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“I just think Daryl Morey just screwed Kevin McHale,” Barkley said during an appearance on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Fox Sports Radio. “Obviously, me and Daryl Morey don’t like each other because he’s one of those analytic geeks who think you get numbers winning games instead of players. The guy was just in the (Western Conference) finals five months ago and (now) he sucks after 11 games?
“In Portland, he was the guy, taking 25-30 shots a night. That’ll go to 10 or 15 in San Antonio and it’ll be tough to adjust for him. Is he a good enough defender or rebounder to offset that? When you go to another team and are the third option, that’s a major adjustment. “He’s going to have to learn and say, ‘OK, I’ll be a better rebounder and a better defender.’ He’s a very good player, don’t get me wrong; it’s going to be an adjustment for him not getting all of those touches. “That’s one of the reasons further why they are not my favorites in the West.”
The show went to the next level with this one on Tuesday, though. The producers used an infamous mug shot of Charles Barkley, drew jail bars over it and scribbled a fake URL (alcatraz.com) to drive home the point that Chuck likes to get himself arrested.
“The Cavaliers, man, they are loaded,” TNT’s Charles Barkley said. “I just want to see them healthy.” The Warriors were too good for them and everyone else last season, winning 67 games in Steve Kerr’s first season as coach. Kerr will miss the opener Tuesday while recovering from back surgery but MVP Stephen Curry and every other important piece from last season is back. “What’s great about us, we’re all so competitive, that I don’t think complacency will be an issue,” All-Star Klay Thompson said. “But we love having the bullet on our back.”