1. Realistic Expectations for Shaun Livingston's 1st Season with the Warriors

    Shaun Livingston is 28 years old and entering his 10th NBA season. By normal standards, this would place him squarely in his prime...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 29 days ago 5,127 reads 15 comments

  2. Breaking Down the Golden State Warriors' Point Guard Position

    Great point guard play is at a premium in today's NBA . This sounds questionable due to the Association's tremendous depth at point guard, but that wealth of floor generals is exactly why it is true...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 1 month ago 5,480 reads 7 comments

  3. Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Warriors Newcomer This Season

    For the first time in years, the impact of the Golden State Warriors newcomers will be less important than that of the team's returners...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 1 month ago 4,033 reads 12 comments

  4. Can Harrison Barnes Rebound from Disappointing Season with New Coach Steve Kerr?

    Harrison Barnes plays an aggressive style of basketball in a passive way. This contradiction has given him a false reputation as a guy who mentally floats in and out of contests...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 1 month ago 6,880 reads 27 comments

  5. Are Golden State Warriors Right in Seeing Klay Thompson as Indispensable?

    The two sides of the Klay Thompson-for-Kevin Love debate perfectly represent the dichotomy between those with an analytics approach to the game and those who watch basketball. Love is a statistical freak...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 months ago 13,165 reads 153 comments

  6. Best Bargain-Bin 2014 NBA Free-Agency Options for Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors are out of salary-cap space. This isn't a bad thing , as the roster is close to complete...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 months ago 13,643 reads 11 comments

  7. Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for Minnesota Timberwolves

    As has been the case for the last two years, the Minnesota Timberwolves ' projected depth chart looks dangerous. That won't be changing after the 2014 NBA draft...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 months ago 8,206 reads 19 comments

  8. Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors: Buying or Selling Gossip Ahead of 2014 NBA Draft

    Last time the Minnesota Timberwolves were forced to trade the NBA 's best rebounder and most disgruntled superstar, they landed Al Jefferson , Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, Ryan Gomes , Sebastian Telfair and two first-round picks...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 months ago 3,733 reads 15 comments

  9. Which Golden State Warriors Players Are Good Trade Options This Offseason

    Stephen Curry and David Lee have more in common than you might think. Sure, one of them is a 6'3" point guard and the other is a 6'9" power forward...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 months ago 16,587 reads 16 comments

  10. Analyzing Minnesota Timberwolves' Biggest Draft Needs

    Uncertainty is rarely a positive thing within an NBA organization, but one exception to that rule is the case of the Minnesota Timberwolves , Kevin Love and the 2014 NBA draft...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 4 months ago 24,975 reads 27 comments

  11. 12 Draft Prospects Guaranteed to Interest the Phoenix Suns

    Ryan McDonough may have finished second to R.C. Buford in Executive of the Year voting, but the Phoenix Suns ' first-year general manager was still the luckiest GM in the NBA this season...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 4 months ago 7,933 reads 41 comments

  12. Mark Jackson Firing Reveals True Priorities of Golden State Warriors Ownership

    There is not much point in discussing whether or not Mark Jackson "deserved" to be fired. It might be called the National Basketball Association, but the NBA is essentially a fantasy basketball league for 30 ultra-rich people...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 4 months ago 21,649 reads 93 comments

  13. Why the Charlotte Bobcats' Success This Season Is Only the Beginning

    The Charlotte Bobcats will never win a playoff game. Two years ago, a statement like this would have come off as hyperbolic pessimism, a result of watching the worst team in NBA history win only seven games during the lockout-shortened season...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 5 months ago 11,513 reads 66 comments

  14. How Are Golden State Warriors Surviving Without Andrew Bogut?

    Donald Sterling's recent racist comments are nothing short of disgusting, and the Los Angeles Clippers have every right to be affected by them...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 5 months ago 12,790 reads 19 comments

  15. What Golden State Warriors Need from Klay Thompson During NBA Playoffs

    The Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their Round 1 matchup. The first tilt was anything but one-sided. The Clippers took a 12-1 lead to begin the game, but the Warriors tied it up just over four minutes later...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 5 months ago 944 reads 0 comments

  16. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Golden State Warriors Player

    As the 2013-14 regular season comes to an end, it's time to give out report cards. Before class is dismissed, each Golden State Warriors player will be evaluated based on their preseason expectations and how their performance measures up...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 5 months ago 4,376 reads 8 comments

  17. Is All This Criticism of Golden State Warriors' Mark Jackson Deserved?

    With their 130-102 stomping of the Utah Jazz on Sunday, the Golden State Warriors eclipsed their win total from last season...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 5 months ago 2,557 reads 44 comments

  18. Golden State Warriors' Weaknesses to Exploit in NBA Playoffs

    Although the Western Conference has been called "wide open" throughout the 2013-14 season, there is only one team outside of the top four that has real status quo -busting potential...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 6 months ago 4,360 reads 18 comments

  19. Who Is the Most Underrated Golden State Warriors Player This Year?

    The Golden State Warriors roster is extremely balanced. It consists of knockdown shooters, lockdown defenders, creative playmakers and tough rebounders. It features former All-Stars, current All-Stars and future All-Stars...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 6 months ago 5,165 reads 34 comments

  20. In Defense of the NBA Isolation Play

    Basketball is a sneakily complex game, and the naked eye cannot always ascertain the full story. A player might appear dominant, but is in fact taking less-efficient shots than his teammates would be taking were he not on the floor...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 6 months ago 1,836 reads 3 comments

  21. Why Draymond Green Is Invaluable to Golden State Warriors

    If you have ever looked at Kevin Durant 's statistics (and I know you have), you probably did the thing where you read off each stat in an increasingly loud and obnoxious voice. "He has 31...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 7 months ago 7,333 reads 20 comments

  22. Players Who Must Step Up for Golden State Warriors' Remaining Games

    The NBA season is approaching its stretch run, and the Golden State Warriors are nearly the team that they ultimately want to be. Last year, a No. 6 finish, a return to the playoffs and a second-round exit was a fantastic result...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 7 months ago 4,167 reads 18 comments

  23. Post 2014 NBA All-Star Break Predictions for the Golden State Warriors

    Disclaimer: My first prediction has already been proven wrong. Proceed with caution. For those interested, I predicted that the Golden State Warriors would not make a roster move despite all the talk that they were looking to upgrade at the deadline.

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 7 months ago 1,729 reads 6 comments

  24. Assessing Mark Jackson's Season for the Golden State Warriors so Far

    The Golden State Warriors have improved since last season, but the perception of Mark Jackson as a coach has declined...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 7 months ago 778 reads 9 comments

  25. Are Golden State Warriors Bench Woes Finally Fixed?

    Bench scoring is extremely overrated. Moreover, the cries that the Golden State Warriors have the worst bench in the league due to their league-low 23.0 bench points per game are misguided...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 8 months ago 11,218 reads 19 comments