Just as the title states, there is a reason why I’m only a blogger. In a previous blog, I had ranted about how we signed some random swingman and not focus on what we need, is essentially another big man, who is not as fragile as the big men we have. So yesterday, the Warriors agreed to a 2 year deal with Louis Amundson, while financial terms have not been disclosed, the second year deal is a player option.
I’ve seen Amundson play on TV. He’s not a Dwight Howard or even Big Z. He’s not even close to a Tim Duncan caliber, even if Timmy has two bad knees an takes a good beating every year. But he’s a young man, who’s a given Amare Stoudamire a break and filled in quite nicely while he was out. And he’ll be another big man who can rebound and finish, which the Warriors are in desperate need of. He should have an easy transition since playing for the Suns and he’ll play with two great guards in Steph Curry and Monta Ellis. The Warriors need him to defend the big men on the other team, clean up miss shots with rebounds and put backs and just be some kind presence. It will be great to see a big man run with the Warriors as that was something they lacked last season.
On that note, training camp is two weeks away. Glad Curry will be able to get a week of good rest before the season starts. The Warriors open up their regular season against the Houston Rockets at home on Wednesday 27, 2010.
Countdown to the NBA opening tip!