The Warriors Report: Despite the win, has Golden State fallen behind Sacramento and Memphis?
By Geoff Lepper
Your daily guided tour through the national and local media coverage of the always-entertaining Golden State Warriors.
San Francisco Chronicle (Bruce Jenkins): Bruce hits leadoff for the second straight day by coming with the splash of cold water for Warrior fans: Golden State has been passed up by not only Oklahoma City, but also Sacramento and Memphis.
I’m not sure I agree, over the long-term, with the last two picks — Sacramento “has moxie”? What is this, the Girl Scouts? And of course Mike Conley is ascending; he can’t possibly go any lower — but it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility.
San Francisco Chronicle (Rusty Simmons): Not to be an alarmist, but is anyone else concerned by this Ronny Turiaf quote? (emphasis added): “I was gassed. I was on empty. My knee was a little sore and I was tired, but the guys asked me to keep going.”
I understand that quibbling with a win, any win, seems like nit-picking at this point, but it really doesn’t sound like a good thing when a guy who has only played twice since October because of knee pain comes back, plays 16 minutes … and has knee pain.
Plus, Andris Biedrins on why he’s waiting until Monday: “My conditioning is pretty good, but I need to find my timing in the game.”
Contra Costa Times (Marcus Thompson II): Strange doings in Walnut Creek: Even though this gamer was updated at 5:31 a.m. this morning, it still contains no quotes.
Also, Nellie wants to add a small forward with a second injury exception, although that’s going to depend on whether the league believes that Devean George, who played as recently as 11 days ago, is really hurt badly enough that he’s going to miss multiple weeks, or if the league thinks that the Warriors just want to game the system to add a SF who is of higher quality than George (which describes probably 90 percent of all SFs in the D-League).
Examiner.com (Mike Massa): I was planning on getting up this morning and breaking down the final couple of minutes of action from last night. Then I find that Mike’s already done that for us all. Damn you, sleep. Damn you.
NBA.com (Frank Hughes): Is Steve Nash admitting the Suns looked past the Warriors? “We feel like we can just walk out there and win games and we don’t take care of details. If you don’t take care of opportunities like we had tonight, the margin of error is just too small.”
Golden State of Mind: Optimism is running wild, although I do have to point out, in the interest of correctness, that Stephen Curry’s assist-to-turnover ratio has been under 2 ever since Dec. 7 and currently sits at 1.83.
Hoopsworld.com (Travis Heath): It’s never good when your team gets mentioned on the wrong end of a story entitled “Best NBA Trade of the Summer?”
Never good unless you happen to be Jamal Crawford, that is.
NBA.com: Highlights from the mothership.
CSN Bay Area: Highlights package.
Monta Ellis, postgame:
Don Nelson, postgame:
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