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The war has strategically bridged the gap between development and gain now In Warriors, Damier Jones (second from left), Quinn Cook (middle) and Alfonzo McKinnie (far right) have found affordable pieces that can help them now.

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The Golden State Warriors dynasty-in-law has put the basketball quality bar at an apparently unchanging level. Since 201

5, the organization has met and exceeded every expectation that has taken place exception for their loss for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the match seven of the 2016 NBA final. The hiccup seems quickly forgotten with the relative relief that the Warriors sent Cavs the next two seasons to capture their second and third championship in four years. With a core of the Future Hall of Famers at their peak, Dubs does not slow down any time, despite recent damage, inconsistencies and relative “skid”.

Last night’s loss to E St Toronto’s top Toronto Raptors revealed an overlooked strategic achievement as Warrior’s brass and coaching staff have conquered showing how well this franchise is in exploiting their current and future assets. Their hands tied to virtually no payroll, the Golden State has turned to its scouting and player development to find the foot soldiers who not only help win now but build a foundation for the coming years.

It’s no coincidence that names like Quinn Cook, Alfonzo McKinnie and Damion Lee quickly become household names for NBA fans. The other thing that the three have in common? Prior to securing roster spots, each received his first taste of professional basketball in the G-league, NBA’s official league.

The cook was picked from the G-league for stints at Dallas and New Orleans on 10-day and non-guaranteed contracts before Warriors wrote him to a two-way contract in 2017. He made a name for himself when he filled in for a injured Steph Curry as an offensive sparkle during the conference quarter final against San Antonio in 2018 and eventually his two-way tag had been removed. Cook is now back to start instead of Curry, who is breastfeeding a candle.

McKinnie was Warrior’s latest breakout history this season before it was sideways with a foot injury. He turned a G League open tryout in his hometown Chicago to one year’s agreement with Toronto Raptors last season. When Raptors released him this summer, Warriors jumped on the opportunity to sign him where he has become an electrifying system player at a minimal price.

Lee is a direct product of Golden States game development and begins with Santa Cruz Warriors where, like Cook, he earned himself a two way contract. With a shortage of depth, Lee has had his chance, including 18 minutes from the bench and finished with seven points and a +8 in Thursday’s loss.

And then there are Warriors draft projects, Damian Jones and Kevon Looney. It would have been easy – and cost-saving – for Warriors to take care of the late-flowering first round and choose the least service-free agents after both struggled to immediately have immediate impact early in their career. Instead, Warriors used their mirrored system in Santa Cruz and let the two develop and play a combined 92 game in the G league. Now Jones and Looney begin to average 19 MPG off the bench.

It may be easy to scoff at Bob Myers and Co.’s work, claiming that someone can play with his healthy core of superstars and look good. But that’s simply not the case and is actually the reverse. The warfare is not fat and happy, or are they satisfied with just “winning now”. They realize that things in this league can turn into a sudden injury or change of heart to a certain threatening free agent. And so they refuse to sit idly but use the resources they really need to execute their organizational mantra about “Strength in Numbers”.

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In Damian Jones (second from left), Quinn Cook) and Alfonzo McKinnie (far right), the wars have found affordable pieces that can both help them and build for the future ASSOCIATED PRESS

The dynasty-in-making Golden State Warriors has set the basketball quality bar at an apparently unmatched level. Since 2015, the organization has met and exceeded all the expectations that have been thrown away, with the exception of their loss for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the match seven of the 2016 NBA finals The hiccup seems to be quickly forgotten with the relative ease where the Warriors sent Cavs the next two seasons to capture their second and third championships in four years. With a core of the Future Hall of Famers in their top, Dubs does not slow down at any time soon after their recent injuries, inconsistencies and relative “skid”.

Last night’s loss for the eastern Toronto Raptors in overtime illuminated One overlooked strategic achievement as Warrior’s brass and coaching staff have conquered showing how well this franchise is utilizing their current and future assets. Their hands tied to virtually no payroll, the Golden State has turned to its scouting and player development to find the foot soldiers who not only help win now but build a foundation for the coming years.

It’s no coincidence that names like Quinn Cook, Alfonzo McKinnie and Damion Lee quickly become household names for NBA fans. The other thing that the three have in common? Prior to securing roster spots, they got their first taste of professional basketball in the G-league, NBA’s official league.

The chef was picked from the G-league for stints in Dallas and New Orleans on a 10-day and non-guaranteed deal before the warriors signed him on a two-way contract in 2017. He made a name for himself when he filled in for a injured Steph Curry who an offensive sparkle during the conference quarter final against San Antonio in 2018 and eventually his two-way tag had been removed. Cook is now back to start instead of Curry, who is breastfeeding a candle.

McKinnie was Warrior’s latest breakout history this season before it was sideways with a foot injury. He made a G League open tryout in his hometown Chicago to a one-year deal with Toronto Raptors last season. When Raptors released him this summer, Warriorsna jumped on the opportunity to sign him where he has become an electrifying system player at a minimal price.

Lee is a direct product of Golden States player development and begins with Santa Cruz Warriors where, like Cook, he earned himself a two way contract. With a shortage of depth, Lee has had his chance, including 18 minutes from the bench and finished with seven points and a +8 in Thursday’s loss.

And then there are Warriors draft projects, Damian Jones and Kevon Looney. It would have been easy – and cost-saving – for Warriors to take care of the late-flowering first round and choose the least service-free agents after both struggled to immediately have immediate impact early in their career. Instead, Warriors used their mirrored system in Santa Cruz and let the two develop and play a combined 92 game in the G league. Now Jones and Looney begin to average 19 MPG off the bench.

It may be easy to scoff at Bob Myers and Co.’s work, claiming that someone can play with his healthy core of superstars and look good. But that’s simply not the case and is actually the reverse. The warfare is not fat and happy, or are they satisfied with just “winning now”. They realize that things in this league can turn into a sudden injury or change of heart to a certain threatening free agent. And to that they refuse to sit idly but use the resources they really need to execute their organizational mantra of “Strength in Numbers.”

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