Around the league

Discuss anything related to Golden State Warriors basketball here

Moderators: Mr. Crackerz, JREED, Guybrush, hobbes


Rookie
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:28 am
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:50 am
Everybody notices how Steve Nash makes all his players better,but have you noticed how Borris Diaw has averaged over 7 assists for the last 5 games.That is hard to imagine with the great Nash getting most of the assists.If you subtract the tought overtime loss the Suns had at home at the hands of Washington, and the equally tough 2 point loss at Dallas,Phoenix could have had a 25 game winning streak,instead of the current 9.

The New York Knicks had a 5 game home winning streak broken by Charlotte.What is surprising about the game; is that Charlotte had just won a road game at Detroit.Charlotte's shot blocking powers of Omeka Okafor were too much to overcome for New York.The last time these two teams met,the Bobcats were fooled by a 0lly-oop pass which lead to a David Lee basket which short-circuited the Bobcats at New York in the last second in OT.

The Chicago Bulls are slipping lately.They have lost 2 games to the Nets after blowing huge leads,and they have also lost home games to Houston and Minnesota.The Bulls need a bettter low post presence to go along with Luol Deng.Kirk Hinrich has been too inconsistent all year long.Ben Gordon has been awsome off the bench leading the league in bench scoring,but both Hinrich and Gordon never seem to have good games the same night.

The Warriors just blew their big opportunity to gain ground on Denver,while Denver's losses continue to mount.With the Warriors getting blown out in the last two games it safe to say this is the worst the Warriors have looked all year long.The injuries continue to mount,as Pietrus and Foyle are now banged up.Their is no time for the Warriors to feel sorry for themselves.They need some major adrenaline in the form of back to back wins over the Clippers.

The trading deadline is Feb 22,2007.Will their be any trades? The Pacers and Cleveland need a point guard.The Warriors need to do something cap wise.The Bulls need an inside player.The Nets need a power forward.The Celtics have to many in between players.Although Andre Miller has plenty of talent,he may be the victim of the cap as Philadelphia tries to prepare their team for the 2007 draft.Philadelphia will be looking for a ist round pick and expiring contracts.

How is Milwaukee suppose to beat anybody playing without Mo Williams,Michael Redd and Charley Villaneuva.They blew a 14 point lead against hopeless Philadelphia.Mugsy started at point guard for the Bucks in their loss at Philadelphia.

The Orlando Magic lost two tough road games against the Lakers and Suns,but still hold a 6-4 lead over the inferior east. I think it would be in the best interests if Orlando resigns restricted free agent Darko Milicic.

You have to be impressed the way Miami has played with the return of Dwayne Wade. J.Williams and Jason kapono,all of a sudden became factors for the Heat.Wade is the man who stirs the drink.The Heat have now beaten the Jazz 5 straight times.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 21443
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:50 am
Location: Perth
Poster Credit: 28
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:47 pm
is1531 wrote:Everybody notices how Steve Nash makes all his players better,but have you noticed how Borris Diaw has averaged over 7 assists for the last 5 games.That is hard to imagine with the great Nash getting most of the assists.




I've said it many times, Diaw is a great player that the Suns were lucky to get. Most people here think he is nothing special but take him away and the Suns have only one creator, Nash, and though he is a great one Diaw makes them unguardable
Image



Image


migya make the ring fall on ya

Rookie
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:28 am
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:05 pm
migya wrote:
is1531 wrote:Everybody notices how Steve Nash makes all his players better,but have you noticed how Borris Diaw has averaged over 7 assists for the last 5 games.That is hard to imagine with the great Nash getting most of the assists.




I've said it many times, Diaw is a great player that the Suns were lucky to get. Most people here think he is nothing special but take him away and the Suns have only one creator, Nash, and though he is a great one Diaw makes them unguardable


Remember last year when Diaw was playing some center with Stoudamire out It is difficult to see over the top with all the centers that are taller than him.Now he is playing forward and the traffic lanes look a litttle clearer to Diaw.The result is operation success for the Phoenix Suns ,who look like a well oiled machine out there.Diaw is not riding anybody's coatails.He is a big part of the equation. :)

Since the 2006-2007 is the year of the injuries in the NBA,should I be prepared for the second half of the season, when the Spurs,Dallas and Phoenix lose 2 or 3 players to injuries.I am just following the trend.This year is not about the best team winning,its about the last team standing on their feet.Remember what Mars Black use to say,it must be the shoes.In this particular case I think it's time for the NBA to check on the safety of all these designer sneakers being used.Fancy sneakers will not keep you healthy.
User avatar
All Star
Posts: 2558
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:53 am
Location: where you aren't
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:16 am
is1531 wrote:Everybody notices how Steve Nash makes all his players better,but have you noticed how Borris Diaw has averaged over 7 assists for the last 5 games.That is hard to imagine with the great Nash getting most of the assists.If you subtract the tought overtime loss the Suns had at home at the hands of Washington, and the equally tough 2 point loss at Dallas,Phoenix could have had a 25 game winning streak,instead of the current 9.

The New York Knicks had a 5 game home winning streak broken by Charlotte.What is surprising about the game; is that Charlotte had just won a road game at Detroit.Charlotte's shot blocking powers of Omeka Okafor were too much to overcome for New York.The last time these two teams met,the Bobcats were fooled by a 0lly-oop pass which lead to a David Lee basket which short-circuited the Bobcats at New York in the last second in OT.

