This is obviously the game we've all been waiting for: the return of Dominic McGuire.
As those who have been tracking McGuire's every movement since he left the Golden State Warriors know, the 6-foot-9 forward recently signed with the New Orleans Hornets and will face his old team tonight at Oracle Arena.
In addition the Hornets feature some rookies you might have heard of.
For insight on the Hornets - and even how they might upset the Warriors at home (yes, we can actually be the team that is upset now which is sort of refreshing to even think) - I contacted Rohan of SB Nation's At the Hive for a quick pre-game Q&A with an opponent the Warriors will face for the first time tonight.
Q&A with At the Hive
1. First, the Hornets have recently signed Dominic McGuire, who I wouldn't call a Warriors fan favorite but someone who fans appreciated for his defensive effort. What are your early impressions of him?
Rohan: He's only played about 10 minutes, so it's really tough to say anything.
Many fans were concerned that Monty Williams -- who's consistently played older guys for their "experience" in favor of youth -- might end up emphasizing him over players like Xavier Henry and Al-Farouq Aminu, and McGuire's first game did nothing to alleviate those concerns.
2. The Warriors obviously signed both Landry and Jack this offseason. Have you had much chance to watch either and is there anything that surprises you about how they're playing now compared to how they did with the Hornets?
Rohan: I haven't been able to see the Warriors play too often unfortunately, but I definitely thought both of those were great moves.