248 Comments

That quote from Draymond about Podz is pretty cool and makes me even more convinced he’s legit.

In many ways, Podz is a mini-Draymond; high BBIQ, under-sized but plays way bigger, great court vision, much more vocal leadership than you’d expect from a rookie and more than a little cocky.

Expand full comment

I think this whole thing with Kerr adjusting playing time is a continuation of the ego management that we saw with CP3 being one of the “6 starters”. He started with bread crumb comments while seeming to explore all options and really think it over, even if he’d already decided.

Now, we see him regretting not leaving Moody in the Sac game and talking about adjusting lineups and rotations, clearly hesitant to look like he’s giving up on Klay, Wiggs, but dropping hints.

I expect language something along the lines of “9 starters” as he starts working MM, JK and Saric into more lineups and minutes.

Expand full comment

Wish Myers had a better retort for barkley !

https://www.reddit.com/r/warriors/comments/18dgeyb/barkley_congratulations_myers_for_jumping_off_the/

i would have held up 4 fingers to show the 4 rings! - but Bob is a way better person than I will ever be!

Expand full comment
Dec 8, 2023·edited Dec 8, 2023

Pels 3-0 v Kings (+17.0 avg. point differential)

Kings 2-0 v. Lakers (+10.0)

Lakers beat Pels by 44

Pels 71 points better than themselves?

Expand full comment

If egos didn’t affect coaching decisions so much, Wiggins and Klay should play off the bench while giving the young bucks some real world experience logging 25+ minutes! Especially because we have a losing record with the OG starting lineup. It’s all about energy, motivation, and momentum. Kerr free yourself of the egocentricity! F*ck it! Let them fly!

Expand full comment

Kuminga’s hero, the late great Kobe Bryant, would have been damn proud of his performance. I actually felt moments of deja vu seeing KJ play like KB.

Expand full comment
author

Slater says: Gary Payton II will be re-evaluated again in one week, per Warriors. Team says he is making good progress from his calf injury.

https://www.threads.net/@anthony_slater/post/C0kwBQQrh8g

Expand full comment

In response to Daniel's post on the win over Portland, as a fan, I'm just about done with this team. Why? The way the are coached, coddled, and protected from all criticisms that most of the league is unanimous on, including fans. The Warriors either can't or don't want to change and embrace the inevitable present and future for this team. It has pissed me off to a great extent and I am not enjoying watching this team play any longer. They don't deserve my fandom.

Expand full comment

I know a lot of people like to hate on the NBA cup, but NBA gets the last laugh with a finals matchup of the classic Lakers v Pacers rivalry! Magic v Bird. LeBron v Hield. What a time to be alive. Wait.. you are telling me Pacers decided not to draft hometown hero Bird?! Nevermind, screw this (to be fair to our NBA overlords, I may watch the last quarter of the game (if it's close), which is more than I can say of most non-Warriors matchups).

Expand full comment

Lakers beat the Pelicans 133-89. Lakers outscored the Pels 66-35 in the 2nd half.

Expand full comment
Dec 8, 2023·edited Dec 8, 2023

I think this is more the "in-seasoning" tournament.

As in, the Pels are cooked.

CJ McCollum has a -38 +/-

I imagine there have been larger ones, but that's impressive.

Expand full comment

Lakers outscored the Pels 43-17 in the 3rd Q. They're up 110-71.

Expand full comment
author

Sigh the NBA Cup stinks

Expand full comment
Dec 8, 2023·edited Dec 8, 2023

WTF. Lakers lead 90-60 with 5:44 left to go in the 3rd Q. Lebron, AD, and DLo are doing it all.

Expand full comment

Lakers lead 67-54 at halftime. Lakers 11/21 threes; Lebron is 3/3 threes, Prince is 4/6, and Reaves is 2/5.

Expand full comment

Announcers fluffing Lebron is so ewwww

Expand full comment