Found September 25, 2012 on
Less than 24 months ago, Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes was the projected number one pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. After a great freshman year, Barnes and the rest of UNC's starters opted to return to UNC for a run at the NCAA Championship. His sophomore season showed little improvement over his freshman one and he was chosen number seven in the 2012 NBA Draft.
So things did not go exactly as expected.
The good news is Barnes may have found himself in a better position with Golden State then he would have had he been taken first or second overall in 2011. Nothing is promised though and Barnes' first test comes when training camp opens next week where the starting small forward position is up for grabs.
Here is what we know about Barnes. He has an excellent midrange game and good long range shot. He is athletic enough to be able to take opponents off the dribble, but admits he still needs work on setting up his teammates off these drives. He showed at the Las V...
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Mark Jackson is not making any playoff promises for the Golden State Warriors this season.
Maybe it's a lesson learned for the talented point guard and boisterous broadcaster turned NBA head coach. Or maybe he's just tempering expectations entering his second season considering there actually are expectations with a reshaped roster built around center Andrew Bogut and point...
Andris Biedrins is signed with the Warriors through 13-14 and the team already used its amnesty provision on Charlie Bell last offseason.
Mark Jackson and Don Nelson are very different people.
Nelson was boisterous, out-of-the-box, off-the-wall and innovative. Jackson, granted still a young coach, is a bit more reserved, works on relating to players and has a completely different focus. Yes, their coaching philosophies are completely different.
Don Nelson was about offense. Everything he did was innovating...
Believe it or not, the NBA's regular season is six weeks away. To get you ready, Crossover Chronicles will be profiling a team each day for the next six weeks. This week is the Pacific Division. Today is the Golden State Warriors.
2011-12 Record: 23-43
Key Losses: Nate Robinson (signed with Chicago), Dorrell Wright (traded to Philadelphia), Dominic McGuire ...
It was truly a case of David vs. Goliath. The heavily favored Dallas Mavericks versus the eighth-seeded Golden State Warriors in the first-round of the 2007 NBA playoffs.
No one gave Golden State a chance against the mighty Mavs when the unbelievable happened. The Warriors forced the Mavs to six games when one of the biggest upsets in NBA playoff history occurred.