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Yep...it is getting too obvious, Duby...All the ''bigs'' hurting or wearing down as the season progresses ...def need one more bona-fide big, big, even after at full strength....

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Kuminga watch:

20+ minute players in the last 15 games with higher usage and TS%.

Giannis

Jokic

KAT

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Reminds me a lot of ''Playoff Barnes'' his rookie year in terms of unexpected impact....

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Craziness and hes not even in the rookie game lmao

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As for Klay, dude's averaging 6.3 assists per 100 possessions (previous career high was 4.4 back in 2014-15). Additionally, he's averaging 7.2 rebounds per 100 (previous career high is 5.5 in 2015-16), although that's probably a function of playing much more as the SF/PF in smaller lineups.

He came back a more complete player lol (at least offensively).

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+9 in 39 Steph minutes, -11 in 9 non-Steph minutes. Rough.

Any idea why GP2 played only 9 minutes? I understand we were small as is, but GP2's one of the best rebounders on our team lol.

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Hopefully with Dray's return + Kuminga's return to the bench, our non-Steph minutes will become more productive.

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Feb 11, 2022Liked by punk basketball

https://theathletic.com/3121734/2022/02/11/warriors-lack-of-size-shows-on-the-same-day-they-opted-to-stay-silent-at-the-trade-deadline/

"But that’s what the front office signed up for this summer when it decided to rearrange the roster with basketball IQ, skill and floor spacing in mind. The Warriors discussed other bigs and went after a few, like Isaiah Hartenstein, with more interior presence. But Hartenstein chose the Clippers, and the Warriors signed Bjelica, who provides more spacing and passing than they have had at that spot in recent seasons."

Can't have been any significant interest from the Warriors, because Hartenstein didn't sign onto the Clippers until late-September.

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Dang, Hartenstein's defense/passing/finishing would have been pretty great on the Warriors.

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Kuminga is improving by leaps and bounds.

Literally and figuratively.

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Im curious on the literally part 🙂

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He literally leaps and bounds, right?

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JK with 36 minutes… pretty huge number there

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Finally watched the entire ASG draft... hilarious. KD keeping a straight face but letting that one smile slip had me dying...

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Amen. I laughed myself to tears with all the innuendoes.

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Does anyone know why Loon was out in the clutch.?

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They wanted to be small and fast

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Yep, and, possibly, he was playing banged up...with Dray out, he has stepped up; a lot of cumulative wear and tear...

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We need to load manage all the players, not only the vets. If the players are gassed, they cannot raise the D intensity for a whole quarter.

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How much more do you expect them to raise it coming off a back to back though? And why doesn’t this seem to be an issue with the Suns?

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Suns haven't been affected by injuries as much as the Warriors.

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Guess it’s Because they have a consistent, balanced and rational game, which does not depend on furious Thermopylae-style defense quarters like us.

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''Thermopylae-style defense''...I love it. Of course, my fellow Greeks eventually wore down and got wiped out....we need another Big, BIG...Dray is already hurting, and Looney is almost there also...

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I still disbelief the layup Curry missed in the clutch. Beside the fact that if a butterfly flapped it’s wing in Brazil that layup would have gone in, I believe that’s a 99,99999% shot for him

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Yep, that one hurt...it was a a very clutch and difficult effort...

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I know that by the end of the season, the record will matter but which games were wins and which were losses won't generally matter as much. But I really hate it when the Ws lose to an inferior team, and I doubly hate it when they lose at home.

They've got a couple of days until the Lakers show up and no travel. Hopefully, they come in a feeling refresh and stone LeBron for old times' sake.

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Feb 11, 2022Liked by punk basketball

I hate when you get what looks like an easy game that you really need to wash out the taste of an disgusting loss the game before … and lose it.

Still, I’m much less mad about this one than the Utah game. At least they took care of the ball, Steph dropped 35 on decent efficiency, Kuminga looked amazing, and the team battled out of 13 point 4th quarter hole on a B2B and nearly pulled out the win.

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Well-stated, Sleepy....but, that is nothing new.

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Just one of those nights. Seemed like Knicks were a little lucky with some wild inside shots that dropped through while the Dubs' night was punctuated by Steph's layup that sat on the rim for a while before rimming out. The good thing is no more B2B's until after the all star break, so we should have a few more bodies that we can regularly trot out there.

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🤗👌

jzalvaradoFeb 8

The Bucks getting 20 pieced next game. They love to show out on prime time.

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Also to be fair I’d say we’d win tonight haha

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Feb 11, 2022Liked by punk basketball

A decent effort from the lads down the stretch, but the shooting efficiency early in the game and getting dominated on the boards really kicked us in the proverbial. Kumingas effort was great and hes growing his game really nicely. And thank you Steve for showing the guys you care and getting a tech! That was the most noticeable improvement from last night.

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I wonder if somewhere out there there's a study of team performance after a coach gets a tech. A point seems like an extremely high price to pay for the vague notion of motivating the team. But there might be some stats that show otherwise.

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I didn't love the tech in a 4-point game, but it seemed to work for them. I'm not totally sure, but it could be that Steve Kerr knows more than I do about coaching basketball.

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In Jan’19 Klay had 40 pts vs knicks on 4 dribbles. On that last play he had 0 pts vs knicks on 6 dribbles. Oops!

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*throws vegetable*

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Watch out! You almost hit me with that thing.

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I'm guessing that was the intention.

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Warriors have been getting outrebounded recently. With the way they have been playing, I fear that the Lakers will use their size to outrebound the Warriors this Saturday.

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I think its a combination of Draymond being out + Kuminga taking JTA's minutes (who has an outsized impact on our rebounding numbers since he boxes out like a boss).

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A realistic fear. The Ws have defied gravity for a while with Dray out and Wiseman unavailable. It was bound to become a problem eventually. Hopefully, they recapture something before the all-star break.

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