Warriors Wrapup 12-6-17

Warriors Wrap Up
Wednesday, December 6th

Chris Townsend and Matt Steinmetz broke down the Warriors 101-87 victory against the Hornets on Warriors Wrapup.

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The legs around. It was silver. We're just getting started. Yes sports games. I'm standing. The Golden State Warriors continue to win on the road and save them so setting themselves up for a possible. Historic road trip. Now with a chance on Friday to go six and uh oh. If they can beat the pistons it's warriors wrap up here on the home of the war is 957 game. Presented by our low Smart home security the final 10187. The first game without step curry the first of many. Matt would you think about the efforts and I've been able to state borders like really grind this one out. I thought it was pretty solid I thought they really got a lot of help from Charlotte tonight I thought Charlotte was pretty lousy particularly in the first half. And the warriors Jewish user talent advantage in this game tonight. Nobody on the floor could guard Kevin Durant he was clearly the best player on the floor. Klay Thompson's prod the most efficient player on the floor they just have too much talent for the Charlotte hornets outside Kemba Walker. This team has a lot of trouble scoring. And when they come up against a team like the warriors even without a staff Currie porridge ray mine green. They're gonna have trouble outscored Golden State that's what happened tonight you look they shot 35%. From the field that's not gonna get it done against Golden State. Yeah they were awful early and one point goalies make a shot at all planning they missed layups today missed tonight. How often do you see that and an NBA game like nine contested layups. Dan they've really missed the big one Michael Carter Williams. Obviously the warriors ended up winning this game by fourteen and there's no one play that determines the game but. Michael Carter Williams missed a layup that could cut it to five which would have been the lowest deficit the warriors had had since the first quarter he ends up missing it Golden State comes back scores on the day on the other end and it's a nine point lead in the in the whole game then starts to go in the warriors favor even more. The numbers triple A 957957. He has triple 89579570. Your thoughts and opinions about this game in the first game without staff Currie what you saw. Was a lot of different combinations it's what we're going to see Kevin Durant obviously with a triple double just the ninth career triple double his third at. As a Golden State warrior and you have to think this is what we're gonna see. It's going to be a lot of Kevin Durant lot of Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant stepping up. As stiff curry had to step up lash your what dram missed nineteen games something like that idea now it's gonna be not vice Versa now dressed and have to step up with clay being out. Curry and curry. Yes and no doubt about it and you know the beauty of derailment. Is the warriors player free flowing style or everybody touches the ball. So when you play that kinda game. And the rants involved we've seen it since he became a warrior he can score by accident so if you're go up and down and everybody's gonna get involved or that's gonna get 20/20 five. Almost by accident now you take curry off the floor. And all of a sudden you need to rant to do some isolation. And Agassi is complete game because. As Kirsch said after the game they can just put the ball in his hands at times and he can score. And that takes such a burden off the offense when you have a guy you can get two baskets when you're not really run an offense and directed that a bunch tonight. Imagine if you're Lawrence fan. You're locking out of that building tonight your team lost 101 to 87. No staff curry. No drain monger rain they pride OPEC they probably don't care about Patrick McCaw. Zaza goes out almost immediately with a shoulder wasn't feeling good. I mean you got quite a few got stuff this woke spears team not planned. And you really didn't have a shot. No they really didn't mean they may want to run like just about every NBA team will in the second half. They just don't have enough to sustain. Long periods of time against the warriors. I mean he you look at their team. Kids gill crest for example the he's just not a very good shooter he's not an offensive type player. While Marvin Williams has now been in the league for. Quite awhile and he's always just been a middle of the road type of player. Dwight Howard. He's not even close to what he was in what he was wasn't all that anyway. But to also Mormon defense of person they just have trouble scoring and and I don't really see how they're gonna get much better they started out last year pretty good for about half the season but since then they haven't really done much. It was talked about on the broadcast on their roster. Nine lot of critics. Denying luck maybe the most in the history of the NBA that's got to be nine in there not about politics isn't it. None unknown because up they have nine guys that were lottery picks they were all picks by the Charlotte but they were nine lottery picks. Pretty made and what do you say they can't score they can't. They really can't what's Jordan you know it may need short easy get off the golf courses are paying a little more attention to his threats to Paul TEY. Yeah well I mean he's got a he says he plays 36 holes a day doesn't really yap when that. The cigar magazine aficionado whatever it is late night