Despite all the Don Nelsom mania, we still continue the report cards. The last player we haven't given a grade to is Mike Dunleavy Jr. Oh how this will be a fun topic and I'm sure many of you will agree, and many of you will disagree. After this one, we have one more report card. But let's get this started. Keep in mind, these grades were done at the end of the NBA season. Make sure to leave your grade in the comments section.
He's so fundamentally sound!
Dunleavy practicing his acting. (Photo: )
A couple Dunleavy videos from FiveTenEntertainment.
Not sure what happens here...
Mike showing some emotion!
Oh but for you Dunleavy fans we have a highlight reel too.
Overall Grade: D
Atma Brother #1 (Grade: D)
He's been a bust. He makes excuses. He swears at the fans. But starting this upcoming season, Mike's 5 year 44 million dollar contract kicks in this year (see 44 Reasons why giving Mike Dunleavy 44 million wasn't the brightest idea Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV ). Maybe he really is as smart as they say! A change of scenery would be nice for him, for the Warriors, and for the fans, but probably not for the photographers. Word on the street is that the LA Sparks are in the market for a small forward. Let's make a deal!
DJ Fuzzylogic (Grade: D)
Other than JRich and maybe Murphy, is there any Warrior that works on their game in the off season? Wildly inconsistent. Manages ways to play himself out of the game. Needs to learn from Adonal how to win over fans with minimal game.
Fantasy Junkie (Grade: D+)
The most controversial Warrior on the site. You either love him or hate him. After 4 years, is this what we expected from our #3 pick? If he can contribute off the bench next year, he can be a decent role player, but he's overmatched as a starter. Just think, we have 5 more years of this guy. Well look at the bright side, wait there isn't any.
Hash (Grade: C)
Okay, let's ignore the contract for a second and evaluate Dun for Dun. Zero consistency. One day he goes out and scores, the next day he puts in 5 points in 40 minutes. The bottom line is that the Warriors can not count on him to deliver. Frankly, his highlight this year was when he was coming off of the bench. Seriously, I don't mean that as a crack at him, I think he played with a higher intensity off of the pine. All that being said, he's at about a C. If I were to take into account how much we are investing in him I'd drop that grade to a D in a heartbeat. But then again, that doesn't start until this year, right? Pick it up Dun. The bar is officially raised.
YaoButtaMing (Grade: C-) Basically his GINORMOUS contract is making everyone hate on Dun. I've stopped defending him when he started yelling back at his fans. You just don't do that. I don't want to go into specifics because I'm sure Atma has already done so, I'm just hoping he is working on his game right now to prove all of us wrong next season.
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