Friday, January 27, 2006

Midterm Report Card for the Warriors

The Warriors are at the halfway point of the 2005-2006 season. After 41 games the Warriors stand 19 and 22 good for a .463 winning percentage. 11th place in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific. Probably not what Warriors Nation was expecting, but honestly- when have things ever gone according to plan for the Dubs? Let's see how the Warriors have done in the first 41 games:

Baron Davis: B
Boom Dizzle has dazzled Warrior fans with his dimes (9 a game), but struggled with his shooting and shot selection. Baron's had some trouble defending some of the quicker guards in the league.

Jason Richardson: A-
Aside from hitting free throws (only 66.2%), there isn't much more you can ask for offensively (nearly 23ppg, 6boards, and 3 assists). Defensively JRich is improving as well. Near All Star effort.

Mike Dunleavy: D+
I don't think there is another team in the NBA stupid enough to play Dunleavy over 32 minutes a game. His scoring (10.9ppg) and rebounding (4.7rpg) have regressed from both last season and two seasons ago. Pretty sorry defense aside from a handful of suprising, but welcome games. There is no reason Mike should be shooting three pointers (23.8%).

Troy Murphy: C
T-Double's rebounding is down from nearly 11 a game last season to 9 this year, but he's showing us more offensive skills. Defense is Charmin' soft.

Adonal Foyle: D+
If you play Adonal 10-15 minutes a game he's amazing energy off the bench. Unfortunately he's a starter and paid like a star.

Derek Fisher: C
Good guy, not so good point guard. Streaky shooter at best. Never met a shot he didn't like.

Mickael Pietrus: Incomplete
He's only played 18 out of 41 games. It's tough to assess MP2 with the bizzare minutes Monty gives him. Absolutely no reason why he shouldn't be starting over Dunleavy. When the Warriors are always giving up so many points in the first quarter, you think you'd insert some defense into the starting lineup.

Andris Biedrins: D-
You love the guy's energy, but he's more likely to foul than grab a rebound, block a shot, or score. Still very raw and hasn't show any real improvement.

Ike Diogu: C
Nice kid, but a poor man's Corliss Williamson? Let's hope not.

Zarko Cabarkapa: D+
If he got Dunleavy's minutes, he'd probably put up similar numbers... and that's not a good thing.

Calbert Cheaney: C-
This former flop (#6 overall pick) brings some needed veteran leadership, but he should NEVER be playing (1.8ppg in 10.4minutes per game). Warriors Nation doesn't call him "the towel" for nothing. Still, his teammates seems to appreciate his influence.

Chris Taft: Incomplete
Too bad the kid's faced so many back problems. He might be able to help this team.

Monta Ellis: Incomplete
Honestly, who knows how good or bad this kid can be? When he does get some minutes, you have to love his hustle.

Coach Mike Montgomery: D-
He'd probably be fired by now on any other team.

Warriors Front Office: F
Unless some other team is dumb enough to trade for some horrendous contracts, this is your Golden State Warriors lineup for the next 2-3 years. Not bad enough to be at the top of the lottery, but not good enough to do better than the 7th or 8th seed. Aw good times!

Warrior Girls: A+
DJ Fuzzy Logic will cover this soon...

Junior Jam Squad: A+
The kids are off the hook!

Team Thunder: A+
Their jams are almost as good as JRich's.

Thunder and the big inflatable Thunder: A+
I luv that big Thunder and his headbutt!

Golden State Warriors BLOG: A+
We're a great time out!

You: A+
Thanks for your support! We love your comments. You guys drop more science than Jim Barnett (and I like the guy!).

Make sure to drop your grades in the comments.


At 7:13 PM, Blogger YaoButtaMing said...

I agree with basically all of it but I would have Baron at a B-. I've been a little dissapointed with the guy and the whole last second shot against the clippers really set me off. coach told him to shoot right away but instead he waits the clock down and dribbles it off his foot.
if that was dunleavy the fans would have lynched him LOL.

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Kirkkazas said...

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At 11:54 AM, Blogger Kirkkazas said...

I canceled last post due to mispelling. Is there a way to edit after posting?

Anyways, Ouch! You're a lot harsher grader than Marcus Thompson II and Janny Hu!

At 12:04 PM, Blogger atma brother #1 said...

kirk- I don't think you can delete posts. don't worry if you make a spelling mistake. We just like hearing from everyone and getting a discussion going.

Yeah, my grades are much harsher than the rest. Remember- we DO NOT work for the Warriors and we're not getting fired by anyone for speaking our minds. We're just having a good time. We can be real!

At 12:08 PM, Blogger b said...

Baron: B
I think if there was a definite system being run, his numbers and influence would rise! Freethrows...

JRich: B+
Playing almost like an All-Star. Freethrows...

Dun: F
Team plays better when he's not on the floor. Poor shooting and sporadic D. Freethrows...

Murphy: C
He's playing about average. Still soft on D. rying to play inside on offense.

Foyle: C
His play of recent sucks, but he's really a back-up playing starter. Freethrows...

Fish: B
I like what he brings (I hated him with the Lakers) but as I stated, if there was a system involved a great spot up shooter is a valuable asset!

Biendrins: F
"The Stick" hasn't really shown anything besides hacking skills. Freethrows...

Diogu: D
Well, with no one to really show him the ropes as a power forward, the team playing him at center, and a pathetic head coach... what do you expect?

Monta, Piety, Taft, Cheaney, Zarko: Inc.
Just not enough info or playing time as of yet to make a complete grade.

Monty: F-- (Yeah that's two minuses)
What is this guy doing? Is there a playbook? What does it look like? Is it comprised of one piece of napkin paper? There is no utilization of the chess pieces! Mullin, don't ever hire a coach from college ever again! Especially Stanford! =P Freethrows...


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