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Feb 23, 2023Liked by Eric Apricot

Eric - this weekly greatest hits feature is so nice. When I get too busy to keep up with the conversation, this reassures me I’m not missing too much. A good read. Thanks.

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For 1% of you, Hyunjung seems to have flown to join SCW straight into the game and just been firing the ball with no conscience. At halftime, 1-7 but with 4 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK. NEW DEFENSIVE STOPPER INCOMING?

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Warriors playing terrible defense, shooting too many 3's, and can't finish at the rim. (Hope I don't type that too many more times until Summer League).

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Feb 23, 2023Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Mathematically (although not realistically), the Warriors could be as low as 13th or as high as 2nd by the 2nd week of March.

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Feb 23, 2023·edited Feb 23, 2023

Handy Post-All Star Break Flowchart:

Are the Warriors Winning?

Yes

Unstoppable, Baby!!!! WGBC!!!!!!!!!!

No

Wemby here we come! Unstoppable, Baby!!!! WGBC!!!!!!!!!!

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Coming out of the break, the Warriors immediately play two sets of 3 games in 4 nights back to back--in other words, 6 games in 8 nights.

Games are every other night in March other than another set of 3 in 4 until 2 days off between March 28 and 31. There's only one other 2-day break between games between Apr. 4 & 7.

That's a pretty brutal pace down the stretch of the season, starting with a few key players out. Let's hope the Warriors have enough in the tank to finish the season strong. It does go to show why racking up wins early (& not choking them away) would have been important. Maybe the coaching staff has some plans on how to rotate rest days for each player without affecting rhythm or winning.

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[Charman Jr.] John Collins says Nate McMillan’s coaching style might have fit better for an older roster. Hopes the new coach will have more guidance for a team that needs help on the development and mental side. Made sure to mention he hated to see it happen to Nate.

https://old.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/119bo9p/charman_jr_john_collins_says_nate_mcmillans/

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Feb 23, 2023·edited Feb 23, 2023

Steph "making good progress" to be re-evalutaed in a week:

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10065136-warriors-steph-curry-progressing-in-leg-injury-rehab-will-be-reevaluated-in-1-week

To my ear, sounds like he'll be progressing to contact work in a week (3/1), and in an ideal world, would be scrimmaging a week later (3/8) and able to go soon after...

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If Wiggins is dealing with a “personal” matter considering what he has meant to this team and what he did for us last year in the Playoffs I hope he gets to take as much time as he needs to square things away.

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This is is gonna be tough. With Wiggs out indefinitely, and still no Steph this team is gonna need to scrap and claw.

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With approximately one-third of NBA teams still with an available roster spot, free agents include: Serge Ibaka, John Wall, LaMarcus Aldridge, Will Barton, Stanley Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Tyler Johnson, Sterling Brown, Hassan Whiteside, David Nwabe, Michael Carter-Williams.

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1628164809278787584

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Feb 22, 2023·edited Feb 22, 2023Author

The Dawning of the Hyunjung Lee Era is here. https://twitter.com/kevo408/status/1628435782926237696?s=20

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Really nice waiver pickup for Santa Cruz with Eli Pemberton and Dusty Hannahs off with Team USA and Gui playing for Brazil.

This guy was a top-100 draft prospect in 2022 class. Has done his first 5-on-5 stuff since the foot injury in practice this week. He might play tonight

https://twitter.com/kevo408/status/1628435782926237696?s=20

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6' 8" elite spot up and movement shooter, can't create off the dribble, might be a turnstile on D. Played at Davidson. If he can't succeed at GSW, I think he can't succeed in the NBA. I'm always fascinated by players with an elite skill trying to put together enough of the rest to hang in the league.

Quick scouting report: https://theboxandone.substack.com/p/hyunjung-lee-2022-nba-draft-scouting?sd=fs&s=r

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Curse this wind storm! I've been without a power since yesterday late afternoon, so I had to go to the library to do stuff on my PC.

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From an Athletic article on the Hawks, to make you feel better about Joe:

The issues are far bigger-picture than that, and may or may not be addressed at a press conference Wednesday. Ressler started as an owner who said he would leave basketball decisions to basketball operations, but he morphed into something other than that after the unexpected — and misleading — rise to the conference finals.

That led to front-office dysfunction that included Ressler’s son being blessed with a louder voice in the room, a John Collins trade being rejected by the owner, three first-round picks being dealt for Dejounte Murray over Schlenk’s objection, and self-inflicted salary-cap problems that effectively forced the team to deal Kevin Huerter.

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So a post-season prediction on Bleacher Report has the Ws win the 7-8 play-in and getting an upset against Memphis before losing in 6 against the Suns. On the one hand I appreciate the faith, on the other hand I am a bit upset with the notion that a team thrown together at the trade deadline can conquer our Big Three.

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I think at this point the 15th spot will either be Lamb or Jerome. Who will it be?

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