Quick thoughts from around the social media world about Quinones coming back to GSW on a two-way
According to the projected roster, Warriors have 8 guards, 4 SF, 2 PF, 0 Centers and only 1 player taller than 6'9. This is representative of a small college team. Please tell me they're not planning on entering the season without a Center, let alone no player over 6'10
Are we there yet?
Lester is gonna look real good next season running the fast break with the rest of the big club.
One thing I like about Lester is he just looks like a unit. Long arms, with wiry basketball muscle. That right there plus a quick release, a nice stroke and a solid motor is enough to be a solid prospect.
He won’t need to do too much on the ball most games.
Not sure if anyone posted this already, but interesting stuff from KAJ on Bruce Lee and a bit about training:
Excellent article from David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson in The Athletic on Steve Kerr reuniting with his principal and teacher from his high school days in Egypt. A lot of interesting details that just makes me appreciate Kerr even more as a person and, indirectly, as a coach.
All I know is Klay will continue where he left off in 2019 before that one game. I expect him to take the defensive side of the ball very personally this year.
Is this guy on drugs? Lol
In ‘21-22 the Warriors had 12 regular roster guys play more than 41 games (half a season).
With so many guys hurt, out and unplayable last season, they only had 9.
Just having Wiggins and GP2 around for a whole season would still the biggest offseason upgrade, in this commenter’s wonderfully humble opinion.
Really liked the energy Lester brings in the summer league highlights video linked above, but to my eye there were several instances of moves that would have been called carries or travels on JP last year, plus maybe a discontinued dribble. I expect that will have to get cleaned up before he gets a full roster spot.
Glad to get LQ on a 2-way. As I said previously, I’d have been ok with him getting a regular roster spot. At a minimum, he’d be more productive than Rollins was last year. A 2-way let’s him get some SCW run and I’m thinking by next season he’d be a DLee-type contributor.
There are a lot of takes about a generational split in the Warriors but I'm curious, can anyone remember any sort of issues between the older Warrior players and Moody? I can't recall anything.
EDIT: "I wouldn't be here if I didn't love this guy"
Anyone know if we have any current/former dubs playing in pro-ams this summer? I know drew league is about to start up.
I haven’t watched the Underrated doc yet (see FF’s comment below for a mini review)… but I’ll review this 5 minute clip about the 2022 playoffs. Visually nice, gives no insight, and I still watched the whole thing without a thought of stopping the video.
OT, but I watched the Underrated doc and was a bit disappointed. I'll never say no to more Steph content, and as a GS fan you probably will enjoy it, but it it really was pretty bland. Random YouTube videos get me more hyped/emotional about Steph.
Since I don't follow college ball, and it was largely about his Davidson days, I appreciated learning more. But for anyone who followed him then it didn't go too deep. The one thought it did provoke in me was: if Steph had gone to a Duke or even V Tech, would he have become who he is now? It really seems like being a legendary figure at his school flowed well into handling being a legendary NBA player. Maybe his brother isn't as talented or hard working, but it's still not that hard to imagine his career arc being similar to Seth's if he had followed that route of "being an okay guy at a great school" vs "being the superstar of the Cinderella team no one has heard of".
Edit: related to that, it also made me think about the idea of GS and developing the youth. If Curry has gone to Duke, maybe he sees barely any playing time because Freshman Curry has a lot of problems. Because he doesn't get playing time, he learns slower, and still has the same problems in sohpmore, junior year etc. Not unlike Kuminga, Moody, Wiseman, etc of GS. Does this mean Coach K is terrible at developing players, hates the youth? Or does it just mean the expectation on him every year is the win the whole thing, and he needs to prioritize playing the guys who are ready to contribute the most to that in the present.
Where all my Loonatics at?!
Warriors released his season highlight film: https://youtu.be/lKFNnrWBnUI (I dig this young man so much.)