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(AZCentral)   It's always fun to teleport to an alternate reality and imagine what it would be like if Stephen Curry had been drafted by the Phoenix Suns   (azcentral.com) divider line 19
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2013-05-04 11:27:18 AM
Is it?
 
2013-05-04 11:30:09 AM
And if my sister had balls she'd be my brother.
 
2013-05-04 11:32:58 AM
Just like it would be fun to live in an alternate reality where Robert Sarver isn't owning the Suns; but that's not the world we live in, is it?
 
2013-05-04 12:02:12 PM
yah, i forget the details but the Suns had a handshake deal with Golden State where either they'd take Curry and trade him to us or, well, whatever.  there was a handshake deal with GSW.

But, the draft unfolded such that GSW backed out of the deal.  there was a fair measure of butthurt fromt eh Suns organization then.  i forget who the GM was (Kerr?) but someone, after the draft, was pretty critical of the GSW organization for reneging on the deal.
 
2013-05-04 12:16:17 PM
But back in reality, Steph is a Dub and you all should be jealous! Cause we sure as hell arent letting him go for a good long time. Expect Warriors as regular deep playoff contenders for years to come.
 
2013-05-04 12:35:56 PM
It's still baffling to me, as a lifelong Warriors observer, that they have someone on the team that another organization would want.
 
2013-05-04 12:45:01 PM
I still don't know why the NBA doesn't allow trading of picks during the draft, instead relying on handshake deals that can be cancelled, to say nothing of having pictures of draft picks putting on hats of teams that even THEY know they're not going to.
 
2013-05-04 12:57:58 PM
It's always fun to teleport to an alternate reality and imagine what it would be like if Stephen Curry had been drafted by the Phoenix Suns recruited by Virginia Tech

/ damn it, Greenberg!
 
2013-05-04 01:01:47 PM
Yeah, the Suns could've had Iguodala, then they traded that pick and they could've had Rondo, then they traded that and could've had Rudy Fernandez or something. Instead they traded all those picks (those are who got selected with the picks they traded). Plus they traded a couple No. 1s and Kurt Thomas for a No. 2 pick. Now apparently they could've had Curry. Let's just add it to the list of "hey, if they were trying to win, they might've had this roster."

Not to mention trading Shawn Marion for nearly-retired Shaq because they "needed defense and rebounding" and didn't want to give up Stoudemire...who they then let go in free agency.

They went from a random Raja Bell calf injury against the Mavs (or a bizarre set of circumstances that benefited the Spurs) away from the Finals to the complete dregs of the league in just a few years.
 
2013-05-04 02:05:07 PM
And the Raptors could've had T Mac, VC, and D Wade on the team at the same time. Who cares? The league is full of what could've been scenarios; nobody cares.
 
2013-05-04 02:07:11 PM
Will they have dirigibles in this alternate reality too?  Gotta have dirigibles.
 
2013-05-04 02:07:54 PM
Hey, at least your team didn't just flat out pick Jonny Flynn instead.
 
2013-05-04 02:53:23 PM

FrancoFile: Will they have dirigibles in this alternate reality too?  Gotta have dirigibles.


rigid airship.

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2013-05-04 03:05:15 PM
What is up with them being called Golden State? Was Oakland Warriors trademarked or something? Are there any other teams named after a vague description of the state they play in?

I think we should call the Yankees the Empire State Yankees from now on. The Chiefs can be the Show Me State Chiefs. And America's Wang State Dolphins has a very nice ring to it.

/what? Just as useful a discussion as what would happen if that one team had drafted a different guy we know now is good.
 
2013-05-04 03:23:07 PM
Yes, getting lost in random "what if team X drafted" hypotheticals is one of my favorite pastimes. I once spent an entire Labor Day weekend mapping out how radically different our world would be today had Ball State been able to recruit Slapnuts McSoggybottom in 2003 instead of Akron. I don't want to give away the whole plot, but, I will say it ends up drastically affecting the 2008 elections.
 
2013-05-04 03:34:07 PM

Killer Cars: Yes, getting lost in random "what if team X drafted" hypotheticals is one of my favorite pastimes. I once spent an entire Labor Day weekend mapping out how radically different our world would be today had Ball State been able to recruit Slapnuts McSoggybottom in 2003 instead of Akron. I don't want to give away the whole plot, but, I will say it ends up drastically affecting the 2008 elections.


I my alternate universe, Harry Turtledove is a sports writer.

/whoa
 
2013-05-04 05:47:32 PM

js34603: What is up with them being called Golden State? Was Oakland Warriors trademarked or something? Are there any other teams named after a vague description of the state they play in?


I believe it is because they used to play in SF and they moved to Oakland, so they have decent history in both cities. Also, unlike baseball and football, there is only one basketball team in the Bay Area, so it helps with mass appeal. Perhaps they should have called it the Bay Area Warriors but perhaps they wanted to be unique. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if they changed their name to the San Francisco Warriors when they move back to SF, they might be distancing themselves from the image of Oakland by calling themselves Golden State. 

/so hella reasons
 
2013-05-04 09:23:29 PM

TheJoe03: js34603: What is up with them being called Golden State? Was Oakland Warriors trademarked or something? Are there any other teams named after a vague description of the state they play in?

I believe it is because they used to play in SF and they moved to Oakland, so they have decent history in both cities. Also, unlike baseball and football, there is only one basketball team in the Bay Area, so it helps with mass appeal. Perhaps they should have called it the Bay Area Warriors but perhaps they wanted to be unique. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if they changed their name to the San Francisco Warriors when they move back to SF, they might be distancing themselves from the image of Oakland by calling themselves Golden State. 

/so hella reasons


The Oakland Warriors sound like they'd kill you where you stand.

The San Francisco Warriors sound like a bicycle century club for 40-somethings.
 
2013-05-04 10:35:26 PM
The Warriors have drafted very well in recent years. Curry, Thompson and Barnes are a young core that will be crashing the playoffs for years to come.

Watch and learn, Phoenix.
 
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