Friday, April 25, 2008

Stay Tuned For Off-Season Coverage

Even though the Warriors season has come to an end, the Warriors Rundown will be going all summer long giving up to date news and information regarding player movements as well as draft coverage. We will also be writing up a Warrior Season Review in 2 segments in the coming days as well as covering some of the NBA Playoffs. So Stay Tuned as we try to expand and improve for the what promises to be another exciting 08'-09' season!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Warrios and Nuggets Sputter Toward Finishline

These last few weeks have revealed the Warriors as a fatigued unit. The starters are doing the best job they can in spite of Don Nelson playing them 40 minutes a game. (I refer specifically to Davis, Ellis, and Jackson)

They have been getting killed on transition defense. They push the ball up
at their usual lightning speed, but get got killed by Jason Kidd, Tony Parker, and Chris Paul on counter fast breaks.

Nelson has admitted the team is fatigued, but he still plays essentially a six man rotation. Azibuike has shown his versatility as a solid defender, a capable scorer, and aggressive rebounder. Nelson does not trust Barnes, Belinelli, Wright, or Watson. Pietrus was starting to come around as the X factor until this groin injury has sidelined him.

These West conference teams have too many weapons off the bench to wear down the W's. Thanks to Denver's lack of consistency, the Warriors are still tied for that final playoff spot. The biggest game of the season will be this Thursday, this is, if the W's can handle Sac at home.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

"We Believe" in disbelief after tough road losses

The Warriors did not look like a team ready for Western Conference playoff competition in the last two days. The San Antonio game was not televised on the West coast and that was a good thing. San Antone closed the deal on a 19 point run up in the third. Its obvious that Avery Johnson has found answers for Don Nelson's undersized, athletic line up.

The three Texas teams, including the two that trounced the W's, all have enough depth to have different guys step up when the top players are having off nights. The Warriors bench is thin and the season is wearing on the starters. The W's need players like Pietrus to get back and Barnes to find a way to contribute. Brandan Wright will be a key factor in contending against these West teams that have offensive board crashers.

So that leaves the W's in a similar predicament to a year ago. They must win out the remaining games, which are at Memphis, at New Orleans, Sacramento at home, Denver at home, Clippers at home, at Phoenix, and Seattle at home.

It will be a seven game series they must sweep.