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Matt Steinmetz October 6 Chat Transcript

Matt Steinmetz October 6 Chat Transcript

October 6, 2010STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

Matt Steinmetz:
Site having difficulty so Chat moved to here if anyone interested. Ask in 140 characters or less, and I'll answer in 140 or lessFrom @Ciscoskid:
Chances Monta gets moved during the season? Can Biedrins and D Lee actually play together?Matt Steinmetz:
Monta not going anywhere till trade deadline, at earliest. Skeptical about LeeBiedrins but open-mindedFrom @4EVER_D_HOP:
How does Jeff Adrien look and does he have a chance at making the 15 man roster? Matt Steinmetz:
Smart giving away nothing when it comes to 15th spot. But I get impression Adrien, Goodridge have been solidFrom @BobSmithson2002:
Is Biedrins healthy?Matt Steinmetz:
Yes. And looks stronger than he has in past.From @power88ranger:
Do you think Jeremy Lin has a chance to be the backup point guard?Matt Steinmetz:
Lin will not be the backup PG. R.Williams will initiate offense before Lin will.From @CAkiwi18:
Any future additions to coaching staff planned?Matt Steinmetz:
No, they're all set.From @walzmart:
giants beat braves, phillies beat giants?Matt Steinmetz:
Sounds about right.From @kenbot4000:
what can we realistically expect from DWright? Who will be our back up 2 guard?Matt Steinmetz:
Wright has chance to impact games in a way Azubuike, Maggette didn't -- at defensive end. backup two: R.WilliamsC.Bell
From @distracteddavid:
does monta look any stronger to help him guard bigger 2's?Matt Steinmetz:
Actually, Monta said on media day he weighed less than he did last year at same time: last year 192; this year 185. From @CAkiwi18:
What's the deal with this little twitter war you have with Dibley?Matt Steinmetz:
That's Mr. Verified to you.From @RobertRowell:
A lot at stake with Udoh's injury. Why the confusion in the timeline and explanations?Matt Steinmetz:
Confusion over injury? Yes. Confusion over timeline? No. 6 months.From @bulldog_drew:
who do you see as the best pure shooter on the team?Matt Steinmetz:
Not even close. Curry.From @usdagradeameat:
does riley have the cajones to cut Lin if need arises?Matt Steinmetz:
I don't think it will come to that. Lin will go to D-League if need be.From @joshieruss:
Just read that Vlad has moved ahead of BWright on the depth chart. Truth to that? Will they move Wright to SF?Matt Steinmetz:
I don't know about that. As long as B.Wright's healthy, he's going to play. I'd be surprised if B.Wright isn't in rotation.Assuming, of course, he's healthy.From @kishorea:
Who's the better shooter: Curry, Morrow, Belinelli (the Summer League version)Matt Steinmetz:
Morrow.From @petehare920:
do u think there's another acquisition 2 be made?Matt Steinmetz:
Yes, but not for little while. They'll see what they have.From @usdagradeameat:
is lin outplaying anyone in camp?Matt Steinmetz:
Reality is we see very little of camp. But short answer I'm sensing is: No.BTW, MrVerified himself, @dandibley, on @chronlivecsn tonight. Trying to figure out what he's bringing to table.From @joshmcd:
How does Carney look? Is he going to get the bulk of the backup minutes at the 3?Matt Steinmetz:
That's a good question. Don't have a feel for that. But will look better into it.From @cruzkontrol:
Who is the lead candidate for backup PG?Matt Steinmetz:
Reggie WilliamsC.Bell.From @RobertRowell:Reason to worry about the status of the sale if the Pistons sell before the Warriors?Matt Steinmetz:
Different circumstances, but I'd say No. Don't think that will happen, either.From @Aknoxxx:
will the warriors have a better or worse record then last year?Matt Steinmetz:
Better. If they don't, something went wrong.From @MartinDV_phan:
d. wright got a shot at most improved?Matt Steinmetz:
Doubtful. That award goes to players who jump offensively.From @SuperDuperDeets:
of all the players the Warriors let go this summer who do you think we should have kept and why? My opinion @blackboipachino (Anthony Morrow)Matt Steinmetz:
I'd say Morrow, too. But Ws were in tough position with him. 4 million not an insignificant number.From @KRISTOMUSIC:
you think they'll have Lee and Andris on the floor at the same time?Matt Steinmetz:
That's plan, but we'll see.From @neetruofnet:
what was the issue with pargo? i know he's injured now, but was it money?Matt Steinmetz:
Issue was probably more about knee.From @nicksuh:Biggest Warrior strengthweakness as they're currently constructed?Matt Steinmetz:
That's a great question. I think honestly ... we don't know yet. D.WrightLeehealthy Biedrins make team very differentFrom @Coop374:
do Biedrins' FTs still look ugly?Matt Steinmetz:
They look better. He's losinglost the hitch.From @stiffythekid:
Any shot for @stephencurry30, Monta or DLee to make an all star team? Or Beans to win comeback player?Matt Steinmetz:
Gonna be tough. I'd say Lee has best chance simply because West has lots of quality in backcourtFrom @kenbot4000:
what do you think of b. Wright?Matt Steinmetz:
I actually like the idea of him playing small forward defensively. Think that could be a strength. He & DWright give you lengthFrom @joshtobin:
Are you confident Lee can be effective @ the 4? Seen any chemistry btwn him and CurryEllis?Matt Steinmetz:
I think he can be effective ... the question is will he be significantly less effective there than at five?From @KRISTOMUSIC:
one last ? Your thoughts on Nelly leavin?Matt Steinmetz:
Something that needed to be done to move forward.From @chunkybearcub:
I seriously couldnt care less if Biedrins shoots 50 FT, as long as he has his confidence back around the rim, you agree?Matt Steinmetz:
I do agree.From @BH3ARD:
does it seem that players are happier now that nelly is gone?Matt Steinmetz:
I wouldn't necessarily say "happier." I just think they're glad there was resolution. Things too erratic before.It's obvious one of Larry Riley's offseason priorities was getting healthy players. http:tinyurl.com2cvp2w9
From @AndySpiteri:
do you think Keith Smart will actually be the a long term answer as head coach or will it be one year and done?
Matt Steinmetz:
It's going to be tough for him. Even if he has a nice year and Ws go 38-44, will there be groundswell of support for him?From @BigMeezy34:
besides the pick and roll, what other ways do you think Lee will have to score.Matt Steinmetz:
Fastbreak, offensive rebound. He'll have to prove he can be effective posting up.

