Warrior Update – Nov. 6, 2009 – New Rules

dan germanContributor INovember 6, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 28:  Anthony Randolph #4 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball during their game against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on October 28, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Warrior Update – Nov. 6, 2009 – NEW RULES

Before the 1-2 Warriors embark on a string of really, really, really tough games (six in a row: Cavs, Celts, Blazers, Mavs, Spurs, Lakers; ouch!), they have a few winnable games (Clips, Kings, T'wolves, Pacers, Knicks, Bucs), but will win only if they follow the NEW RULES:

NEW RULE:  Corey Maggette is no longer allowed to shoot from the outside.  New limit: four feet from the rim.

NEW RULE: When Monte misses six jumpers in a row, someone has to tell him to drive to the hoop.

NEW RULE: We do not care what position he plays; Randolph must play more than seven minutes a game.

NEW RULE: When an opposing player scores several times in row down the court, its time to consider changing the defensive scheme.

NEW RULES: For everyone excited about Stephan Curry, and deservedly so as Curry shows promise, pay attention to the guy the Warriors passed on, Brandon Jennings.  The Bucks point guard is currently leading most rookie of the year polls.  And apparently, one year in Italy did for him what five years could not do for Marco Belinelli…

NEW RULE: Nellie promised to play the young guns this year.  Well, play them.

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NEW RULE: When the W's decide to double team, it has to be understood that it is part of a full, five-man strategy; part two is called sliding to cover the next pass.  Team defense.  Yeah, let’s do a little of that.

NEW RULE:  Someone has to wake up Andres Biedrins.  Not only is he not contributing, he is a liability.  Is he Dampier-esque?  After signing the big contract, performance drops off a cliff and injuries sideline him.  The unconsummated Amare trade is looking better and better…

And finally, NEW RULE:  Play Randolph.  He is the future. And in the words of a legendary Redskins coach, the future is now.

As always, Go W's.


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