The Chicago Bulls are slipping lately.They have lost 2 games to the Nets after blowing huge leads,and they have also lost home games to Houston and Minnesota.The Bulls need a bettter low post presence to go along with Luol Deng.Kirk Hinrich has been too inconsistent all year long.Ben Gordon has been awsome off the bench leading the league in bench scoring,but both Hinrich and Gordon never seem to have good games the same night.

The Warriors just blew their big opportunity to gain ground on Denver,while Denver's losses continue to mount.With the Warriors getting blown out in the last two games it safe to say this is the worst the Warriors have looked all year long.The injuries continue to mount,as Pietrus and Foyle are now banged up.Their is no time for the Warriors to feel sorry for themselves.They need some major adrenaline in the form of back to back wins over the Clippers.

The trading deadline is Feb 22,2007.Will their be any trades? The Pacers and Cleveland need a point guard.The Warriors need to do something cap wise.The Bulls need an inside player.The Nets need a power forward.The Celtics have to many in between players.Although Andre Miller has plenty of talent,he may be the victim of the cap as Philadelphia tries to prepare their team for the 2007 draft.Philadelphia will be looking for a ist round pick and expiring contracts.

How is Milwaukee suppose to beat anybody playing without Mo Williams,Michael Redd and Charley Villaneuva.They blew a 14 point lead against hopeless Philadelphia.Mugsy started at point guard for the Bucks in their loss at Philadelphia.

The Orlando Magic lost two tough road games against the Lakers and Suns,but still hold a 6-4 lead over the inferior east. I think it would be in the best interests if Orlando resigns restricted free agent Darko Milicic.

You have to be impressed the way Miami has played with the return of Dwayne Wade. J.Williams and Jason kapono,all of a sudden became factors for the Heat.Wade is the man who stirs the drink.The Heat have now beaten the Jazz 5 straight times.

this guy really wants to be a sports writer......
ImageImage
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 18461
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:48 am
Location: Somewhere in this site...
Poster Credit: -4
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:41 am
migya wrote:I've said it many times, Diaw is a great player that the Suns were lucky to get. Most people here think he is nothing special but take him away and the Suns have only one creator, Nash, and though he is a great one Diaw makes them unguardable


Diaw is crap. Put him in Memphis and he averages 6, 3 and 2.

ALL HAIL STEVE NASH, the man that built the monster formerly known as Boris Diaw. :mrgreen:
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 21443
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:50 am
Location: Perth
Poster Credit: 28
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:09 pm
TMC wrote:
migya wrote:I've said it many times, Diaw is a great player that the Suns were lucky to get. Most people here think he is nothing special but take him away and the Suns have only one creator, Nash, and though he is a great one Diaw makes them unguardable


Diaw is crap. Put him in Memphis and he averages 6, 3 and 2.

ALL HAIL STEVE NASH, the man that built the monster formerly known as Boris Diaw. :mrgreen:



Nice try :oops:

Boris Diaw is the only one that creates his own shots without Nash.

Guess Nash helps him with rebounding, defense and assists too huh :wink: :mrgreen:
Image



Image


migya make the ring fall on ya
User avatar
Franchise Player
Posts: 9202
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:07 pm
Location: Land of the Lacob.
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:16 pm
Well then where was Diaw during his years in Atlanta? I don't recall him doing what he's doing in Phoenix back in the ATL. Nash makes players better, he makes everyone better, maybe even Dunleavy too. Diaw would be nothing more than the player he is now if it weren't for Nash. But I'd think Diaw can still be effective on any other squad now that he has played with Nash and has found out what he could do.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 18461
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:48 am
Location: Somewhere in this site...
Poster Credit: -4
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:28 am
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:Well then where was Diaw during his years in Atlanta? I don't recall him doing what he's doing in Phoenix back in the ATL. Nash makes players better, he makes everyone better, maybe even Dunleavy too. Diaw would be nothing more than the player he is now if it weren't for Nash. But I'd think Diaw can still be effective on any other squad now that he has played with Nash and has found out what he could do.


Exactly. Atlanta's Diaw was half the player Pietrus is for us...
User avatar
All Star
Posts: 3244
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:29 am
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:06 am
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:Well then where was Diaw during his years in Atlanta?



ummm a typical 2nd year player that didnt get many rookie minutes?
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 18461
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:48 am
Location: Somewhere in this site...
Poster Credit: -4
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:31 am
Quazza wrote:
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:Well then where was Diaw during his years in Atlanta?



ummm a typical 2nd year player that didnt get many rookie minutes?


No, that's Ike. :wink:

Diaw had 25 min per game in his first season with the Hawks (4 ppg, 4 boards and 2 apg) and 18 the second (4 ppg, 2 boards and 2 apg).

That's enough time to produce more than that. Ike does that in 3 minutes.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 21443
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:50 am
Location: Perth
Poster Credit: 28
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:57 pm
Diaw creates and only Nash does on that team so he is valuable. In the games I've seen Diaw has done very well and doesn't need to be set up by Nash like Marion and Amare do
Image



Image


migya make the ring fall on ya

Return to Warriors Basketball

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests