Jun 19, 2013 10:43 PM EDT
As of now, the Golden State Warriors do not have any picks in this month's NBA draft, but they are interested in acquiring one.
"We'd love to have a pick," GM Bob Myers said Wednesday. "What we would look at if it would make sense and there's a nice young player. ... It's always good to have young players. They're cheaper. ... The fact that we have a lot of young players makes it that we're not desperate. But if you can find good players on rookie deals, you always want to do that."
The Warriors have never gone without at least a second round pick.
"Our ownership's willing to spend," Myers said.
Jun 18, 2013 3:34 PM EDT
Mark Jackson and the Golden State Warriors have not begun discussing a contract extension.
Jackson signed a three-year deal with a team option for the fourth with the Warriors during the 2011 offseason meaning he is without a deal past the upcoming 13-14 season.
"No. And my feelings are, that’ll take care of itself. I don’t get caught up in it. It will truly take care of itself.
"I’m thrilled to have a job and to coach this group of guys… and with great ownership, a great front office and fan base. It’ll play itself out."
Jackson was also asked if he can take credit for the Brooklyn Nets' decision to hire Jason Kidd without any previous coaching experience.
"No," said Jackson "I think at the end of the day Jason Kidd is an all-time great player who I’ve got a lot of respect for.
"I’ve talked to him often. He reached out and thanked me and we’ve had great dialogue. I just think he’s going to do very well. I’m happy for him. I think it was a great hire for the Nets.
"That being said, I think it’s now up to Jason to open the door for the next guy to prove that the naysayers are wrong.
Jun 03, 2013 12:19 PM EDT
Jerry West is refuting the notion that he is advising the Sacramento Kings in their search for a new general manager.
West is a highly paid advisor to the Golden State Warriors, the team that Vivek Ranadive previously co-owned.
"For some reason, I've gotten two or three calls from people (wanting the job) saying that (they) want to get in front of him and could you help, and I think it's ludicrous," West said. "I sent back to them and said that in no way, shape or form am I advising him – period. I believe that if you make an obligation to someone … and my obligation is always to (Warriors owner) Joe (Lacob) and the rest of the Warriors organization, and I have no interest in helping anyone, OK? Anyone except if I can help the Warriors obviously."
West says he is endorsing Travis Schlenk, current assistant general manager of the Warriors.
Chris Wallace is a leading candidate for the position, who worked for West with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Kings have already hired Mike Malone, who was most recently an assistant coach with the Warriors.
"Chris Wallace is from West Virginia (like West), but listen, I have nothing to do with anything going on up (in Sacramento)," West said. "This is very, very annoying. It is annoying. Whoever Vivek hires, he's got to feel good about that person, and I'm not there (with the Kings)."
May 31, 2013 1:13 PM EDT
Vivek Ranadive is in the process of selling his shares of the Golden State Warriors now that he has assumed ownership of the Sacramento Kings.
Ranadive reportedly invested $30 million when the Joe Lacob-led ownership group purchased the Warriors in 2010 for $425 million.
Lacob and Peter Guber each invested $50 million, while Lacob's ex-wife's trust invested $75 million.
Erika Glazer and Bob Piccinini each invested $25 million, while a group of smaller investors were pooled together at $20 million.
The group also ran debt to the NBA at $150 million.
May 30, 2013 10:20 PM EDT
Stephen Curry sees himself staying with the Golden State Warriors long-term.
Four years ago, Curry was disappointed that he wasn’t drafted by the Knicks; now he worries that moving to a new arena will alter the makeup of the Warriors’ notoriously rowdy fan base.
"No offense to New York, but I'm so, so happy I didn't fall to them in the draft," Curry said. "No matter what they do with the new arena, they better not change the dynamics of the fan base. If we have the same fans, in this new place … man, I'd want to play here forever. Wouldn't you?"
Curry is overwhelmed by the support he's received since leading the Warriors to the second round.
"You wanna know how much this place loves their Warriors?" Curry said. "We made it to the conference semifinals and they gave me a freaking key to the city. The key to the city! For the semis! If we'd have won the title, they'd have put a statue of coach Jackson on top of the bridge."
May 30, 2013 9:59 PM EDT
Mike Malone has agreed to a four-year deal to become the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings, according to sources. The deal is worth more than $9 million with a team option for the fourth year.
Malone was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors over the past two seasons.
Malone has been an NBA assistant coach since the 03-04 season and also had stops with the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Hornets.
The Kings have yet to hire a general manager.
May 29, 2013 2:37 PM EDT
Richard Jefferson has opted into the final season of his contract with the Golden State Warriors, which was expected and is worth $11 million.
“Richard has exercised his option to include the 2013-14 season in his current contract,” agent Todd Eley said.
Jefferson signed a four-year, $38 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs in 2010.
May 29, 2013 1:52 PM EDT
The 2013 Vegas Summer League will be comprised of 22 teams and run from July 12 to July 22.
Atlanta Hawks (2010-12)
Charlotte Bobcats (2008, 2012)
Chicago Bulls (2005, 2009-12)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-12)
Dallas Mavericks (2005-12)
Denver Nuggets (2004-12)
Golden State Warriors (2005-12)
L.A. Clippers (2005-12)
L.A. Lakers (2007-12)
Memphis Grizzlies (2007-12)
Miami Heat (2010-12)
Milwaukee Bucks (2007-12)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2006-12)
NBA D-League Select (2009-12)
New Orleans Pelicans (2005-12)
New York Knicks (2005-12)
Phoenix Suns (2004-12)
Portland Trail Blazers (2005-12)
Sacramento Kings (2005-12)
San Antonio Spurs (2007-12)
Toronto Raptors (2008-12)
Washington Wizards (2004-12)
May 24, 2013 12:17 PM EDT
Andris Biedrins will exercise his $9 million player option for the 2013-14 season, according to his agent, Bill Duffy.
"He will not opt out," Duffy confirmed.
The Warriors signed Biedrins to a reported six-year, $54 million contract in the summer of 2008.
May 23, 2013 12:58 PM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue Jarrett Jack and Jerryd Bayless, according to a source.
The Mavericks will first pursue Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, but both are considered relative longshots.
Both Jack and Bayless have been key reserves during the playoffs for the Warriors and Grizzlies, respectively.
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