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Cohn Zohners didn’t like my idea of the Warriors packaging players for Dwight Howard. OK, I know when I’m defeated. I also know the Warriors haven’t done anything in free agency yet — although they may have a blockbuster deal on the table we don’t know about.

So, here’s my concern. The team the Warriors have now is barely a playoff team. If it makes the playoffs it exits early. The Warriors need guards. They really need a point guard. If Stephen Curry goes down for an extended period — bad ankle and all — the Warriors have a losing record.

Are you happy with the team they have now? If not, what suggestions do you have?

 

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  1. drywit

    Merge team with Sacramento Kings…must have 8-9 live bodies combined…

    July 6th, 2012 10:22 am

  2. Stan

    First thing..they have a joke of a coach. Time now to get a real one. Lacob has wasted two coaching years. First Smart-who has also stunk up Sacramento..when I told Lacob never to have hired that guy. Now,the Mark Jackson fiasco ..who has begged from the day he was hired with his gangster friends to his stripper affairs to be fired. And Meyers talks about character? or characters?..he has those.
    Lacob is so caught up in the stars..he’s blinded. No wonder Greuber wants to be in on the Dodgers..he’s see’s Joe isn’t in reality with his big plans and promises.

    July 6th, 2012 11:08 am

  3. Joe H.

    One thing I’ve always noticed about the NBA, the best players all gravitate to the same teams, over and over.

    When was the last time an All-Pro player wanted to join the Warriors? Never.

    How many players would take a pay cut to play for the Lakers? Almost all of them.

    The Warriors need to develop and winning team with a long-term plan. Short term wins mean nothing, unless your goal is to develop “assets” then sell them for a cash bonus.

    I have yet to see the Warriors prove they are anything other than a local farm team designed to fall over when better teams (The Annointed) come to town. As far as I can tell the Warriors haven’t proven themselves to be anything other than a holding cell for future players elsewhere.

    July 6th, 2012 11:19 am

  4. lameduck

    Of course I’m happy, the season hasn’t started yet. I think they could win it all ;).

    With the Lakers signing Nash, it seems like the elite just keep getting better and the cost of entry is out of our range because we don’t have the core to add to. It always seems like we need too much.

    So I’ll go with following the Thunder’s model and build through the draft. Making the playoffs this year would be huge. But if they can keep the team together and continue to build, it would allow for the signing of free agent to make an impact.

    The risk with the Warriors now is health. Somehow they need to keep their players healthy and playing if even for less minutes a game. Somehow they need to manage that risk.

    The other side is a talent issue, specifically at point guard. I’m hoping Mark Jackson can coach up a point guard. It may take time, but he has the knowledge and can pass it down to a talented player.

    July 6th, 2012 11:54 am

  5. Tony

    I actually like the team the Warriors have now. Curry Thompson Barnes Lee and Bogut make up a good starting 5. The only thing the Warriors need is to learn how to play shut down defense because they have all the scorers to compete, they just need defensive help which makes me like Festus and Green because both of those players seem to know how to play defense.

    July 6th, 2012 12:00 pm

  6. Stan

    I say the odds alone are a guy named FESTUS never becomes a NBA star.

    July 6th, 2012 12:45 pm

  7. Dennis

    I heard someone make the point that Harden is the 6th man and probably the 3rd best player on the Thunder. If he was on the Warriors he would be their best player. That is how far away the Warriors are talent wise from a contending team. They need a lot more than a point guard. They need some bangers and a go to guy. Other than that we will always have hope and change – which means another lottery pick in this case.

    July 6th, 2012 12:52 pm

  8. Lo Sbandato

    This is a team that will never play lock down defense. Lee is a subway turnstile, Curry is weak physically, Thompson is lazy, and Barnes is not a NBA starter, not now, maybe never (starting because W’s lack options is entirely differently thing).

    Mark Jackson was not as good a point guard as everyone seems to believe. He had decent numbers (but not HOF numbers), his teams won nothing of importance, and he wasn’t much of a scorer. So what exactly could he teach a young point guard?

    This team is a long way off from being anything noteworthy. No depth, no defense, brittle stars, how can you believe this is even a playoff team as currently constituted? They have so many holes (maybe nothing but holes), there’s not enough room here to describe what they need to do. The Kings actually have far more upside than Golden State.

    If Howard goes to the Lakers, making the playoffs as anything lower than the fifth seed will be a death sentence in the West.

    Stan – Maybe, but a guy named Dominique was, so who can say for certain?

    July 6th, 2012 1:34 pm

  9. Albert Park

    I think Joe H.’s comment says it all. Thumbs up, Joe.

    July 7th, 2012 12:14 am

  10. Neal

    I would not be telling the truth if I told you I follow the Warriors or the NBA, but Dwight Howard has Stephen Jackson all over him a self absorbed diva, team wrecker and attention whore.What happens if Howard gets traded to the Warriors and then wants out by mid-season, too much of a risk? The team is already a mess with Mark Jackson as their crummy coach, that guy has so much baggage and no integrity, he reminds me of the REV to fill out a samsonite store.

    July 7th, 2012 9:08 am

  11. David

    I strongly believe the Warriors should fire Mark Jackson and release Andris Biedrins. And they should name Michael Malone their new head coach. Does anyone agree?

    July 11th, 2012 11:26 am

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