of their weaknesses.
Now the Warriors look poised to fall out of the playoffs for the next few seasons as they restart the rebuilding process. That has to be a huge blow to the gut of Warriors fans that rabidly supported the Warriors in 2007.
But there is a silver lining in Golden State.
First, the Warriors were right in not overpaying to keep Davis. I'll be surprised if he's still playing 50 games a season in the last few years of that deal. Second, the Warriors locked up their two young free agents -- Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins -- to rich, but not ridiculous deals. If those two continue to develop along with young players like Brandan Wright, Marco Belinelli and rookie Anthony Randolph, the Warriors will be good in about three years.
Still, I'm not sure Warriors fans like the idea of waiting after missing the playoffs in 16 of 17 years.
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F*ck this guy.............who wrote it?
I think our team is a HELL of alot stronger, deeper, tougher, more efficient and more multi skilled than last years...........how does Mags not address any weaknesses??? how about reliable, high precentage penetration, getting to the line on a consistent basis and shooting a good %???
Turiaf? a possible steal/PG gem in Williams?............
Apart from Philly, no-one has had a better off season than us, at the very least from a recovering from lost players stand point.
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Espn's Chad Ford...
my bad... I forgot to post the link... here it is...
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/s ... son-080804
Ok.............Ive just created a new thread in Warriors Basketball to talk about this.
What is being insued here!!!..............nah, I literally typed out that whole new thread as a response to your post, then I decided my hard work and SPOT ON POINTS! deserved a thread for itself.
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