Slow start has Dunleavy wondering what's wrong
Our favorite Warrior Mike Dunleavy has not got off to the stellar start that we all predicted. So what's wrong?
I say he's just not that good, but Janny Hu disagrees.
Call it a slow start or bad shooting. Just don't call it pressing.Hey Mike, I'd worry about shooting 26%, no boards, too many turnovers and a single digit scoring average. But hey that's just me.
"What is there to press about?" Dunleavy said after practice Monday. "We got a great group of guys, a good team. I just signed a new five-year extension. What do I have to worry about?"
Expectations from his five-year, nearly $45 million contract extension come to mind, but Dunleavy insists he doesn't feel pressured to justify his new deal. Still, there seems to be an inverse relationship between dollar signs and initial performance when it comes to richly rewarded Warriors.I'm praying that Mikey's slow start is the same as JRich and TMurph and he pulls out of his funk. Otherwise trade him, he's hurting the team more than helping.
Jason Richardson signed his $70 million extension the day before the season started last year, then shot 30.4 percent his first three games and needed six quarters to hit his first perimeter jump shot.
Troy Murphy signed his $58 million deal the same night as Richardson and missed 5 of 6 free-throw tries in the season opener. Then he dropped a 1- for- 14 shooting effort against Utah the next game and was roundly booed.