Ishmael Smith

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» Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:23 pm
Had to start the topic about this guy, great pick up by the warriors, his speed and first step is unreal, guess we have our back up point guard.

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» Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:06 pm
Yeah, I love watching him. Instant fan favorite (well, maybe second after Brandon Rush).
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» Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:08 pm
I would add to that list of potential fan favorites McGuire and Brown. Both are playing great defense so far. But, obviously, Rush is doing it on the both ends, and is playing extremely well.
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» Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:46 am
Yeah Ish Smith got a nice quick first step. This team has some nice early on wins.. Now i sit back and wait to see what Mark Jackson can do with this squad on the road.
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» Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:47 am
Would everyone say Ish Smith got a bit of JJ Barea in him (small, pocket rocket, can score, can setup)

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» Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:10 am
I definetly see JJ Barrrea, just potent like a rocket, great of the bench, decent handles, nice hesitation, just solid.

Overall, great pick up on the others guys mentioned as well, Brown is playing active on the boards and defense, Brandon Rush well I don't need to say much about him, I know it is early, McGuire played decent, bench is deep enough, skilled enough and playing defense. Reading around the web, major talk is that the warriors are actually playing defense.
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» Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:15 am
I think it's important to get a feel for everyone getting minutes at the start of the season.. Mark Jackson hasn't set his rotation yet.. So it's good to see guys like B.Rush. I.Smith & even K.Brown step up and achieve the opportunity.

I think something really important in the warriors favor is we have young legs and will be able to deal with the back to back to back nights and the 5 games in 7 days rotation.
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» Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:17 am
Yeah, unfortunately Klay is falling off the rotation. He is just a rookie and has all the skills to be a decent player. He just seems a bit overwhelmed so far by the speed of the game.
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» Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:33 pm
Guy wrote:I would add to that list of potential fan favorites McGuire and Brown. Both are playing great defense so far. But, obviously, Rush is doing it on the both ends, and is playing extremely well.
THIS McGuire looks like what we've needed for years.
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» Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:25 pm
Ismael Smith has just been waived as reported by Matt Steinmetz on twitter @MSteinmetzCSN

He reckons we will pick up a big man.
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» Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:43 pm
Pawno you're too fast. Just posted on the ticker, and I'm 15 minutes too slow. Obviously a big man is coming, it will be interesting to see who it is.
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» Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:35 pm
damn, feel sorry for the kidd. He was giving it his all. Hopefully he lands on his feet. I am sure there are some teams out there that will sign him.
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» Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:43 pm
Yeah, there will definitely be a team that will pick him up. He played good when he got a chance. But, since we got Nate he lost his minutes. Some team who lacks a PG will try him out a little for a while, at least. After that, it's all up to him and his play.

And I'm looking forward to see who that big guy might be.
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» Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:06 pm
http://www.nba.com/freeagents/2011/
2011 Free Agent Tracker

Filter for Available and Center:
Ajinca, Alexis C 23 3yrs UFA TOR --- --- ---
Armstrong, Hilton C 26 5yrs UFA ATL --- --- ---
Dampier, Erick C 35 15yrs UFA MIA --- --- ---
Fesenko, Kyrylo C 24 4yrs UFA UTA --- --- ---
Gadzuric, Dan C 33 9yrs UFA NJN --- --- ---
Haddadi, Hamed C 26 3yrs RFA MEM --- --- ---
Hollins, Ryan C 26 5yrs UFA* CLE --- --- ---
Ilgauskas, Zydrunas C 36 15yrs UFA* MIA --- --- ---
Krstic, Nenad C 27 7yrs UFA BOS --- --- Krstic signs 2-year deal with Russian team
Mbenga, DJ C 30 7yrs UFA NOH --- --- ---
N'Diaye, Hamady C 24 1yrs RFA WAS --- --- ---
O'Neal, Shaquille C 39 19yrs UFA* BOS --- --- After 19 seasons, Shaq hangs 'em up | Shaq: A legendary career
Przybilla, Joel C 31 11yrs UFA CHA --- --- ---
Ratliff, Theo C 38 16yrs UFA LAL --- --- ---
Thomas, Etan C 33 9yrs UFA ATL --- --- ---

Some of these aren't even available... shaq, ryan hollins, Ilgauskas.... not a whole lot there... i say go d- league

We just had the D-League show case, I am sure Bob Myers and Travis were there scoping out the players...

There is a legit 7 footer:
Chris Daniels #21 Center
2011-12 Regular Season Statistics PPG 17.1
RPG 9.6
APG 2.5
EFF +21.08
Born: Apr 19, 1984
Height: 7-0 / 2,13
Weight: 265 lbs. / 120,2 kg.
College: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

http://www.nba.com/dleague/playerfile/chris_daniels/index.html
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» Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:00 pm
Warriors are expected to sign Earl Barron..honestly, I haven't heard of this guy but his size can't hurt.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AmgAjHJR3xrkZy0aMMXf8im8vLYF?slug=ycn-10833247

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