‘NBA This Week’: Are Warriors playing best basketball of season? Impressive wins getting lost in shuffle; Cousins awaits; Varejao waived; LeBron-Barkley back and forth

Looking forward to Saturday’s “NBA This Week” show on 95.7-FM, and there’s so much to talk about. Just a matter of organizing it all. The Warriors have won 12 of 13 and are playing their best basketball of the season, or so it seems. How do you really measure it? Right now they’re 43-7 … on pace for 70 wins or so.

Here is a good outline of what we’ll be talking about during the three hours. And very much looking forward to talking to Chuck Swirsky, Sekou Smith and Tim Bontemps. Should be fun. Let me know if you think we’re missing anything …


–“Ever since Christmas … ” feels like that’s how Curry’s season is breaking down this year. Ever since that 11-shot game against Cleveland, things have changed. No doubt a defining moment of the season. But it was going good well before that. People just didn’t notice.

–Quietly, and without any excitement or fanfare the Warriors just routinely beat Portland and the Los Angeles Clippers on the second of back-to-back nights, without being at full strength. This team  doesn’t stop being impressive.

–These notes were before the Warriors waived Anderson Varejao and brought in Briante Weber.

–Sometimes it feels like the Warriors are so good that there’s not a lot that’s compelling to talk about. And yet, there are so many things to get into. How about the young role players: Patrick McCaw, Kevon Looney, James Michael McAdoo? There’s a lot to talk about there.

–The Warriors play the Kings on Saturday in Sacramento. Are the Kings really going to re-sign DeMarcus Cousins for more than $200 million, and move forward that way? On the one hand you can see it. On the other … you gotta be kidding me.

–Tons of stuff going on around the NBA that we’ll discuss –the 3-point shooting, skills competition and dunk competitors … LeBron James and Charles Barkley going back and forth … Miami, technically hotter than Warriors … Magic back to LA (kind of) … Rockets sputtering … trade deadline with Carmelo Anthony, Nerlens Noel, Paul Millsap, etc.

Remember to listen on Saturdays from 9 a.m., to noon on 95.7-FM The Game.







About Steinmetz

Matt Steinmetz is a veteran San Francisco Bay Area sports journalist. He covered the Golden State Warriors for the Bay Area News Group for more than a decade before becoming a television analyst with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Steinmetz can be heard on "Steiny & Guru" on 95.7-FM The Game in San Francisco, from 12-3.
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