came out I think it was last month. He says singing you know he just had twins not too long ago. He said he plays 36 holes of golf a day that's at least nine to ten hours of golf every single thing. What don't I wonder few days you know guys like that. They can usually get on that he's not wait and you don't I mean that's a special when he goes and plays golf I guarantee you he gets. He's got the course alone. But there is he's got the expressed brass he's got some than where they don't put her that'll put people hole before hole after. I bet you he finishes rounds in three and a half 33 and a half. EL when when he took over. There was that police will take your phone calls a triple A 957957. He would juicy tonight without staff curry. That's triple late night by seven ID 570 after the warriors beat the Charlotte hornets 10187. There was that belief. That it's. Keyboard gonna flock. To Charlotte to play for Michael Jordan. That he was going to be able to recruit. He was going to be Italy get the prime time guys he's going to be able to compete because people are gonna play. For his fairness and that is has not worked out. Now and you never really thought that would leave it or not I don't think players. Goaded destinations because of a front office guy even if it is Michael Jordan. You go to play. For certainty can you think they can win you think your career can benefit from it and Charlotte just has not been able to. Get the same kind of interest from their fan base has North Carolina. And duke it's a college basketball. State for the most part and the Charlotte hornets have just never really caught fire there. And you you'd throw and as. Via Wake Forest. And North Carolina and that'll there there's a lot of college and that you know what that's like the total opposite of what we are here in the Bay Area. True to his troops to where you can have in a Stanford started going to BCS games and Harbaugh got them to the Orange Bowl. And they rolled in the Orange Bowl next the other in the Fiesta Bowl than there in the Rose Bowl. And no one really cares all that much it's like a flip flop here everything is about pros boards there. Everything and really you can say that in that region just not Caroline's you look in Georgia. The mute talk about the Atlanta Braves exact about the falcons or whatever but college football still rules down in the south via Georgian George attacker huge. Specially for not good and you look at Charlotte right now they're not good you look at the Atlanta Hawks they have trouble drawn when they're good let alone. Whoa when they're great. And did their very bad this year they don't draw and an even if you get up into Orlando northern Florida. If they don't win they'll draw either they'll last time they really drew. Consistently was probably back in the shaft here. But I I've been there many times where. The warriors didn't draw very well now they do now but I'm talking about 678 years ago. Orlando. Orlando doesn't draw less you win. Are the numbers AAA got 57 at a press center gonna give to your phone calls and also need to get one of Matt's dad or scouting reports and a guy who made his first ever career start. It's warriors wrap up on a home of the Golden State Warriors that's 95 cent in the game. You're listening to warriors wrap up. And the various sports station that he five point seven game. Chris doesn't mess diamonds warriors wrap up warriors land 101 to 870. Lead changes tonight zero. And the biggest lead for the warriors was 26. Fast break points Tony for now one thing Charlotte is known format. There's been a decent decent defense team. To get into 44 fast break points is counted. Standout thing for the warriors tonight no that is true that the hornets love to play in the half court. I think I wanna say they're among the leaders in the least amount of fair it's fast break points allowed. So the warriors made a conscious effort to get out run and they were able to do so. But yes Charlotte. Typically wants to slow the game up the warriors obviously wanna speed it up. And the stat that I heard was ordered to not want a game this year if they didn't score a 102 or more points. Which makes sense tonight they're only 87 they weren't really in the game. The problem I think with with Charlotte is they have to be to almost too perfect offensively. To win on a consistent basis of games were they shoot well they're gonna have games were Kemba Walker can carry the good of games were Dwight Howard helps them in. And Batum help some but consistently. Day there's just no chance. That this team can win because they can't score enough. The numbers triple A 957957. Needs time for the play of the game brought to buy American Express proud partners of the Golden State Warriors. Seats. They sound of the ball. Mickey that there win iso and white way. Jab step five scapegoat for a good faith comes baseline Garros staff tonight's top of it related AM global like over the reds. Kidd Gilchrist like he was bailed on the floor. Yeah really it's tonight's game Andre could almost thirty minutes play. This way and you know it is I love about Andre it's like him so he can just kind of just. Me going a long. And then also when you really need a bang he can step it up like that. Denny K and and that's the benefit of not playing in thirty minutes a night most of the time. I know Steve Kerr. Hand playing thirty minutes if he wants to but he doesn't like to and the other thing meg dollars just as you can play him thirty doesn't necessarily mean you want to all the time if you can manage it would dollar. The right way and I actually think it's mostly Iguodala managing himself. But if he gets managed let's put it that way. And he gets managed right. It means that he'll play his best basketball in the most meaningful type games. Now you might say well tonight wasn't that meaningful their play in the Charlotte hornets well it was in a sense because. There Mason Raymond their missing curry their miss and Pachulia they're missing McCaw. So he knows this is a game where he's got two at the very least try to assert himself and that's exactly what he did that we will we will words numbers. Eight points. Eight assists. And 088 points eight rebounds. And eight rebounds for Audrey would dollar means that he was get the ball pushing it up the court and making something happen at the other end. And add some key steals and some heady plays and of course the defense that he plays is exceptional so what a night for ham Quinn cook coming up from the G league. What did you think in his first career start with solid. He's he's a better score than we showed tonight. But when you come onto an NBA team from G league team here obviously not to be overly aggressive particularly for play for the warriors. What he clearly. Has confidence. He looked very. Understanding of what the warriors were trying to do offensively and defensively obviously can shoot the three he hit a couple tonight. I don't think they need him to do any thing except be nice and steady while curry is out because they have enough players. Who can pick up the slack scoring wise for curry. I think the think cook should concentrate on his Macon is open shots defending. And not turn the ball over and if he can do those three things will be a positive for this thing. Yeah only one turn over tonight and you think about this for a player. In your auditioning for everybody else too at the same time. In his ear probably not gonna make this roster. So this is your opportunity to showcase who you law are all these other teams to give you a shot to play somewhere else. Now want to put a lot of pressure on you but it is really yeah are you trying to. Fill the shoes of staff curry you're trying to give some good minutes there's probably late in the game you're not going to be that guy out there close the game out. But not only do you need to press Steve Kerr. NN and help the warriors one end. But you're also trying to show the rest solely your skills and hoping that someone looks at that goes you know what you shouldn't be in the G Lee you should be in our roster. In other words about a history of finding players. In the recent past that. They they milked this stuff out of and then they moved on base more Kent based Moore was one. James Michael Mack adieu was one he's playing in Miami right now. Even if you go back to the Mark Jackson here a little bit which just the holiday and now plays for the bowl slate. They've done a really nice job of of locating. Young players who can help them right now. And then they can find their way into the league if another team covets him and that's the that's what's happened with some more your players. And it really shows a debt that really shows and tells you a lot about the front office as a front office that you know as an organization the warriors. Have been decorated so many different ways what did these awards about how strong they are but just showing that eye for talent not only. What you've done in the draft not only hiring able to recruit free agents. The finals diamonds in the rough. In a way we've taken these guys in the second round what they don't successful they have Dan picking guys in the second round and knees mention all those guys. That we're really not anybody's radar and I don't watch him play a little college basketball to being gone and have decent career so there are able to find players at all different levels. They are and actually one player they found was Nick Young. AA so Lackey had a couple threes there that were big. Well. Were they big fast. Now he listened he isn't. He's got to help the warriors over the course of the season. It tonight he did he hit two jumpers they were up ten who's thirty to twenty its active backing bumps it up to sixteen. So. Nick Young is obviously a threat out there he's got to be guarded and there are going to be nights when he's going to be extremely useful. Tonight was certainly one they were down a couple scorers. They needed at least the threat of him out there. And he did woody needed to do we had we have 1010 points in twenty minutes. You take that and the best part is you need Egan have any turnovers he didn't really taken terrible shots. So yeah if you can stay under control he can help the warriors here and there I don't know that he's ever gonna get to a point where he helps them consistently. But but. This store actually out center. Curry moved in elvis'. You know it's if your coach turn your look and am going this is why we brought you here. You know this is it time world we're gonna be missing 26 points a game. In staff Currie. This is where we need that at instant offense off the bench. This is short time right here the next couple weeks and EC staff curry in a walking boot. It really takes me to that date of January 3 where they start playing all these games on the road because Allard have a bunch of games at home. So it's really going to be well who knows that bad that my merely because when you are now walking boot and especially the way they're gonna. It's going to be kid gloves at hand is you're always worried about the ankle in hearing from his trainer. And I can't a year that video today from his trainer that they had an NBC's sports Bay Area timeout you know really got to talk to staff for a little bit but there was. Concern at first before that MRI the X rays one thing to the RIs get the MRI's gonna show. Ligament possible damage. Cartilage that kind of stuff and that came out clean. But obviously staff who knows bodies wells anybody knows his ankles wells any like there was concern at first. So as Adobe you know for for these guys whether it's cook whether it's wag he means this is why you get your get your opportunity there's going to be a great time for you. And the next doubled to three maybe four week. So I think so and look at for the warriors and staff curry you said you're gonna reevaluate and two weeks that's about December 19 or twentieth. I mean at that point he's not likely be reevaluated. And they look at it makes it you better go play. And that's the point where they say you know it looks it looks like it's gotten better now while to try to do. Little by little more and more well that tells me it's going to be another week or two so I think you're right we may we may be. See in the warriors without curry for about a month and and the one thing. That owl guarantee doesn't factor into this is the game against Cleveland on Christmas. That there's no way and I've heard this here and there there's no way staff curry is gonna come back just to play a Christmas Day game. If he's not a 100% ready so I almost think the warriors best move. Would be. For this to. To maybe last three or four weeks or you just take that completely out of the picture. Year I was hammy it's one thing when Durant tried to go because it was Oklahoma City staff curry on Christmas Day for them. You know you're gonna make sure you're gonna try again hand there's no winner guys actually a 100% who knows. We hear it shrank give him as close. As you possibly can do 100%. Before he sees a Florian who honey you're gonna baby this injury. Has any time you taught me week cringe when we talk about an ankle injury with them. We do. And this is the first time he's been hurt now in about. Since 201213. It was 1112 I was get those mixed up but that doesn't made a major surgery was after 2011. Denny had another 10 which was kind of a clean up deal but the one were. Your reattaching into all that was that 2011. Yet and and what I'm get that is the last five or so years. He's been an Iron Man he hasn't played fewer than 78 games in the season. Since he suffered that initial injury while he's not gonna play 78 this year. And that's gonna be the first time that's happened since. The bad old days if you will. I don't think. We're at a point clearly were not at a point where you worry about it because you have to give her the benefit of the doubt right now he's rolled that ankle. What half dozen or dozen times in the last 45 years and every time he's come back a little more quickly than you thought he would. Every time we sprained an ankle it kind of looks bad. And the next thing you know we doesn't miss a gamer may be just misses one game and comes back. So maybe this will be a case. Where which you wanna see is he misses three or four weeks. And then he comes back and he's completely healthy with no more re springs that was the problem early in his career. He seemed to restrain. After. Every time he came back and played a few games. So that's the one thing you certainly wanna avoid. There's definitely something about him. There when you talk about his ankles there was that paranoia that he always wanted to prove I'm I'm I'm going to be okay can you not and we week. We UA if you remember when we were doing a show together years ago. We Iraq wondering about the current the old contract he was on the question was you know wasn't a ton of money. Meals good money but not the crazy money you know I while. Why are you gonna give them money to loan you really don't have to hear not sure how healthy he's going to be. So he can automated appoint to try and prove to everybody that he can't be a stable force and played day that meant something and deploy every single day he wanted to show. Daddy was a soft absolutely. And there was a lot of the there was a lot of concern that 44 million over four years. Was too much of an investment. To making curry at that point as we know it turned out to be a big time bargain. Buy it looks Jeff curry has. Worked. His butt off since he's come into the NBA. Whether it's trying to strengthen that ankle. War. Improving his ball handling or getting stronger. Or concentrating more on defense. And that's the thing about staff curry that I think sometimes gets lost is how hard he works. And how much better he's gotten in virtually every phase of the game since his rookie year. And editor's note you know we don't get tonight as the warriors are 15 that they won five and her other five and on this trip nine and one in their last ten games. Is just the magic daddy has when he goes home. And it has has got to be a killer yell stuff announced on daddy couldn't play golf yesterday but. Now the thing was staff he goes home he will he loves you he's a showman and he loves to put on a show. As always fun to watch him when he goes home and they show the shots of mom and I guess Dell wasn't working tonight The Daily Show shots of now. And we just didn't get that tonight and that's so it just became just a regular road game compared to normally its stance at home look out here comes the fireworks. Well last year Charlotte scored 24 straight points so. Your point about putting on a show is absolutely right. And his teammates try to help them put on a show when he goes back to Charlotte to he wasn't there tonight. Obviously but it's the warriors were able to move on without amendment. Get a very solid win matches without curry but without which Julio without train mine green without McCaw. Solid win wars should feel pretty good about this won't. Desire desire is doubtful for Friday were hang out from Connor the turnaround of the San Francisco Chronicle's warriors wrap up. Brats you by our low Smart home security. Kevin Durant we're gonna hear from him after his ninth career triple double and something happened in tonight's game. That usually doesn't happen in a land we're gonna tell you what that is right here on warriors wrap up. You ran the ball right when it played crossover dribble jump into the race my heart goes up it plays with a little left hander Kevin Durant. Driving baseline it's just not related and the lawyers back up by Danielle six feet of the 46. Cook right baseline. Please his feet bounce pass to build good can't rotate to take KV he's all but first grade and he buried it left Iran why don't put it let's apple would need 6445. Durant with 27 points if it's 41 minutes. The ranch get off the street while deflecting any queries that drew with a white and it just felt like game. Jumping up catching it made no doubt about that one. North so much vocal we ship this. I got us. Just when Kerry so. Clearly the best player down the floor and I think what he shelves without stuff. Chicken. Games like yeah you almost had a different routes to step. Out of this one's mind. He was born. You're listening to warriors wrap up on 95 separate detained. Chris downs amass dinosaurs wrapped up warriors went 101 to 87 user from code speaker brought to you by a Walnut Creek Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Where saving. Is simple online at Walnut Creek Jeep dot com. So fascinating. When you have so many good players. And you take one of the stars out. How that affects the line at the facts how people act that did. How they interact with a each other have a game plan changes. Howell. A guy can be out of lion now you had two guys when you think about it when it list. You know what when you're not gonna have dream on in their also but all of a sudden there's like that extra attention to DTL. And it's weird like easing you should always have that attention to detail. But it's not until one of the big boys is out where they Kalla chances or can we can't can't screw around at night we gotta have it noted still at fifteen turnovers. But you know you get that sense that things are just different we're gonna we're gonna handle business just a little bit differently. Yen because the warriors are champions. They really relish that kind of challenged. Players like the ring and clay. They eat their cuddle up and it. Wind curry is out with Julie's out greens out because. They believe in themselves and they in their own right are superstars. So label he's got the course alone. But there is he's got the express brass he's got some than where they don't put her that'll put people hole before hole after. I bet you he finishes rounds in three and a half 33 and a half. EL when when he took over. There was that police will take your phone calls or triple A 957957. He would juicy tonight without staff period. That's triple late night by seven ID 570 after the warriors beat the Charlotte hornets 10187. There was that belief. That it's. Keyboard gonna flock. To Charlotte to play for Michael Jordan. That he was going to be able to recruit. He was going to be Italy get the prime time guys he's going to be able to compete because people are gonna play. For his fairness and that is has not worked out. Now and you never really thought that would believe it or not I don't think players. Goaded destinations because of a front office guy even if it is Michael Jordan you go to play. For certainty that you think they can win and you think your career can benefit from it and Charlotte just has not been able to. Get the same kind of interest from their fan base. Is North Carolina. And duke it's a college basketball. State for the most part and the Charlotte hornets have just never really caught fire there. Yeah I knew you'd throw and has. Yeah a Wake Forest. And north Carolinas and that'll there there's a lot of college and that you know what that's like the total opposite of what we are here in the Bay Area. True to his troops to where you can have in a Stanford started going to BCS games and Harbaugh got him to the Orange Bowl. And they rolled in the Orange Bowl next the other in the Fiesta Bowl than their in the Rose Bowl. And no one really cares all that much it's like a flip flop here everything is about pro sports there. Everything and really you can say that in that region just not Caroline's you look in Georgia. The mute talk about the Atlanta Braves exact about the falcons whatever but college football's still rules down in the south the Georgian George attacker used. Whoa when they're great. And did their very bad this year they don't draw and an even if you get up into Orlando northern Florida. If they don't win they'll draw either they'll last time they really drew. Consistently was probably back in the shaft here. But I I've been there many times where. The warriors didn't draw very well now they do now but I'm talking about 678 years ago. Orlando. Orlando doesn't draw unless you win. Are the numbers AAA got 57 at a press center gonna give to your phone calls and also need to get one of Matt's guiding our scouting reports and a guy who made his first ever career start. It's warriors wrap up on the home of the Golden State Warriors that's 95 cent in the game. You're listening to warriors wrap up on the be area sports station. 