Obviously, the Warriors’ entire potential can’t be gleaned in a week. But we could get a solid idea of their strengths and weaknesses while battling largely playoff-level competition.
SACRAMENTO KINGS (17-33)
Another day, another DeMarcus Cousins ejection, this time Monday in a 98-91 loss to Utah. But at least give the hotheaded big man some credit for originality.
Not many players could manage to get ejected at HALFTIME as both teams were heading to the locker room. Then again, most players wouldn’t tell a referee not to act like “a (bleeping) female.” (Certainly not while he already had one technical, but probably not at all.)
On the plus side, there are only 32 games left to torture the Kings faithful.
In case you missed it, colleague Jan Hubbard wrote a fantastic column Sunday about the Kings early history in Sacramento at the original Arco, and what it would mean for the city — two cities, actually — if they relocate to Seattle. Definitely worth the clickthrough.
Brian and Andy Kamenetzky are sportswriters and radio hosts who have worked in sports media for over a decade. They have covered the Lakers and the NBA for eight seasons, for both the LATimes.com and ESPN.com, as well as ESPN The Magazine. Follow them on Twitter at @KamBrothers.