The Warriors Report: “You don’t have a 20-year reign in which you’re going to win titles and contend unless you’re a team that functions over the cap,” Nelson says
By Geoff Lepper
Your (back from the New Year’s break) daily guided tour through the national and local media coverage of the always-entertaining Golden State Warriors.
San Francisco Chronicle (John Shea): I wonder how this Don Nelson quote from Shea’s piece on the wretchedness that is Oakland sports in general is going to go over at 1011 Broadway: “You don’t have a 20-year reign in which you’re going to win titles and contend unless you’re a team that functions over the cap, like the Lakers and other big-market teams. When you can’t function over the cap, you’ve got to do a better job managing your cap and money and selection of players that fit.”
So, basically, Don, you’re saying that until Chris Cohan coughs up more cash (which won’t happen), the Warriors have no hope of contending? Yeah, that’ll sell more tickets.
Contra Costa Times (Marcus Thompson II): Michael Finley gets name-dropped in Marcus’ look at All-Star possibilities for Monta Ellis. That’s a very, very interesting comparison, as I’ll detail a little later in the week.
In the meantime, I’ll say it again: I don’t think Ellis will make it, given the Warriors’ record, although if they can post a few more wins in the next couple weeks, I might change my mind.
San Francisco Chronicle (Steve Kroner): “Asked if he had any New Year’s resolutions, Nelson said, ‘Yeah, be nicer to sportswriters.’”
Well played, Nellie. Well played, indeed.
Warriorsworld.net (Rick Blaine): The Warriors’ Top 10 moments on 2009. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wish you followed some other NBA team.
4 Responses to “The Warriors Report: “You don’t have a 20-year reign in which you’re going to win titles and contend unless you’re a team that functions over the cap,” Nelson says”
They don’t even operate near the cap when they kneecap themselves by acquiring unproductive contracts they knew would be paid by insurance, the league, or another team. That’s the real issue here.
Twinkie defense January 2nd, 2010 at 3:20 pm
But the Warriors are ALWAYS over the cap.
I’m not sure if you are being facetious or not, Twinkie, but anyhoo…
The Warriors are always near the cap on paper, but their actually productive salary (money that actually influences the product on the court) is quite possibly one of the lowest in the league.
I am still working on how I want to measure this stat, but I will have a prototype formula to tinker with soon.
@Nuck: Total salary - Luxury tax (if applicable) - salary of players who average less than 5 minutes = actual productive salary? Or conversely, aggregate salary of players who average more than 5 minutes = actual productive salary? Either way, an interesting thought.
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