The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

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The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

Remember when Mark Jackson was the head coach of the Warriors?

During a recent conversation with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Warriors GM Bob Myers shared the following story:

"I made a mistake with Mark one time -- after a game we lost, I went up to him right after we lost and asked him -- I think Curry had been having a big game and he ran a play for Carl Landry to take a shot to win the game; and it was a good play and it was a good shot.

"And I went up to Mark and I went, 'Did you think about Curry?' And he looked at me, and you could tell he was kind of containing himself, and he said, 'It was a good play. It was a good play.' And I look at him and I thought, 'I will never do that again.' If I don't trust the decisions the coach makes, then he's not the right coach.

"The coach gets to decide, right? I learned that lesson with Mark that I was completely out of line in asking him. And I apologized, and I'll never forget that lesson that I learned for myself ... I was wrong. And I learned that. So you learn more from mistakes sometimes. I don't do the debriefing with my coach after the game. Win or lose."

The Warriors fired Jackson a couple days after dropping Game 7 to the Clippers in the opening round of the playoffs.

Myers was named NBA Executive of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Mike Brown explains why Warriors players respect the young 76ers

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Mike Brown explains why Warriors players respect the young 76ers

On Saturday night in Philadelphia, the 76ers led the Warriors by 24 points early in the third quarter.

With about five minutes left in the game, Golden State led the game 115-97.

It was an incredible turn of events.

On Monday morning, Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown was asked about the 76ers during a radio appearance on KNBR 680.

"They're gonna be good. Right now, they're just kind of finding their way," Brown said. "The thing that I think our guys really like most about that group is -- they don't back down from anybody. They're confident in their abilities, they're confident in their team and they kind of let you know it.

"They talk about it during the course of a game. Our most vocal guy, Draymond, is like that and usually when Draymond shows respect to guys, the rest of our team follows."

Said Steph Curry: "They're on the right path. Waiting on Markelle to get back, and put all the puzzle pieces together but I'm sure they're ready to turn the page from building to actually cementing their idenity and how they're gonna be. I'm pretty sure they're close. They play an exciting brand of basketball. In the first half they showed if you're not ready to play, they can come out and do some amazing things."

[RELATED: Joel Embiid 'likes' Kevin Durant's postgame comments]

Kevin Durant on Ben Simmons: "Something I've never seen before as really playing the point guard at that height and that speed and that strength. You can tell he's an Aussie, too, because he doesn't mind getting into some scuffles or showing his little fiesty side. That's gonna mean well for the Sixers down the line ... all the amazing pieces that they have here ... they're gonna be a load coming up this year, next year, year after that."

Also -- Joel Embiid is hilarious and the world is a better place because of him.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller