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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 hosts the weekly RealGM Radio podcast, writes about CBA/salary cap issues for the Sporting News and discusses the rest of the NBA at RealGM.com

Number of Entries : 70

Analyzing the Gerald Wallace for Jason Thompson Swap

The Warriors have effectively turned David Lee into Jason Thompson, assuming the “draft consideration” ends up being the pick swap that has been reported (basically, the Warriors end up with the worst choice of their own, Miami’s and OKC’s for the 2016 Draft). There are two major dimensions to consider when analyzing the Gerald Wallace for Jason Thompson swap: The Money: While swapping Lee for Wallace saved ...

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A Kevon Looney Scouting Report

When the Warriors drafted Kevon Looney, it was exciting for me because not only did they make the selection instead of using the pick to save money, they drafted someone I was familiar with.     Background: Kevon Looney played one year of college at UCLA and Scout had him as a five-star recruit and #15 in the nation for the high school class of 2014. For reference, that was three spot below Justis ...

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What to Expect From The Warriors | Offseason Preview

While we do not know for sure at this time, the actions by the Warriors’ front office over the last week have certainly made it appear more likely that they can and will go deep into the luxury tax for the 2015-16 season. -== 8 Moves That Paved Way for Warriors’ NBA Title ==- At the outset, I will say it one more time: Draymond Green will be a Warrior next season. Do not trust anyone but Woj who says otherw ...

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The Alternate Side: Cavs Writer Gives Outlook On Warriors

For the “The Alternate Side” on the NBA Finals, I turned to David Zavac (@DavidZavac), who covers the Cavs for Fear the Sword. After the Finals ended last week, I asked David about the Warriors, his thoughts on the series and the future of both teams. 1. What were your expectations coming in to the series? I switched my pick from Cavs in six or seven to Warriors in seven the night before the Finals. I wasn' ...

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Warriors vs Cavs: Comparing the Atmospheres at Oracle & the Q

After years of covering games at Oracle, the last week provided the opportunity to experience the playoff atmosphere in a different arena and city. First things first, the Cleveland fans were fantastic. Loud when they needed to be without needing prompting (more on that later) with a good sense of the ebb and flow of the game. I did not love some choosing to leave Games Four and Six early when it looked lik ...

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The Significance of the Warriors Winning an NBA Title

For the second time in five years, the challenge on my plate is to convey the significance of a championship to a long-suffering fan base. -== Top 11 Steph Curry Moments Of His Career ==- While the Giants winning their first title in San Francisco meant quite a bit to the franchise and their supporters, this one feels different. The biggest reason could be the relative lack of near-misses for the Warriors. ...

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Warriors vs. Cavs: Dissecting Game Five of the NBA Finals

There are lots of ways to unpack Sunday’s Game Five but the most incredible may be this: The Golden State Warriors are one win away from an NBA Championship despite not playing their best basketball in any game of the series (so far). -== Top 11 Steph Curry Moments Of His Career ==- To put it mildly, winning the title without that dominant performance for more than a quarter would be remarkable. We have see ...

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Adjustments in Game 4 Help Warriors Even the Series

A month ago to the day, the Warriors faced a 2-1 deficit on the road after playing a disappointing and uncharacteristic first three games of the series. Each time, the coaching staff made massive strategic changes and the team responded with a return to form. -== Top 11 Steph Curry Moments Of His Career ==- The Cavs have played better than the Grizzlies so far (and big credit to David Blatt for his coaching ...

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