The Warriors Report: Biedrins and Turiaf expected back on Saturday. But will it make a difference?
By Geoff Lepper
Your guided tour catching up with 48 hours’ worth of national and local media coverage of the always-entertaining Golden State Warriors.
San Francisco Chronicle (Rusty Simmons): The big news nugget of the day: Andris Biedrins and Ronny Turiaf are both practicing and expected to play Saturday when the Warriors face the Suns at home.
The big malarkey nugget of the day: The idea that moving Anthony Randolph moving back to power forward is somehow going to make a difference in how he’s utilized offensively. Don Nelson has always been willing to put the ball in the hands of anyone who can exploit a mismatch; witness how Randolph has already been getting point-center duties these last couple games. So if Nellie thinks having Randolph handle the ball helps his team out, Randolph will handle the ball, regardless of what position he’s nominally playing.
The differences will come in terms of not getting hammered so badly in terms of defensive rebounding, and also in the S/R game, where both players (Biedrins especially) have been missed. I’m excited to see Biedrins and Stephen Curry on the S/R. I’ll wait and see about the “new and improved” Anthony Randolph as power forward.
Contra Costa Times (Marcus Thompson II): Recapping the Randolph situation. Put me down with Bill Duffy, Randolph’s agent: “If you look at any player in the NBA, I think it’s safe to say, the more latitude that they’re given, the more productive they’ll be. More often than not, a young player needs instruction and direction and latitude.”
Contra Costa Times (Monte Poole): Gilbert Arenas with the most trenchant quote to date of any ex-Warrior on the long-standing problems at 1011 Broadway: “I’ve always, always believed that when you’re in ‘rebuilding’ mode, you never for some reason can get out of it. You never get out of rebuilding because you get young talent and once they get a little older, you (let them leave) and bring more young talent. It’s just like a cycle.”
Warriors Wire/Santa Rosa Press Democrat (Jared Cowley): Uh-oh: Even the voice of optimism in these parts is looking ahead to the 2010 NBA draft and a certain Mr. John Wall.
Warriorsworld.net (Rasheed Malek): WW’s Monday Morning Fresh, discussing some interesting numbers regarding Monta Ellis and the team’s results.
4 Responses to “The Warriors Report: Biedrins and Turiaf expected back on Saturday. But will it make a difference?”
I really hesitate to get excited bout the NBA draft. Empirical data back to the 90’s prove that the GSW franchise isn’t capable of using picks to better the team.
John Wall couldn’t fix the Nelson run Warriors. He’d play some stupid mind game and lose the kid.
They lost Curry before he even got here. He refused to workout for the Warriors. I’m sure others would have as well, but supercamps tend to be all the rage these days, and they are not so private.
GSW did Curry a favor. He wouldn’t be well right now.
Curry “wanted” the Kicks but really, the NYC media market is very harsh and the franchise just as broken.
NYK wants to clear cap room to land two free agents in 2010 but shrinking NBA revenues are lowering the cap and therefore ruining their rebuilding plan.
the warriors will never become a contender with Cohan and Nelson running the show….. as long as Cohan is making money all is well..
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