Relax, this is just for reminiscing.
No to both.
Arenas probably more known as a Wizard.
And though he was helpful in moving the sticks, I just don't think that Oubre spent enough time here to rack up enough first downs.
I do want him to do well, though. And I'm looking forward to seeing who he matches up against when we play them.
I appreciate all the comments on the HWFL question. I’ll go through the comments and do my best to parse out your actual answers to the specific question Well/Poorly/Don’tCare/Don’tKnow.
No for both. I like them both fine. But neither was with the Ws long enough, and both left of their own free will. I wish them well, but they are not Warriors for life -- not even honorary ones.
Who was the shortest tenured Warrior that left the biggest impact on the franchise? BD obviously comes to mind when it comes to on court production but I think guys like Shaun and D. West are very deserving of a mention too. Their presence/play really emphasized the Warrior's culture on and off the court.
Power outage in my area wheeeeee. Going on 45 minutes or so. Hope we don’t lose the fridge.
No for both, not that I dislike either. Arenas was a good find in the second round, and he was exciting to watch, but he gets an Incomplete, not a W4L. Oubre is talented and a fine athlete, and I think he could have gotten over his tunnel vision. But one season that was a mixed bag (and begun with some of the worst shooting imaginable) is not enough. And while I have no problem with him moving on — he was UFA, after all — I wasn't keen on the way he handled it.
It feels really bad to say that I want Oubre not to do well... and it also feels bad to be the most petty bitter person on this board, but I guess that's me! I don't want him to fail, I just want him to realize that he's a role player not a star. Def not a warrior for life.
Arenas should have been an honorary warrior for life, but the cap rules screwed us over. No hard feelings, but he wasn't on the team long enough.
After reading the comments, I think I’ve zeroed in on a personal litmus test for W4L:
1. “Did the guy spend more years (including coaching) as a Warrior than any other team?”
2. “Do NBA fans in general think of him as a Warrior?”
Exceptions can be made (because this is my litmus test, that’s why, so f**k off), but if these questions are both answered “no”, then he’s not a Warrior for life to me.
I am legit gutted by this, assuming it is true: https://www.tmz.com/2021/08/23/sonya-dell-curry-divorce-steph-golden-state-warriors/
Arenas before my time.
Oubre not really consequential enough.
Nah to both.
"Well" for Oubre (after all, I want him to fight his way out of the box), "Don't Care" for Arenas.
No to Wfl for both. Neither was here long enough or made enough positive impact while here for consideration.
Oubre, played hard, can't begrudge him wanting to be a starter in a contract year....wish him well
Arenas, was fun to watch but had character issues, don't wish ill upon his game, but don't care seems a bit harsh, so more of just interested but not really rooting for/against
Don't think either of these guys deserve to be Warriors for life. Don't have anything against either guy but they simply didn't do enough in a Dubs uni and/or weren't here long enough to make a real impact.
My most recent memory of Arenas is him hastily backtracking the comments he made on the All the Smoke podcast regarding Kwame Brown because Kwame got mad at how Arenas and the hosts characterized him and Arenas 100% did not want any part of that smoke.
Nothing against KOJ but his tenure was too short and included lots of missed time. So, "don't care" for me.
Arenas: W4L!!! The JRich/Arenas duo was the best thing we had in a long time.
Don't want to confine Mister Oubre into any more boxes