Matt Steinmetz October 6 Chat Transcript

Matt Steinmetz October 6 Chat Transcript

October 6, 2010STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

Matt Steinmetz:
Site having difficulty so Chat moved to here if anyone interested. Ask in 140 characters or less, and I'll answer in 140 or lessFrom @Ciscoskid:
Chances Monta gets moved during the season? Can Biedrins and D Lee actually play together?Matt Steinmetz:
Monta not going anywhere till trade deadline, at earliest. Skeptical about LeeBiedrins but open-mindedFrom @4EVER_D_HOP:
How does Jeff Adrien look and does he have a chance at making the 15 man roster? Matt Steinmetz:
Smart giving away nothing when it comes to 15th spot. But I get impression Adrien, Goodridge have been solidFrom @BobSmithson2002:
Is Biedrins healthy?Matt Steinmetz:
Yes. And looks stronger than he has in past.From @power88ranger:
Do you think Jeremy Lin has a chance to be the backup point guard?Matt Steinmetz:
Lin will not be the backup PG. R.Williams will initiate offense before Lin will.From @CAkiwi18:
Any future additions to coaching staff planned?Matt Steinmetz:
No, they're all set.From @walzmart:
giants beat braves, phillies beat giants?Matt Steinmetz:
Sounds about right.From @kenbot4000:
what can we realistically expect from DWright? Who will be our back up 2 guard?Matt Steinmetz:
Wright has chance to impact games in a way Azubuike, Maggette didn't -- at defensive end. backup two: R.WilliamsC.Bell
From @distracteddavid:
does monta look any stronger to help him guard bigger 2's?Matt Steinmetz:
Actually, Monta said on media day he weighed less than he did last year at same time: last year 192; this year 185. From @CAkiwi18:
What's the deal with this little twitter war you have with Dibley?Matt Steinmetz:
That's Mr. Verified to you.From @RobertRowell:
A lot at stake with Udoh's injury. Why the confusion in the timeline and explanations?Matt Steinmetz:
Confusion over injury? Yes. Confusion over timeline? No. 6 months.From @bulldog_drew:
who do you see as the best pure shooter on the team?Matt Steinmetz:
Not even close. Curry.From @usdagradeameat:
does riley have the cajones to cut Lin if need arises?Matt Steinmetz:
I don't think it will come to that. Lin will go to D-League if need be.From @joshieruss:
Just read that Vlad has moved ahead of BWright on the depth chart. Truth to that? Will they move Wright to SF?Matt Steinmetz:
I don't know about that. As long as B.Wright's healthy, he's going to play. I'd be surprised if B.Wright isn't in rotation.Assuming, of course, he's healthy.From @kishorea:
Who's the better shooter: Curry, Morrow, Belinelli (the Summer League version)Matt Steinmetz:
Morrow.From @petehare920:
do u think there's another acquisition 2 be made?Matt Steinmetz:
Yes, but not for little while. They'll see what they have.From @usdagradeameat:
is lin outplaying anyone in camp?Matt Steinmetz:
Reality is we see very little of camp. But short answer I'm sensing is: No.BTW, MrVerified himself, @dandibley, on @chronlivecsn tonight. Trying to figure out what he's bringing to table.From @joshmcd:
How does Carney look? Is he going to get the bulk of the backup minutes at the 3?Matt Steinmetz:
That's a good question. Don't have a feel for that. But will look better into it.From @cruzkontrol:
Who is the lead candidate for backup PG?Matt Steinmetz:
Reggie WilliamsC.Bell.From @RobertRowell:Reason to worry about the status of the sale if the Pistons sell before the Warriors?Matt Steinmetz:
Different circumstances, but I'd say No. Don't think that will happen, either.From @Aknoxxx:
will the warriors have a better or worse record then last year?Matt Steinmetz:
Better. If they don't, something went wrong.From @MartinDV_phan:
d. wright got a shot at most improved?Matt Steinmetz:
Doubtful. That award goes to players who jump offensively.From @SuperDuperDeets:
of all the players the Warriors let go this summer who do you think we should have kept and why? My opinion @blackboipachino (Anthony Morrow)Matt Steinmetz:
I'd say Morrow, too. But Ws were in tough position with him. 4 million not an insignificant number.From @KRISTOMUSIC:
you think they'll have Lee and Andris on the floor at the same time?Matt Steinmetz:
That's plan, but we'll see.From @neetruofnet:
what was the issue with pargo? i know he's injured now, but was it money?Matt Steinmetz:
Issue was probably more about knee.From @nicksuh:Biggest Warrior strengthweakness as they're currently constructed?Matt Steinmetz:
That's a great question. I think honestly ... we don't know yet. D.WrightLeehealthy Biedrins make team very differentFrom @Coop374:
do Biedrins' FTs still look ugly?Matt Steinmetz:
They look better. He's losinglost the hitch.From @stiffythekid:
Any shot for @stephencurry30, Monta or DLee to make an all star team? Or Beans to win comeback player?Matt Steinmetz:
Gonna be tough. I'd say Lee has best chance simply because West has lots of quality in backcourtFrom @kenbot4000:
what do you think of b. Wright?Matt Steinmetz:
I actually like the idea of him playing small forward defensively. Think that could be a strength. He & DWright give you lengthFrom @joshtobin:
Are you confident Lee can be effective @ the 4? Seen any chemistry btwn him and CurryEllis?Matt Steinmetz:
I think he can be effective ... the question is will he be significantly less effective there than at five?From @KRISTOMUSIC:
one last ? Your thoughts on Nelly leavin?Matt Steinmetz:
Something that needed to be done to move forward.From @chunkybearcub:
I seriously couldnt care less if Biedrins shoots 50 FT, as long as he has his confidence back around the rim, you agree?Matt Steinmetz:
I do agree.From @BH3ARD:
does it seem that players are happier now that nelly is gone?Matt Steinmetz:
I wouldn't necessarily say "happier." I just think they're glad there was resolution. Things too erratic before.It's obvious one of Larry Riley's offseason priorities was getting healthy players. http:tinyurl.com2cvp2w9
From @AndySpiteri:
do you think Keith Smart will actually be the a long term answer as head coach or will it be one year and done?
Matt Steinmetz:
It's going to be tough for him. Even if he has a nice year and Ws go 38-44, will there be groundswell of support for him?From @BigMeezy34:
besides the pick and roll, what other ways do you think Lee will have to score.Matt Steinmetz:
Fastbreak, offensive rebound. He'll have to prove he can be effective posting up.

