John Dickinson- Warriors Wrapup

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Saturday, March 17th

John Dickinson joined Matt Steinmetz on Warriors Wrapup to recap Warriors vs Suns. 


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You're listening to the warriors wrapped box on my. 57. Assignments along with it. After the Golden State Warriors defeated the Phoenix Suns that I won 242109. They raised their record. 253. And seventeen. It's time for the play of the game brought do you buy American Express proud partners of the Golden State Warriors. You dolphins offense critical will be wise and it slant that they have come and lonely dog and I think out of our new governor I was thirteen boards. Had an elevation sensation. Blue. Lute is an elevation sensation. Or restriction that we're stretch and now a little bit. I don't really consider Lumia high riser bush threw that went down. Assignments along with you after the warriors beat the suns tonight by the way happy say Patrick stayed everybody. Saint Patrick's day of course. On mount amateur night more in. The parting world Newton New Year's Yves Saint Patrick's Day Halloween and anybody's 21 birthday party. The cynics who we got our main man John Dickinson who was in the house tonight. What is it walking talking stick resort arena I can you know I used to be America west what's up John you doing man. Yet used to be America west used to be what US Airways arena and now talking stick resort or read the talking stick resort outing in Scottsdale. By for the Diamondbacks in the Colorado Rockies have their spring training facility. Wait a minute it's it's one downtown right. It's the same Rea but the actual walking stick resort. No cells can he go again which is what we choose what is named after is out in Scottsdale. Right by the the beautiful facility where the Diamondbacks in the Rockies share. For their spring training facility it's got out in the distance it gets all lit up at night it's it's yet it through its site down here in the valley. What were your impressions of tonight's ball game JD I was telling before you joined. Join us always tell our listeners you know we knew that you and I were kind of talking about how. Not the kind of game you really look forward to but you don't want it turned out to be pretty. Pretty fun again and that's two nights in a row where I really think the warriors. I gave the fans their money's worth even though their star players more involved in the game. Yet it once they got roll in there in the third quarter meaning the warriors looked flat. It looked disinterested in playing defense for the most part in the first half it was like a pick up game. You know with a bunch of bench players I thought in the first half but in the second half but Phoenix played very well they. They deserve credit they hit a lot of three pointers in the first half Josh Jackson really got role in the game. But to me it was the third quarter and it was Quinn cook's third quarter in particular. Scoring the basketball. And it was straight mongering though I think sat in the home and quick hook with sixteen points and a third quarter victory non green. Setting the tone with the leadership. His defense. His ball movement mean he was physically directing traffic on both ends of the floor offensively and defense of Lee. And I think he set a hole and that really heed that 42 point quarter which which turned the game around it put the warriors in a position vacated. They can almost crouse and it felt a lot like informal warriors game when they have ever but he tonight flip that switch in the third. And carry it home to victory. JD stick around and allowed to take a call here because it's it's it's Greg in separate Cisco and he's gonna bring up something that I then wanna get into you. Wit thing after this what's up Greg how you doing man. Greg there. They Greg what's up. Greg you'd element. I can't find Greg you what grade was here's here's what I'm looking at on the tax line. JD. As it relates to Quinn cook. Somebody wants to know is it possible that that Quinn cook could be on the playoff roster instead of cash speak. And then there's actually somebody from 310 say can you see a scenario in which they cut McGee. For cook and then I even have one from rich that says we need to keep cook how about releasing my caught off. And then Gregg was gonna bring up how he thought all recast speak. He's valuable and should be kept on the team I mean. If if the warriors wanna have Quinn cook on the playoff roster they're gonna have to sign him. And then their going to half to release somebody. And do we know any thing on on what they're thinking is about this because. I didn't think it was going to be a decision that but maybe it's something that they got to think about now. Yeah I. I think you're right Matt I mean he's forcing their hand and injuring buying green said after the ball game he said he believes that Quinn cook is forcing the warriors and to add into that playoff roster. Career highs it back to back games. And I think the warriors just from kind of Reading the room and the things that Steve Kerr and Bob Meyerson said. When they've been asked about this issue Matt. I get the impression they really don't wanna wait for anybody. At Quinn cook to the roster it's not a slight on Quinn cook I just think they like all the guys they have and feel when their full strength. Quinn cook is the one guy it is the expendable guys that two way player. And it guided that wasn't guaranteed to be on the team Il throughout the year so I just I get the impression of it Steve chorus asked about it a couple of weeks ago and said well. We've got enough days to get him through the regular season. And that's kind of back. So were good in it he he was almost. A little firm with that like don't ask me