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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Harrison Barnes comes on strong

Here is a link to my Monday column about Harrison Barnes. The full text runs below: OAKLAND — When Steve Kerr became coach of the Warriors, he told Harrison Barnes there was hope. Barnes did not play well last season, his second in the league. Kerr told Barnes he approached the game wrong, had become a one-on-one player on offense, an “iso” player — trying to isolate himself against the man guarding him. Barnes would pump fake and make all… Read More »

How Warriors can get Dwight Howard

Here is the opening of my Tuesday column explaining in detail how the Warriors can get Dwight Howard and become an instant contender: OAKLAND The Warriors held a press gathering Monday morning to introduce three of their draft picks — Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green. It was a lovely occasion with family members of the players attending. And now that we’ve said hello to Barnes, I hope the Warriors say goodbye as soon as possible. To read the… Read More »

seventh overall pick, Harrison Barnes

I’m at Warriors HQ covering the NBA draft. I like the Warriors’ first pick, Harrison Barnes, whom they took seventh. One of the announcers said Barnes was the seventh overall pick. What is the difference between being the seventh pick and the seventh overall pick? I see no difference. I also like how every pick is “a high character guy.” Really? Back to the draft — I mean the overall draft.