No Boulder Too Vague

Hey, it's me. I'm back again. The video above is how I feel when my sick comes back, like it just did after a morning of relative lucidity. I have seen every Jekyll & Hyde movie and this is my favorite. It also made it very hard for me to believe that Spencer Tracey was not in some way related to the Martin Sheen clan, at least when he turned into an id-fueled monster.

You probably wonder why I'm posting, given that I'm writing like a happy seminar on text messaging. It's because, as you probably all know, THE WARRIORS ARE FOR SALE. No, not the team, but for all intents and purposes, the team. If you want to trade for anyone on the Warriors, you can. It hurts to see Nellie go out like this, the limits of his imagination reinforced so gravely. He has no idea what to do with anyone tall, no matter how multi-faceted they are. We all have our limits, and I suppose blind spots are part of true vision, but his inability to make Randolph work is just dumb. At least D'Antoni can plead "system." However, it heartens me that Curry can be had, too. I was worried we'd have to wait till this summer, when they draft John Wall and have to bring him off the bench (thus precipitating a sit-in by every local broadcaster around the league).

It's strange and possibly emotional, but most of all—and speaking of D'Antoni—the stage is set for forever. Have you ever heard of the Braves/Celtics swap? Here's an ESPN article on it. Walter Brown bought the Braves after taking cash instead of that crazy St. Louis Spirit settlement, merger blah blah blah. He was governor of Kentucky at some point and had a friend who died when he parachuted out of an airplane with too much cocaine strapped around his waist. It was in front of the governor's mansion. The parachute malfunctioned. But enough about him. In 1978, Brown sold the Braves to the guy who owned the Celtics, and bought the Celtics from him. Also, they traded the core of each team across state lines.

The analogy doesn't work perfectly, but for the sake of the living, let this happen with Golden State and the Knicks. What I mean by this is, if the Warriors want to lose everyone and save money, and the Knicks (as we know) have no one good and aren't getting LeBron, why not send D'Antoni someone to love in the form of Ellis, Randolph, Curry, and Morrow? That's like the absolute primordial super factual D'Antoni team! Sure, there's no PG, but it can't be worse than what they've got now.

I am going to lie down again. Think it over and write some open letters!

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At 12/16/2009 3:56 PM, Blogger kingcong said...

From a guy who's seen almost every minute of the Dubs this year:
Curry is a point guard, just not a very good one (yet?). I noticed that he plays like one from the very first game. Until then I had bought the mini-Reggie Miller label. He plays more like Mike Bibby, maybe trying to play like Nash. Makes too many cute one-handed passes that turn into TOs though. He's averaging 4.6 assists and less than 10 FG attempts per game (and more than a few TOs). Nellie is in love with him though, so it will have to be from his cold dead hands.

Be careful what you wish for with Randolph. I don't know who's been more detrimental to his development, Nellie or the fans and local media who have inflated his ego. The kid just doesn't know how to play yet. His court sense and fundamentals are below what my team mates and mine were in high school. Seriously. His ceiling is unbelievably high though. Besides, anyone who gets Randolph has to take Magette and the 30 million+ he is owed. Love to see if D'antoni loses his hair before his contract runs out. Corey might even make the 'tache hair fall out.

At 12/16/2009 4:01 PM, Blogger Dude N Plenty said...


I like this trade because it could get Jeffries to Del Negro in time to save one of their jobs.

I hate this trade because LeBron might actually want to come to NYK with that team in place, even if the arguments over whether there is enough room for both Ellis and James to penetrate would be funny as hell.

Then GSW can use their cap space to make a big run at some Euro that Donnie told his dad about, like maybe Josh Childress.

At 12/16/2009 4:09 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

KC-I will concede that Curry is more of a PG than Ellis, and that the Reggie Miller is off. However, the key to someone like Bibby playing PG is recognizing their limitations at the position. What pisses me off about Curry is, as you say, that he seems determined to prove he really, truly belongs there.

About Randolph: I think we can all see now that we over-reacted, and that Randolph's skill set is way ahead of his ability to apply it. It's also pretty clear to me that he's still very young, touchy (in an non-asshole-y way), and impressionable. All the more reason to find him a good home.

DNP-Or they could just draft Donatas Motiejunas.

At 12/16/2009 5:22 PM, Blogger Mouth said...

I respectfully submit that Corey Maggette is the best player on the Golden State Warriors. Minus injury time, he's been the best athlete in a basketball uniform since 1997. Tragically, all his career, he's never enjoyed a playbook in which plays were run for him as the primary option.

At 12/16/2009 5:46 PM, Blogger Joe P. Tone said...

So sad. I thought they were actually for sale. Now that would be a big sack of dandy. Instead, this. Fuck me with rolled up RunTMC poster.

At 12/16/2009 10:27 PM, Blogger Marshall said...

I hate watching the Warriors and seeing a glum Anthony Morrow upset that teams have figured out his lovably one-dimensional game. My dude just wants to continue a tender romantic affair with the three pointer and teams (especially on the road) are taking this away from him and us as viewers. Send him to a team with a dominant big man and he could be a likeable Damon Jones firing away and grinning.

Randolph gives away bad fouls like free cheese samples.

At 12/16/2009 11:36 PM, Blogger spanish bombs said...

This was the most compelling writing on this site in years (like 2 maybe).

At 12/17/2009 1:33 AM, Blogger kingcong said...

Yes, Magette is only the primary option every time he touches the ball, where he proceeds to call a play for himself. Maybe my favorite all-time was a couple of weeks ago against Orlando. He picked up a loose ball and went on a 1-on-3 "fast break," faked a pass to nobody, and then airballed a layup. it was beautiful. I was at the game, but I'd love to see video if anyone could find it. It rivals his "travels 6 times in one play" clip that went viral last season.

At 12/17/2009 11:02 AM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

@Mouth: You must be a Duke alum, because you're so obviously a homer and because you know nothing about basketball.

At 12/18/2009 1:06 PM, Blogger jeff said...

ultramag intro! that record is one of my all time faves.


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