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Anyone like Bazemore instead of Barnes?
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post #32 of 1293
A little undersized for a SF, since we slide Barnes to the 4 when we go small.

Just looking at the list of FAs for this summer and not a lot of notable players that can come in and fill Barnes' role in the team.
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A little undersized for a SF, since we slide Barnes to the 4 when we go small.

Just looking at the list of FAs for this summer and not a lot of notable players that can come in and fill Barnes' role in the team.

That's the problem, which worries that we will keep him no matter what the price
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I really hope Dubs consider signing Batum and Noah. They would be perfect fits, especially Batum. Another long wing player that can dribble, pass, shoot, and play great defense. Noah and Bogut splitting minutes would be perfect. Both are great defenders and passers, with Noah having better offense and Bogut with better rim protection. I would keep Ezeli if he's willing to take a team friendly contract. He's still really young and looked great the beginning of the season. His injury really messed him up. It was pretty evident he lost his explosiveness and confidence once he came back.

post #35 of 1293
I'm incredibly frustrated with festus. granted steph and klay pissed the bed and you can't expect too much from festus, he looked like utter crap out there from the first minute. he was so shook when it came to just going up straight on open looks and layups. hesitated so much. steph and festus combined looked like Kap trying to play against Seattle Seahawks' defense
post #36 of 1293
Man... mean.gif Curry is truly a magician.. pulling out the disappearing act for his last trick

At least Festus is still young. I'd take him back but others might be willing to pay up for him. Dwight sounds great but likely too good to be true. IMHO Barnes is not worth the money he will command.
post #37 of 1293
Still in shock but can't wait for next season lol.

Bazemore is undersized but his athleticism makes up for that. Not impossible for him to come back but he will get a lot of calls from many teams or a max from ATL. Batum would be great but he's gonna stay in Charlotte. I think Barnes will be back despite his lackluster Finals performance.
post #38 of 1293
Barnes is still really young. I think he comes back unless the Warriors are somehow able to lure KD.

That bench of Livingston/Barbosa/Iggy/Speights/Ezeli/Rush/Clark/Varejao is really not great at all.
Aside from Livingston and Iggy, we could be looking at a lot of roster turnover this year to upgrade the bench. The Cavs (and OKC, for that matter) had players that were much better suited for the postseason off the bench.
post #39 of 1293

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.

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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 agree with you. This 1 hurt but I still feel like 02 WS was worse because we didn't have a title the year before
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Originally Posted by dland24 View Post

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 agree with you. This 1 hurt but I still feel like 02 WS was worse because we didn't have a title the year before

The reason I am taking this harder than the 02 Giants is because for the first time in my sports viewing life, I feel we were the overwhelming favorites to win and didnt.  Even though I thought we would win in 02, we werent the clear cut best team in the sport all season long.  This was a choke, pure and simple.  I have never experienced something like this.  This team was the best regular season team in NBA history and we never really saw that team other than in spurts the entire playoffs.  We blew it.  Period.

post #42 of 1293
I'm crushed that they lost too, but the fact they won it last year helps a lot. I also think there's a good core of players that will keep the Warriors in the hunt over the next couple years. And honestly, I think a loss like this could be one of those painful experiences that propels the team to another title or two. The Spurs, as great as they are, don't win every year, let alone back-to-back. If Warriors are able to get 2-3 in 5 years, I'll be happy. (This is assuming Lacob won't go Jed York on us and self-implode the team).

Also, the way the series played out, you could tell LeBron and Kyrie elevated their team to a different level the last few games and the Warriors simply didn't have it in them, for whatever reason. Warriors won a lot of games since they were playing a different style, but OKC and the Cavs figured it out.
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post #43 of 1293
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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.

Nah man I'm right there with you, by far the biggest disappointment
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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 agree with you. This 1 hurt but I still feel like 02 WS was worse because we didn't have a title the year before
The reason I am taking this harder than the 02 Giants is because for the first time in my sports viewing life, I feel we were the overwhelming favorites to win and didnt.  Even though I thought we would win in 02, we werent the clear cut best team in the sport all season long.  This was a choke, pure and simple.  I have never experienced something like this.  This team was the best regular season team in NBA history and we never really saw that team other than in spurts the entire playoffs.  We blew it.  Period.

