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I totally missed Avery Bradley is on the team now

brimstead, Thursday, 14 October 2021 23:01 (two years ago) link

he might not make the final roster. everyone is hoping its gary payton II. bradley has looked bad in the minutes ive seen him and hasnt looked good in a few seasons really

My understanding is: Payton is signed for this season so they'd have to eat the money for this season if they waive him. Bradley is on an exhibit 10 which they could convert to a 2-way even if they keep Payton. If they cut Payton they'd have to have him pass through waivers to sign him to a two-way.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 14 October 2021 23:14 (two years ago) link

actually, bradley is ineligible for a two-way due to service time, so he would have to be a straight up g-leaguer

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 14 October 2021 23:20 (two years ago) link

hmm. i think they should roll w GP2. Obv if AB was even like 80% of what he was he would be better but I like the idea of a real defensive ball hawk that's young and hungry to prove himself.

Spottie, thanks for creating a safe space to talk about how Jordan Poole will make the all star team this year

Fetchboy, Friday, 15 October 2021 01:40 (two years ago) link

haha i think 6th man of the year would be ideal honestly, or most improved. he may get too many starts in klays absence to be eligible for 6moy. either way im probably more excited to see him play than anything outside of klays return.

Nice to see Steph and Dray at the Giants game.

that's not my post, Friday, 15 October 2021 03:56 (two years ago) link

well thats an option i guess. might not be too bad an idea to leave that spot open for buyout spot idk

Warriors waived tonight: Jordan Bell, Avery Bradley, Mychal Mulder and Gary Payton II. 15th roster spot open for now.

— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) October 16, 2021

aww was kinda rooting for bell.

brimstead, Saturday, 16 October 2021 16:43 (two years ago) link

yeah same, i thought he was a building block!
is payton's son an nba player for the long haul or no? i haven't seen enough of him.

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 16 October 2021 19:21 (two years ago) link

apparently payton II can’t do anything at all on offense

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 October 2021 19:49 (two years ago) link

Yah report on him is that he’s an all time on ball defender but a zero on offense. Like a shorter and worse offensive player than tony Allen

so.... euroleague?

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 17 October 2021 03:14 (two years ago) link

After waiving him Saturday, Golden State has re-signed Gary Payton II.

More NBA from me:

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 19, 2021

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 17:41 (two years ago) link

makes sense

GP2 played for like 3 seconds to end the 1st half and he got a steal haha

um, i mean... im sure weve all seen the videos, so... that will help (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:36 (two years ago) link

wiseman is a large human

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Thursday, 21 October 2021 20:05 (two years ago) link


Toscano-Anderson said their friendship helped him survive in the NBA, a place he “thought I knew” but discovered was far different. He trusts Lee with his deepest thoughts.

“You need that. You need that in life, you know, as men we don't express ourselves when we don't find people we can just be vulnerable with. Not only as men, but as Black men. We tend to just kind of mask that stuff.”

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Tuesday, 26 October 2021 17:46 (two years ago) link

Well, I finally saw my first pro 8-second violation. One of Dray's many boneheaded turnovers last night.

DJI, Friday, 29 October 2021 16:45 (two years ago) link

the TOs were brutal last night. felt like the majority of them were just plain stupid and pointless

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Friday, 29 October 2021 18:59 (two years ago) link

I was yelling at the TV “a no-look pass means you don’t look!”

DJI, Friday, 29 October 2021 20:34 (two years ago) link

lol Andre - 2p/4r/10a/2s in 17 minutes

that's not my post, Saturday, 6 November 2021 05:15 (two years ago) link

insane line

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Saturday, 6 November 2021 07:04 (two years ago) link

and liek every assist he was pointing at the pels bench someone musta said something to him early on

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Saturday, 6 November 2021 07:04 (two years ago) link

Andre Iguodala on their 7-1 start and if he thinks they are a good team: "Uhh, we okay, a work in progress. We had a favorable schedule so you shouldn't look too much into it.

