Hopefully a deal doesn't get done before this Monday when the Warriors take on the Nets on a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee at Oracle Jan. 17. Anytime the Warriors can avoid playing against Carmelo Anthony is good, no matter what team he plays for.
The time off will surely help the Warriors lingering injuries heal. David Lee's back and elbow, Steph Curry's ankle and hip, Monta Ellis' neck and ankle, Andris Biedrins' ankle, and all the other ailments that go unspoken.
The Warriors should be hungry after an ugly loss to the Cippers in L.A. where they played poorly. Ellis, Curry, and Lee had bad numbers and should bounce back like the professionals they are.
It will be interesting to see how David Lee performs against the Lakers. In first game, he was handily beaten and outplayed by Lamar Odom and held to zero points scored in a 107-83 loss at the Staples Center Oct. 31. In the second meeting against the Lakers on Nov. 21, a 117-89 loss also at Staples, David Lee was inactive. The game before was the loss to the Knicks when Lee encountered Wilson Chandler's foul mouth. The Warriors are still at a disadvantage compared to the Lakers, but I always like the chances of a team in the next game after a frustrating loss.