With a 9-33 record, what are the Warriors playing for? As a Warriors fan, all I care about player development and losing games for a shot at Blake Griffin. And tonight I got a healthy shot of both. As a basketball fan it's a bit pathetic, but unlike years past, this Warriors team has a lot more upside than the "No Man's land" teams of Jaminson, J-Rich, and DunMurph.
What's a No Man's land team you ask? A team that is not good enough for the playoffs, but not bad enough for a top 10 pick and has no cap space to sign a top free agent. That's no Man's land.
These Warriors are different. We're currently slated for the seventh pick in the draft and we do have a star player, he just happens to be a little to fond of riding his Moped real fast. Now back to tonight's moral victory.
Our young guards got a ton of playing time, and they continued to blossom. Unfortunately Randolph got sparse playing time once again. I thought he could've definitely been given some minutes at Center against the outside shooting Nenad Krstic. Morrow, Buike, and CJ had nice offensive games and CJ came up with a clutch steal and bucket.
The game was close with the Morrow, CJ, and Buike playing down the stretch and coming back to take the lead. Only a Jeff Green turnaround at the buzzer kept them from the victory. Natural reaction forced me to groan at the unexpected, but then visions of Blake Griffin dunking down low in a Warrior uni made me grin.
I realized that the Thunder may play themselves out of the Blake Griffin sweepstakes. The Cavs come in on Friday, and I can't wait for another moral victory. As a Warrior fan call me whatever you want; pathetic, pitiful, deplorable, sorry, whatever. I'm just a wretched Warrior fan seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.