Yea , the graphic says tomorrow, but it's TONIGHT!
Warriors (W-L): 0-0 (preseason)
Lakers (W-L): 0-0 (preseason)
Warriors Roundtable: 9:30PM PST (FSN)
Tipoff: 10:00PM PST (FSN)
Wow, it's been such a long time since there was some real live Warriors action. At least this offseason was one month shorter than the previous years thanks to the playoff series versus the Mavs and Jazz. We start fresh this year with many new faces replacing some of the old and familiar. Many of the favorites from last year are back while a few others will now be with the team for the entire year.
Just like Don Nelson said in Training Camp: Day 3 Practice Video, "The first 2 games of the preseason are the most important of the season." Amen, sir. Amen. This game couldn't be more important. Heck even, GSoM friend, Dave, over at Blazers Edge thought enough of preseason games to write The Ten Commandments of Pre-Season. Here's the first commandment:
All kidding aside, I'm really excited just to see the new guys. Usually we do predictions, but that doesn't seem appropriate. So I'll give you few things I'm looking for today and the rest of the preseason. Feel free to share yours in the comments.
- Is Belinelli's shot as good as advertised?
- Can Stephane Lasme block and change shots in the paint?
- Will I finally get to see Brandan Wright play after missing the Summer League with an injury?
- Will Troy Hudson be able to run and gun with the Warriors to be an adequate backup to Baron?
- Is Austin Croshere a hired hitman and will he take out Kobe this game?
- Will Kosta Coast, or as Baron refers to him, 19, make the team?
- Is all this talk about Notorious POB playing well for real?
- Last but not least, should we extend Biedrins or wait until next summer?
Drop your comments before, during, and after the game in this open thread.
UPDATE: [Atma Brother #1] Make sure to check out what our friends at Lakers super-blog Forum Blue and Gold have to say about tonight's preseason festivities.
UPDATE2: Also see what Adam Lauridsen has to say about the preseason.
Stay tuned for the recap!