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Suspended Indefinitely: Bob Sura Breaks Out

by Colin McGowan

May 6, 2020 9:11 PM

Most of us are, by definition, no more than average, but that doesn't mean we're average all the time, or average the same way everybody else is. Read more »

Tags: Bob Sura, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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The Unquantifiable Benefits Of Stephen Curry's Relaxed Return

by Colin McGowan

Feb 27, 2020 4:21 PM

This was always going to be a fallback year for the Warriors and Steph Curry's broken hand gave him his own siesta. And now he will soon begin something like the basketball equivalent of throwing 60 pitches for a minor league affiliate. Read more »

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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The New, Modest, Not Altogether Easily Achievable Goal For Andrew Wiggins

by Colin McGowan

Feb 6, 2020 3:32 PM

A big part of how Andrew Wiggins is perceived is his salary, but it's also the fact that watching him is a uniquely discouraging experience. He's like a fighter jet made out of styrofoam. Read more »

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

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Everything In The NBA Is Optimized Even When Nothing's Happening At All

by Colin McGowan

Everybody involved in Andre Iguodala's suspended animation season is acting rationally and reasonably, but there a depressing valence to this. Read more »
2019-20 Pacific Division Season Preview

by Keith P Smith

While the Lakers and Clippers became title contenders with their big additions, the Warriors are attempting to reload on the fly, Sacramento hopes to return to the playoffs, and the Suns look to get out of the cellar. Read more »
Thirty Histories: Golden State Warriors

by Colin McGowan

At its root, the story of Latrell Sprewell and P.J. Carlesimo is of two cantankerous men getting in each other's way. Read more »
2019 Western Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
D'Angelo Russell's Weird NBA Journey Now Has Him In Limbo

by Colin McGowan

The Player Empowerment Era looks a little different for D'Angelo Russell: where a guy can get dumped by the team that drafted him, make the best of his new surroundings, and then get shipped to a third franchise that doesn't even want him. Read more »
Golden State Warriors: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

While adding depth is important, Kevin Durant's situation is what will drive the Warriors approach to the roster for years to come, and ultimately their ability to get back to being a Finals contender. Read more »
Toronto Became Inevitable The Way Golden State Previously Felt Preordained

by Colin McGowan

The Warriors may have run out of bodies, but the Raptors were, the whole time, failing to inspire the typical condescending adjectives we lend to underdogs. They were killers. Read more »
Raptors Win Game 3 Before Whatever's Left Of Klay, Durant Return

by Colin McGowan

The Warriors are currently far from what you imagine when you hear their name or see their colors. Stephen Curry's Game 3 was heroically futile. Great players have limits and Toronto is too deep and skilled. Read more »
Golden State's Emblematic Third Quarter Fury Puts Raptors In Game 2 Stress Dream

by Colin McGowan

The Warriors are going to perform their third quarter act more often than not. If the Raptors don't respond with panic and dread, at least they give themselves a chance. But life is sometimes cruel for no reason. Read more »
J.R. Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings, The Next Generation: NBA Finals

by Jonny Auping and Alex Siquig

Klay Thompson is too good to grace these power rankings but his luxuriousness to the Warriors gives him a unique pass, while the way Patrick McCaw has proven himself to be a man past surprise sneaks him onto the list as well. Read more »
The Kevin Durantless Warriors

by Colin McGowan

The Warriors seem once again buoyant as though they're feeling a certain weight lifted when not having to work with a guy who's so domineeringly miserable. Read more »
CJ McCollum, Khris Middleton, Klay Thompson And The Freedom To Fail

by Micah Wimmer

This trio of secondary stars are all crucial to their respective team's success. Yet they also operate on a level without the burden of legacy building. Read more »
The Lie Of Golden State's Inevitability That Describes The Truth

by Colin McGowan

The Warriors didn't exactly play like giants in Game 5 so much as they played like themselves- brilliantly, then sloppily, then plenty well enough to win. Kevin Durant wasn't there at the end, but then again neither was James Harden. Read more »
The NBA's Four Exceedingly Disparate Semifinals

by John Wilmes

The Bucks and Celtics finally playing serious basketball, the Kawhi Leonard avalanche, auditing Warriors-Rockets and the hardwood candy of Nuggets-Blazers. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
Harrison Barnes Finds His Scale

by Colin McGowan

The Kings provide a space where Harrison Barnes can operate at something like a happy medium, become the player he was meant to be rather than the one he and others have spent nearly a decade telling us he might become. Read more »
The Ballad Of Boogie Cousins

by Micah Wimmer

DeMarcus Cousins now single-handedly provides a reason for fans otherwise tired of Golden State's dominance to cheer for the Warriors, adding a patina of fun and joy to their seemingly inevitable Finals triumph. Read more »