— Joe Viray (@JoeVirayNBA) November 6, 2021

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Saturday, 6 November 2021 22:38 (two years ago) link

I agree

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Saturday, 6 November 2021 22:38 (two years ago) link

classic iggy lol

lag∞n, Saturday, 6 November 2021 22:52 (two years ago) link

seriously the chase crowd is doodoo steph and dray having to yell at them just stand up and clap

“Come on muthafuckas” he fed up wit that bunk ass crowd 😂😂😂😂😂

— STAY100 (@Bounc3Bike9800) November 9, 2021

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Tuesday, 9 November 2021 19:10 (two years ago) link

shouldve stayed in oakland

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 November 2021 19:12 (two years ago) link

i watched the hawks feed last night and those boys were salty when curry got his 50 lmao

Hawks Play by Play guy in his feelings about Steph getting 50

— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) November 9, 2021

It's the Final Cluntdiwn (Spottie), Tuesday, 9 November 2021 20:55 (two years ago) link

lol what babies

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 November 2021 21:29 (two years ago) link

pffffft 50 i do that for brkfst

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 November 2021 13:19 (two years ago) link

I wonder if I'll ever go to another Warriors game. $120 for nosebleeds with a bad crowd? In a boring neighborhood? Zzz

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 10 November 2021 20:38 (two years ago) link

come out to phx we can see them for less

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 November 2021 20:40 (two years ago) link

Yeah the tickets are ridiculous for the Dubs. .01 percenters only.

DJI, Wednesday, 10 November 2021 20:59 (two years ago) link

I love Steph, Klay and Dray with all my heart but if they never get another ring because of the Curse of Oracle I'll understand.

Fetchboy, Thursday, 11 November 2021 01:10 (two years ago) link

So fun tonight

DJI, Thursday, 11 November 2021 06:21 (two years ago) link

Wiggins most aggressive game I’ve ever seen.

Spottie, Thursday, 11 November 2021 07:30 (two years ago) link

Does he promise to?

Andrew Wiggins: “I’m going to keep it rolling. I’m going to stay aggressive.”

— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) November 11, 2021

Spottie, Thursday, 11 November 2021 07:50 (two years ago) link

the highlight clip on espn was titled wiggins dunks hard on kat twice lol i was like hmm

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 November 2021 14:15 (two years ago) link

really promising stuff from kuminga the last few games.

Spottie, Monday, 15 November 2021 22:30 (two years ago) link

From @ElGee35’s recent video: Steph’s greatness

— mathketball (@Mathketball1) November 19, 2021

Spottie, Friday, 19 November 2021 20:59 (two years ago) link

and after all that the most impressive part is how he's able to set his feet and get off the shot after sprinting to the spot from the other direction

J0rdan S., Friday, 19 November 2021 21:10 (two years ago) link

The Warriors starters tonight

Gary Payton II
Jordan Poole
Andrew Wiggins
Juan Toscano-Anderson
Kevon Looney

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 19, 2021

Spottie, Friday, 19 November 2021 23:14 (two years ago) link

and after all that the most impressive part is how he's able to set his feet and get off the shot after sprinting to the spot from the other direction

― J0rdan S., Friday, November 19, 2021 2:10 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

yeah all that and he still has less than a quarter of a second to get the shot off clean, and does

Spottie, Friday, 19 November 2021 23:15 (two years ago) link

they won with that lineup! know your opponent i guess.

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 20 November 2021 15:43 (two years ago) link

Good stuff from Poole and Wiggins last night. Once klay comes back Poole will fill his rightful role as the microwave 6th man and he’ll be able to maximize his strengths a little more.

Spottie, Saturday, 20 November 2021 15:55 (two years ago) link

good video i like the play where everyones pointing

lag∞n, Thursday, 1 February 2024 18:28 (two weeks ago) link

CP3 has been a good influence on Podziemski. 14 assists 0 turnovers tonight.

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Saturday, 3 February 2024 03:49 (two weeks ago) link

Fun game the kids were balling

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Saturday, 3 February 2024 03:53 (two weeks ago) link

60 points in the paint? Loved watching them attack inside all night. Won't really start believing these guys have figured shit out until they hit at least .500 on the season and firmly in a play-in position. They've only won 6 of their last 16 games, including tonight.

At least they're more fun to watch with JK in the starting lineup. It's something.

octobeard, Saturday, 3 February 2024 07:47 (two weeks ago) link

Steph has made 47 field goals in "clutch" situations this year, 12 more than anyone else in the NBA.

His shooting splits in those situations are 52/49/97

He's scoring at a rate of 50 points per 36 minutes.

