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Bad News from Japan

Aside from the obvious storyline of the US national team playing in the WCOB this summer, Golden State fans should be interested in the play of MP2 and Kosta Coast.  I think the WCOB is a good scouting report on how players will be able to survive in the nba becuase they will compete against proven, world class talent.  I'll start off with the good news, the fact that Mickael and Kosta made it onto their respective national teams and competed in the tournament is a good start.  It spirals very swiftly down from their.  

I will start with MP2 since he will definitely be playing for the warrios next season(barring a trade) and to some degree his play influences the warriors success.  
It was horrendous, god-awful, disgusting, and just plain bad.  He dropped a stone cold .296 of his field goals, 2 pt field goals.... His 3pt% was even worse at .172, and thats from the decidedly closer international line, for  5.4 ppg.  He also grabbed 2.9 rpg and 0.6 apg.  Im struggling to find anything positive in this at all.  He did not play a ton of minutes(18.6 mpg) but i think that stems more from the fact the he played poorly, and not the other way around.  I was really hoping to see a good showing out of MP2 in the tournament, France had a good amount of talent even without Tony Parker, and it was a perfect opportunity to revive his game, unfortunately the exact opposite appears to have happened.  I still think he has what it takes to pull one large turnaround this season, and become a solid competitor.  Im praying the coaching guidance of Don Nelson can mold MP into a player somewhat like Michael Finley, if not so effective immediately.

The word on kosta.... is pretty much what we all expected, there wasnt enough of him seen to conclude anything.  Just for fun he averaged 1.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg, and 0.3 apg in a whole 4.2 mpg.  I dont know what to take from this other than he is raw, and will need tons of experience before he can do anything.  Unfortunately raw inexperienced 7-footers the job of Nelly's apprentice (Avery and Diop).  Personally I think Kosta should stick in Europe for another year to develope, but I was somewhat touced by his desire to get over here and start playing for the team.  If we had an establish post player to tutor him i would be all for it, but he is likely to get much more in game experience playing overseas for another year.  Plus we already have a post project to work on.

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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