The Poole we know and love is back!
I will admit, Poole’s shot bothered me, not because of the distance, but because he was not squared up, and it looked as if he had time to get set.
Forget Wiseman. He is gone and this is the hand that the Warriors wanted. It's good for both Wiseman and the Dubs as he was not going anywhere on our team. Sad, but true. Just look at the current situation with JFK. He can't get on the floor yet he was very productive in the 2nd half of the season and looked to be making progress. I concur that he is not very polished, yet, but at 20yo, he has a big future here whether he gets minutes now or not. Kerr is on a WIN NOW BENDER. The bench, which is not very deep, will suffer from this strategy. It is suffering from this strategy. DDV is not the player we saw during the regular season. No one on the bench is. Even Poole, who single handedly kept us in the game against the Lakers, is suffering from this strategy. This team is in lockdown mode. The only tactic Kerr has left in his mind is to keep Curry on the floor all game. Why? Because Curry provides the positive +/-% when he's on the floor. When he's not, we sink quickly. Aside from the few minutes the bench gets, it's the starters that will win or lose this series no matter how many TO's Curry and Dray make, no matter how hot or cold our shooters are, the bench players will rarely be a factor during the playoffs if the Warriors are to win. This opens the possibility of injury becoming a factor and teams focusing on any size advantage they can get. We don't have strength in number any longer. We have one guy with superpowers and a breakout rebounder in Looney. No one else will or can excel on this team as it stands. It's status quo as long as this strategy is in place.
What ever James Wiseman provided we can find in a Junior or Senior college Center in the 1st round for cheaper.
It’s the Two Timeline stupidity. Hope they scrap that idea in the summer because we’re just being greedy here. Once the Core is done just do a reset tank for a bit. We’re really dividing everyone’s attention from the GM, Coaches, to the Veteran Players. We’ll see where Lacob’s priorities lie soon enough this summer, it feels like it’s coming to a head. First Domino to fall was Wiseman. If we trade either JK or Poole and/or our draft picks then he’s committed to our Trio. Or does he keep Steph and try to mix and match with youth and maybe one of Klay or Dray. Stay tuned for the next episode of NBA Free Agency 2023-2024!
The east bay 1980’s title. Classic Hardee.
I figured out Jordan Poole midway through the season, but it only makes sense if you've watched Brooklyn 99: Poole is Jake Peralta, and we're all Raymond Holts.
Interview of JK talking about his decline in playing time and not understanding why? I wonder does him putting it out through the media make Steve more inclined to play him or keep him on the bench.
"You can’t stop the sun from shining. At some point, the sun is going to come out."
Jonathan Kuminga is unhappy with his declining playoff minutes, yet his confidence remains high. He still believes he can be impactful for the Warriors this postseason.
Hey, can we get fortunate like the Celtics and have the Lakers play 1Q and when they’re not ahead say collectively “we got our win here” let’s give up and go home.
This is why I nod noncommittally while secretly dismissing the basketball acumen of both those who declared Jordan Poole to be Steph 2.0 and those who shout that he should have never left Santa Cruz. We have a team full of high risk playmakers, and we high turnovered and high demoralized and hijinksed our way to a championship last year. He fits in this team in a similar spiritual way that post-surgery Klay does - more emotional than you'd expect, shooting earlier heat checks than you'd like, but hitting key buckets and wanting the ball in moments where our all-universe point guard is the focus of the opponent's entire defense.
If James Wiseman was our center, though, we sure wouldn't have to worry about matchups in the 2nd round. We could just sit back and watch the Kings, and listen to the gruntings of the FireKerr brigade
Celtics are blowing out the 76ers. Warriors should do the same to the Lakers tomorrow.
The Poole giveth and the Poole taketh away. It's been a theme of his whole career -- amazing offensive skills paired with boneheaded choices. 2 or 3 times in the second half he took deeper shots than necessary, and on the last one in particular could have dribbled or found someone else. Remember when Steph threw his mouthpiece about this? This is why.
Regarding "pining for James Wiseman." You can go ahead and pine if you think he would have helped in this series. I'm good.
Ngl I was initially upset at Jordan taking the shot but mainly because he was so far away from the 3 pt line, and because there were still 12 seconds on the clock.
But Steph was doubled and Klay/Wiggins were covered. Was everyone else here really ok with letting Dray shoot that 3 or taking it to the basket?