Basketball is back!
One question for the folks on here: in the first half the second unit looked fine with Wannamaker running the point, but the second time they came out it looked like they had trouble initiating any kind of offense. Did Denver make an adjustment, was it just circumstance, or was I seeing things?
I'm allowed one preseason overreaction. Here it is: Man the Dubs should have traded back a few spots, picked up an asset, and selected Deni Avdija or Okoro.
On the flip side (especially if the Dubs end up inside the botton 20) that is three top tier draft picks you'll be adding in Wiseman, Evan Mobley (please dear God 🙏) and Jalen Johnson. That's a heck of a draft haul if the cards just fall into place.
Thanks for the nice dive into the game! So much better to watch than last year’s beginning. Plenty of room to grow, but everyone seems committed to both ends of the floor and they looked pretty darn good at times.
Eric: so glad that we are finally back to basketball. Let me pay you the biggest compliment: back when I was a big baseball fan, hearing Jon Miller and Kruk and Kipe on the radio meant that life was worth living again because Spring Training had started and we had baseball. EOP kinda feels like that for me now, so the pressure is on kid - make it a great season!
Smiley needs to trust in his teammates to rotate to his man and contest those shots.
Really liked what we saw last night. Even though we obviously lost a ton of top end talent, the rest of the fixes that Myers brought in are decidedly improved on some of the team's previous benches.
Idk who ends up starting, but that bench rotation with Paschall, Baze and Wanamaker is nice!!
Also Curry and everyone else just clearly need more reps. EP missed a wide open Steph at one point, and Steph threw one outta bounds when somebody cut instead of dipping back out for a 3. Once they all get familiar with each other, this should all clean up
Looney looked about as good as he can look. GSW has recently come out of the blocks firing vs Den. They're supposed to be overmatched. Good to see they're still doing it. Glad we are not playing the Lakers yet.
Am I the only one who is happy that the LETSGOWARRIORS game thread nearly tripled the GoldenStateOfMind game thread? I guess it shows that hard work and quality writing sometimes wins out.