By Marcus Thompson
Saturday, December 9th, 2006 at 7:59 pm in Uncategorized.
Remember when the Warriors used to run the break, knock down open threes and convert alley oops from halfcourt? Now the offense looks eerily similar to last year’s. They are walking the ball up court, relying on Baron to make something happen.
They really miss Richardson, and Diogu.
They miss Richardson because opposing defenses had to pay attention to him, which opened things up for others. Nevermind the 15-25 points he gave you, the diversion alone was helpful.
They miss Diogu because now when the offense stalls, they have nowhere to go other than Baron. Ideally, when jumpers aren’t falling and the fast break is stalled, you’d like to get the ball inside. Diogu is their best low-post player and would be a big help to the offense and inside-out game if they could go to him even in spots.