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Stephen Curry and the Stretch 4

By: Sam Esfandiari    One of the more interesting comments Steve Kerr made at his opening press conference was the Warriors need for a stretch 4. The ‘stretch 4’ (a power forward who can shoot 3 pointers) has been a growing trend in the NBA. Don Nelson regularly used it. Mike D’Antoni’s team took it a step further and popularized the concept of having four 3-point threats (or a 4 out system) attacking ...

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Explaining Harrison Barnes’ Sophomore Slump

By: Corey Smith As the 2012 NBA Draft approached, many Warriors fans were hoping to fill the need at small forward with one of the two options: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist from Kentucky or Harrison Barnes from North Carolina. While many scouts were critical of Barnes' lack of aggressiveness, the sophomore had lead the ACC in scoring the previous two seasons and was named Second team All-American by the NABC (Nat ...

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Breaking down the Klay Thompson Contract Situation

By: Sam Esfandiari How much will Klay Thompson’s Extension cost?   In addition to trying to bolster the roster the Warriors enter this summer with an opportunity to extend Klay Thompson before he hits restricted free agency in the summer of 2015. Any extension would have no barring on the 2014/15 payroll. Thompson is already slotted to make $4.47 million next season per the rookie scale.   The War ...

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On the Warriors To-Do List: Fixing the “Curry Cliff”

By: Jack Detsch   What was the Warriors’ biggest hiccup last season?   Losing Andrew Bogut to a busted ribcage? No. An off-year from Harrison Barnes? Think again. Mark Jackson’s iso-ball offense? Not quite.   Stephen Curry hitting the bench? Exactly. When Golden State’s superstar leaves the floor, the offense falls to the worst in the league: scoring just about 95 points per a hundred possess ...

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Warriors’ Current Cap Inflexibility Warrants Trade for Kevin Love

By: Drew Kells When you look at the three teams left with a legitimate shot at hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy in a few weeks time (sorry Indiana), what do you see? The reigning Miami Heat have LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The Spurs’ well-oiled machine is run by Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. And the Oklahoma City Thunder feature the young explosiveness of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The obvious com ...

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Motivated to Lose: The NBA Draft

  By: Tor Unsworth The current structure of the NBA draft, it seems, has never been under more intense fire than it is at the present moment. Critics of the existing lottery system contend that it provides too strong of an incentive for teams to lose. The intent of a draft system where picks are made in inverse order of record is to create parity between teams. Indeed, the goal of parity has compelled ...

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Andrew Bogut refers to @StephenASmith as a “wanker”

Andrew Bogut appeared on the Grizz and Tizz from Way Downtown podcast (listen to the full interview HERE) during which he spoke on a variety of topics such as Mark Jackson, the criticism from Stephen A. Smith, Dante Exum and more.  Here are a few highlights from the podcast: On Stephen A.Smith: "He's just a wanker, pretty much..." Ed.Note: The definition of a "wanker" can be found here On Mark Jackson: “He ...

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Is Carmelo Anthony a better option for Golden State than Kevin Love?

By: Sam Esfandiari According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, the Warriors could pursue Carmelo Anthony if a trade for Kevin Love does not happen.   Initial response among Warrior fans has been negative at best. Comments such as “Iso happy”, “Selfish”, “Ball stopper”, “Not team oriented”, “Old” and so on litter Warrior fan forums, blogs and twitter.   While these comments do have an air o ...

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