Monday Morning Fresh
Another week of the NBA season done which means another injury to a Warriors player. The latest Warrior to hit the injured list is Anthony Morrow. Morrow suffered a sprained MCL in the first quarter vs Milwaukee and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Morrow joins a long list of Warriors players on the injured list which has transformed the team into a glorified NBA Developmental team.
Call it bad luck, a coincidence or anything else which you feel is an accurate explanation for the Warriors injuries woes but it goes deeper than just bad luck. The Warriors more than any other team in the league have their players playing out of position which forces them to guard bigger players on a nightly basis. The constant banging on both ends takes a toll especially on players who are not the biggest bodies to begin with. The Warriors prefer lean players as they fit into Nellie’s system better than bigger bulky players. The downside is when the team goes small which is a very common and forces players to match-up with bigger bodies on both ends of the court. All of it adds up and the end result is injuries upon injuries which devastates your team and causes a loss in moral as well as chemistry.
The Warriors called up Cartier Martin last week from the D-League and this week they welcome Anthony Tolliver of the Idaho Stampede to Golden State. Tolliver is a big-man who can stretch the floor evidenced by his love for shooting from beyond the arc as nearly half his shots have come from long distance. Tolliver should be in uniform and playing in today’s matinee vs the Chicago Bulls.
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