And yet the Warriors have lost 18 "clutch" games (2nd most in NBA)

— Jason Timpf (@_JasonLT) February 5, 2024

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Monday, 5 February 2024 19:03 (two weeks ago) link


lag∞n, Monday, 5 February 2024 19:10 (two weeks ago) link

A bummer of a season. He deserves better.

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Monday, 5 February 2024 19:12 (two weeks ago) link

They won tonight, curry hit 4 threes and the rest of the team hit… zero. 4/22 as a team

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 05:33 (two weeks ago) link

Steph Curry and Jonathan Kuminga are the highest scoring duo in the NBA over their last 10 games.

— StatMamba (@StatMamba) February 6, 2024

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 05:40 (two weeks ago) link

Dray passed his first big test

If Dray didn’t have 2 strikes this would’ve got ugly 😂

— Famouslos32 (@famouslos32) February 6, 2024

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 06:28 (two weeks ago) link

Great win. They blitzed curry all game and everyone else got to cook and did. Wiggins was smiling. Starters got to sit out the 4th.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Thursday, 8 February 2024 03:35 (one week ago) link

Looney was beasting +15 in 17 minutes. Nice to see him have a good game. It’s not been his season so far.

that's not my post, Thursday, 8 February 2024 05:12 (one week ago) link

That’s the right role for him, he’s always been a situational player but was thrust into a starting/bigger role than he should’ve had. Seems much more doable to be effective in short stints for him.

The defense was sharp overall. Looking much more lively, huge bump to be able to play Wiggins and Kuminga together.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Thursday, 8 February 2024 06:04 (one week ago) link

dario dunk got the fellas hyped

The bench was loving this Dario dunk 😂

— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) February 8, 2024

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Thursday, 8 February 2024 20:28 (one week ago) link

Think the dubs might be fun again instead of sad and old. Let’s see if they can keep it going. They have some ground to make up if they want avoid the play-in. And hopefully CPIII coming back doesn’t derail the new energy.

that's not my post, Sunday, 11 February 2024 18:38 (one week ago) link

Think we need to phase Dario and CP to matchup specific only but not sure Kerr will be able to help himself.

The vibes are back tho

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Sunday, 11 February 2024 18:55 (one week ago) link

the vibes are back in town

lag∞n, Sunday, 11 February 2024 19:46 (one week ago) link

But as he struggles and the youngest Warriors solidify their places in the rotation, it’s unclear what Klay’s next contract—or role—will look like. But Thompson says he’s open to a reduced role if it means staying with the only franchise he’s suited up for.

“Yeah, there’s nothing wrong with that,” he tells me. “I’ll be 35 next year. At 35, coming off the ACL and an Achilles [tear] and still have the ability to be a really good player. Maybe not the guy who scored 60 in three quarters and scored an NBA record 37 points in a quarter, but still a great threat out there. I’ve modeled my game after Reggie [Miller] and Ray [Allen], and those guys were incredibly effective until their late 30s. So I plan on kind of following that mold.”

A new deal this summer would continue Thompson’s partnership with Green, Curry, and Kerr. And even if that means his offensive responsibility will be diminished, that’s a small price to pay to compete alongside the guys he came up with.


“I put in so much work to get back to even just playing basketball that I just needed a little perspective shift and rather than trying to be the old me or be an All-Star in the NBA or whatever,” he says. “Just to be as effective as I can in my current role and, most importantly, just have fun, man, because at the end of the day, I only have so many years more doing this and got to have fun. I can’t be stressed because things don’t go my way. I just got to continue to have fun. I thought I did a good job of that tonight.”

Selune Gomez (Leee), Monday, 12 February 2024 15:32 (one week ago) link

Hopefully he'll get better at keeping that perspective during the actual games, bc he's been in his head a lot lately. I did love when he smacked the ball out of nurkic's hand to take a T for Dray, though.

