- Ric Bucher, NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer
LAIE, Hawaii -- Five observations from the training site of the Golden State Warriors
1. About the only player whose stock fell during the Warriors' playoff run last season was forward Al Harrington, who struggled so mightily he slipped in and out of coach Don Nelson's starting lineup.
"Coach made me feel like I had something to prove to him," Harrington said. "I haven't had a coach push me like that in a long time. The biggest thing I've focused on in training camp has been defense and rebounding and I think that's impressed him."
Harrington blamed his postseason collapse on fatigue after months of extra conditioning to adapt to the Warriors' up-tempo style. Putting in 30 minutes to an hour daily on an elliptical machine or stationary bike, on top of practice, took its toll.
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