95 point seven thinking. Chris doesn't mess diamonds warriors wrap up warriors land 101 to 870. Lead changes tonight zero. And the biggest lead for the warriors was 26. Fast break points Tony for now one thing Charlotte is known format. Is via a decent decent defense team. So get into 44 fast break points is counted. Standout thing for the warriors tonight no that is true the the hornets love to play in the half court. I think I wanna say they're among the leaders in the least amount of fair it's fast break points allowed. So the warriors made a conscious effort to get out Enron and they were able to do so. But yes Charlotte. Typically wants to slow the game up the warriors obviously wanna speed it up. And the stuff that I heard was the hornets have not won a game this year if they didn't score a 102 or more points. Which makes sense tonight they're only 87 they weren't really in the game. The problem I think with with Charlotte is they have to be to almost too perfect offensively. To win on a consistent basis of games were they shoot well. They're gonna have games were Kemba Walker can carry him to gonna have games were Dwight Howard helps women. And but to help some but consistently. That there's just no chance. That this team can win because they can't score enough. The numbers triple A 957957. Needs time for the play of the game brought to buy American Express proud partners of the Golden State Warriors. Seats. They sound of the ball. Vicki sit there when I'm so why would. Jab step by Jim Gilchrist good faith how the baseline Garros staff tonight's top ventilated and global like over the reds. Kidd Gilchrist like he was bailed on the floor. Yeah really at tonight's game Andre Iguodala almost thirty minutes played. This way and you know it is I love about Andre it's like him so he can just kind of just. Me going a long. And then also when you really need a bang he can step it up like that Danny K and and that's the benefit of not playing in thirty minutes tonight. Most of the time. I know Steve Kerr. Hand playing thirty minutes if he wants to but he doesn't like to and the other thing when they dollars just as you can play and thirty doesn't necessarily mean you want to all the time if you can manage it would dollar. The right way and I actually think it's mostly Iguodala managing himself. What if he gets managed let's put it that way. And he gets managed right it means that he'll play his best basketball in the most meaningful type games. Now you might say we'll tonight wasn't that meaningful their play in the Charlotte hornets well it was in the sense because. There Mason Raymond they're missing Currie they're missing Pachulia there mister McCaw. So he knows this is a game where he's got two at the very least try to assert himself and that's exactly what he did that I would he will we will words numbers. Eight points. Eight assists. And no 88 points eight rebounds. And eight rebounds for Audrey would dollar means that he was get the ball pushing it up the court and making something happen at the other end. And add some key steals and some heady plays and of course the defense that he plays is exceptional so what a night for him Quinn cook coming up from the G league. What did you think in his first career start thought it was solid. He's he's a better score than we showed tonight. But when you come onto an NBA team from G league team here obviously not to be overly aggressive particularly for play for the warriors. But he clearly. Has confidence. He looked very. Understanding of what the warriors were trying to do offensively and defensively obviously can shoot the three he hit a couple tonight. I don't think they need him to do any thing except be nice and steady while curry is out because they have enough players. Who can pick up the slack scoring wise for curry. I think the think cook should concentrate on is making his open shots defending. And not turn the ball over and if he can do those three things will be a positive for this thing. Yeah only one turn over tonight and you think about this for a player. In your auditioning for everybody else too at the same time. In his ear probably not gonna make this roster. So this is your opportunity to showcase who you law are all these other teams to give you a shot to play somewhere else. Now want to put a lot of pressure idea but it is really you are you trying to. Still the issues of staff curry you're trying to give some good minutes is probably late in the game you're not going to be that guy out there to close the game out. But not only do you need to press Steve Kerr. NN and help the warriors end. Which are also trying to show the rest solely your skills and hoping that some looks at that goes you know what you shouldn't be in the G Lee used to be and our roster. In other words about a history of finding players. In the recent past that. They they milked this stuff out of and then they moved on base more Kent based Moore was one. James Michael Mack could do was one he's playing in Miami right now. Even if you go back to the Mark Jackson here a little bit which just the holiday and now plays for the bulls so late. They've done a really nice job of of locating. Young players who can help them right now. And then they can find their way into the league if another team covets him and that's