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RealGM Radio: Mega NBA Playoffs Preview

In this episode of RealGM Radio, host Daniel Leroux previews the NBA Playoffs with four different guests. 

Beckley Mason (@BeckleyMason) of the New York Times and ESPN joins the show to work through the bracket and provide his take from the first round to the finals.

After that, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) of Basketball Insiders comes on to provide his insight on the various matchups he is looking forward to in the next few weeks.

Following him, Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) of RealGM projects how the various first round series will shake out and what he is looking forward to the most.

Finally, Arturo Galletti (@ArturoGalletti) of BoxScoreGeeks.com shares his playoff predictions and discusses the playoff prediction contest his site is running with Wages of Wins.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Rose, Curry Have NBA's Best-Selling Jerseys

LeBron James has the NBA's best-selling jersey, beating out Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry.

Bryant and Rose played in just 16 combined games.

James has finished with the top-selling jersey in six of his 11 seasons in the NBA.

Via Darren Rovell/ESPN

Warriors Recall Ognjen Kuzmic, Nemanja Nedovic From Santa Cruz

The Golden State Warriors recalled center Ognjen Kuzmic and guard Nemanja Nedovic from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League.

Both players have spent a significant part of the season with Santa Cruz.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Andrew Bogut Out Indefinitely With Rib Fracture

Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely due to a rib fracture.

Bogut was diagnosed with the injury on Monday.

Bogut is averaging 7.3 points, 10 rebounds and 1.8 rebounds this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

David Lee Doesn't Pay Attention To Criticsm Warriors Better Without Him

David Lee was asked how he felt about the suggestion that the Golden State Warriors might be better with a lineup consisting of Draymond Green at power forward instead of him.

Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News and other writers covering the Warriors have written pieces about the limitations of Lee in the lineup with Andrew Bogut at center.

“No, I don’t pay attention to what Tim Kawakami writes," said Lee. "By this point, you ought to know that it’s rather biased. I’m not taking shots at him, but I think he just took Harrison’s name out of the article and inserted Draymond’s this year.

“I think I’ve been a guy that’s worked my butt off for this team, been a leader on and off the court. A huge stat they say is plus/minus. I think I’m ninth in the league in that right now. So if I’m hurting the team, I don’t see it. There’s a lot of things I can get better at, and I’m going to keep doing that. And I think I can help this team do a lot of things in the playoffs coming up if I get healthy,” Lee said.

Bogut was asked how he felt about the "killer lineup" of Green with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala.

“It’s great," said Bogut. "Our defense is really moving and clicking. People say our scoring will struggle with that lineup, last night they didn’t. It’s definitely a lineup I like playing with consistently,” said Bogut, who then remarked on the Warriors’ point total against Utah (130).

“Season high, yeah. Albeit against a team that is somewhat tanking. But yeah, it’s very, very interesting.”

Via Bay Area Sports Guy

Hilton Armstrong Signs With Warriors For Remainder Of Season

The Golden State Warriors have signed center Hilton Armstrong for the remainder of the season.

Armstrong had signed two 10-day contracts with the Warriors.

Armstrong has appeared in 12 games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 5.3 minutes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Mark Jackson 'Absolutely Convince Future Is Just Fine'

Mark Jackson addressed his future with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday after another assistant coach was let go on Saturday.

Darren Erman was fired by the Warriors for a violation of company policy and sources have insisted that it is unrelated to the reassignment of Brian Scalabrine.

"I'm absolutely convinced my future is just fine," said Jackson.

Jackson said he has a good relationship with the front office of the Warriors and that he had a good conversation with Joe Lacob toward the end of their last road trip.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Warriors Fire Darren Erman As Assistant Coach For Violation Of Company Policy

The Golden State Warriors have fired Darren Erman due to a violation of company policy.

Erman coached the Warriors' Summer League team last July.

Bob Myers declined to specify what occurred except indicating that it was a serious violation.

“Something like this needed to be discussed with general counsel, (human resources), as we would with any other employee. It took a couple days to go through the proper channels,” Myers said.

“We were unaware, and when made aware, forced to act."

“He made a mistake,” Mark Jackson said of Erman. “He owns it. He’s done a lot for me, he’s done a lot for this organization, and I’m pulling for him to make a comeback. I’m pulling for him to move on and become a great coach, and I believe that that can happen.

