A few things stood out at today’s practice:
* Stephen Jackson is clearly the best player on the team (which maybe scary to some). In practice, he practically does what he wants and it seems no one can stop him. He may kick the ball around some times, but others you see him posting up and scoring with ease, driving to the basket at will, hitting threes, pointing people around. He’s obviously the guy on this team.
* Marco Belinelli hasn’t made a shot since John McCain was ahead in the polls. For someone who is only on the team because of his outside shot, he can’t afford these droughts. He’s got to be shooting like 30 percent, unofficially. He missed a few wide-open looks Wednesday.
* No offense to Rob Kurz, but if the Warriors don’t keep Anthony Morrow, they are crazy. Even if they stash him a way in the D-League, this kid is going to be serviceable, maybe even good. They need to go with the best player available and not the biggest need (they do need a big man who can stretch the court). Morrow can handle, shoot, he’s got size and he works hard. They may have found something.
* I like the way Marcus Williams looks these days. He took DeMarcus Nelson easily a few times, and that runner of his is pretty money. It seems as if he’s taken the criticism to heart and is stepping up his game. He better, because DeMarcus isn’t going anywhere and is certainly someone to be reckoned with.