November 28, 2015
There was too much chatter and blabbing about how the Golden State Warriors dodged a lot of bullets in route to the NBA championship last year. It was either that they missed playing this team or that team or they played injury riddled teams. It has appeared that not only did that make them upset, but it also motivated them to repeat the task. On contrary, nobody thought that they were this pissed and motivated to lay barren waste of the opponents in the beginning of the year. All of their statistics are up in points, assists and defensive stops. Now what? They have to wait until they play San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Cleveland to get some respect from the naysayers?
Sure, Stephen Curry is scoring like a madman and dishing out crazy passes like Pistol Pete, but it’s the upside improvement of the supporting cast that is amazing. Draymond Green has established himself as an all-around player that is probably one of the top ten players in the league. Harrison Barnes is ascending as well and is getting more consistent and seems to be more aggressive around the rim. Andrew Bogut lost twenty pounds and looks like he wants to keep his starting job in front of Festus Ezeili, who is developing an offensive game that is hard to deny. Of course, you have Klay Thompson, the perfect complement to Curry, who can score from anywhere on the court and Andre Iguodola who is the super sub who does everything.
All of this magic is being is guided by the interim coach Luke Walton, with Steve Kerr cell phoning inputs from his Lazy Boy recliner while he mends from back surgery. All things are clicking right now for the Warriors with contagious winning fever spreading throughout the team and organization. Some of the games have been so lopsided that even the twelfth man gets significant minutes in the fourth quarter. This will pay off big time when the injury bug comes around or when rest is sorely needed in the grueling late part of the season.
This well-oiled machine will eventually lose after going 17 and 0 to start the season, which can come any night in any town. Most likely it will come when they have been on the road and have to play a back to back game. Every team will measure themselves against the Warriors and try to get physical on Curry. It is the one thing that would worry any Warrior fan is that a second team guard on a bad team is out to hack Curry with authority. If that never happens, Curry is the still the league MVP again this year by unamonous decision. Enjoy the ride Warrior fans because this is as good as it gets!!