Thursday, July 16, 2009

Morrow Scores 47 in Last Summer League Wrap Up

Anthoy Morrow scored 47 points, the most ever scored in a summer league game. Morrow's big performance comes after a game where Anthony Randolph tied the old high mark of 42 in a game. Key to Morrow's offensive explosion was his near perfect three point shooting, going a lights out 7-9 from beyond the arc. The second year undrafted guard out of Georgia Tech complimented his 47 points with 7 rebounds.

The Warriors fared well in the Summer League going 5-1, but I am not convinced the pre-season success will translate into the regular season. I am excited to see an improved Anthony Morrow and Anthony Randolph, along with last year's top college scorer in Stephen Curry. As usual, the Warriors will have a high octane offense, but the lack of defense will prevent them from a making a playoff appearance.

The Warriors did a poor job of closing out games last season, due to youth and the lack of a true point guard. Who will have the ball in the end? Monta Ellis, Stephen Jackson, or maybe a precocious Curry? The talent is there, but not the decision making...Could there be more moves before 2009 Tip-Off?

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