PLAYERS: F Matt Barnes, G- F Mickael Pietrus, G Kelenna Azubuike, G Troy
Hudson*, C Patrick O'Bryant
(8th in West) Points scored: 106.5 (2nd in NBA) Points allowed: 106.9 (30th)
Coach: Don Nelson (second season with Warriors)
is the Warriors in one perplexing 6' 8" package. He's capable of scoring 20
points in a quarter, then zoning out (we're not talking defense) in the next.
Almost everyone who has ever played with him, say they like him as a person.
But he has gotten into trouble both on the court (two ejections from playoff
games last season and a 30-game suspension for charging into the stands during
the infamous 2004 riot at the Palace of Auburn Hills) and off it (a guilty plea
to criminal recklessness after he fired a gun outside an Indianapolis strip
club last October).
So if you're
Warriors coach Don Nelson, what do you do with swingman Jackson, who returned
to camp this season with a large tattoo on his chest of two praying hands
holding a gun in front of a church? You make him a captain, of course, the role
that Jack, as everyone calls him, shares with Baron Davis and Matt Barnes.
"We have great confidence in him as a player and a leader," says