Draymond Green becomes a restricted free agent after this season.
When the Warriors drafted Draymond Green a few years ago, I was really excited. I had watched Green play at Michigan State since his freshman year and I was very familiar with his skills. He was a player with no place, as his size, frame and athleticism wasn’t a prototype of a successful NBA player. Nevertheless, he had many great qualities and in time, could evolve into someone special.
Fast forward to now and Green is one of the most important players on the Warriors. He’s been getting praise for his ability to shut down defenders down the post and up top at the guard position. His versatility has allowed the Warriors defense to shoot up the top of the ranks in the NBA. Additionally, his offensive numbers have risen. He is still a work in progress and his deep-range shooting at times has hurt the Warriors. But overall, he’s a great asset to the team and has been so key for the Warriors ever since he was named the starter following David Lee’s struggles.
He becomes a restricted free agent after this season, meaning the Warriors can match any offer another team gives Green. The organization, including head coach Steve Kerr, has expressed desire to keep Green with the Warriors. If that’s the case, how come the team hasn’t given him an extension and risk him hitting the free agency market?
This is going to be fun.
The two best teams in the NBA finally meet this season.
This is going to be a good game. The two teams have been dominating the association for the entire year and I am very interested in this game because I haven’t seen enough of the Hawks. I don’t know what to expect because I don’t see the Hawks enough and even though I know who they have on the team and how talented they are, they still are somewhat of a mystery team to me.
I don’t know if it’s because if they are a team from a weak conference or what. But tonight we will have a great matchup that might be a preview of the Finals. Let’s see what goes down.
I expected this to happen but I was unsure how the Warriors would go about it. The Rockets already have a Chinese New Year jersey coming out as well but this one by the Warriors is a little curious to me.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to have it be red or yellow instead of slate gray?
Here are some things that are worth noting. Warriors is written out in Chinese on the front. On the sleeve (yes, the stupid sleeves) is an image of a goat, which is the animal for the upcoming new year. Side panels look great and the trim is pretty nice. They will wear it on February 20, the day after the new year and three more times later in the season.
I’m all for this really and the Chinese population in the Bay Area is strong. And I am glad they didn’t add “el” or “los” or some kind of cultural cop out like the NBA has in the past. But I just don’t like the color. Great idea. Not so great execution.
In recent years, team Twitter accounts are starting to have some personality. The LA Kings have done it the best and other teams are starting to follow suit.
With a recent tweet by the Clippers for fan engagement, the Warriors stuck their head in the conversation and ended up making the Clippers look like fools.
It all started with this:
That’s 11 straight wins. That’s the best record in the NBA right now. They could win it all!
B.J. Armstrong was one of my favorite players of all time.
I can never remember when Veterans Day is. It was finally when someone told me that it is on November 11 every year. I am grateful for all those who have served and now I have something easy to help me remember it.
But also, the number 11 happens to be my favorite number of all time. Some may guess that it might have to do with Yao Ming but I picked the number before Yao ever made it to the big time.
I was a young Warriors fan at the time and I really enjoyed watching the Bulls win. When B.J. Armstrong came to the Warriors, I thought the team was going to be great since they were going to get some of the good vibes Armstrong got when he played with Michael Jordan. Since the number 10 was unavailable to Armstrong at the time when he joined the team, he went one number up.
Since then, I always liked the number 11. I’ve stuck with it and if I ever played professional sports, that would be my number.
New Warriors alternate uniforms.
I knew this was coming. I didn’t want it to happen. But here we are.
The NBA and Adidas, for the third straight season, have given the Warriors a new alternate uniform to wear. This one was expected as the team’s style guide revealed several of their logos recolored in slate gray. It was an indication that a new uniform would be on its way.
The initial reaction is “why?” The Warriors have vibrant colors of royal and gold. It’s a great identity and to murk it up with gray doesn’t work for me. It’s drab and doesn’t match their current identity.
I don’t know if they are trying to look like the Nets but calling these the #WarriorsSlate in an attempt to make it like some secret spy uniform is pretty silly. Slate gray is just not working for me. Check out more photos of the new set.