Rockets GM: Chris Paul trade 'gives us a real shot' vs NBA juggernauts

Rockets GM: Chris Paul trade 'gives us a real shot' vs NBA juggernauts

The NBA took a massive power shift Wednesday with the Clippers trading point guard Chris Paul to the Rockets for seven players, a 2018 first-round pick (protected Nos. 1-3) and $661,000. 

Houston GM Daryl Morey is going all in on a mission to compete with the Warriors and he believes the Rockets are now there with the pairing of Paul and MVP runner-up James Harden. 

"You know, it's a guards-based league. It's a weapons race in the NBA and you're either in the weapons race or on the sidelines," Morey said at the team's press conference, as captured by Mark Berman of Houston's FOX 26. "With James Harden in his prime and Chris Paul in his prime, this gives us a real shot to chase the juggernaut teams in this league." 

Paul, who turned 32 in May, is a nine-time All-Star. He spent his last six seasons with the Clippers and averaged 18.1 points, 9.2 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game during the 2016-17 season in 61 games played. 

This past season, Harden became a primary point guard for the first time under Mike D'Antoni's fast-paced offense and the bearded lefty excelled in his new position. Harden led the NBA with 11.2 assists per game while putting up 29.1 points per game. 

Houston received guards Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams, forwards Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell, plus the non-guaranteed deals of DeAndre Liggins, Darrun Hilliard and Kyle Wiltjer from Los Angeles. 

The Rockets went 55-27 last season, four games ahead of the Clippers, but were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs to the Spurs. 

GM Bob Myers reiterates Warriors' stance on signing Steph Curry long term

GM Bob Myers reiterates Warriors' stance on signing Steph Curry long term

DANVILLE -- Everything the Warriors have said and done, as well as everything Stephen Curry has said, indicates there is no chance of a divorce, even though Curry becomes an unrestricted free agent at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning.

Curry has pointed out numerous times that he plans to sign with the Warriors, implying that it would be pointless for other teams to pursue him on the open market.

And on Wednesday afternoon, Warriors president and general manager Bob Myers reiterated the team’s stance regarding the two-time MVP by expressing Curry would be a top priority.

“He’s got to be,” Myers said at Monte Vista High School, where he and Warriors forward Draymond Green was subjects of a news conference/pep rally in the wake of Myers being named Executive of the Year and Green being named Defensive Player of the Year.

Myers was careful not to slight other players the Warriors expect to re-sign, such as Kevin Durant, and those the team hopes to retain, notably Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.

“Actually, we’ve got a lot of priorities,” Myers said. “But, certainly, touching all of them and making sure we do our job and make sure they know we want them is important,” Myers said. “But he knows how we feel. I think he’s happy. But he’s a huge priority.”

The Warriors are allowed to pay Curry about $200 million over the next five seasons, and CEO Joe Lacob has said he’s ready to do whatever it takes.