the that's what's happened with some warrior players. And it really shows that that really shows and tells you a lot about the front office as a front office that you know as an organization the warriors. Have been decorated so many different ways with the these awards about how strong they are but just showing that eye for talent not only. What you've done in the draft not only hiring able to recruit free agents. The finals diamonds in the rough. In a way we've taken these guys in the second round let's think don't successful they have Dan picking guys in the second round and knees mention all those guys. That we're really not anybody's radar and I don't watch employ old college basketball to being gone and have decent career so very able to find players at all different levels. They are and actually one player they found was Nick Young. Gay so Lackey had a couple threes there that were big. Well. Where they big class. Now he's listening he's. He's got to help the warriors over the course of the season. It tonight he 82 jumpers they were up ten was thirty to twenty its active backing bumps it up to sixteen. So. Nick Young is obviously a threat out there he's got to be guarded and there are going to be nights when he's going to be extremely useful. Tonight was certainly one they were down a couple scorers. They needed at least the threat of him out there. And he did woody needed to do we had we have 1010 points in twenty minutes. You take that and the best partisan eat and have any turnovers he didn't really taken terrible shots. So yeah if you could stay under control he can help the warriors here and there I don't know that he's ever gonna get to a point where he helps them consistently. But but. This stretch without Seth Curry moved in elvis'. You know it's if your coach turn your look and am going this is why we brought you here. You know this is a time more or gonna be missing 26 points a game in staff Currie. This is where we need that at instant offense off the bench. This is short time right here the next couple weeks and he sees stepped curry in a walking boot. It really takes me to that date of January 3 where they start playing all these games on the row because Allard have a bunch of games at home. So it's really going to be well who knows that bad that my merely because when you are now walking boot and especially the way they're gonna. It's going to be kid gloves with Candace you're always worried about the ankle and hearing from his trainer. And I got to hear that video today from his trainer that they had an NBC's sports Bay Area timeout you know really got to talk to staff for a little bit but there was. Concern at first before that MRI the X rays one thing to the RIs get the MRI's gonna show. Ligament possible damage. Cartilage that kind of stuff and that came out clean. But obviously staff who knows bodies wells anybody knows his ankles wells anybody there was concern at first. So as Adobe you know for for these guys are there it's cook whether it's wacky mean this is why you get your get your opportunity there's going to be a great time for you. And the next doubled to three may be in four weeks. I think so and look at for the warriors and staff curry you said you're gonna reevaluate and two weeks that's about December 19 or twentieth. I mean at that point he's not likely be reevaluated. And they look at it makes it your better go play. That's the point where they say you know it looks that looks like it's gotten better now while to try to do. Little by little more and more well that tells me it's going to be another week or two so I think you're right we may we may be. See in the warriors without curry for about a month and the the one thing. That I'll guarantee doesn't factor into this is the game against Cleveland on Christmas. That there's no way and I've heard this here and there there's waste Jeff curry is gonna come back just a player at Christmas Day game. If he's not a 100% ready so I almost think. The warriors best move. Would be. For this to. To maybe last three or four weeks or you just take that completely out of the picture. A year with hammy it's one thing when Durant tried to go because it was Oklahoma City staff curry on Christmas Day for them. You know you're gonna make sure you're gonna try give him because you know what are guys actually a 100% who knows. We hear it shrank give him as close. As you possibly can do 100%. Before he sees a flurry yeah yeah I mean you're gonna baby this injury. Has any time you taught me we cringe when we talk about an ankle injury with them. We do. And this is the first time he's been hurt now in about. Since 201213. Was 1112 I was get those mixed up but that doesn't made a major surgery was after 2011. Denny had another one a which was kind of a cleanup deal but the one were. Your reattaching into all that was that 2011. Yet and and what I'm getting that is the last five or so years. He's been an Iron Man he hasn't played fewer than 78 games in the season. Since he suffered that initial injury while he's not gonna play 78 this year. And that's gonna be the first time that's happened since the bad old days if you will. I don't think. We're at a point clearly we're not at a point where you worry about it because you have to give her the benefit of the doubt right now he's rolled that ankle. What half dozen or dozen times in the last 45 years. And every time he's come back a little more quickly than you thought he would every time we sprained an ankle it kind of looks bad. And the next thing you know he doesn't miss a gamer