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The Warriors’ unconventional pick-and-roll usage against the Raptors

The Warriors’ unconventional pick-and-roll usage against the Raptors

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/NBAE via Pick and roll — but not the vanilla kind. It’s very easy to come out and say that the Golden State Warriors should just spam pick-and-roll after pick-and-roll and let that be the base of their offense. It’s often not as simple as just having someone set a ballscreen and letting everything else fall into place. As with most offensive systems and philosophies, the personnel for a spread ballscreen attack needs to make sense — multiple spacers to widen the floor, with a ballscreener who can not only pop vertically; he must be able...
Mar 1, 2024
Player grades: Warriors vs. Raptors

Player grades: Warriors vs. Raptors

Photo by Cole Burston/ Assessing every Golden State player’s performance in the team’s 120-105 win over Toronto. The Golden State Warriors continued their recent road dominance on Friday, upending the Toronto Raptors 120-105 to push their road winning streak to eight games. They’ll get a chance to cap off a perfect four-game road trip on Sunday when they visit arguably the best team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics. A win would be meaningful, but 3-1 road trips are the backbone of successful seasons. While the Dubs were facing a lackluster Raptors team, it wasn’t...
Mar 1, 2024
Steph Curry, Jonathan Kuminga lead Warriors to 120-105 victory over Raptors

Steph Curry, Jonathan Kuminga lead Warriors to 120-105 victory over Raptors

Photo by Cole Burston/ Despite some tumultuous overnight delays, the Warriors got past the Raptors on Friday night. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Toronto Raptors on Friday night 110-105, improving to 32-27 on the season. Despite playing on the second half of a back-to-back, the Dubs remained undefeated on their current road trip. They are now tied with the Lakers for the ninth seed in the Western Conference. Golden State had an uphill battle at the Scotiabank Arena, facing multiple travel delays in their trip from New York overnight. Perhaps encumbered by their...
Mar 1, 2024
Warriors facing a sleep-deprived back-to-back in Toronto

Warriors facing a sleep-deprived back-to-back in Toronto

Steph Curry, thinking about the exhausted back-to-back ahead of him. | Photo by Mike Stobe/ Issues with their plane meant the Warriors didn’t land until 7:15 AM Friday Playing on back-to-back nights is difficult in the NBA. It’s even worse when your plane arrives late. Not only are the Raptors catching the Warriors on the second night of a back-to-back tonight, but due to mechanical issues with their plane, the Dubs didn’t arrive at their Toronto hotel until 715 am after their win over the Knicks at MSG last night.— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) March 1,...
Mar 1, 2024
How to watch Warriors at Raptors

How to watch Warriors at Raptors

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Golden State basketball is on the way! Come join our game thread and chat about tonight’s matchup here. The Golden State Warriors travel north of the border for Friday’s road matchup against the Toronto Raptors. The game will be played at 4:30 PM PT in Toronto and can be watched on NBC Sports Bay Area. Previously with the Warriors: The Warriors held off the Knicks’ late comeback on Thursday night, beating them by a score of 110-99. Third-year players Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody led the way as they continue to impress on both...
Mar 1, 2024
Warriors vs. Raptors injury report: Brandin Podziemski doubtful

Warriors vs. Raptors injury report: Brandin Podziemski doubtful

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Andrew Wiggins remains out. After a 110-99 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday, the Golden State Warriors have won seven straight road games ... and clinched at least a split on their current four-game road trip. They’ll try to guarantee a winning road trip tonight, when they break out their passports and head to Canada to face tho Toronto Raptors. Unfortunately for the Dubs, they might be down two starters, so they’ll have a little work to do. Here’s the full injury report. Warriors Out — Andrew Wiggins (personal reasons)...
Mar 1, 2024
Dub Hub: Moses Moody was ‘the key’ to defending Knicks’ Jalen Brunson

Dub Hub: Moses Moody was ‘the key’ to defending Knicks’ Jalen Brunson

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Rounding up all Warriors and NBA related news for Friday, March 1st. Warriors News: Moses Moody, Jonathan Kuminga rise up in Warriors’ road win over Knicks | The Athletic After the Warriors finished off the Knicks, 110-99, Steve Kerr entered the locker room and immediately singled out Moody, according to Steph Curry. He told the team how important Moody’s individual defense on Brunson was to the night’s result. Kerr then told the media the same 15 minutes later, rerouting a generic question about the team’s overall performance...
Mar 1, 2024
Preview: Warriors head to Toronto to take on struggling Raptors

