Here is the article I got off espn insider, at first I thought they were talking about Brandon after I read the headline, but its Dorell.
before training camp began the Warriors starting lineup was set with Stephen Curry(PG), Monta Ellis (SG), Andris Biedrins (C) and David Lee (PF). Small forward was the only open position, but after just two days Dorell Wright has won the spot.
"He's a good defender, a long athletic defender," swingman Reggie Williams tells The Oakland Tribune. "He can handle the ball great. He's great running pick-and-roll action, and he can also post up a little bit."
You know it's a different era in Golden State when the first thing you can say about any one of their starters is, "He's a good defender."
The thing is, he's not that good a defender at all. Rather mediocre to be modest. He has short game stretches where he plays good D (like he played good D on Paul Pierce for a game in the playoffs) and then showed a lack of awareness and IQ that is commonly showed with Wright. To give an idea of how he plays D, think Nick Young. Young played outstanding D on D.Wade for that one game and people started thinking he was going to be a good defender. When that's clearly not the case. Same with Wright. Wright isn't a very good on D at all honestly. Maybe to the Warriors players, all of whom are allergic to D, he's a good defender though. Because he's not as bad as they are
You guys think if Biedrins can return to his 08-09 form, GS can at least be relevant and flirt with a .500 record?
i thought williams would get the spot, but if dorrell is in fact playing solid d then it makes sense to give it to him since their starting lineup is full of scorers and defense is at a premium. I havent paid enough attention to wright to have much opinion on him of how good he is on d though. And the warriors can defenitely be competitive. Biedrins, lee, amundson, wright and udoh(when he gets healthy) will have to be on top of their games though. And the west is just so damn deep. Memphis, clippers and kings are all capable of having solid years if everything goes right, but where are the wins all gonna come from? You only play the wolves so many times.
If Dorrell Wright & Nick Young could stop posing for the cameras and acting so emotionally happy to be in nba ..They might be able to keep their minds on the game....Listen guys yall have made it..now focus on the game...
Both are extremely talented but since they've been in the league..they're play has been inconsistent...
Miami gave Wright several chances to be their starting small forward...I expect Smart to insert someone else at that spot by game 5...
i thought reggie williams was going to be the guy...i think the warriors want to bring him off the bench for instant offense and wright can be the guy that guards the other team's best wing
"You guys think if Biedrins can return to his 08-09 form, GS can at least be relevant and flirt with a .500 record?"
Not. Even. Close.
Wow, what is the rush to name him the starter already. Turns down the whole vibe of the preseason/practice/scrimmage. I'd assume you'd want atleast to state that there is open competition to keep guys going hard. Don't understand making such a hasty decision.
This is just another reason why the Warriors are the Warriors.
Yeah i dont know if naming him the starter is a good boost for his confidence on it's bad for his competitive edge. Wright can be a good defender but he has too many mental errors. He did a great job guarding Iggy one quarter then the Next quarter Thad Young ate him up drew 3 fouls and Wright didn't play again until midway thru the 4th.
Overall I would say Wright is an average defender and I saw him play a lot. He always had a nice frohawk going i'll give him that.
Wright does have a lot of length and is a good all around basketball player can hit the outside shot and pass well. But he is not as good as Reggie Williams and thats who I thought would be there starting small forward. I guess they like Williams scoring off the bench and that makes sense. I also heard rumors that Williams will be playing a lot of PG this year.
"Wright does have a lot of length and is a good all around basketball player can hit the outside shot and pass well. But he is not as good as Reggie Williams and thats who I thought would be there starting small forward. I guess they like Williams scoring off the bench and that makes sense. I also heard rumors that Williams will be playing a lot of PG this year."
Do you honestly believe that a former 1st round pick who the Warriors just gave a three year contract is not as good as a D-League callup who had a few decent games in the irrelevent months of March and April on at the end of an awful Golden State season? It really isn't any sort of news that the small forward the Warriors went out and signed as a free agent is going to be their starter.
Reggie Williams is like 6'3, and he has very mediocre or even below average physical and athletic ability. Why would you think he would be the team's SF? He hasn't played SF ever at this level, or at the college level either.