Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Wednesday Warrior Words

It's been a long time since we've done this section, but consider this the rebirth of the weekly words. It seems any talk about Dunleavy always return the most comments and this past post "Dunleavy Extension is Likely" didn't dissappoint. The article was about the possible extension Mullin and Dunleavy's agent were currently working on. We had two insightful posts and couldn't decide between the two of them, so we went with both.
Joe wrote:
I want to support Dunleavy, but I would think its best for everyone to see him traded. A 5 year contract worth 40-45 million dollar is pretty high for a guy considered a flop.
But who knows, everyone has been talking about how much J-Rich benefits from having Baron Davis running the show, but noone has metnion how much Dun benefits from having Baron. Because now the Warriors are playing run and gun basketball which suits Dun because he can perform in open court thanks to his well above average passing and ballhandling skills. Maybe Dun will have a very good year.

By the way Joe, we appreciate the many comments you've been leaving and welcome you to our blog. If we had some t-shirts to give away, you'd get one. Instead you get the top spot on the Warrior Words.

Anonymous wrote:
$40 million is a good deal for both sides, $45 million is too high. Dunleavey hasn't earned big bucks, yet. Don't expect Dunleavey to be a lot better, numbers-wise. He is not going to become a 20+ per game guy. The Warriors don't need him to be a scorer. They need a smart player who'll do what needs to be done to win games. Watch for Dunleavey to make more clutch plays, not necessarily scoring, when it counts. He will get better and better at that. He will want to win more than scoring, more than minutes, and more than money. Dunleavey can be an important part of this team winning. Mully knows best.
Anonymous, leave your name next time so we can give you your props. Thanks for the comments.

Thanks for the insightful analysis of what the Warriors should pay atma brother #1's favorite Warrior. They both point out that while Dunleavy will never become the star he was projected to be, he can still be a valuable contributor especially with B-Diddy around. To me, handing Dunleavy a $40 million seems too high, but if he can keep improving as these two commenters say, he will be worth it. I have faith in Mullin, just as anonymous wrote, "Mully knows best."

Thanks to everyone who left a comment or sent an email, we most definitely appreciate the feedback. Keep leaving comments and if you haven't left a comment but check the blog, we'd love to hear what you have to say.


At 6:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dunleavey had his chance to come out, and hasn't. Pietrus is about to explode if they'd just give him some minutes, and handing Dunleavey a bunch of cash before they give the clearly much more talented player a chance is the wrong move. Say what you want about his offense flourishing in the open court, the open court leads to fast breaks coming the other way, and Pietrus' defense more than makes up for whatever Dunleavey has on him offensively (Which is arguable at best.)

At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dunnuthin can suck on deez nutz

At 3:52 AM, Blogger BBallBlog said...

I don't see the point in offering Dunleavy a long term contract when they've got guys like Davis, Murphy, Richardson, Foyle and Fisher locked up for the next several years. I think this is Dunleavy's chance to break out and prove he's worthy of a big extension.

If not, they still have guys like Pietrus to fall back-on and develop. This is Dunleavy's chance. Either he takes his game to the next level, or the Warriors should look elsewhere.


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