“It’s just tough. I’m pulling for him. The right decision was made, and we move forward, but certainly I’m pulling for him to bounce back and get back on the road that he was on.”

Mark Jackson and David Aldridge have reported that the firing is in no way related to the reassignment of Brian Scalabrine.

Via Diamond Leung/Bay Area News Group

Report: Bulls, Warriors Discussed Jimmy Butler For Harrison Barnes Deal Before Deadline

The Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors discussed a Jimmer Butler-for-Harrison Barnes swap prior to the February trade deadline, according to a report.

It is reportedly unclear which team said no in the talks.

Butler has averaged 13.2 points and five rebounds this season while Barnes has averaged 9.2 points and 3.9 rebounds.

Via Peter Vecsey/Twitter

Golden State Warriors Archives

NBA Admits Referees Should Have Called Goaltend On Jermaine O'Neal's Late Block Of Monta Ellis On Tuesday

The loss to the Warriors pushed the Mavericks out of the top eight in the Western Conference playoff picture.

Scalabrine Had Issue With Jackson's Lack Of Attention For Detail

Brian Scalabrine played for Tom Thibodeau during his playing career and viewed his style as a better way of coaching than Mark Jackson's looser style.

Santa Cruz Signs Karron Johnson

Karron Johnson worked out for Golden State before last year's draft.

O'Neal: Talk Of Firing Mark Jackson 'Unfair'

Jermaine O'Neal is bothered by the possibility of Mark Jackson not being retained in the offseason.

Warriors To Sign Hilton Armstrong To 10-Day Contract

Hilton Armstrong will add depth to the Warriors with Andrew Bogut out.

Bogut To Undergo MRI For Pelvic Contusion

Andrew Bogut was injured in the Warriors' win over the Grizzlies.

Steve Kerr Could Become Candidate For Warriors If Jackson Leaves

Joe Lacob is known to have been interested in Steve Kerr in the past.

Sources: Scalabrine Had Verbal Altercation With Pete Myers

Sources say the altercation is what likely led to Brian Scalabrine's reassignment.

Curry Publicly Supports Jackson, Wants To Be Heard Before Management Acts

Stephen Curry and other players of the Warriors continue to support Mark Jackson.

Mark Jackson Forces Reassignment Of Scalabrine As Dysfunction Grows

Mark Jackson attempted to get involved with the head coaching vacancies with the Clippers and Nets last season.

Bogut Credits Scott Skiles For Developing His Play On Defense

Andrew Bogut credits the coaching of Scott Skiles during his tenure with the Bucks.

Jermaine O'Neal Confronts Blake Griffin In Postgame Hallway

Blake Griffin was talking to friends and taking pictures when Jermaine O'Neal approached him in the postgame hallway.

D.J. White Works Out For Warriors

D.J. White worked out for the Golden State Warriors on Monday.

RealGM Radio: Leroux Talks Warriors With Matt Steinmetz

Daniel Leroux talks with Matt Steinmetz about the team's present and future, including the recent addition of Steve Blake, Andrew Bogut's defensive impact, what to do with Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson, Mark Jackson's future, and his unique method of

Warriors Sign Hilton Armstrong To 10-Day Contract

The Warriors have signed Hilton Armstrong to a 10-day contract.

Warriors Make Jordan Crawford Available

Jordan Crawford became expendable following the Warriors' acquisition of Steve Blake.

Warriors Acquire Steve Blake For Bazemore, Brooks

The Warriors and Lakers have agreed upon a trade of Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks for Steve Blake.

Grizzlies Pursuing Harrison Barnes

The Warriors are unlikely to trade Harrison Barnes unless it is for a significant piece.

Golden State, Sacramento Have Never Reached Playoffs In Same Season

The Warriors and Kings are separated by just 90 miles and have shared Northern California for 29 seasons, but they have yet to develop a rivalry.

Harrison Barnes: Coming Off Bench Has 'Been A Challenge'

Harrison Barnes admitted on Friday that the Warriors' decision this offseason to acquire Andre Iguodala in a sign-and-trade has made the season challenging as he's been moved to a bench role.
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