Golden State Warriors: Mid-Season Grade Report

January 20th, 2011 by Khalid Shakran Leave a reply »
For the Golden State Warriors, the halfway point of the season has quickly approached.  

Standing at 18-23, the team by the bay has had an up-and-down campaign scattered with injuries, some inconsistent play, hot shooting, spectacular acrobatic shots and better defense than previous years.

This year's mid-season Warriors grade report will give out grades with reasoning to the head coach, point guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards and centers.


Head Coach

Keith Smart: B-

He is an upgrade from Don Nelson's stubborn nature and lack of energy. Smart is a total upgrade on the defensive end, but a considerable downgrade on the offensive end.

Smart is known as a defensive coach, but as a limited offensive coach. He has done a great job being the father figure of the team and a "player's coach."

Considering it is his first season as an NBA coach, Smart has done a good job learning on the spot and putting the team in a spot to compete for a playoff spot in the packed Western Conference.


Point Guards

Stephen Curry: B

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