may be just misses one game and comes back. So maybe this will be a case. Where which you wanna see is he misses three or four weeks. And then he comes back and he's completely healthy with no more re springs that was the problem early in his career. He seemed to re sprain. After. Every time he came back and played a few games. So that's the one thing you certainly wanna avoid. There is definitely something about him. That when you talk about his ankles there was that paranoia that he always wanted to prove I'm I'm I'm going to be okay can you not and we week. We UA if you remember when we were doing a show together years ago. We are wondering about the current the old contract he was on the question was you know wasn't a ton of money. Meals good money but not the crazy money the year like while. Why are you gonna give them money to all you really don't pass to you're not sure how healthy he's going to be. So he kind of made it a point to try and prove to everybody that he can't be a stable force and played day. That meant something and deploy every single day he wanted to show. Daddy was a soft absolutely. And there was a lot of the there was a lot of concern that 44 million over four years. Was too much of investment. To making curry at that point as we know it turned out to be a big time bargain. By. Looks Jeff curry has. Worked. His butt off since he's come into the NBA. Whether it's trying to strengthen that ankle. War. Improving his ball handling or getting stronger. Or concentrating more on defense. And that's the thing about staff Currie that I think sometimes gets lost is how hard he works. And how much better he's gotten in virtually every phase of the game since his rookie year. And editor's note you know we don't get tonight as the warriors are 15 that they won five and her other five and on this trip nine and one in their last ten games. Is just the magic that he has when he goes home. And it has has got to be a killer yell stuff announced on daddy couldn't play golf yesterday. But. Now the thing was staff he goes Hollywood he loves you he's a showman and he loves to put on a show. And it's always fun to watch him when he goes home and they show the shots of mom and I guess Dell wasn't working tonight The Daily Show shots and now. And we just didn't get that tonight and that's only just became just a regular road game compared do normally its stance at home look out here comes the fireworks. Well last year in Charlotte he scored 24 straight points so. Your point about put on a show is absolutely right. And his teammates try to help them put on a show when he goes back to Charlotte to he wasn't there tonight. Obviously butts the warriors were able to move on without Ottoman and get a very solid win matches without curry but without ritual Leo without train mine green without McCaw. Solid win wars should feel pretty good about this won't. Zahn design is doubtful for Friday were hang out from Connor the turnaround of the San Francisco Chronicle's warriors wrap up. Brats you by our low Smart home security. Kevin Durant we're gonna hear from him after his ninth career triple double. And something happened in tonight's game. That usually doesn't happen in a land we're gonna tell you what that is right here on warriors wrap up. You are with a ball quite well played crossover dribble jump into the race my heart goes up and plays it over the last chance Kevin Durant. Driving baseline it is not related and the lawyers back up my dad again sixteen. Of the 26. Cook right baseline. Leave his feet bounce pass to build good cats rotates take KV aids all put birth rate and he buried it. They left Iran why don't let that happen would need 6445. Durant was 27 points if it's 41 minutes. The ranch get off the street lot to like JB Harry sat through with a wind and it just felt like game. Nothing got catching it made no doubt about that what. North so much hopefully. It's. I got us. Just when carried so. Clearly the best player down the floor and I think what he shelves without stuff. Particular. Cities like yeah you almost had a different routes to step. Out of this one's mind. He was throwing. You're listening to warriors wrap up on 95 separate detained. Chris downs amass dinosaurs wrapped up warriors land 101 to 87 user from coach care brought to you by Walnut Creek Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Where saving. Is simple online at Walnut Creek Jeep dot com. So fascinating. When you have so many good players. And you take one of the stars out. How that affects the line at the facts how people act that did. How they interact with a each other have a game plan changes. How. A guy can be out of line and not yet to guys when you think about it win list. You know what when you're not gonna have dream on in their also put all the sudden there's like debt extra attention to DTL. And it's weird like easing you should always have that attention to detail. But it's not until one of the big boys is out where they -- chances or can we can't we can't screw around at night we gotta have you know they had still at fifteen turnovers. But you know you get that sense that things are just different we're gonna we're gonna handle business just a little bit differently. Yen because the warriors are champions. They really relish that kind of challenge. Players like the Renton clay. They eat their cuddle up and it. Wind curry is out with Julie's out and greens out because. They believe in themselves and they in their own right are superstars. So label.
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