Pregame Tidbits (at Detroit)

The starting lineup for tonight:

G Jamal Crawford
G Marco Belinelli
F Anthony Randolph
F Rob Kurz
C Ronny Turiaf

* Serious. That’s the starting line-up. Swingman Kelenna Azubuike is out with his mid-back strain. Corey Maggette is out with a sprained right ankle. He injured it when he took out that Bulls cheerleader on the baseline Wednesday. Swingman Stephen Jackson is out with a strained right hamstring that he re-aggravated Wednesday. I’m told it’s something he’s been playing through.
With Ellis, Biedrins, Brandan Wright and Marcus Williams not with the team, the Warriors’ bench is depleted like never before. Anthony Morrow, C.J. Watson and Jermareo Davidson is all the re-enforcement they have.

* On a lighter note, Dave Cowens, an assistant with the Pistons, gave Nellie some photos before the game. Nellie showed them to me. They were those old school pictures, color, but that old school stuff. Remember the old pictures with the white border, on that thick photo paper. Straight nostalgia.
Anyway, they were pictures of Nellie years ago when he was working a camp. In one of them, Nellie had his shirt off, showing his bronze skin and flat stomach, and some navy blue panties. They weren’t really panties, but the tightest Dockers shorts you ever saw. It was like they painted his groin area blue. Hilarious.

* On a serious note, the Pistons announced today that Hall of Fame coach Chuck Daly has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He has begun treatment.

Marcus Thompson

  • Rob W

    Did anyone else notice that Monta’s sudden departure from the team coincided with the passing of the trade deadline?

    Here’s my guess. Monta came back from the injury to try and impress teams such that he could be traded. My guess is that he talked to the front office and they agreed to attempt to trade him.

    Then, when they could not work a deal, Monta got upset and took off for Mississippi.

    The calendar tells all.

  • Jerry West

    Should be a loss tonite Marcus……….love the Nelson story about the shorts…that was the funniest thing I’ve ever heard in my life, I nearly killed myself it was so funny……………hilarious…………..freakin’ hilarious!

  • Trade Jackson


    warriors score 60 points

    i got the under

  • A’s in 2009

    Why, exactly isn’t Marcus Williams not with the team? We know about the others, but not MWill.

  • jb

    Marcus, how bad are the injuries? Azubuike, Maggette, and Jackson out for tomorrow’s game as well?

    Also where in the world is Marcus Williams?

    AND… man oh man this game is pretty horrible to watch right now. I wonder what Nellie is saying to them right now (halftime)… Is there even anything to say? They’re getting killed.

  • Nellie’s Quit is Hall of Fame worthy.

  • BigTime

    Kelenna Azubuike, Corey Maggette, Stephen Jackson all out. Why were they not on the bench? Marcus Williams was not even on the bench. Does that mean anything?

    I can see SJax having an excuse since TV said he had the flu, but what about the others?