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Eric Pincus of Hoopsworld Reviewed by Momizat on . <p><strong>&nbsp;Warriorsworld.net hooked up with Eric Pincus, Senior Writer at Hoopsworld.com to get his thoughts on a few Warriors related top <p><strong>&nbsp;Warriorsworld.net hooked up with Eric Pincus, Senior Writer at Hoopsworld.com to get his thoughts on a few Warriors related top Rating:
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<p><strong>&nbsp;Warriorsworld.net hooked up with Eric Pincus, Senior Writer at Hoopsworld.com to get his thoughts on a few Warriors related topics. </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Warriors Season Outlook</strong></p><p>The Warriors are a hard team to peg.&nbsp; My outlook on them is that I can see them winning 25 games or 45 games and that&rsquo;s a pretty big spread right there.&nbsp; I like a lot of the pieces on the team to go along with such an interesting coach who can maximize untraditional rosters. They made some trades and had some fluctuations on their rosters but they have Jackson, Turiaf, Maggette, Biedrins and Ellis who missed a large portion of the season last year due to his accident.&nbsp;</p><p> They&rsquo;re still a little too guard heavy and could use a real post player because a lot of times if you rely on the jump shot that can become a problem and if you&rsquo;re a team that likes to drive and kick then teams can zone up to put a stop to it. &nbsp;<br />There&rsquo;s so much talent on their roster that if they get it to work they could be the team to take the 8th spot out West.&nbsp; I don&rsquo;t think anyone knows what to expect from them which can be exciting and it can also be disappointing if it doesn&rsquo;t go the right way.</p><p><strong>On the Amar&rsquo;e Stoudemire situation</strong></p><p>It was real in discussions; behind the scenes I had a contact with one of the principals involved and it was right there on the cusp but Stephen Curry did change that.&nbsp; If you&rsquo;re building a team and you find a guy who you believe can potentially be the cornerstone of your franchise then sometimes you have to change your plans and go with it.&nbsp; I don&rsquo;t know if Curry is that guy or not but he was a special player in college and it&rsquo;ll be interesting to see how he and Ellis play together because neither are true point guards or have great defensive ability.&nbsp; They&rsquo;ll have trouble against the more potent guards in the league whether it is point guards or shooting guards.</p><p>I don&rsquo;t think Amare was the guy to trade for right now for the Warriors because he is coming off an eye surgery and he wanted an extension to make the deal happen similar to the Kevin Garnett deal in which the extension goes into place at the trade.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s had multiple knee surgeries and eye surgeries which makes it a risk that I don&rsquo;t think the Warriors need to take especially with all the talent the Warriors have right now.&nbsp; They&rsquo;re in position to make more moves maybe not over the summer but definitely once the season starts and they have so much talent they should see what they have instead of mixing it up on a questionable deal.</p><p><strong>On Trade Rumors &amp; Boozer to the Warriors </strong></p><p>Things are pretty quiet so I haven&rsquo;t heard much out of Golden State right now.&nbsp; There are still a few more restricted players that are holding up player movement.&nbsp; Guys like David Lee, Ramon Sessions, Nate Robinson and Raymond Felton are all situations that have to be settled so teams waiting to see what happens with them can move forward. </p><p>The Jazz are taking their time because they can start the season with the same team as last year and be a better team because they&rsquo;ll be healthy.&nbsp; I think Boozer is certainly a possibility in Golden State although he&rsquo;s not an ideal fit into their helter skelter running style but he&rsquo;s a good half-court player who would make sense for them if they are going to be playing more of a half-court game this season.&nbsp; If they are planning on incorporating more half-court stuff then Boozer would be the choice but I don&rsquo;t think the Warriors have the point guard needed to run the pick and roll unless they believe Curry can become that.</p><p><strong>On Anthony Randolph</strong></p><p>He&rsquo;s the big wildcard; he clearly has talent and was so good in summer league.&nbsp; Randolph and Don Nelson didn&rsquo;t always see eye to eye last year but coaches have their ways of bringing along a young player which sometimes means squashing a young player to get more out of him. &nbsp;</p><p>Playing with complimentary bigs like Biedrins and Turiaf allows him to be the guy to score while they do the dirty work, clean up the glass and play off him.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s part of the reason why I have such a wide range of wins for the team because is Randolph the guy who can give you 18 points/9 rebounds consistently or is he going to give you 25 points for 10 games then give you 8 points for the next 10 games. &nbsp;</p><p>Can he translate his summer league success into the regular season because if he can then the Warriors will be closer to&nbsp; 45 wins and challenging for a playoff spot than 25 wins and in the lottery.&nbsp; He drastically changes the team if he can consistently put up the same effort and numbers from summer league in regular season NBA games. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Dealing with teams</strong> </p><p>I write articles and have to deal with PR departments who throw their weight around because that&rsquo;s what they have to do; in essence their job is spin control as they have to present the news and facts about their team in a way which represents their message.&nbsp; You have to find a way to work within the system and you can criticize in a way which is responsible and well thought through instead of just slamming the teams. &nbsp;</p><p>I&rsquo;ve been involved in message boards for years to stay in touch with the fans are interested in and sometimes the fan&rsquo;s perspective is extremely valuable and is discounted by many teams and media who don&rsquo;t recognize it.&nbsp; Warriorsworld.net is a great website and the forum is one of the best ones out there. &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Eric Pincus is a Senior Writer at<a href=”http://www.hoopsworld.com/” target=”_blank”> Hoopsworld.com</a>  and follow him on Twitter at, <a href=”http://twitter.com/ericpincus” target=”_blank”>Twitter.com/EricPincus</a>  </p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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