again about it you know finding a spot because I think coach Kirk. Ill he doesn't like get down that road of speculation. As far as. Who you're gonna cut the right time there's like a cloud hanging over somebody might have to get waived or released or cut from the team. He doesn't wanna go there and we in the media and the fans are due and it hurt a little bit. But where the warriors are in a good position. Is they don't have to decide on this thing until right before the play. They don't they can see who comes back who doesn't who may be re aggravates an injury who doesn't and didn't figure out how to proceed. That last week of the regular season leading up to the playoffs on that Saturday or Sunday. Yeah no that isn't that is a good point JD and on the tax line here from the 707. Hey guys I've heard a couple different things about these two way contract players maybe you can give me a final definition on it. What Quinn cook be able to join the playoff roster. A two way players are not eligible for the post season. But. That's easily rectified by simply signing. Quinn cook two to an NBA contract. But if the warriors signed queen cooked to an NBA contract. That'll put their roster it's sixteen which means they're gonna have to waive somebody. So that's the way it's gonna work or it would work. With with Quinn cook but the 510 says maybe Quinn cook is the long term backup solution. I don't think that's far fetched I really don't think that's far fetched. You right now your backup point guard Shaun Livingston. We love Shaun Livingston but he's getting up there. He's getting up there and he's got one more year on his contract after this year and then. It may be time for Shaun Livingston to move on and though. Maybe he'll play longer than that but the bottom line is you always have to start thinking about the future and may be queen cook. He's somebody who could back up staff curry at least for the short term. Is he starter in the NBA. I can't say that he isn't right now. But I'm not gonna say that he's also. The next coming of Isiah Thomas I mean we we we got to wait to see what he news. By. I sure like what I've seen the last two games. And I liked the way he plays out like the way he. He seems to have a maturity about it. And I liked it and the other thing is I can really you could really tell if you watched Quinn cook play. In the games before the past two nights okay. Shot he was hope for ten from three point range before. Last night. To know what you are already there. They were all right then. There. And even Steve Kerr said he wasn't worried that at some point he was gonna start. Start making shots and sure enough. When cook made shots. Yesterday antenna. And make a lot of it not a lot of that but I think some of it has to do with the fact that when your without staff courier without clay tops and without. Kevin Durant it's easier for the role players. To step up. 885579570. Can be a last chance to jump into the phone lines and talk about this one. You can always hit me up on the Penske auto sales back context line. 95795. Hillis and two warriors wrap up presented by Carlos Smart home security. Three month leads the kimberlite dike yet to suit that's what the parade had. That's not part why not 8674. Lawyers but that wraps it up but down. Our team is giving me a lot of confidence in or whether. Is dot talking on buses and the west you know odds are talking me before every practice staff no cabin on every guy in the locker room. No has helped me. You know every day and I've been a fan this thing you know for for years and have to actually be here and be as far as the run these these days and these coaches. It is being the best part for me. You're listening to warriors wrap on 957. To gain. That was warriors guard Quinn cook here after scored 28 points tonight in the warriors won 24. 109 win over the Phoenix Suns down in Phoenix tonight. And let's get to our coaches interview brought to you by Walnut Creek Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram where savings is simple. All online at Walnut Creek Jeep. Dot com. Has great second half we really buckled down enough. A lot of the veteran guys for keeping us going in the second half just talking to the younger guys in the really good half of basketball. A lot of great intrusion individual contributions but I like how they competed together to. NBA veteran displays don't fully Oscars this guy forcing his way into the end here now. Oh well he's already been in the NBA in ninth place for New Orleans last year I think was armed. She's proven that he can I competed this level and the last couple games you're seeing what he can do mean he's great shooter and so we've known that you know we've watched him in the June test scores forty points and he's a good show it was us through these it's not just his ability to sub maturity and very professional. Does whatever she asked the guys love them. You know he they wanna go to war with them so he's you know he's as. He's a guy he's an NBA guys are reluctant. Particularly from from dream on in the third quarter its first kind of imposing his will help leadership the way was. I think. This opportunity for him with so many guys out it's kind of on form because he's taking on these like the three. Quite a bit and handling the ball more than ever and I handles it quite a bit anyway in Vietnam without. There are other three all stars. He's taken on a different. We'll end up playing a different position. Running different plays from those positions which is you know do dream most like to be challenged. Intellectually in this game you know. And I think this stretch right now he's energized because. He's he's doing something different and she's not taking on masks and slightly different role it's good form is good for us. Steve Kirk talk and after