Golden State Warriors Head Coach Don Nelson hinted at this a few ago, but now it looks like it's pretty much set. From Geoff Lepper for InsideBayArea.com:
Warriors reserve point guard Troy Hudson told BANG-East Bay on Friday that his injured left hip requires arthroscopic surgery, a move that threatens to bring his first season with Golden State to a premature end.
Hudson said he will undergo surgery shortly after Jan.1 to repair a small tear in the labrum of his left hip. The exact date and choice of surgeon have yet to be finalized because some offices have been closed for the holiday season.
The typical recovery time for such a procedure is three to four months, Hudson said, which would put him on the shelf at least until the first week of April, when only two weeks remain in the NBA's regular season.
T-Hud gave it a good shot!
It's probably the end of Troy's career with the Dubs, so just wanted to say- thanks Troy.
Track of the Day: Pete Rock & CL Smooth- "They Reminisce over You (T.R.O.Y.)"
Make the jump for a few quickies.
- When the Warriors made their "big free agent splashes" this past offseason with Troy Hudson and Austin Croshere it seemed like they were making some pointless signings. After 29 games into the games those moves really turned out to be... pointless. Neither player had any upside at the time of the signings and neither player has had any really significant positive impact on the team in the regular season this year.
- What a disastrous offseason for this ball club. They lost a big minute, solid, rotation player and fan favorite for nothing in terms of this season (check Brandan Wright's minutes and Nellie's recent comments about Wright's playing time), picked up two vets with no upside who have been physically unable to play, drafted another guard who can't get his shot straight to offset his defensive, rebounding, and passing weaknesses, drafted a player in the 2nd round who didn't even last a month into the regular season, gave a 2nd round draft pick millions to refine his zero threat position in the NBDL, and now Nellie is forced to over play and overwork his starters. It's only a matter of time before fatigue and injuries set in. This team doesn't have enough depth to overcome missed games from Baron Davis or Stephen Jackson (who I still don't buy as the 2nd offensive option on a playoff squad), two guys who are routinely forced to do the hoops equivalent of pitching a complete game. Like Charles Barkley would say "Turrible. Just turrible."
- This just can't be good for T-Hud's album sales which is really too bad. I thought he had way more skillz than T-Pain too.
I used to have fake Rolex from Tijuana that sorta looked like T-Hud's.
I use "sorta" very loosely here of course.
- There is absolutely no reason why the Warriors should keep That Nutty Boy on the roster right now- unless the Warriors want to give Patrick O'Bryant, Marco Belinelli, and Brandan Wright another member for their bench posse that is. He's physically unable to help them out for pretty much the rest of the regular season and it's highly unlikely that Nellie will give him big minutes in the playoffs (if the Warriors even make it) pretty much out of nowhere.
- Whether it's a traditional back up point guard (Earl Watson, Luke Ridnour), a fast, hybrid guard who can shoot the lights out (Earl Boykins), or a major rotation player and exceptional all around player on both sides of the ball (Ron Artest!), Chris Mullin and Robert Rowell need to find someone who can step in and help Nellie and the fellas this season. The Warriors may currently be 4 games over .500, but in the uber-loaded Western Conference that has only amounted to the 8th spot. The Warriors are still clinging to the last seed in the playoffs by only 1.5 games over the Utah Jazz. Make a move.
What should the Warriors do next?