Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Quick Look at the Warriors

Warriors.com has an excellent Training Camp Blog going. Give it a look.

Head Coach Don Nelson recently announced his Opening Night starting five. With guard Stephen Jackson serving a seven-game NBA suspension to start the season, Nellie will go with Baron Davis and Monta Ellis at guard, Kelenna Azubuike and Mickael Pietrus at forward and Andris Biedrins at center. Even for Nellie, that's pretty small.

Tonight, Biedrins (sprained big toe, left foot), Ellis (sprained neck) and Troy Hudson (sore left groin) are all game-time decisions. Ellis suffered a scary fall early in camp that put him in the hospital (fortunately, he suffered only the sprain) and has yet to play in the preseason.

Azubuike, at 17.2 ppg, is Golden State's leading preseason scorer. It will be neat to see Warriors rookie Marco Belinelli, who had a fun matchup with Sonics rookie Kevin Durant in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Belinelli is averaging 13.4 points. He's shooting 39.1%, including 17.4% from downtown.