Originally posted by SF69ers:
Harrison Barnes, baby!! He's looking more and more as the player scouts were saying had a touch of Tracy McGrady in him. The guy is showing much more explosiveness than I ever imagined.
And LOL at the people still against David Lee. The guy battles and battles EVERY NIGHT, most nights without a true center near him, and he has helped our team in becoming a top 5 or 6 rebounding team. People cry and b***h that he's overpaid. Guess what......I can name a s**tload of other players that are overpaid and doesn't even get close to playing to the amount they've received.
Oh, and if you think posting a quote from the "great" Tim Kawakami helps your claim, you've lost all credibility. Kawakami is the worst journalist in the bay area.
Yep. On all counts. I liked Barnes coming out of college and was happy the Warriors took him over Drummond. Still, I did not see this much athleticism in him. He has been a VERY pleasant surprise with his ability to rebound and even defend. This draft class has been an A+ so far. Loved what Draymond Green did the other night as well.
As for David Lee.. there are just people that want to rip him because of his contract. We ALL know he is overpaid. DUH. However, to say he is trash or a below average NBA player is just ridiculous. Anyone who says that really loses any credibility with me as far as NBA knowledge goes. If Lee was making 3M per season everyone would love the guy. Sure, he has defensive liabilities. Maybe if he had a true Center who could play defense that wouldnt be such a big deal.