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Warriors News: David Lee Could Potentially Miss The Postseason

The Golden State Warriors are still battling for playoff positioning and will try and improve on last year's postseason performance if they do manage to clinch a playoff spot. Unfortunately, the Warriors might have to once again deal with the loss of David Lee. The 30 year old power forward is currently sidelined by a nerve inflammation in his hamstring and could miss an extended period of time. According t ...

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An Intriguing Warriors Lineup We Haven’t Seen, Yet

When David Lee suffered a torn hip flexor against the Nuggets in the playoffs last season, it presented Mark Jackson an intriguing opportunity: playing Harrison Barnes at the 4 in a small-ball lineup. It wasn't a blessing-in-disguise scenario, however, because Lee's scoring absence was the elephant in the dorm room against San Antonio's defense that keyed on Golden State's perimeter scorers. The Warriors di ...

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Don’t be Surprised by the Shooting

Look, I'm staggered. The Denver series at least made sense. The Nuggets were bad at defending 3s, the Warriors were great at shooting them. What happened was less an upset than a series that Golden State probably wins again if you run it back. In theory, this meant that a playoff matchup against the almighty Spurs would ruin everything. San Antonio gives up the 5th least 3-point attempts in basketball. Fun' ...

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Save me from this bout of Warriors optimism

To be clear, I do not expect Golden State to win this series. I never did. That much hasn't changed, but I have noticed some things that at the very least, make me less pessimistic. Yesterday, Henry Abbott asked if I was more or less inspired by the notion that Golden State could win this series. I responded "No," because it's better to get the win than to play well. Upon review, however, there are more rea ...

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Warriors didn’t win an upset; Nuggets lost to the better team

Did the Warriors win an "upset" over perception, or did they actually beat a better team? After watching the series and reflecting upon it, I'd conclude that Golden State was only a nominal underdog, not an actual one. The Warriors sans David Lee should beat the Gallo-less Nuggets. Were this series played out again, I'd pick the Warriors to take it 60%-70% of the time. Forgive me for dwelling on the past as ...

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Warriors are not better without David Lee, but…

The Warriors are not better without David Lee, but Lee's injury may have caused them to stumble upon a way to get better. Confused? Well, allow me to un-bewilder. As we have discussed in these parts, playing Harrison Barnes at the 4 is the fun future we should all embrace. In this series, such a tactic can pay off wonderfully because Denver lacks large power forwards who'll kill Barnes' defense. Against, sa ...

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With David Lee down, Warriors must return to Nellieball

David Lee is out for the playoffs with a torn right hip flexor. This brings doom, gloom, and a potential 4-game broom. In a vacuum, the injury is awful news for an already thin team. There is opportunity in destruction, however. Something may be gained by GSW resorting to guerilla tactics. Mark Jackson has been averse to using a small frontcourt. I don't have many criticisms of Jackson, but this is one of t ...

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Should the Warriors get weird with David Lee?

Something happened in the Portland game, and it was glorious. We see it every so often, but not as often as we could or should. It's a reminder of a dormant quality, one that might propel the Warriors to new heights. Witness David Lee grabbing a board and conducting the break like a maestro. See how confused the opposing bigs are, soak in how amusing that fan's Carl Landry flex celebration is. She's roaring ...

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