Some telling statistics about the Warriors

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Some telling statistics about the Warriors

OAKLAND -- The Warriors have played seven games now, andwhile thats not a huge sample size, it is enough to start taking in statistics.Here are some Warriors players and what jumps out about some of the numbers.Andris Biedrins: He certainly has not hada bounce-back year, but by the same token hes been more productive than in thepast two seasons. Biedrins is averaging fewer than 14 minutes per game,somewhat puzzling considering he leads the team in rebounds (17.448 minutes)and blocks (5.248 minutes) per minute.
David Lee: One of the things that hits you regarding Lees numbers is his assist-to-turnover ratio. So far thisseason, Lee has just five assists and 19 turnovers (which leads the team).Those stats are a tad skewed because of Lees seven-turnover game against theLakers, but still. Last year Lee had 233 assists and 170 turnovers for theseason.Dorell Wright: Its no secret Wright isshooting the ball terribly this season: 32.7 percent from the field; 19.2percent from 3-point range. On the positive side, hes taking care of the ballin a huge way. Wright has only two turnovers and 16 assists in 213 minutes.Thats pretty impressive.Monta Ellis: Hes shooting only 42.7percent from the floor, but thats not bad considering how much hes been askedto carry the offensive load this season. Give Ellis credit for this: Hesaveraging 8.5 assists and only three turnovers per game.Stephen Curry: Currys numbers are downacross the board, and most notable is minutes played: Hes averaging just 31minutes per night. Hes also the Warriors leader in turnovers per minute,averaging 5.6 over 48 minutes.Total fouls: Blame the officials if youmust, but the Warriors are fouling way too much and its costing them at thefree throw line. So far this season the Warriors have committed 162 fouls andtheir opponents 128. The Warriors have shot 41 fewer free throws than theiropponents so far this season.Foul shooting: And when the Warriors doget to the line, theyre not converting. As a team theyre shooting only 65percent from there. Center Kwame Brown (11-for-29) has a lot to do with that,but David Lee is struggling some at 67.7 percent. And Lee and Brown areamong the top three on the team in free throw attempts.

Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Having been a member of the Warriors for nearly five years, Draymond Green has become a fan of Oakland and its people.

Considering that, as well as Green’s outspoken nature, perhaps it’s not surprising he expressed profound distaste for the Raiders’ impending move to Las Vegas.

“That's crazy. I feel bad for the city of Oakland,” Green told reporters Tuesday night, after the Warriors posted a 113-106 win over the Rockets in Houston. “I don't even know how that's going to work, honestly, with a football team moving to Las Vegas. I feel bad for the city.

“If I were the fans, I wouldn't attend a game for the next two years. But that’s just me. That's ridiculous. No way I'd pay my money to attend a game.”

Though Green roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 27-year-old power forward has attended games at the Coliseum and developed relationships with members of the Raiders, a franchise established in Oakland in 1960. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1982, and returned to Oakland in 1995.

Green was 5 years old in Saginaw, Mich. when the Raiders returned to their original home in ‘95, and he, like many Bay Area Raiders fans, clearly is having trouble digesting the idea of them being based in another city.

“That's like moving the Dallas Cowboys or moving the Packers,” he said. “Moving the Raiders? You can move a lot of teams. Ain't many fan bases like the Raiders fan base. That's like moving the Boston Celtics from Boston or the Lakers from LA.

“You just don't move certain franchises with the fan base they have.”

The Raiders are the second professional team preparing to vacate Oakland. The Warriors, after all, are planning to move to San Francisco in 2019.

“It's one thing if you're moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something,” Green said of the Raiders. “To Las Vegas? I wouldn't attend a game. I won't attend a game.

“And I'm not a diehard Raiders fan, but I support the city of Oakland. It ain't for me and I feel like all fans should feel that way. You just don't do that. Come on man, that's ridiculous.”

 

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Steve Kerr continues to re-write the record books.

The Warriors' 113-106 victory in Houston on Tuesday was Kerr's 200th win of his brief coaching career.

The milestone victory comes in just his 238th game as a head coach, making him the fastest coach to 200 career wins.

Hall of Fame Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson held the previous record at 200 wins in 270 games.

In Kerr's three seasons as the coach of the Warriors, the team has won at least 60 games each year. Before the current three-year run, the Warriors never had a 60-win season in franchise history.