We let Dub Nation decide
To have your comment vote count, you must put #YES or #NO somewhere in the body of your comment, exactly once. Please don’t vote more than once; it is rude and makes work for me.
(It is getting way too hard for me to count the votes, thanks to large volume of your excellent comments. I’m trying this new process out on Chiozza as the odds were very very low that he would have been elected. So far there has been exactly one valid comment vote.)
#NO. A "yes" for Cheese would in effect lower the bar to anybody who got playing time in a ring season. Can't go for that.
Chiozza walks into the HWFL Club and says "Ow!" #No
I vote #Yes on Chiozza. Needed a player to pile on all your frustrations, Chiozza was the man. I think that makes him a Warrior for Life in my book
Sorry Cheese, you seem like a good bloke and all
Chiozza is a clear no (I'll refrain from hashtaging it to pile on to the poor guy). I thought he was a fine contributor as to what was expected from the 2way spot, which is not much. He made Quinn Cook look like an all-star in comparison. I usually was not in a good mood whenever he was in, but I appreciate him being able to provide some minutes for the team. Silver lining, his failure to impress made it so we never had to shake our fists and wish he were eligible to play in the postseason.
Sad my efforts to get Otto above Oubre in the ranking failed. Oh well. Hey Otto is still young, who knows, maybe we haven't seen the last of him yet.
Edit: random thing in regards to Otto. I really like the guy, and I don't think it's exagerration to say the Warriors might not have won without him. So in that way, he is a legendary figure in this whole Warriors story. And I think the old criteria (rooting for a player) was much more favorable than just straight up asking to be in the prestigious halls of DNHQ royalty. But for some reason, even under the old criteria, I'm not sure if I'll really be rooting for him when he's not a Warrior. I don't know, maybe I need to see what it's like this year. I certainly never had a strong opinion of him before he was a Warrior. I'm rooting for him to be a Warrior again someday. And while he has a great attitude and is generally likeable, he doesn't rise to the charisma level of someone like a Javale who you feel compelled to root for. He also doesn't have the underdog angle of a JTA or Damian Lee, since he was drafted high and got a max deal before coming here. In that way Otto is almost like if Wiggins had been traded after 2020-21 season -- people might be sad to see him go, but he wouldn't have had time to accumulate enough commraderie to really be invested in his future.
Running a completely arbitrary but highly DNHQ inspired HWfL checklist for Chris Chiozza:
Major contributions to playoff run or championship: no
Compelling personal story: no
Congruence to Warriors team culture: don't know/maybe?
I did enjoy referring to him for the entire season as "The Chiozzan One" whenever he did something good, but that's all I got, and it doesn't seem like nearly enough.
Chiozza - #NO (just so non-notable, never played)
OPJ - yes. For his crucial part and excellent play in this legendary playoff run
#NO If being an adequate two-way is enough for HWFL, that bar is so low a turtle can easily get over it.
#NO. Duh. Loved his sweaters. Glad he helped calm Dray in finals. But NO.
If I wasn't a regular reader of this site, I probably wouldn't know what a Chiozza was. So that's an easy #NO vote.
Wow. Suddenly very glad we didn’t sign Gallinari.
Boston Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari tore his left meniscus while playing for Italy in a FIBA World Cup qualifying game Saturday.
I looked at Chiozza as the price the Dubs had to pay to get Kenny Atkinson. Cheese was given a 2-way within days of the announcement of Atkinson's hiring. He must have liked him a lot in Brooklyn.
Nope on Chiozza.