Barnes back to the Warriors

Today is a good day to be Matt Barnes. Needing a player to replace Kevin Durant the Warriors signed forward Matt Barnes. Obviously you can’t replace Durant unless Lebron is coming through that door, but in Barnes you get a guy who can defend, shoot a little, and give you solid minutes.  Plus, Barnes now has a legitimate shot to win a NBA title.

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Warriors players react to Durant’s injury

Kevin Durant is out for at least four weeks with a MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise. KD’s teammates react to his injury on Twitter. Here are a few:

Durant out indefinitely

The Warriors and Kevin Durant dodged a bullet today. It was learned today that Kevin Durant will be out indefinitely with a MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise. After four weeks, Durant will be re-evaluated.  I guess it could have been worse. We’ll see what happens after four weeks. Indefinitely could possibly turn into longer(see Joel Embiid) if things do not look good after four weeks. Hopefully KD will be back sooner than later.

Embiid out for the year

“The Process” has ended for now! 76ers have announced that Joel Embiid will be out for the season with a meniscus tear in his left knee. After missing the first two years of his career with a foot injury, Embiid played in 31 games for the 76er this season.

Embiid has missed the first two seasons of his career. In his first season, he played in only 31 games.  I think the 76ers have an interesting decision when it comes to building their franchise around Embiid. Can you really trust that he can stay healthy?  I am not sure you can. Either the 76ers have bad luck or bad karma. Whatever they have, it ain’t good!

Hall of Famer Larry Brown talks Phil Jackson and triangle offense

Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown believes that Phil Jackson should coach the Knicks if he wants them to run the triangle offense.  Brown had this to say to Sirius XM NBA Radio:

“I can’t figure out how you can hire a coach and tell him how you want him to play. I can’t figure out how you can draft players for a coach that you know coaches a certain a style, and was successful doing that style, and get him to play a style that you feel comfortable with. Then you coach. You’re talking about one of the greatest coaches in the history of our sport. Let him coach. If he wants to do the triangle, put it in and let him coach it, and then teach everybody around and get the players who are comfortable playing it.”

Larry Brown might be right here. If Phil Jackson believes the triangle offense is the best way to go, then he should either find a head coach who runs the offense, or just do it himself!

Embiid out indefinitely

“Trust the Process!” It is getting harder for 76ers fans to keep the faith. First, Ben Simmons was ruled out for the year because his foot is not fully healed.(more on him in a moment) Now, Joel Embiid is out indefinitely with swelling and soreness in the knee. He is scheduled for a MRI. The 76ers should not rush him back. Actually, they should even think about just shutting him down for the year.   Also, Ben Simmons had a procedure on his foot to help with healing.

Pelicans 0-3 since Cousins’ trade

Pelicans are now 0-3 since trading for DeMarcus Cousins. Concern? It has only been three games, and it will take time for everybody to get comfortable. End of the day, many were quick to crown the Pelicans as the number eight seed in the Western Conference. I was hoping the Pels would get the eighth seed, so they we could see how their size would matchup against the Warriors. At this point, the Pelicans are 3.5 behind the eighth seeded Nuggets with 22 games to play. Good news is they have three games left against the Nuggets; bad news is they have to jump four teams.

Pick it up Pelicans! Pick it up!

Shaq to Kevin Durant: “Mind yo business”

The beef between Shaquille O’Neal and Javale McGee continues on. Now, Shaq is giving Kevin Durant the business too!  Durant, who came out in defense of McGee, received a couple tweets from “The Diesel.”