Unfortunately for Green, his players had already named him as one of the biggest dicks in the NBA. For once, that is not a good thing. He kneed Steven Adams in the dick. Draymond Green gives cheap shot to LeBron James. A source close to the situation tells me that Edmondson changed his mind. Was a dick to Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson.
Nor should he.
What a great team looks like. The Warriors, who took a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday in Minneapolis, have spent all season trying to overachieve and they have failed.
I asked Curry, a two-time MVP and three years beyond lock status for the Hall of Fame, about staying optimistic amid ongoing mediocrity. You want to win basketball games.
We need to figure out what that is, practice, film and put it together in games. This season always was going to be fraught with barriers to excellence. With five-time All-Star Klay Thompson ruled out three weeks before training camp, the Warriors have only three players familiar with winning.
The vast majority of the players on the roster -- and carry themselves as decent human beings -- are unfamiliar with winning at this level. Some are barely familiar with the NBA. This is how the Warriors lose by 30 at home to a team, the Dallas Mavericks, sitting in a slot they covet. This is how they go to Minnesota two nights later and, in another game of great consequence, get outrebounded by The Warriors have horses, so to speak, but they are short on genuine thoroughbreds.
And with each of progress, that deficiency punches a hole in their hopes. And if you remember the preseason predictions.
Most forecasts had them winning between 35 and 39 games. ESPN had them winning I figured this version of the Warriors, if healthy, could win between 40 and 45 games. They can get to 40 if they win all nine games remaining on their schedule.
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