Chris Mullin Rumors
Though Curry quickly put that talk to rest, scoring a career-high 62 points in his very first opportunity to respond, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Chris Mullin disagrees with the very premise of the discussion.T “He’s one of the top three players of his generation,” Mullin told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Grant Liffman on the “Dubs Talk” podcast. ” … He’s the Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird of his generation. And each generation has those guys. … The accolades, we all know what they are — three-time champion, five times to the NBA Finals — so, yeah, that’s what he’s going to be remembered for. This is all adding to his legacy. His legacy is cemented in stone. He’s adding to it with new challenges.”
They’d have you believe he has been carried to multiple championships, when the opposite actually is true. From Mullin’s perspective, it boils down to jealousy. “I guess they call them haters,” Mullin explained, ” … I just call it being jealous. I really do believe not only how well and dominant that Steph plays; it’s the joy and passion and fun he has doing it, and he doesn’t let that stuff bother him. So, I think a lot of people are jealous of the way he can handle his success and his failures — he handles them both admirably.”
Mullin said that Wiseman, the No. 2 pick, “is going to be a star” and is already impressed with the 7-foot-1, 251-pound center’s athleticism and poise. He said Bazemore, who has eight seasons of NBA experience, brings another reliable veteran presence. And he said that the Warriors would be happy if Oubre simply replicated his prolific numbers with Phoenix over the past two seasons. “To me, the biggest factor for these guys when it comes to replacing Klay Thompson and what he did is consistency,’’ Mullin said. “They need to be consistent in their contributions night after night.”
Mannion on Feb. 6 racked up 20 points (12-for-18 free throws) and seven assists against the USC Trojans. NBC Sports Bay Area’s Chris Mullin broadcasted that game, and provided the scouting report on the former McDonald’s All-American during the latest episode of the “Dubs Talk” podcast with Grant Liffmann.
“I was impressed with him. Ball-handling, toughness, driving to the basket,” the NBA Hall of Famer explained. “His shot selection (is important). He took some contested shots. He’s a much better shooter than his numbers show.”
“Tough kid, athletic … I’ve seen some clips of him in the gym. If you have talent and you work hard, you’ll get better,” Mullin added. “All indications are that’s what he’s all about. He’s a gym rat. “I think he’ll be able to play some backup minutes (this season). I really do. I think it’s a great pick.”
While some of the trade ideas might make sense to the casual fan, Hall of Famer and former Warriors general manager Chris Mullin wants to pump the brakes on the desire to ship out Wiggins. “I’m not quite sure you’re going to get a more talented wing than him, and he’s young” the current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst said on the debut episode of “Dubs Talk” podcast this week.”