May 8, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half in game two of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 5/10: Don’t Be Shocked by Warriors’ Shooting, Can Wilson Start for Raiders?


Golden State Warriors: Don’t Be Surprised by the Shooting

It’s also mildly hilarious that the Golden State Warriors are playing this well against the San Antonio Spurs, just on the face of things. It’s funny, but there is sense to be made from it. There’s much talk of, “HOW ARE THE WARRIORS SHOOTING LIKE THIS,” even though this is, largely, how the Warriors shoot. Golden State averaged a shade over 40% from deep this year. In the playoffs, they’ve shot a shade over 40% from deep. Against the Spurs, it’s crept up to 41.5% from distance. Hello East Coast, hello national viewers. This is how the Warriors splash.

- Ethan Sherwood Strauss, Warriors World

Can Tyler Wilson Steal Oakland Raiders’ Starting QB Gig?

Truth be told, Wilson would be better off sitting for a year or two and working on the numerous unpolished aspects of his game. Unfortunately, considering how devoid of talent the Raiders roster is, it’s not like fielding a rookie would do too much harm to the overall quality of their starting lineup.

It could, however, do harm to Wilson, whose ego is already frail after a disastrous senior season at Arkansas. But it’s not like the Raiders are a franchise known for making smart, logical personnel decisions. There’s a reason GM Reggie McKenzie is already on the hot seat.

- Gil Alcaraz IV, Rant Sports

Will San Francisco 49ers Naming Rights Keep Levi’s Hip?

Why would Levi Strauss, which is going to pay the second highest amount (third when Los Angeles gets its football team) based on an annual average of $11 million a year, pay so much? Sure, the company is based in the same city as the team and new stadiums don’t come around every day, especially in a rich market like Santa Clara. And the executives who run Levi will have a great place to entertain big shots (don’t think for a second that luxury suite access isn’t part of this deal).

- Mike Ozanian, Forbes

 

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