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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 : 71

The Alternate Side: Grizzlies Writer Gives Outlook On Warriors

For the “The Alternate Side” from the Memphis series, I turned to Kevin Lipe (@FlyerGrizBlog), who covers the Grizzlies for the Memphis Flyer. After the series concluded on Friday, I asked Kevin about the series, the Warriors and what he expects from the Grizzlies moving forward. 1. What were your expectations coming in to the series? I expected the Grizzlies to struggle, mostly because of Mike Conley’s fac ...

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Warriors World Q+A: Clippers or Rockets Debate

Welcome to another new feature to the site: Warriors World Q+A. Every so often, I will ask a series of questions of our writing staff and some of the group will respond with their honest and explained answers. This time, we are talking about Golden State’s next opponent: the winner of a consistently shocking series between the Clippers and Rockets. 1. How crazy was that Clippers / Rockets game? Jared Willia ...

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Warriors and the Kevin Durant Hypothetical

Last summer, I wrote a piece called “The Third Way” talking about how the Warriors could add multiple max players. The past eleven months have changed the Golden State future in many ways (nearly all of them positive) so it felt like high time to go through a different scenario with this new landscape. -== Klay Thompson’s Top 5 Dunks Of His Career ==-   My friend Andy Liu at Golden State of Mind likes ...

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Warriors Make All the Right Moves

The Warriors played their best game of the playoffs in their first must win game of the playoffs. While fans could argue that doing so earlier in this series would have made the last few days less stressful, it may be that the urgency of the moment was the impetus for a bold strategic decision. -==  Top 7 Dunkers In Warriors History  ==- Putting an unusual defender on Tony Allen has happened before (I remem ...

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Warriors vs. Grizzlies: Thoughts Leading Into Game 4

The fact that no NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 series deficit gets a fair amount of attention but the track record for teams down 3-1 is not substantially better. Only eight teams have ever won a series needing to win the final three games. -== 7 Reasons Why The Warriors Should Re-Sign Draymond Green ==- I put this at the front to provide a clearer view of the stakes in Game Four. While the Warrior ...

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Warriors vs. Grizzlies: What to Look for in Game Three

After two very different games, part of the challenge in assessing this series is evaluating what aspects from each can be repeated. In my eyes, the defense we saw from Memphis in Game Two should be closer to the expectation for the rest of the series. The Grizzlies are one of a very small number of teams who have quality defenders at all three perimeter positions and they step it up because those guys can ...

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Warriors Free Agency Plans: A Not Too Early Preview

The Golden State Warriors will be over the salary cap for the 2015-16 season and almost assuredly pay the luxury tax. Considering they were able to stay under it this season and compete for a title regardless of what happens with Andrew Bogut’s big bonus, there should be no problems with that. -== 5 Reasons Why the Warriors Will Beat the Grizzlies ==- This context matters in discussions about what the team ...

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Warriors vs. Grizzlies: NBA Playoffs Series Preview

After what feels like a lifetime, the Warriors finally begin the second round on Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies. While these teams stayed relatively stable in terms of personnel over the last few years, they have never faced one another in a playoff series. -== 5 Reasons Why the Warriors Will Beat the Grizzlies ==- Memphis’ Strengths: As has been the case for years now, the Grizzlies get excellent pla ...

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