Monday, July 10, 2006

Brendan featured in the Warriors' Summer League blog

Click here to read the whole blog.

Here's the portion pertaining to Brendan from the July 9th entry:

Another player hoping to earn a job in the summer league is 6'5" swingman Brendan Winters. Winters is the son of former NBA sharpshooter - and former Warriors Head Coach - Brian Winters. The younger Winters was a four-year starter at Davidson, where he did a good job of emulating his father by establishing a school record with 268 three-pointers. He concluded his career at Davidson last year ranked fourth on the school's all-time scoring list (1,892 points) and was named Davidson's Male Athlete of the Year in 2005-06. His father, who is now the head coach of the WNBA's Indiana Fever, was one of the great shooters in NBA history. He tooled 12 years in the NBA, most notably with the Milwaukee Bucks, and was part of one of the biggest trades in NBA history (when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was traded from Milwaukee to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1976).

Brendan hopes he has the opportunity to be traded from one NBA team to another during his career. However, if hard work, dedication and a family-inherited shooting stroke are necessary prerequisites, he certainly has the chance. In two games thus far in the Vegas summer league, he has logged a total of 29 minutes and has converted 1-of-3 field goals. He will, most likely, see additional playing time today when the Warriors face the Detroit Pistons in a scrimmage at UNLV (not an official summer league game). But, in the interim, it's fun to imagine what those H.O.R.S.E. games must be like at a Winters' family reunion.

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