Episode 5 – Load Management

In Episode 5 of the Warriors 24 podcast NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Cyrus Saatsaz discuss the rising prevalence of players using “load management” to take excessive... See More

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In Episode 5 of the Warriors 24 podcast NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Cyrus Saatsaz discuss the rising prevalence of players using “load management” to take excessive days off from playing, with Rick strongly disagreeing that it’s OK.  The medical staff of the Golden State Warriors is critiqued, with the question raised of whether they bear some responsibility for the injury rash affecting the roster.  Cyrus asks Rick if he thinks his former Warriors teammate Jim Barnett is being disrespected for being relegated away from TV broadcasts, and the crew analyze the fascinating politics of Tom Tolbert being the color commentator for home radio games while simultaneously hosting a show on a rival station.  In a new segment Cyrus turned on the 24 second shot clock and put Rick on the spot, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

In Episode 5 of the Warriors 24 podcast NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Cyrus Saatsaz discuss the rising prevalence of players using “load management” to take excessive days off from playing, with Rick strongly disagreeing that it’s OK.  The medical staff of the Golden State Warriors is critiqued, with the question raised of whether they bear some responsibility for the injury rash affecting the roster.  Cyrus asks Rick if he thinks his former Warriors teammate Jim Barnett is being disrespected for being relegated away from TV broadcasts, and the crew analyze the fascinating politics of Tom Tolbert being the color commentator for home radio games while simultaneously hosting a show on a rival station.  In a new segment Cyrus turned on the 24 second shot clock and put Rick on the spot, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

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Rick Barry & Cyrus Saatsaz

Rick Barry is a Hall of Famer who was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. Barry led the Golden State Warriors to the 1975 World Championship and was the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.  Barry is the only player in basketball history to lead the NCAA, the ABA and the NBA in scoring and has four sons who have played professional basketball.  Barry previously owned the record for the highest free throw percentage in NBA history.  When Barry isn’t talking, playing or coaching basketball, you can find him fishing at some of the most adventurous places in the world.

Cyrus Saatsaz is an award winning multimedia journalist for media organizations including The Huffington Post, the Adventure Sports Network, Yahoo Sports, the San Francisco Chronicle, KCBS, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and KNBR, where he was Barry’s former Executive Producer.