It's always fun to see what columnists who cover the national hoops scene think about the Warriors. Here's some excerpts from Chad Ford's recent chat on ESPN.com:
Chad Ford: Nellie. Ellis and Biedrins weren't huge surprises. Both had a lot of talent. Biedrins was a lottery pick. Ellis would've been a first rounder had he not had knee issues coming into the draft. But Barnes? Wow. Got to hand it to Nellie and it really makes you wonder why NBA owners still hire coaches who aren't risk takers .. who don't try new things. Nellie is mining talent right now ... and those guys will be assets, either on the court or in trades for the team.
Chad Ford: What can he do? After his disasterous first year (at least financially) he's made much better moves the past two years. But the deals for Foyle and Murphy in particular will continue to haunt him a long time. No one wants those guys. Looks like we may have to say the same thing about Mike Dunleavy after the team has shopped him and come up empty again.
And there's always the much needed update on The Yi Movement: