Found May 03, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
Lost in the recent hype of the Golden State Warriors playoff series win over the Denver Nuggets is how bad this team was only a season ago, and the season before that, etc. They started the 2012 campaign with two great players playing the same position. One was an entrenched fan favorite capable of scoring at will, the other a young phoneme touted as the next great shooter but whose frail body tended to be injury prone . Besides those two there wasn't a lot left to build on. What management and ownership decided to do, what they had to do, was part with one of these assets and build a real NBA team. Lets just say they made the right choice. Trading Monta Ellis for an injured Andrew Bogut and thus sacrificing the entire 2012 season has paid dividends for this season and seasons to come. 2012's 23-43 record also allowed them to manipulate the draft and pick three rookies that are contributing like no one imagined. Without Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, and Dreymond Green...
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