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Daniel Leroux

Daniel Leroux was born and raised in the Bay Area. He started covering the Warriors with a credential at the start of the 2009-10 season while attending UC Hastings College of the Law. He also writes about the rest of the NBA (including the Draft) and hosts the weekly RealGM Radio podcast at RealGM.com

Number of Entries : 45

Shaking Off Draymond Green’s DPOY Snub

Warriors fans, I understand why you are frustrated by the team’s snubs in the early returns for NBA awards. I just want to ask you to follow one rule: Avoid caring about NBA awards until we know that the voters actually care about their responsibility. Jabari Young, who works for CSN Northwest after previously working for outlets in San Antonio and Philadelphia, got some attention today after admitting that ...

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Warriors-Pelicans: What We Learned After Game One

In my eyes, the NBA playoffs are great because of how a series changes from beginning to end. While Game One between the Warriors and Pelicans was fun and important, the greater significance of the first game in a seven game series stems from how it fits into the final picture. -== 7 Reasons Why Stephen Curry is the NBA MVP ==- The main takeaway for me and likely for the Pelicans is that for this series Ant ...

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Warriors Weekly: Who is the Defensive Player of the Year?

The Week that Was: Nothing special. Four home wins over teams with things to play for and likely locking up home-court throughout the playoffs. -== Top 11 Steph Curry Moments Of His Career ==- The Soapbox: Defensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year can be hard to figure out in the NBA. While we are learning more and more about what constitutes good defense, the award itself still poses proble ...

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The Warriors Should Play Chess the Rest of the Way

Three years ago, I wrote a piece for RealGM about how little we could learn about the team during the final month of the season. We are in a similar boat now. However, back then it happened because the team blatantly chose to tank to keep the draft pick that became Harrison Barnes while just three years later it comes from having a lock on home court advantage in a stacked Western Conference. While we will ...

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Warriors Weekly: Should The Dubs Rest Their Players?

The Week that Was: It may not have felt like it during Wednesday’s surprisingly close win against the Bucks but this turned out to be a very good week for the Warriors. Even though the Mavericks and Clippers are not playing their best basketball at the moment, getting comfortable wins against them shows this team’s talent and makes it much harder for any team to catch them for homecourt in the Western Confe ...

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Warriors Weekly: Staying Healthy Is The Main Priority

The Week that Was: After All-Star Weekend, the Warriors got some much-needed time off. Their first game back was against the Spurs and it may be Golden State’s most important single win of the season. They beat San Antonio for the first time since their 2013 playoff series in dominating fashion, holding a twenty-one point lead after three quarters. From there, the Warriors had a completely understandable le ...

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Warriors Weekly: Important NBA Deadlines Are Approaching

The Week that Was: With five games in a week and four games in five nights, the Warriors had quite the challenge despite a general lack of quality competition. Losing against the Hawks was certainly disappointing but the overall week showed Golden State’s viability as the top team in the West for the regular season. They took four of five despite facing two back-to-backs and four road games. With a 3.5 game ...

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Warriors Weekly: The Dubs & Hawks Collide On Friday

The Week that Was: Considering they went 1-2 during the week, it would be hard to classify it as anything other than at least a mild disappointment. The Warriors could and should have won the game against the Bulls then got outplayed despite having their full starting five against the Jazz. They may have been looking ahead to the next day’s tilt against Phoenix, which the Dubs pulled out despite a lackluste ...

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