• On the other hand, if Biedrins and Turiaf return this weekend as, things could brighten quickly. We could really hold our own with a minutes allotment like this:
PG: Steph Curry (30), CJ Watson (18)
SG: Monta Ellis (36), CJ Watson (12)
SF: Corey Maggette (30), Anthony Morrow (18)
PF: Anthony Randolph (30), Ronny Turiaf (18)
C: Andris Biedrins (32), Chris Hunter (16)
I don't expect anything like this... it precludes smallball and Vladimir Radmanovic, two of Nellie's favorite things. Still, it's purty, ain't it?
• The Jazz gifted Eric Maynor to the Thunder in a salary dump yesterday. At first glance, this would seem to have nothing to do with us, other than to cruelly point out how clever front offices can acquire talent for a song. But if you look again, at the Utah side of things, the relevance to the Warriors becomes clear. The Jazz shoot threes poorly and rarely, and now have a really weak backup PG. There's a C.J.-Watson-shaped hole in their roster, basically, and we should talk to them about filling it. They'll need a little more firepower to assure themselves of a playoff spot, and he's super-cheap, so they should be receptive. If Larry Riley offers CJ for Kosta Koufos and a '11 first-rounder, I don't think Kevin O'Connor hangs up on him.
May be a slow posting day, due to Christmas travel. More like happy holidaze, am I right?!?!?!?!