Golden State Warriors: The Not-Quite-Ready-For-Prime-Time Players

November 29th, 2009 by dan german Leave a reply »

Last night was opening night at the theater.  Previews of the post-Jackson era Warriors were promising.  As the curtain rose and play began, it was clear the Warriors had assigned themselves the junior varsity role, trying to prove they belong.

They were nervous Nellies for sure.  From the opening tip, the Ws were paddling like mad just to keep their heads above water, trying to stay in the game as the Lakers made it look easy in a rout of the Warriors in Oakland. 

The list of poorly executed fundamentals was long.  Yes, the Warriors will do better next time.  No, unfortunately, they are not likely to win next time. 

All told, it was a night of Truths and Questions:

Truth:  The Lakers won by 33 with a sub-par game from Kobe and a below average outside shooting night.  Had the Lake Show been on fire, it might have been 30 at halftime, 50 by game’s end.

Truth:  The Warriors at their inspired best vs. the Lakers at their sleep walking worst would ...

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