Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Preview: 2009 NBA Draft Rewind- Ricky Rubio and NBA ALL-STAR STARTER Stephen Curry!

Rewinding the clock... - Hannah Foslien

Two All-Star game starters will be in the building tonight! Rewinding back to 2009.

Warriors (26-17) vs Timberwolves (20-21)

TV: CSN Bay Area | KNBR 680

Arena: Roaracle

Blog Buddy: Canis Hoopus

First of all,

BIG CONGRATS TO STEPHEN CURRY!

He will be the Warriors first All-Star game starter since good old Latrell Fontaine Sprewell back in the mid-90's.

The Timberwolves are in town tonight and I'd like to rewind back to the 2009 NBA Draft.

You know, the one that was billed as a 2 deep draft at one point. The prevalent mindset was Blake Griffin and Ricky Rubio were the only real deal difference makers. Let's look at the first 7 picks with the benefit of 3.5 years of hindsight:

1) LA Clippers select Blake Griffin- Big time dunker. Debatable how big time he really is, but when he's not playing the Warriors he's fun to watch.

2) Memphis Grizzlies select Hasheem Thabeet- Bust.

3) Oklahoma City Thunder select James Harden- Fantastic 6th man in OKC who had lift off in Houston.

4) Sacramento Kings select Tyreke Evans- From Sactown's R.O.Y. to N.O.P. Very strange career trajectory.

5) Minnesota Timberwolves select Ricky Rubio- Great highlights, but wasn't worth the wait.

6) Minnesota Timberwolves select Jonny Flynn- As a Warriors fan, I'd just like to extend a big thank you on behalf of Dub Nation to the entire TWolves organization.

7) Golden State Warriors select Stephen Curry- Nellie's last gift to Warriors fans. 2014 NBA ALL-STAR GAME STARTER.

Not a bad draft for the Clippers, Thunder, and Warriors. Not bad at all.

Tonight's Start Four

Don't forget to make your picks for tonight's game on the Golden State of Mind Group on Start Four to win some super fly gear designed by the legendary Tony.psd.

For all the good details see Win tony.psd gear in 4 Game Golden State of Mind Start Four Contest! - Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Wizards, LA Clippers

Here's my 4:

  1. Stephen Curry: Good enough for the All-Star team and good enough for my fantasy team tonight.
  2. Andre Iguodala: Might mess around and get a triple double.
  3. Harrison Barnes: He's still the man behind one of the greatest bobblehead dolls ever created.
  4. Marreese Speights: I've seen rumors that Kevin Love is not a strong defender.

Make your picks on  the Golden State of Mind Group on Start Four!

Predictions

  • Stephen Curry plays like an All-Star.
  • David Lee plays like an All-Star.
  • Warriors by 7
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