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The buzz now is that the Warriors might be targeting Dirk. Coming off the bench it would be intriguing, even at this point of his career.
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The buzz now is that the Warriors might be targeting Dirk. Coming off the bench it would be intriguing, even at this point of his career.

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post #63 of 1667
Dirk is retiring a Maverick.
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The buzz now is that the Warriors might be targeting Dirk. Coming off the bench it would be intriguing, even at this point of his career.

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A lot of you guys are in a much better place, or at least presenting yourself as in a much better place than I am in.  I am much older than most of the Warriors fam on NT, and I am absolutely devastated.  I am not gonna front like I am not.  Last night hurt so bad.  Being a 73 win team and blowing a 3 game lead is almost unfathomable.  This is easily the most disappointed I have ever been as a sports fan.  Giants in 2002 was really tough.  The Niners in the Superbowl was tough too.  However nothing compares to this.  

Just keeping it real and honest.  I am crushed.

I FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY... Regardless of what era youre in as a Warriors fan this game 7 loss absolutely HURT.



Moving forward tho, I really hope the rumors are true and this happens... IMO, Lacob and Meyers owe it to the team and their fans to make this move if it presents itself.
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post #66 of 1667
Man, this loss goes down as the toughest Bay Area sports loss for me. More than coming 8 outs away from winning the 2002 World Series and losing at the goal line at SB 47.

One thing I feel we missed was David Lee from last season. He would've been a presence in the paint and would've grabbed some 50/50 loose balls.

But life goes on, and we have a very young core and will contend for chips for a while -- It's a good time to be a Dubs fan.
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Man, this loss goes down as the toughest Bay Area sports loss for me. More than coming 8 outs away from winning the 2002 World Series and losing at the goal line at SB 47.

One thing I feel we missed was David Lee from last season. He would've been a presence in the paint and would've grabbed some 50/50 loose balls.

But life goes on, and we have a very young core and will contend for chips for a while -- It's a good time to be a Dubs fan.

DLand hates you right now for bringing up David Lee laugh.gif ...neverthless, David Lee's interior offense was missed; if he'd played minutes festus played, with his ability to finish and also shoot a few feet away from the basket, he probably would have at least contributed 10 points. However, he would've been a huge liability on defense. while festus looked dumb on that foul on lebron, with his length and quickness he did a decent job defending the rim at times and didn't get taken advantage every single time he was switched onto the primary ball handler. there's no doubt that the cavs would have targeted david lee into iso situations in which he was guarding lebron or kyrie. given his slow *** foot and lateral speed, we would've lost by double digits.
post #68 of 1667
Dirk would be nice off the bench but he ain't doing that laugh.gif what's it gonna take to get Horford? I think he'd be the perfect center for the Warriors
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Originally Posted by Sriracha Hot Sauce View Post

Man, this loss goes down as the toughest Bay Area sports loss for me. More than coming 8 outs away from winning the 2002 World Series and losing at the goal line at SB 47.

One thing I feel we missed was David Lee from last season. He would've been a presence in the paint and would've grabbed some 50/50 loose balls.

But life goes on, and we have a very young core and will contend for chips for a while -- It's a good time to be a Dubs fan.

 

Agreed.

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Dirk would be nice off the bench but he ain't doing that laugh.gif what's it gonna take to get Horford? I think he'd be the perfect center for the Warriors

Harrison, Barbosa and Ezili?
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Originally Posted by GSDOUBLEU View Post

Dirk would be nice off the bench but he ain't doing that laugh.gif what's it gonna take to get Horford? I think he'd be the perfect center for the Warriors

Harrison, Barbosa and Ezili?

Fine with me.  Take them all.

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Fine with me.  Take them all.

