By Marcus Thompson
Friday, July 10th, 2009 at 8:46 pm in Uncategorized.
Steph wasn’t too impressive. He should have dominated Will Conroy, but didn’t. It wasn’t because be couldn’t. He just didn’t. Trying to get some experience as a true point.
That is the thing about playing point, perhaps the part you can’t teach: PGs need to do what it takes. First they have to aptly discern what it takes, then know how and be able to do what it takes.
Curry can shoot. He can pass. He can get to the basket. But that won’t make him a point guard. It’s knowing when to do either that will.
I have not concluded he doesn’t know that. But I did walk away thinking that is where he is going to have to grow.
In the third, for some reason, he was really aggressive on offense. Was that his natural scoring ability coming out or did he see something and take advantage of it?
In the fourth, especially late, he wasn’t looking to create. Was that by his design of a result of fatigue? Did he miss an opportunity to step up offensively when his team needed him to?
He clearly has some tools to play the position. I want to see if the sum of those parts equal a PG.
No question, though, he should be able to play this year.
Really want to see Morrow and Curry together. Morrow will probably play Saturday, Monday at the latest. He is kind of a big deal here. Everyone talking about how he was discovered here last year.
Something interesting: the uniforms had an advertisement for NBA Live ’10 on the upper right. These uniforms are really practice uniforms, reverseable mesh. But that is how money has impacted things. Don’t be surprised if a team sells space on their real uniform. It’s already being done in the WNBA (Phoenix and LA).
I can definitely see a Symantec or Kaiser logo on a jersey.
Cartier Martin has the best chance of making the team.
But, to be sure, there are no Morrows in this bunch.
Ronny Turiaf showed up. The only Warrior I saw on Friday
Oh yeah, Randolph is a beast. He is so competitive. He got a little sloppy in second half. His best move of the night: crossover dribble on a baseline drive, pull up just outside the key, bounced in contested fade-away. he showed handle, control and decision making.
What’s more, he showed some leadership. Controlled his emotions. Encouraged Curry at halftime. Made hustle plays. If he ever gets a back-to-the basket game …
A couple things I heard tonight: 1) Warriors not interested in Carlos Boozer; 2) Warriors will NOT sign a big-time player who won’t re-sign – especially if it involved giving up Andris
Didn’t get much from Jermareo. He was sucking wind hard. He was limited in his workout because he was rehabbing from injury. It showed.
Acie Law, on the other hand, looked like the best floor general tonight.