Warriors Summer League record: 1-3
Will B had an impressive game. (Photo: Warriors.com)
Lets lead this off with one of the returning players from last year, Will Bynum. He signed on as a free agent in the middle of the season last year and filled in with some nice hustle and excellent athleticism. I remember the first time I saw him in college when he was on Arizona (and would later transfer to GTech) and Dickie V was covering the game. Before his head exploded, Dickie V called Bynum a Diaper Dandy about 100 times and raved about his explosiveness and athleticism. Years later, after a less than stellar college career, we find Bynum on the Warriors looking to make a name for himself. Today , he took another step towards cementing his spot on the roster. This was his best game so far as he shot a terrific 7-7 from the field, 1-1 from 3's, and 4-4 from the line to finish with 19. A perfect shooting day. On top of that he added 6 boards, 5 assists, and 3 steals.
Okay so you want to know how POB did. Best game of the summer league for him. I'm not sure what happened, maybe it was the comment I made about the near double double of points and fouls in the last game, but whatever it was, he played well. 15 points (5-9 FG's, 5-5 FT's), 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. The 8 fouls were a little messy. In fact he nearly had a triple double of points, boards, and fouls! Maybe next time POB, don't let me down. I didn't see the game but it looks like the direct recipient of those 8 fouls was Denver guard, Kelena Azubuike, who shot 17 free throws.
Who's this Steven Smith guy and why is he taking 20 shots and scoring only 19 points?
If you like former Stanford players or are just a fan of scrubs, Casey Jacobsen played for Denver and scored 16 points in 18 minutes.
Fun stat o' the day: 150. Can anyone guess what that number represents? Total rebounds in 4 games? Nope. Fans in the stands? Nope. Seconds it takes Biedrins to foul out? Nope (that's actually 93). Okay it's the total number of fouls the Warriors have committed in their first 4 games, an average of 37.5. Something tells me that when the coach says move your feet on defense, the players are not listening.
Warrior Wonder: The WB. He put together an excellent game with a perfect shooting day to go along with a healthy number of boards and assists.