He's a UFA, so the Warriors just got to offer him a nice contract, let go of HB and Ezeli and should have more than enough to get Horford, probably can still afford HB if they wanted
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post #73 of 1667
i'd rather keep Ezeli than Barnes tho....
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post #74 of 1667
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He's a UFA, so the Warriors just got to offer him a nice contract, let go of HB and Ezeli and should have more than enough to get Horford, probably can still afford HB if they wanted

If they sign Horford I believe they'd have to give up rights to Harrison wouldn't they? It's been a while since I looked a ton into the salary cap stuff, but I thought if you reach near the cap, there's a hold on your former player that you may need to relinquish.

I don't see Horford taking less than the max.

EDIT: Just did some back-of-napkin calucations. 28-32 million? If he signs that with the Warriors, I don't think they can keep Harrison.
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post #75 of 1667
Some thoughts on the finals:

They lost in game 4 after Draymond was suspended. In game 5, you could see the strenuous effort in the first half, they were trying their hardest to win that game.

In that game, Dre was doing things I haven't seen him do on offense since Denver which I believed contributed to his back going out. Klay was on fire the first half but on the other end they couldn't stop Lebron and Kyrie. Once Bogut was out for the series I knew they needed to win game 5.

Also, Curry was injured, he didn't choke. He cemented his greatness (at least for me) against OKC. I believe he just got ran down from all the attrition over the playoffs. When he came back, he had the bring them back from a deficit against PDX. Each series a comeback was involved.
post #76 of 1667
If Warriors are able to get a max-level free agent (like Horford, or KD...one can dream), Harrison (and Festus) will be out of the picture for sure. KD's almost certainly sticking with OKC, but everything is going to be frozen until he makes up his mind.

The Warriors need a stable, consistent source of offense outside of Curry/Klay's shooting...and better big men so they can compete better on the glass with guys like Steven Adams and Tristan Thompson. Bogut's great, but you need to have more bodies available down low.
post #77 of 1667
GSW needs wings and rebounders. Barnes is too much for too little and Iggy is gettin up there in age. That back won't ever be right again and 82+ games will will show that over time. Again, like last year, the Dubs need a scrappy rebounder or a big man that can get rebounds in general.
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post #78 of 1667

Realistically, Joakim Noah would be absolutely perfect on this team. Him and Bogut splitting minutes would be perfect considering their age. Noah would bring the same passing ability (he actually might be a slightly better passer than Bogut), but offers much more scoring ability. He's a tremendous defender. Bogut is a slightly better rim protector since he's bigger, but Noah is much more comfortable stepping out of the paint and is more than capable of switching onto a smaller player in the pick and roll. All the defensive weaknesses that the warriors were exposed to this year would be negated with the addition of Noah. Him and Draymond patrolling the paint would be absolutely devastating.

 

Batum would also be a great fit, but I don't think Dubs can afford him. 

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Realistically, Joakim Noah would be absolutely perfect on this team. Him and Bogut splitting minutes would be perfect considering their age. Noah would bring the same passing ability (he actually might be a slightly better passer than Bogut), but offers much more scoring ability. He's a tremendous defender. Bogut is a slightly better rim protector since he's bigger, but Noah is much more comfortable stepping out of the paint and is more than capable of switching onto a smaller player in the pick and roll. All the defensive weaknesses that the warriors were exposed to this year would be negated with the addition of Noah. Him and Draymond patrolling the paint would be absolutely devastating.

Batum would also be a great fit, but I don't think Dubs can afford him. 

Noah would be great and he hates Cleveland too laugh.gif.

I'm just concerned about his health.
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Noah's health is a concern, but I think the warriors staff will do a good job with his minutes. Bogut has been relatively healthy since Kerr's been the coach. He just has freak accident injuries. Thibs definitely overworked his players and I think that's why Noah started breaking down a bit. 

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I love everyone's passion and energy devoted to trying to come up with ways to improve our team and get back to being the Champs.

 

But the simple fact is, if Steph Curry played like Steph Curry and not Seth Curry, we would be back to back Champs right now with no real need to talk about improving this roster.

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Noah's health is a concern, but I think the warriors staff will do a good job with his minutes. Bogut has been relatively healthy since Kerr's been the coach. He just has freak accident injuries. Thibs definitely overworked his players and I think that's why Noah started breaking down a bit. 

Most definitely, Bulls got polar opposites w/ firing Thibs and hiring Hoidberg laugh.gif Thibs ran dudes into the ground but it's almost like he had to since the front office wouldn't make moves to get the personal the Bulls needed.

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post #83 of 1667
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I love everyone's passion and energy devoted to trying to come up with ways to improve our team and get back to being the Champs.

But the simple fact is, if Steph Curry played like Steph Curry and not Seth Curry, we would be back to back Champs right now with no real need to talk about improving this roster.

Those talks been going since before the playoffs tho.

This talk also helps us move on
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I love everyone's passion and energy devoted to trying to come up with ways to improve our team and get back to being the Champs.

But the simple fact is, if Steph Curry played like Steph Curry and not Seth Curry, we would be back to back Champs right now with no real need to talk about improving this roster.

you're definitely right, had Steph played like regular season Steph, we wouldn't be so quick to consider FA splashes and we'd be planning a parade. However, we gotta think about the immediate future. The reality is our role players who are HUGE pillars on defense are getting older: Iggy and Bogut. Bogut's health is always in the fringes and Iggy's back could be a concern come next playoffs if he's tasked with guarding KD and Lebron in back-to-back series. Sign KD and Joakim and let Barnes and Festus walk.

KD is reportedly interested in playing with the warriors. Adding him would be a 2-for; don't need Iggy to guard him for 7 games and immediately becomes the 1st or 2nd option on offense. We gonna need draymond and klay to employ some amazing diplomacy at this year's Olympics similar to how Wade, Bosh, and LBJ formed. I don't care if we "buy" our championships. When a team wins championships, you're hated regardless of if your talent is homegrown or assembled through FA. As a lifelong A's fan and witnessing other teams purchase players we developed, I couldn't care less if the dubs resorted to this tactic.
post #85 of 1667
Warriors would have been very active in free agency had they won the title (I don't think the conversation would be much different)...but not winning it I think will propel the front office to be more aggressive in improving the team, and it becomes that much more important. Quite frankly, OKC exposed flaws in the Warriors, and the Cavs beating them was icing on the cake. Both teams have provided a blueprint, Warriors need to tweak and adjust, and I think they'll do just that.

I agree, this talk also helps us move on from Sunday. I haven't watched any parts of Game 7 since Sunday, I don't want to be reminded of it. It still stings, but looking to next season def. helps since you know Warriors will be motivated as hell to prove all the haters/doubters wrong.
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I love everyone's passion and energy devoted to trying to come up with ways to improve our team and get back to being the Champs.

But the simple fact is, if Steph Curry played like Steph Curry and not Seth Curry, we would be back to back Champs right now with no real need to talk about improving this roster.

They do need more depth at C and PF. That's about it
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I love everyone's passion and energy devoted to trying to come up with ways to improve our team and get back to being the Champs.

But the simple fact is, if Steph Curry played like Steph Curry and not Seth Curry, we would be back to back Champs right now with no real need to talk about improving this roster.

They do need more depth at C and PF. That's about it

Pick up Howard and Noah, might be the answer
post #88 of 1667
I don't know if I want Howard, seems like such a locker room cancer.
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I don't know if I want Howard, seems like such a locker room cancer.

Winning cures all.  No one called him a locker room cancer when he was dominating the Eastern Conference when he was on the Magic.  He turned a team that didnt have a single other plus defender into a top 3-5 defensive team.

 

Sign me up.  A winning culture would do wonders for him.  He is basically a better Bogut at this point.

 

**EDIT**

I say sign me up if we miss out on Durant.  I am all in on Durant at this point.

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Joe going all in for Durant
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