March 29, 2010
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I like Reggie Williams as much as the next guy. Probably more than the next guy, actually. He might be a legitimate find.
I also like the fact the Warriors locked him up for next season. But lets be honest, it more than likely means Anthony Morrow is done.
Look, unless they can move Corey Maggette andor Kelenna Azubuike theres really no reason for the Warriors to re-sign Morrow. And theres really no reason for Morrow to re-sign here, either.
Theres no way the Warriors, in their right mind, can keep Maggette, Azubuike and Williams -- and then re-sign Morrow this summer. Particularly when it will probably be another team offering Morrow a contract.
If the Warriors have something up their sleeve with Maggette -- or if Azubuike suddenly decides not to exercise his player option -- all bets are off. But until that happens, Morrow isnt part of your future plans.
Don Nelson got a big win on Sunday -- well, big for him anyway -- against the Clippers, He now needs three wins in the Warriors final nine games to surpass Lenny Wilkens on the all-time wins list.
Whether it happens or not will likely be decided during a stretch of four consecutive road games, starting next Sunday: at Toronto, at Washington, at Minnesota, at the L.A. Clippers.
The Raptors are fading in a big way the Warriors are better than the Wizards and Timberwolves and the Warriors just handled the Clippers last night. Still, the Warriors are 5-30 away from Oracle Arena this year so you cant just say theyll win two or three of those.
The most critical game remaining, however, could be this Fridays against the Knicks at Oracle Arena. For Nelson, its a must-win.
-- Matt Steinmetz
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