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Monday, 12 February 2024 16:44 (one week ago) link

lol btw

Maybe not the guy who scored 60 in three quarters and scored an NBA record 37 points in a quarter, but still a great threat out there.

lag∞n, Monday, 12 February 2024 17:00 (one week ago) link

Freakin love klay man. Hes clearly going through it and trying to be a good soldier at the same time. I think he’s accepting it and will be a great teammate from here on out. But it’s hard to come to grips with a new reality as an athlete. I think he’s been playing pretty well and he has some big games ahead he just won’t have it every night. Still provides tons of spacing and is a solid heady defender on bigger wings/forwards. Smart of the warriors not to pay him big in the offseason, let him slowly realize what his worth is. I bet he gets around a 3/60-70 team option on the third type of thing after this year.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Monday, 12 February 2024 20:20 (one week ago) link

Steve Kerr will not coach the Warriors tonight in Utah. He is in Serbia for Dejan Milojevic’s services. Kenny Atkinson will be the acting head coach. Also in Serbia for the service: Mike Dunleavy, Chris DeMarco, Ron Adams, Zaza Pachulia, Rick Celebrini.

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 12, 2024

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Monday, 12 February 2024 20:21 (one week ago) link

xp would love to see Klay take far fewer 3s off the dribble. Stick to catch and shoot and pull up transition 3s. Keep him out of the 4th quarter too. But he's not remotely who he was at this point, he's a plus rotation guy if his shot falls. When it's not, he's an honest to goodness liability out there and you see dudes like Quinones outplaying him.

octobeard, Monday, 12 February 2024 23:43 (one week ago) link

i really dont think hes a liability unless hes chucking (and missing), which hes been much better about recently. they'll always have to respect his shot which leaves things open for kuminga and wiggins to work.

another big problem imo is klay has been stuck with 2nd unit lineups that have no idea how to maximize what he does so he ends up being like the only offensive player out there and it leads to some bad shots (not always his fault). i think theyll be trying him in a few different ways now that his mind has caught up with the reality of his situation.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:27 (one week ago) link

If Klay he could get into the 20 min / game mindset he could also go harder on defense. It’s been sad to see the slippage there post injuries

that's not my post, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:11 (one week ago) link


— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) February 13, 2024

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 03:08 (one week ago) link

The Golden State Warriors will win the NBA playoffs

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 04:28 (one week ago) link

If Klay he could get into the 20 min / game mindset he could also go harder on defense. It’s been sad to see the slippage there post injuries

Klays better than 20 min a game he’s def not cooked. 28-30 with ability to adjust a few minutes here or there depending on how he’s looking. Sit him on back to backs.

They need his production they need his shooting

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 04:46 (one week ago) link

Time was Klay was clearly in the top 20 NBA players. He's not that now, but he's got some productive years in him as a rotation player. His defense has slipped more noticeably than his shooting. He used to be able to defend like a sonofabitch when he was called on for that.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 04:50 (one week ago) link

Yah he was the guy who would guard the star/quick PGs but now he’s too slow but doing well against taller 4s and some wings. There was an adjustment period but they’re all settling into their roles now.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 05:15 (one week ago) link

maybe 20 min/game sells him short. He can still light it some nights but other games have been rough. Gather folks don’t think he’s ready to move to 6th man gunner role just yet.

that's not my post, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 05:19 (one week ago) link

He still brings too much to move to the bench. That may come in the next 12-18 months tho… but who’s coming for his position? Podz still too young and unproven, moody can’t find consistent playing time still. Podz seems like the guy but that’s likely another season or two away and he’s gotta continue to rise pretty steadily.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 05:30 (one week ago) link

Really loved how Klay mostly just let the game come to him last night. He's still so great at catch and shoot. Hopefully when CP3 comes back he can set him up for more of those than he's been getting. I'm a little worried about CP3 slowing the game down when they've been doing so well playing with pace but he really unlocks a lot for Trayce, Klay and especially Dario, who hasn't looked the same with CP3 gone.

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 17:41 (one week ago) link

Yeah last night was how I want to see him play more on a regular basis. Only took 7 3pt shots. My comment above about him being a negative player when missing shots was also a bit of an observation into his mindset - when he starts bricking, his defense gets worse and he forces bad shots to try and get out of his slump. He starts beating up on himself and he was indeed getting outplayed by the back half of the bench.

If he can just keep a positive mindset, stay in the flow of the game, and focus on areas he can control when the shots aren't falling, like defense, screening and cutting - he's a great role player.