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2015 = A New Hope
2016 = Empire Strikes Back
2017 = Return Of The Jedi nerd.gif
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Originally Posted by yancancook90 View Post

2015 = A New Hope
2016 = Empire Strikes Back
2017 = Return Of The Jedi nerd.gif

 

I really hope so.  Sometimes, huge heartbreaking losses can take decades for teams to get over.  I certainly hope that this isnt the case with this team, but you never know. That is why you have to take advantage of every opportunity you have.

post #47 of 1293
I agree, it's another reason why this doesn't hurt as much to me as I thought it would. The story of this Warriors team isn't just this season - it's probably the next 3-5 years as long as the Warriors have Curry/Klay/Draymond in their primes. How they respond to adversity is probably just as important, if not more so, in how this goes. Looking forward to next season already, but I'm glad we finally get a break from all this at the same time.

I'm hoping Warriors go 2013-2014 Spurs next season, get the rematch against LeBron in the Finals, and win.
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I agree, it's another reason why this doesn't hurt as much to me as I thought it would. The story of this Warriors team isn't just this season - it's probably the next 3-5 years as long as the Warriors have Curry/Klay/Draymond in their primes. How they respond to adversity is probably just as important, if not more so, in how this goes. Looking forward to next season already, but I'm glad we finally get a break from all this at the same time.

I'm hoping Warriors go 2013-2014 Spurs next season, get the rematch against LeBron in the Finals, and win.

 

So basically you dont feel this hurts so much because you are assuming we are going to be right back in contention again next season.  That is fine, you are certainly entitled to think that.  However, I dont see how that assumption changes what happened this season.  And what happened this season is that we were 60 minutes away from back to back titles, and we blew it.  Blew it three times.  

 

That hurts.  I am shocked that some of you are in the place you are in today.  This is easily the biggest sports disappointment of my lifetime.  Nothing is even close really.

post #49 of 1293
Trade Barnes for Ben McLemore :P Doubt the kings will budge with that young stud
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I agree, it's another reason why this doesn't hurt as much to me as I thought it would. The story of this Warriors team isn't just this season - it's probably the next 3-5 years as long as the Warriors have Curry/Klay/Draymond in their primes. How they respond to adversity is probably just as important, if not more so, in how this goes. Looking forward to next season already, but I'm glad we finally get a break from all this at the same time.


I'm hoping Warriors go 2013-2014 Spurs next season, get the rematch against LeBron in the Finals, and win.

So basically you dont feel this hurts so much because you are assuming we are going to be right back in contention again next season.  That is fine, you are certainly entitled to think that.  However, I dont see how that assumption changes what happened this season.  And what happened this season is that we were 60 minutes away from back to back titles, and we blew it.  Blew it three times.  

That hurts.  I am shocked that some of you are in the place you are in today.  This is easily the biggest sports disappointment of my lifetime.  Nothing is even close really.

Yeah I totally see where you're coming from. I guess I looked the series from a different perspective...as I watched the games, it felt like it was LeBron/Kyrie taking their games to a different level and snatching the series from the Warriors rather than the Warriors choking the games away. So the Cavs won rather than the Warriors lost (at least from my point of view). They were the better team toward the latter part of the series, they figured out the mismatches and how to make the Warriors uncomfortable. I'm definitely assuming they'll bounce back from this (which could be wrong...I sure hope not of course) and get better next season.
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I agree, it's another reason why this doesn't hurt as much to me as I thought it would. The story of this Warriors team isn't just this season - it's probably the next 3-5 years as long as the Warriors have Curry/Klay/Draymond in their primes. How they respond to adversity is probably just as important, if not more so, in how this goes. Looking forward to next season already, but I'm glad we finally get a break from all this at the same time.


I'm hoping Warriors go 2013-2014 Spurs next season, get the rematch against LeBron in the Finals, and win.

So basically you dont feel this hurts so much because you are assuming we are going to be right back in contention again next season.  That is fine, you are certainly entitled to think that.  However, I dont see how that assumption changes what happened this season.  And what happened this season is that we were 60 minutes away from back to back titles, and we blew it.  Blew it three times.  

That hurts.  I am shocked that some of you are in the place you are in today.  This is easily the biggest sports disappointment of my lifetime.  Nothing is even close really.

Yeah I totally see where you're coming from. I guess I looked the series from a different perspective...as I watched the games, it felt like it was LeBron/Kyrie taking their games to a different level and snatching the series from the Warriors rather than the Warriors choking the games away. So the Cavs won rather than the Warriors lost (at least from my point of view). They were the better team toward the latter part of the series, they figured out the mismatches and how to make the Warriors uncomfortable. I'm definitely assuming they'll bounce back from this (which could be wrong...I sure hope not of course) and get better next season.

 

Completely disagree with this.  Kyrie and LeBron went bonkers.  But if Curry would have played anywhere close to the level we are accustomed to watching him play at, I dont think this series is competitive.  Bron always will get his.  Kyrie to a lesser extent will too.  But even with those two going nuts, we still should have won if we played better.  

post #52 of 1293
Fair enough, I guess we can agree to disagree.
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Yep.  Thats the beauty of sports.  We can all watch the same thing and interpret what we saw in many different ways.

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per sports illustrated, from Joe Lacob:
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After Golden State’s NBA Finals loss to Cleveland, Warriors owner Joe Lacob said the team will be “very aggressive” in the coming months.


EMPTY THAT CLIP IN FREE AGENCY JOE!

Greg Monroe for Festus and HB
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post #55 of 1293
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Completely disagree with this.  Kyrie and LeBron went bonkers.  But if Curry would have played anywhere close to the level we are accustomed to watching him play at, I dont think this series is competitive.  Bron always will get his.  Kyrie to a lesser extent will too.  But even with those two going nuts, we still should have won if we played better.  

As much as Steph wont admit or make excuses it was clear as day that he was playing for self preservation while hurt. All season he would mix it up and not settle for 3s. He did that all of this series, and for a majority of the OKC series. He just needs to focus on getting healthy and returning for next year.

This team played with no fire after game 4. We run a motion offense off of screens and rather then forcing the Cavs to play through screens they would let guys push them off the routes they should've taken.

I hope Steph replays that turnover in his head, bc its a problem he has had since he came into the league those lazy looping over the head passes.

We thought this team was battle tested, apparently not.


Now for Free Agency, Batum and Noah sounds good. However Noah will be on super limited minutes and not sure if Batum is an upgrade over Barnes on the defensive end.

Greg Monroe, man that sounds great actually but how much would that cost us?
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post #56 of 1293
not too much more than what we'd be giving HB and/or Festus. under his current contract, which has two seasons left, Monroe's due to make close to $18mil a year. HB is likely going to get around $15mil and festus will command $10+ million. even with his injury history and poor showing this finals, Festus will likely get overpaid since big men are a premium. hell, look at how much the cavs poured into an unproven Tristan Thompson. they're looking like geniuses now laugh.gif
post #57 of 1293
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per sports illustrated, from Joe Lacob:
EMPTY THAT CLIP IN FREE AGENCY JOE!

Greg Monroe for Festus and HB

“We’re light-years ahead of probably every other team in structure, in planning, in how we’re going to go about things”

and they went 19-10 since said quote...
post #58 of 1293

I'm already picturing a lineup of Steph-Klay-Batum-Green-Noah. That ball movement and defense would be absolutely beautiful. Please Bobbie and Joey make it happen.

post #59 of 1293
as long as Joe Lacob doesn't become Jed York, im not even mad at him. him and bob assembled a team that was minutes away from going back to back. if steph didn't forget how to complete a simple pass or kerr didnt refuse to take festus out, lacob's "light years ahead" comment wouldn't have back fired on him. folx are over blowing that comment. this man knows that winning is going to generate a fatter bank account. i have no doubts he's gonna make a splash in free agency. with kerr at the helm, I'm confident that this team could seemlessly incorporate another (fringe) all-star into its starting line up.
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Completely disagree with this.  Kyrie and LeBron went bonkers.  But if Curry would have played anywhere close to the level we are accustomed to watching him play at, I dont think this series is competitive.  Bron always will get his.  Kyrie to a lesser extent will too.  But even with those two going nuts, we still should have won if we played better.  

Agreed, at least 2 games were for us to lose and the team as a whole dropped the ball, from harrison Barnes bricking, green getting suspended to curry not being as productive as he could be.

Was it just me but warriors kept biting into cavs switches. Sure cavs didn't captiolze a lot but I'm sure it wore down curry and kept getting bron and the team free throws. Seemed like lue was out coaching Kerr entire game 7


Either way I hope good moves will be made this offseason. I'm up for any of these guys Dwight Noah batum and KD
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