Warriors at Kings: What to watch for


Warriors at Kings: What to watch for

The Warriors are in Sacramento on Monday night to play theKings, and theyre trying to win their third consecutive game on the road tostart the season.The last time the Warriors started a season 3-0 on the roadwas back in 1994-95. Unfortunately, Golden State finished that season 26-56, sothere are no assurances as far as that goes.Still, on the heels of Saturdays victory over the Clippersin L.A., the Warriors are feeling good about their start. Theyll be facing an0-3 Kings team playing their first home game of the season.Here are some things to watch for:Boguts return: Warriors center AndrewBogut sat out Saturdays game against the Clippers, but he is expected to be inthe starting lineup tonight. Hell likely play approximately 20 minutes andwill match up against DeMarcus Cousins.Bogut acknowledged some frustration with long stretches ofinactivity as was the case on Friday against the Grizzlies between hisfirst stint in the game and his second, but thats something hes going to haveto deal with for November and perhaps beyond.The plan is to rest Bogut on the second game of back-to-backnights and to limit his minutes in the games he does play. Its worth taking alook at how Boguts teammates handle Bogut being in the lineup on some nightsand out of it on another.Curry at shooting guard: Warriors coachMark Jackson has used Stephen Curry a great deal at shooting guard through thefirst three games, and Curry has responded with a couple of nice scoringnights.While there is a large segment of Warriors fans that want tosee Curry play point guard now and into the future, it seems clear that theteam is better and perhaps Curry also when Jarrett Jack plays point andCurry plays off guard.Handling emotion: The Kings might be 0-3,but they havent played a home game yet. A sellout crowd is expected at SleepTrain Pavilion for this home opener, so the Warriors are going to have tocounter the fans enthusiasm with solid and fundamental play.In the Warriors victory over the Clippers on Saturday,Golden State gave up a big lead but never relinquished it entirely. TheClippers rallied from 14 back to tie the game on more than one occasion, butthe Warriors came up with buckets every time they needed to maintain thelead.There will likely be a time or two tonight when the crowdgets into it and the Warriors will have to keep their poise.

Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding


Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding

With a big break until their next game, the Warriors spent a couple days in New York City.

Klay Thompson spent part of his Monday walking around the city.

And as only Thompson could, he wound up appearing on a local news report. But he wasn't talking about basketball. Not even close.

Courtesy of Twitter user @MP_Trey, Thompson was interviewed on Fox 5 NY to talk about ... scaffolding.

"I usually observe if the piping and stuff is new. Sometimes, you know, something looks like it's been there a while, I try to avoid that," Thompson said in the report.

You can watch the odd video here:

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


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