Rasputin

Rasputin10

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A middling to bad team sports career was cut short in middle school due to a combination of factors. A complete inability to jump, poor footspeed, and terrible vision combined with a broken foot, a bone infection, and a failure to grow past 5'6 to shatter his dreams of being either a shortstop or a point guard.

Undeterred by this, or by the scorn heaped on him by guys who could actually play, he became his high school's team manager and trainer, game announcer, and basketball statistician. During his senior year in high school, he received the strangest sports scholarship offer he's ever heard of: a four year ride to Notre Dame as a football team manager. Much to the chagrin of the high school coach who had to tell him about it, this was the only athletic scholarship offered to any student in the school that year. He turned it down with no regrets, though he occasionally wonders what might have been.
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Potential is what you pitch when you have low current value.

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User Blog

Recap: Warriors Hush Charlotte 104-96

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Fourteen and seven. Does it seem more real if it's spelled out? Reading some of the comments, you'd think we were a .500 team. That's not unreasonable - as long as we realize that we're a .500 team...

Week 6 Rankings: Warriors Consensus Top-10

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Our weekly overview of NBA power rankings for the Golden State Warriors. Top 10 team? Everyone is starting to think so....

Ranting and Redemption - Warriors vs Wizards

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The game provided plenty of both as Golden State eventually beat Washington in what should have been a foregone conclusion. Suggestions for one, an explanation of the other, and some random notes,...

Recap: Warriors Drop Pistons 104-97

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Stephen Curry has his fourth straight 20-10 game, and everyone leaves happy. Except, yanno, the Pistons.

Warriors Rankings Review- Dec 3rd Edition

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Power Rankings from around the web, Warriors edition

GameThread

Warriors vs Nuggets Game Thread #3

Third meeting in 15 games between the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets

Warriors-Nuggets Preview: Third Time a Charm?

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We're going to do this until we get it right - and that means doing it right tonight.

Q&A With the Stiffs (not Interview with a Zombie)

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Nate Timmons of the Denver Stiffs has graciously answered my questions about the Nuggets as we prepare for our third go-round in this young season.

Bogut Press Conference Notes

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Tweets from Carl Steward of Bay Area News Group on the Bogut-Myers presser today.

Warriors Week 4 Rankings: Playoff bound?

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For the first time this year - and in recent memory - The Warriors are ranked solidly in the top half of the league. Read on to see the comments about the Dubs from around the web.

Warriors Recap: Nuggets Get Physical, win 102-91

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Warriors knocked off their game and out in the second half

GameThread
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Warriors-Nuggets Game Thread: Going for Three

Golden State Warriors go for three in a row and revenge on the Denver Nuggets. Game time 6:00 PST, 9:00 EST, 7:00 Rocky Mountain High

GameThread

Warriors-Nets Game Thread: Tasty Basket Stuffing

Golden State Warriors defend their ground against the Brooklyn Nets - Game time 7:30 real time, 10:30 Eastern.

Previewing the Warriors vs the Nets: Reality Check

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The Nets come to town for the first time since they've moved to Brooklyn, and with a substantially better team than they had last year. Even after losing to the Lakers last night, their 6-3 record isn't a mirage... or at least not entirely.

One More For the Road: Dubs 106, TWolves 98

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The Golden State Warriors started their three-game road trip with a solid win against the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves. The Dubs won behind .506 shooting and a massive 14 rebound edge on the...

Shoot the Ball, Not the Messenger

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Three simple ways to improve the Warriors offense, which may or may not work.

Too Much of Nothing: W's 77, Lakers 101

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Poor shooting, poor rebounding doom Warriors on trip to LaLaLand

Warriors' Bogut out for 7-10 days - 'Net reactions

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What the Web and Twitter see regarding Andrew Bogut missing the next handful of Warriors' games.

Warriors vs Kings - Gameday Links

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Tweets, links, and bacon from around the web regarding tonight's contest between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings. Yes - bacon.

Supporting Brandon Rush with #4BRush

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Fan, team, and organization support after Brandon's season-ending ACL tear. A selection from around the web.

Warriors Go For Three on the Road

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We've learned something new - the Warriors can win on the road.

Warriors announce Rush out for the season

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As we feared (and was reported earlier) Rush is gone for this year. The Warriors issued the following statement, just minutes ago: Golden State Warriors guard/forward Brandon Rush will be...

What will determine if he will play or not will be the shootaround and if he feels any soreness....

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What will determine if he will play or not will be the shootaround and if he feels any soreness. According to head coach Mark Jackson "if he plays, he’ll start." If he does not play rookie Festus Ezeli will start and Andris Biedrins is the backup.

Golden State Warriors C Andrew Bogut To Make Debut Tonight

Warriors 2012-13 NBA season preview from scout

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This, on the other hand, is so laughably negative it doesn't sting at all. Bogut sucks because his offense is bad - no discussion of his D. Lee sucks because of his D, no discussion of his O, except to make an implausible claim from "the Knicks".

Ball Don’t Lie’s Season Previews: Golden State Warriors

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I'm liking their format for these, and overall it's a fair preview.

Barnes will be starting

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"Harrison Barnes will be my starting small forward. Well deserved."

Warriors Dinner w/Peter Guber

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from the Twitter responses, the team seems kind of impressed. Rush tweeted the table is for 41.

Per 36 Stats through 4 games

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Thought you might like the summary version of who's doing what. Players averaging over 10 minutes per game only.

Uh Oh, Looks Like Harrison Barnes Isn’t Ready to Hand Over Starting Job - Inside the Warriors - with Marcus Thompson

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Late last night, after the evening practice, I was talking with a source about the small forward competition. This source, who I trust and has seen every second of practice, said rookie Harrison Barnes has been special the first two practices. He went as far as saying "it’s Harrison Barnes’ job to lose." Coming from him, it says something. Trust me.

Hollinger's Profiles: Golden State Warriors

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on the Dubs defense... "I think it's a sea change with him [Bogut] out there." - Hollinger

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