Preview: Warriors head to Toronto to take on struggling Raptors

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ As the Raptors look at their tanking options, Golden State looks to surge up the West standings. One night after taking care of business on the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden, the Golden State Warriors will be leaving the United States to take on the Toronto Raptors in the house that Drake built. We’ve come a long way since these two teams clashed in 2019 for the league championshp in the NBA Finals. The Warriors have returned back to the mountaintop since their Game 6 elimination at the hands of the Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry,...
Mar 1, 2024
Jonathan Kuminga: legit #2 option for the Warriors

Jonathan Kuminga: legit #2 option for the Warriors

Photo by David Berding/ Kuminga is starting to find his groove in this league, which could spell doom for all Golden State’s enemies. For the better half of a decade, the Golden State Warriors have had luxurious options for #2 scoring threat for arguably the greatest point guard of all-time Stephen Curry. They had David Lee, the smooth power forward who provided in the inside presence juxtaposed to Curry’s outside touch. Then as Klay Thompson emerged, they had the ultimate shooting partner to stretch the floor along Curry, and the Splash Bros were born. Then they...
Mar 1, 2024
Brian Shaw shares the real story behind Sprewell choking his coach

Brian Shaw shares the real story behind Sprewell choking his coach

The true story comes out on Paul George’s podcast! As much as I’ve enjoyed talking about Draymond Green’s war of words (and fists) against rival teams, sometimes his own teammates, and even local reporters, let’s not forget about who started this gangsta stuff in Dub Nation. LATRELL SPREWELL! Oakland’s own Brian Shaw and a former teammate of Sprewell’s in Golden State came out with a fascinating interview on “Podcast P with Paul George”, touching on a variety of topics from his extensive time in the league as both player and coach. But the best part for me...
Mar 1, 2024
Moses Moody is filling to the Andrew Wiggins role quite nicely

Moses Moody is filling to the Andrew Wiggins role quite nicely

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Moody had another strong showing as a starter, this time against the Knicks. As a card carrying member of Wiggins Island, I was absolutely gutted to hear Andrew Wiggins was taking indefinite leave from the Golden State Warriors for the second straight season. I felt bad for him, a beloved teammate and former All-Star leaving the game he’s played his whole life to tend to private matters. I also felt bad for the Warriors, who have to keep shuffling their depth chart in a season on the brink. Last year his absence and return for...
Mar 1, 2024
Jonathan Kuminga’s rise as a rim pressure threat and transition weapon

Jonathan Kuminga’s rise as a rim pressure threat and transition weapon

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Kuminga has been a huge factor behind this recent Warriors run Think of all the things the Golden State Warriors have had a dearth of and perhaps two things primarily come to mind. One — the Warriors don’t really have much size across the board. Their tallest player is 6-foot-10 (Dario Šarić), while their shortest is at 6-feet flat (Chris Paul). Between them are players who are either too short to affect things at the point of attack or in help situations; wings who have either suffered a decline in form or have had to battle...
Feb 29, 2024
Draymond Green keeps receipts on local Warriors reporter for comments

Draymond Green keeps receipts on local Warriors reporter for comments

Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via #SHOCKING Draymond Green has come back from his suspension with plenty left in the tank, both on and off the court. Per Stat Muse, he’s averaging 8.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists in the 19 games he’s played since returning from his league mandated suspension for being an alleged menace to basketball society. Golden State is 13-6 in those games, with Green having a cumulative +147 plus/minus over those contests. That’s higher than Steph Curry at +132 over that time span. He’s also pulling no punches in...
Feb 29, 2024
Player grades: Warriors vs. Knicks

Player grades: Warriors vs. Knicks

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Assessing every Golden State player’s performance in the team’s 110-99 win over New York. The Golden State Warriors kept the good times rolling on Thursday night, beating the New York Knicks 110-99 for their seventh consecutive road victory. The Dubs jumped out to a 14-0 run, and that was all they needed put another notch in the win column. Let’s grade the players who did the work. As always, grades are based on my expectations for each player, with a “B” grade representing the average performance for that player. Note: True-shooting...
Feb 29, 2024
Stephen Curry’s 31 points, 11 rebounds breaks slump vs Knicks

Stephen Curry’s 31 points, 11 rebounds breaks slump vs Knicks

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Career high in boards for the two-time MVP. I don’t wanna take credit for Stephen Curry breaking out of his little shooting slump against the New York Knicks tonight, because that would be completely insane. However, I do feel like I ABSOLUTELY jinxed the Knicks by writing about Curry being stuck in a period of bricking that felt very much unlike the standard he invented as the greatest shooter of all time. So I wasn’t surprised when Unanimous began smashing the hapless, shorthanded Knicks over the head with deep triple after deep triple,...