The Warriors Report: The hidden meaning of Anthony Randolph’s “no comment”?
By Geoff Lepper
Your daily guided tour through the national and local media coverage of the always-entertaining Golden State Warriors.
Inside The Warriors/Contra Costa Times (Marcus Thompson II): Marcus has some thoughts on Anthony Randolph’s limited playing time: “Since the Warriors really can’t match up with the Lakers in the size category, Nelson presumably wanted to create an advantage on offense by going with either Maggette, who can score on the drive, or Radmanovic, who stretches the floor with his outside shot.”
Also included in the entry was this little nugget: “Randolph declined to comment. I think he was the first player dressed and out (he’s from Los Angeles, so he probably had people waiting for him).”
That makes perfect sense, all except for the fact that players have people waiting for them all the time and almost never rush to evacuate the locker room. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Randolph was pissed off, and mightily, at not getting more of a chance last night. We’ll see if Bill Duffy reaches out to the media in the upcoming days.
Talking Points/San Jose Mercury News (Tim Kawakami): “NELSON DOES NOT MAKE PLAYING-TIME DECISIONS BASED ON DEFENSE. ALWAYS OFFENSE.”
No need to shout, Tim. We can all hear you…
Fast Break/San Jose Mercury News (Adam Lauridsen): Adam misses out on a perfect chance to drop a Smiths reference — “Stop me, oh ho ho, stop me, stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before…” — which, I have to admit, makes me a little sad in the pants.
The Oregonian (Jason Quick): For those of you worried about Patty Mills, pride of St. Mary’s, here’s another log to add to the fire: Hijinxs gone wrong at Trail Blazers practice.
Contra Costa Times (Marcus Thompson II): “Undoubtedly, it’s a feat for the Warriors to be down two points entering the fourth quarter on the Lakers’ home court. But when the Warriors found themselves in that position, it didn’t feel like an upset was brewing, instead more like a missed opportunity.
Golden State not only had seen its 15-point lead erased, but Bryant was on a roll.”
Also, Don Nelson was on Anthony Morrow “like a raggedy shirt” about Morrow passing up that open 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the win over Boston.
San Francisco Chronicle (Rusty Simmons): Don Nelson has clearly mastered the lessons of Crash Davis’ “How To Deal With The Media” seminar: “On some nights you get lucky and the force is with you, and sometimes it’s not.”
Thanks for the penetrating insight, Nels.
Also, Andris Biedrins “made huge strides” in his second game back.
San Antonio Express-News (Mike Monroe): It’s not a Warriors story, but still worth checking out. I knew this fact, in the back of my mind, but still reading it on the screen in black-and-white has a bracing effect: “The fact that best defines (Tracy) McGrady is astounding, but undeniable: In the 62-year history of the NBA, he is the only scoring champion who never has won a playoff series.”
Examiner.com (Mike Massa): Gamer.
NBA.com (Bryan Chu): Monta Ellis’ take on the final minutes: “Everything just went sideways.”
NBA.com: Highlights from the mothership.
CSN Bay Area: Don Nelson, postgame.
6 Responses to “The Warriors Report: The hidden meaning of Anthony Randolph’s “no comment”?”
Agh! Apologies Geoff — Would a future post titled “the Joke that Isn’t Funny Anymore” make it up to you?
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Congrats to you and Adam for getting right to the essence of last night’s game, Geoff.
good lord felty, when does mommy typically serve the dinner? do make sure to put the lotion back in the basket, would ya.
Adam and Geoff’s W’s commentary are top notch and entertaining.
I’m puzzled about the reference since you implied someone was being a sycophant.
i mostly lurk but had to comment, morrissey/smiths references i love this site!
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