It's been this way all year for the Warriors. It's not Muss's fault but he needs to find someone who can produce in the 4th quarter (NVE ain't doing it), we need someone like Earl Boykins.Originally posted by <b>Minstrel</b>!
Don't let one quarter, horrific as it was, sway you too much. The Warriors have played pretty well minus two of their best players in Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy Jr. (and Nick Van Exel before that).
That fourth quarter was a fluke that cost them one victory. What do you blame Musselman for? I'm sure his gameplan was to score more than two points; his players fumbled away balls and missed open shots. His players were also the ones who built a 16 point lead. Sometimes insane things happen.
Sadly if their goal was to clear cap and sign players to put around their young core, they should had pushed harder for Wallace. By the time NVE and Damiper are off if they don't use their player options, the Warriors will owe Richardson and Murphy extensions. If Dampier doesn't opt out, he also will have a year kick in automatically at close to 9 million eating 1/5 of their cap. All this excluding draft picks in the next year.Originally posted by <b>Minstrel</b>!
Well, I think this is just a transition period until NVE, Robinson and Dampier come off the books. I think the Jamison deal was to create future cap flexibility while stocking good, young players like Dunleavy Jr., Troy Murphy and Jason Richardson. Even Speedy Claxton.
If they can also get some cap space and get one big free agent to team with their three young guys (and Michael Pietrus, if he develops well), the Warriors could be set.
Could be. We've heard it before. But this time, I actually like the direction the Warriors are taking, for once.