Dunleavy Needs to Shut Up
Admittedly, we are not the biggest fans of Mike Dunleavy Jr. here at the Golden State Warriors BLOG (check the archives), but what the man (he's not a kid see end of Foyle + Dunleavy for Artest? Free Artest!) said the other day after the blow out loss to the Suns was unexcusable.
"We can't just go throw the ball out there and play street ball, and that's what we rely on," Dunleavy said. "When the going gets tough, that's what we rely on. You can't just let your All-Stars, your best players, go one-on-one. As good as those guys are, the other guys are good, too.Mike- who are you to call out your teammates after a string of losses? Only just recently have you managed to pull your scoring average to double digits this season. You've had a horrendous seaon that has left many other hoops GM's, people in the media, hoops fanatics, and especially Warriors fans scratching their heads as to why you got paid 44 million big ones. Not one of your teammates ever called you out this season through the media during a string of performances that would get you cut from most WNBA teams. For some bizzare reason you have the audacity to call out the All-Stars or best players on this team (thinly veiled shots at Baron Davis, Jason Richardson, and Troy Murphy). Before you start pointing the finger look in the mirror.
"I've been trying to explain this to everybody since the first game of the season," he continued. "Everybody thinks we can get by on it. We got by on it early in the season because we weren't playing good teams. The majority of teams in the league, as we are finding out, are good teams."
Dunleavy is still bringing some awful defense, but if you look at the boxscores the past 4 games his numbers look decent aside from his horrid 3 point shooting. Never mind that all 4 of these games have been losses and he's logged heavy minutes in mostly blow out games. Some dumb GM like Danny Ainge is always susceptible to go for a white player with mythical upside. It's time to take this complainer and trade him while his value is at its peak.
The Warriors are going nowhere with the perimeter combo of Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy. One of them has to go. Troy's a professional who brings it every night with his rebounding and shooting. Mike is Mr. Inconsistency bring more 2 point 30 minute nights than Adonal Foyle. Dunleavy continually complains to the media about his teammates and even Warrior fans. Have you ever head Troy complain about his teammates or the fans? It's time for Mike Dunleavy to go.
Do you think Dunleavy's comments to the media are classless? Would you like to see him moved?