That said, I disagree that he brings too much to come off the bench, he could be our next Iggy.

octobeard, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 20:03 (one week ago) link

He’s not a connector/do-it-all like iggy. And also he’s playing a lot with the bench anyway. He usually checks out after 4-5 minutes then comes back in with the 2nd unit.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Wednesday, 14 February 2024 00:21 (one week ago) link

Idk how many more heartbreakers I can take this season

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Thursday, 15 February 2024 05:54 (six days ago) link


infinite wiggles (Spottie), Thursday, 15 February 2024 06:14 (six days ago) link

This is the sixth loss this season for the Warriors after leading by at least 15 points -- blew a 22-point lead against the Clippers earlier this year. Only the Spurs have more.

— Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) February 15, 2024

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Thursday, 15 February 2024 06:18 (six days ago) link

Just when you thought they'd moved beyond this

octobeard, Thursday, 15 February 2024 07:26 (six days ago) link

Seems like Kerr and Klay are determined to prove their critics right.

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Thursday, 15 February 2024 16:03 (six days ago) link

yeah last night was one where kerr shoulda looked elsewhere earlier and shoulda gone defense over offense when the lead started to slip a bit. podz missing those two flagrant free throws really killed the momentum and swung it the other way.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Thursday, 15 February 2024 17:54 (six days ago) link

just saw the klay intentional foul down 3 with 37 seconds left…

truly humbled underdog (k3vin k.), Thursday, 15 February 2024 20:24 (six days ago) link

not good, he had been sitting and clearly not paying attention to time/score.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Thursday, 15 February 2024 20:30 (six days ago) link

Brandin Podziemski is starting in Klay Thompson’s place tonight in Utah. Thompson not currently listed on injury report, so appears to be coming off the bench. The lineup: Steph Curry, Podziemski, Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, Draymond Green.

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 16, 2024


truly humbled underdog (k3vin k.), Friday, 16 February 2024 01:47 (five days ago) link

Lacob sez he wants to get entirely out of the luxury tax sooner than later:

The Warriors are carrying a $206 million base payroll this season, with another $100 million or so in projected luxury tax penalties thanks to repeater rates after their frequent trips past the tax line. They’re also well into the dreaded second apron, which removes a lot of tools to add players.

But next season, things could change without a major talent subtraction. The Warriors have about $140 million in payroll commitments to nine players, not counting the expiring deals of Klay and CP3, and, Lacob said, they’re aiming to get out of the tax completely next July. That would give them $31 million in wiggle room before the projected $171 million luxury-tax line to try to re-sign Klay and/or CP3 and add anybody else. They could also increase the space if they do something like off-loading Kevon Looney’s $7.6 million contract for next season, which is only partially guaranteed.

“Our Plan 1, or 1A, is actually we’d like to be out of the tax, and we think that we have a way to do that,” Lacob said. “That kind of is the plan, not just under the second apron. I’ll tell you why that’s important, because the truth is that we need to be out of the tax two years out of the next four, below the tax line, in order to get this repeater thing off our books. We don’t want to be a repeater. It’s just so prohibitive, not to say we wouldn’t do it if we had to, but you’ve gotta look at what the downside is to doing that.

“There’s a Plan 1B, I guess, and 1B is we could go even further than that and we could make big changes if we had to. If this team were to slide all the way down and not do well the end of the year here, you know there’s gonna be big changes. But if we do really well, we might decide to go the other way. So everything’s open, we have to be flexible, I can just tell you that the goal is to not be a lottery team ever. The goal is to be competitive, the goal is to win and ideally, if it’s possible, to win championships or compete for championships.”

Selune Gomez (Leee), Friday, 16 February 2024 17:50 (five days ago) link

yeah if youre not gonna contend theres no reason to pay the lux tax, wonder how steph feels about that tho

lag∞n, Friday, 16 February 2024 18:38 (five days ago) link

lacob says a lot of things

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Friday, 16 February 2024 18:48 (five days ago) link

Is it too late for Klay to qualify for 6MOY?

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Friday, 16 February 2024 18:53 (five days ago) link

Lacob has seen the future and it has no banners to hang.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Friday, 16 February 2024 19:46 (five days ago) link

They can get under the threshold and still compete. They are overpaying for CP3 and Klay by a lot. They don't need to pay Kuminga until the year after next.

octobeard, Friday, 16 February 2024 22:30 (five days ago) link

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