the Golden State Warriors fifteen point win 124109. Over the Phoenix Suns. The war is now 53 and seventeen their next game is Monday. In San Antonio. John Dickinson is joining us from Phoenix. And JD the one player. I wanted to get into before the show close that I was c'mon looney he had a career high thirteen points career high six blocked shots. And you know he's east herded into a solid player no I'm not gonna say duties turn into a solid six manner. Or. Great contributor off the bench but right now when you look at it ninth or tenth man he's been he's been pretty solid. Well in any eat somebody about it he you can quality and if you know you're gonna keep or by your statement. Get quite ball position you know they like the quiet spot obviously eat it like two or as well. And he just does all the things or your life and meet ET able to it could switch out on. The Greek rebounder eat it's comparable knock it out shots which he talked about after the game I think he really yell or start it. It died at the org spot. They were getting when they trapped Adam out eat apple injury issues. Yet no doubt about it and I guess that. The thing to keep an eye on long term would looney as the warriors didn't pick up his option for next season. Which means he's an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year and what when they didn't pick up his option I don't really think anybody thought twice about it but as the season's gone along. He's certainly another player who's an obvious NBA player and now. It's cycle it's gonna take is one team to two to be attracted to looney. And it could be tough for Golden State to keep them. Yeah it really is and I think that's one you know I go back there before that number eight at. I did he get it called a rock like he it. You know what BP really fully achieved even went back to. This summer league that he looked he looked behind short belt that. And I needed jolt to got a black sheep at that point in time. You'd bought it at or IP article a lot. Not only was not a lot epic. But looks like it it might be the type of player that the warrior like that wrapper. A few more years ago you have that extra eat it really it's that it strict the other gonna have to. Divvy up who get eight and I think they're at the ex cup choices. On guys maybe they don't eat that caught her right at the top of that. Yeah I think one of the reasons looney. It has had trouble staying in shape is because he's been hurt. But he finally had a stretch of health. I guess over the summer and that's where he came in. What he was he came in great shape this year and by and large he's he's stayed healthy cell. You know I also think the other thing about looting that I would I would love a follower coach is. Yeah make a lot of mistakes and that's the kind of player. You want on the floor in the post season especially when you don't have to worry about stuff like scoring. Because we don't need to. Any pick that he trot. That's that would cut out you look the order. Org that's players are high risk players it's to be that curry. At turtle or they just made it make you wonder what Ellie what the heck can beat you let out or straight bunker eagle that they think oil exit shot that. You know you're like what did you eat electorate mockery this is an excellent passer any immediate intelligent player but you'll pew. Think on the basketball court you go what they act with that I think it's important for all players that. Not yet hiring. And that's the one thing claw. People you but it it there with 38 they are productive. It's like it would lack yet it last week gonna knock out shot. He's got eight there right past it meant a little bit not gonna do it absolutely kills. Yeah they don't the players did wanna ask you about was the was was Josh Jackson. I've seen a little of them this year. He hasn't stood out to me in in the big games that I've watched him but he sure stood out to me. Tonight I think he's got to be careful sometimes in a game like this. To get overly enamored maybe with a guy like Josh actuary with a guy like Quinn cook but. It sure looks like Josh Jackson's are pretty offensive player. Yes no doubt this is what is best game to eat it further on that. Beat you start to look around we get the bottom of the west he start the what you got Al you know who got who got. Me out it would block Sacramento last night. Well don't they don't have a lot. You know maybe box but on the edge. You know in there at all a lot they're beyond that e-book it's EXP that Devin Booker at play. And look at a guy like Jackson Jackson start the lash you know. An app Clinton's visit to opposite score punched at it you almost start to look at the exit out they're there having an awful. In other out of that charge right now but they have to count the peace it's like don't you guys. Maybe there are still Barbara wall of those that scene that day at the bottom opt for that. They're right there at the abort it it's well a statement the proper leadership in GM the coach about it. They might be achieved its action position to turn around a little more quickly and out. Yeah Mickey might be right there hey JD thank you for joining us tonight and enjoy the rest of your time down and the valley of the sun have fought its spring training lament. We are right that's John Dickinson who is pat. The Phoenix warriors game tonight given us his report. And the warriors. They beat the Phoenix Suns tonight 12420109. They are now 53 and seventeen. Unfortunately no closer to the Houston Rockets they seemed to be entrenched in the number two spot right now. Next ball game Monday against the San Antonio Spurs and we'll have warriors warm up and wrap up for you than. You've been listening to the warriors wrap up presented by Carlos Smart home security thanks for listening and everybody.