Marcus Thompson II of the Bay Area News Group reports:
Why are the Warriors so good at finding talent in the minors?
“The Warriors are by far the best team at getting talent out of the D-League,” Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said after Anthony Tolliver and Reggie Williams combined for 54 points against the Suns on March 22. “They should be commended for that as an organization.”
Three of the 20 players called up this season are getting regular minutes with the Warriors and could be in the NBA for good. Throw in swingman Kelenna Azubuike and guard C.J. Watson, past D-League call-ups who have become part-time starters in the league, and the Warriors’ track record is ridiculously successful.
“I don’t think there’s any secret,” general manager Larry Riley said. “We study them a lot. We believe in it. We work at it.”