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Jack Winter

Jack Winter is a 24 year-old Bay Area import. Having grown up in Kansas City without an NBA team to root for, his Warriors fandom is complicated. He loves help defense, extra passes, and the additional efficiency of corner three-pointers. After recently relocating from San Francisco to Oakland, he's an avid and tireless defender of the East Bay. He contributes to ESPN TrueHoop sites Hardwood Paroxysm, Magic Basketball, and HoopChalk, and encourages you to reach him via Twitter (@armstrongwinter) or e-mail (john.armstrong.winter@gmail.com).

Number of Entries : 77

When Can We Believe?

Eight-year veteran backup Jarrett Jack probed for options at the top of the key, defended by defending league MVP, Finals MVP, and USA Basketball alpha-male LeBron James.  Rookie second-round combo forward Draymond Green set a baseline screen, beating future Hall-of-Famer Ray Allen and two-time All-Defense selection Shane Battier backdoor in the process.  Jack, time winding down on the clock and primary opt ...

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Warriors at Heat: Four Key Factors to Tomorrow’s Showdown in South Beach

In assembling the franchise's best start in over two decades, the Golden State Warriors have already beaten the Clippers, Nuggets, Mavericks, and Hawks, all 2012 playoff teams that are likely to be there again come April.  They've dispatched potential postseason newbies Brooklyn and Minnesota twice each, too, and currently ride a four-game road winning streak.  And they've done it all without Andrew Bogut. ...

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Reactions: Warriors 104, Bobcats 96

Golden State Warriors 104 Final Recap | Box Score 96 Charlotte Bobcats David Lee, PF 35 MIN | 10-14 FG | 5-5 FT | 11 REB | 4 AST | 25 PTS | +4Is there another power forward in the league playing as well as Lee right now? The lefty continued his exceedingly strong play offensively, scoring on three layups in the game's opening minutes and setting the tone for a big night. Lee scored on jumpers, off the dribb ...

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Reactions: Magic 102, Warriors 94

Orlando Magic 102 Final Recap | Box Score 94 Golden State Warriors David Lee, PF 39 MIN | 9-16 FG | 4-6 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 22 PTS | +1Lee had 14 points in the first half, scoring on an array of flips and scoops in the paint off the dribble. He set the tone for the Warriors early, and it looked like he'd be the driving force behind a high-scoring affair. It wasn't to be, though, as his play tailed off in t ...

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Reactions: Warriors 106, Nuggets 105

Denver Nuggets 105 Final Recap | Box Score 106 Golden State Warriors David Lee, PF 35 MIN | 13-15 FG | 5-7 FT | 9 REB | 6 AST | 31 PTS | -6Forget this month, last season, or even his time as a Warrior – this might have been the best offensive night of David Lee's NBA career. He had it all working tonight, scoring on post-ups with either hand, jumpers, and in transition. The typical defensive flaws were ther ...

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Carl Landry: League’s Top Offensive Power Forward?

I've consistently opined for Mark Jackson to switch up the rotation and play different lineups through the first month of the season, noted specifically and in-depth here and here. The Warriors, despite a strong start, have yet to strike a balance with a quintet that is nearly as good on one end of the floor as it is the other.  For example, the starters can't score at all and defend barely better than the ...

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Starters Underwhelm for The Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder are the NBA's modicum for patient, earned, and seemingly sustainable success.  Just three years removed from a 3-29 start and in-season coaching change, OKC was a Finals participant last season in a closer-than-it-looked five game series. The trade of James Harden not withstanding, they boast a young, versatile roster with two bonafide superstars, a near All-Star big man that's onl ...

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Reactions: Nuggets 102, Warriors 91

Golden State Warriors 91 Final Recap | Box Score 102 Denver Nuggets David Lee, PF 35 MIN | 9-19 FG | 3-4 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 21 PTS | -17Sometimes forced to guard Danilo Gallinari because Denver played small, Lee's defensive shortcomings were painfully obvious all game long. As bad as it was watching him try and contain The Rooster off the dribble, it was worse seeing Lee fail repeatedly in pick-and-roll ...

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