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Warriors want a complete overhaul

Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:04 pm
 
Warriors' GM says personnel changes towards defensive strength must happen along with new coach mindset. 
Posted by Matt Moore

Thursday we mentioned how Larry Riley was looking for a coach with better defensive principles, and we questioned how that was going to happen, given their personnel. Turns out, Riley turned around and acknowledged that there were going to be personnel changes. Defense has to be brought in, and the time is now. 
From SFGate.com: 
In what hinted at a major change in philosophy, Riley noted that all of the potential additions have to be better defenders. He even seemed open to slowing his preferred uptempo style offense.

"That doesn't mean I have to go get a defensive guru to coach," Riley said. "Our defense has to improve, but that's not necessarily the model for the coach. ...

"We do like the uptempo game, because the roster is geared that way. That could change, if we change the roster as well as the coach."
via Housecleaning ongoing for Warriors GM Riley.

So the objective then is to try and build a transition roster that doesn't clash with the uptempo pieces they have in place but can also play defense. That's a tough, but not impossible order. Fast-pace teams tend to give up more points and offensive rebounds by way of the system. But a team like Indiana is a good example of a team with young, athletic talent who play solid defense and have the fifth highest pace. And we saw what kind of promising future they've got in their first-round series against Chicago, albeit a brief one. 

If the Warriors want to put the pointless speed years behind them and move towards a more-balanced, while still fast future, making these kinds of adoptions are a great way to start. The only question is what they'll have to give up to start adding those types of players. 


Comments

Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: May 1, 2011 9:45 am
 

hopeless

It doesn't matter what this moron GM does---this team will suck for years.  They don't get it.


WrinklyDinosaur
Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: April 30, 2011 6:26 pm
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Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Warriors want a complete overhaul

nd Larry Riley surely knows what he's doing !! LOL

He does.  Tell me a bad move that he has made.



Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Warriors want a complete overhaul

How does this....
In what hinted at a major change in philosophy, Riley noted that all of the potential additions have to be better defenders. He even seemed open to slowing his preferred uptempo style offense.

"That doesn't mean I have to go get a defensive guru to coach," Riley said. "Our defense has to improve, but that's not necessarily the model for the coach. ...

"We do like the uptempo game, because the roster is geared that way. That could change, if we change the roster as well as the coach."
Somehow give us a title like this....
Warriors want a complete overhaul.....?????



What a scandalous title.



Since: Jun 18, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:43 am
 

Warriors want a complete overhaul

amazing what a true power forward can do for your team....and just think nobody wanted Zac Randolph



Since: Jun 18, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:38 am
 

Warriors want a complete overhaul

they should start in the front office... this will be the 3rd year in a row Riley blows up roster.....maybe he will finally understand you need to add not subtract all the time.
 what he didnt know david lee couldnt play defense until after he signed for 80 million?

where do i apply for his job?



Since: Feb 6, 2011
Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:55 am
 

Warriors want a complete overhaul

And Larry Riley surely knows what he's doing !! LOL


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