Warriors Summer League record: 1-1
The Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday afternoon in the Las Vegas Summer League with a 7 point win. Ike was out of the lineup again as was Monta with his knee injury.
Will Bynum earning his roster spot (Photo: NBA.com)
The Warriors put up a much better showing this time around as the guards led the way. Will Bynum dropped 18, Curtis Stinson with 16 in 18 minutes, and Jose Juan Barea with 11. Steven Smith was the only other player with double digits with 14 (on 5-14 FG's).
So the player we most care about watching, Patrick O'Bryant had another less than stellar outing. In 19 minutes, he scored 8 points, pulled 1 rebound and recorded 1 block. And from the Andris Biedrins school of defense he had 7, yes 7 fouls. I'm no basketball guru, but when the number of fouls you have is nearly equal to the number of points scored, you have not had a good game. I understand he's still learning and is a project, but show me something. It's been 2 games, and he's scored 12 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, and committed 12 fouls in 43 minutes. I sure hope in the next 3 games we see some sort of improvement.
Also, Andris Biedrins continues his stellar play with 4 points and 4 rebounds in 18 minutes. He shot 2-7 from the field and 0-2 from the line. On the plus side, he committed only 2 fouls, but it was probably because POB was fouling people before Biedrins could.
I'm sure having Ike in there would help these two out, but they should be able to stand in there on their own and not play like undrafted rookies.
By the way, the Clippers young PG (who I think will become a star), Shaun Livingston had 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist to 8 turnovers.
Fun stat o' the day: James Singleton, 10 fouls. I love the summer league. He also had 21 points and 12 boards. I wonder how many of those occurred after he would have fouled out in a normal game.
Warrior Wonder: The undrafted rookie out of Northeastern, Jose Juan Barea. Put in 11 points, 6 assists, 3 boards and 5 steals in 25 minutes.