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.

NBA Gameday: Barnes, Warriors welcome Kings to Oracle

NBA Gameday: Barnes, Warriors welcome Kings to Oracle

OAKLAND -- Seeking their sixth consecutive win, the Warriors will get their first look at the dramatically revamped Sacramento Kings when the teams meet Friday night at Oracle Arena.

A win by the Warriors, combined with a Cleveland Cavaliers loss, would give the Warriors homecourt advantage in any NBA Finals scenario.

But the Warriors (57-14) may have to squint to recognize these Kings, who last month traded star big man DeMarcus Cousins -- the team’s mainstay for seven years -- to the Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and other considerations.

The Kings (27-44) have lost 11 of 14 games since the deal and are slowly sinking out of the Western Conference playoff race.

BETTING LINE

Warriors by 17.5

MATCHUP TO WATCH

Klay Thompson vs. Buddy Hield: It’s a battle between the Bahamians, or as Thompson has said of Hield, “My Bahamian brother.” Thompson has been cooking, shooting 53.2 percent (25-of-47) beyond the arc and 55.3 (52-of-94) percent overall over the last five games. Hield, a rookie from Oklahoma, has adapted well to Sacramento, scoring in double digits in 10 of 11 games while shooting 48.2 percent (27-of-56) from deep and 50.0 percent (60-of-120) overall this month.

INJURY REPORT

Warriors: F Kevin Durant (L knee sprain, tibial bone bruise) is listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League.

Kings: F Rudy Gay (L Achilles tear) and G Malachi Richardson (R hamstring partial tear) are listed as out.

LAST 10

Warriors: 7-3. Kings: 2-8.

SERIES HISTORY

The Warriors have won two of three meetings this season and 15 of the last 17 overall, including the last seven games in Oakland.

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

THE TRANSITION GAME: Though the Kings are playing faster in the post-Cousins era, they still have little chance of matching the pace at which the Warriors prefer to play. Expect the Warriors to push at every opportunity, even if it means committing a few turnovers, in order to coax Sacramento out of rhythm. The Kings rank 26th in fast-break points and actually had a game in which they scored 0 fast-break points.

BOMBS AWAY: The Warriors rank third in 3-point shooting percentage (38.3), while the Kings rank 26th in 3-point percentage defense (37.2). There will opportunities galore for Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Ian Clark and Thompson -- who two years ago torched the Kings with an NBA-record 37 points in a quarter.

THIS “SKAL” GUY: Rookie forward Skal Labissiere, a 6-foot-11 package of raw talent, has been something of a revelation for the Kings. Emerging from the shadows in the wake of the Cousins deal, he has reminded observers why he was such a heralded prep recruit from the Memphis area. This sounds like a job for Draymond Green.

QUOTABLE

“Try to kill ‘em, plain and simple. Things didn’t go well there. They’re the enemy now. So we’re trying to kill ‘em. Beat ‘em by 50.” -- Warriors forward Matt Barnes on facing the Kings, who released him last month.

Warriors recall Kevon Looney from D-League ahead of Kings game

Warriors recall Kevon Looney from D-League ahead of Kings game

The Golden State Warriors have recalled forward Kevon Looney from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. Looney will be available for tonight’s Golden State game against the Sacramento Kings, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. (PDT) at Oracle Arena. 

Looney tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and one block in 13 minutes off the bench for Santa Cruz in Thursday's 106-103 road victory against the Austin Spurs. The 6’9”, 220-pound forward has appeared in four games (one start) with Santa Cruz this season, holding averages of 12.8 points and 11.3 rebounds while shooting 56.1 percent from the field in 19.8 minutes.  

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