Myers: the ‘fantastic’ Boogie, how these Warriors stack up to the past, plus approach to the trade deadline/buyout season

Warriors President of Basketball Ops/GM delivers his state of the Dubs

Karl Buscheck
January 30, 2019 - 2:26 pm

On the eve of DeMarcus Cousins’ Oracle debut, Bob Myers, the Warriors Warriors President of Basketball Ops/GM, called into “The Afternoon Delight” with Greg Papa and Bonta Hill to delve into all things Golden State.

Myers admitted that’s been impressed by the work of Cousins, who’s averaging 15.2 ppg and 7.0 rpg after the initial five games of his Warriors tenure.

“When the lights turn on, he has another gear,” Myers said on 95.7 The Game. “And he probably has another gear than what you guys have seen.”

“So, he’s been fantastic. I know that there were people that were speculating how good or bad it would be. But to be totally honest with you guys, I think all of us would say, he’s probably exceeded what we thought (he’d do).”

“In his mind, he’s probably thinks he doing exactly what he expected of himself. But, he’s been great. And not just that, off the court, he’s been a good guy, a good teammate…”

The logical follow-up was how this team, sporting five All-Stars, stacks up with previous iterations of the era.

“I think this is the most talent, I suppose, we’ve ever had,” Myers said, noting that for many observers that’s an obvious takeaway.

The seamless integration also leaves the Warriors in an idea spot as the trade deadline and the buyout season approach.

Myers can sit back and wait to see what the injury situation looks like and what opportunities the market presents before deciding how to fill the final spot on the roster.

“We’ll explore opportunities like we do every time,” Myers said. “The good news is, it’s better for me to answer that way than to answer it, ‘We need X. We’ve got to do X, which means you’re probably more active in the trade market and buyout (market) because there’s a glaring need or hole.

“It’s better to be in this position where you can say, ‘Look, if something makes sense, we’ll do it. If not, we won’t. It’s kind of a luxury.”

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