After losing five straight games and falling to 2-6 on the season, it’s beginning to look like make-or-break time for the Warriors.
The team enters a crucial stretch tonight against the reigning Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat, who enter Oracle Arena with a league-best 8-1 record. The Warriors will then be given the tall task of containing Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic on Thursday before hopping a plane for an East Coast road trip that will include four games in five nights. Read More
This upcoming season will feature a number of firsts for the Warriors. It will be the first time the organization enters a season under the ownership of Joe Lacob and Peter Guber. It will be the first time any players experience the rigors of a lockout-shortened season. And it will be the first time Mark Jackson ever steps onto an NBA floor as a head coach. The team improved by 10 wins last season, and could make the playoffs with that kind of improvement this year. Here are five things they’ll need to do in order to get there: Read More
After playing sparingly during his first six years with the Miami Heat, Dorell Wright came out of nowhere last season to shoot a league-best 194 3-pointers for the Warriors.
But don’t just label him a shooter.
“I take what the defense gives me,” Wright said. “They let me shoot a lot of 3s last year, so I’ll take it. This year, guys are gonna be playing me a little closer so I’m gonna have to put the ball on the floor, and I understand that.” Read More
A week ago today, the Warriors held their first practice ever under new coach Mark Jackson. Fast forward seven days, and the team is preparing to play its first preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night at Oracle Arena.
Players say they’re not worried about the quick turnaround because every team in the league will have to make due with just two preseason games before the lockout-shortened season begins on Christmas Day. Read More