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* NEW ACQUISITION
Enemy Lines An opposing team's scout sizes up the Warriors
A great point guard, wing players who can score, not much size or defense--seems as if Don Nelson's new team is just like his old Mavericks and Warriors teams. When Nellie goes small and you match down to his size, he wins, because you're not accustomed to playing that way and he is.... If Baron Davis buys into Nellie's program, is in shape and stays healthy, they could be a surprise. A lot of players who do all the fundamental things don't make the positive impact that Davis does, even when he's not totally committed to playing the right way.... Troy Murphy's biggest problem is that he's not willing to go down in the low post and fight it out. So his move to center makes sense because his outside shooting will create mismatches against opposing centers. He also tends to stop battling defensively as soon as things start to go south.... Nellie will make Mike Dunleavy a point forward and run a lot of the offense through him. Dunleavy has always been a poor defender; the first play that most teams run is something going at him.