Time to get caught up on the latest in the land of the Golden State Warriors…
Barkley on Bogut
NBA Hall-of-Famer and current TNT broadcast Charles Barkley has never been one to shy away from asserting his opinions, and he definitely did just that when asked about injured Warriors’ center Andrew Bogut on a radio show earlier this week:
I loved him as a player, but I don’t think he can ever play again. I don’t think he can ever be close to the player he used to be. He doesn’t just have injuries. He has major injuries. … His injuries were so major that he’s never going to be able to get back to where he was. I hate that, because he seems like a great kid. But I don’t ever think he can get back to that All-Star level where he was in Milwaukee.
It should be taken into account that Barkley has had some beef with the Warriors in years past. When the Warriors played the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs in 2007, Barkley called the Warriors “midgets” and predicted that Dallas would win easily.
Of course, the Warriors pulled off one of the greatest upsets in NBA history, knocking off the Mavericks in the first round.
Tonight’s Game – Warriors vs. Hawks, 7:30 PM at Oracle Arena
According to reports, Atlanta Hawks‘ point guard Devin Harris will not play in tonight’s game against the Warriors due to the stomach flu. The flu has also affected center Al Horford, who is a gametime decision. Zaza Pachulia will start if Horford cannot play.
We will have a in-depth preview and recap of the action tonight, as the Warriors look to get back to .500 with a win over the Hawks.