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Andrew Bogut Undergoes Platelet-Rich Plasma On Knee

Andrew Bogut had PRP (platelet-rich plasma) procedure on his knee on Wednesday.

Bogut will likely have another procedure done in a week.

Via David Aldridge/NBA.com

Warriors Reassign Ognjen Kuzmic To Santa Cruz

The Golden State Warriors assigned center Ognjen Kuzmic to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Kuzmic will be in uniform for the D-League team’s home game on Wednesday.

 

 
Via RealGM Staff Report

Stephen Curry Wanted Knicks To Draft Him In 2009

Stephen Curry wanted to play for the New York Knicks when he came out of Davidson and in the NBA Draft in 2009. Curry was chosen by the Golden State Warriors at No. 7 while Jordan Hill was taken by the Knicks one spot later.

“The Warriors had some questionable characters on their team, the Knicks really needed a point guard, and we felt that Stephen would fit perfectly with a coach like Mike D’Antoni, playing that fast, up-and-down style," Dell Curry said. "He loved the idea of playing at Madison Square Garden.”

Donnie Walsh and Larry Riley, both running the Knicks and Warriors, respectively, at the time, fell in love with Curry's game.

“He’d get the ball in the backcourt, and boom, he was gone,” Walsh said. “It wasn’t just his quickness; he saw everything. I’m sitting there thinking, ‘We’ve got D’Antoni coaching our team, and this kid would fit perfectly.’"

“And you know what?” Riley said. “I walked out that night thinking that he would be a very good N.B.A. player for 10 years. I didn’t worry about what he shot. I knew he could shoot. The reason I really liked him was that he never backed down. Nelly always loved playing small ball. And there was always the thought that if it didn’t work, we could move someone.”

Curry's agent, Jeff Austin, admitted he tried to do whatever he could to get Curry in New York.

“Riley calls me and says, ‘Can I watch a workout?’ ” Austin said. “I said, ‘No, you can’t.’ He says, ‘Can I talk to him?’ I said, ‘No, you can’t.’ I tell him that Stephen wants to be in New York. Stay away from him.

“Larry, to his credit, kept saying, ‘I’m still taking him.’ There was nothing I could do to dissuade him.

“The Knicks, if they were one spot higher, where would they be now? It just shows you that as much time and energy they put into it, the draft is not an exact science. A lot of it is just luck, where you land.”

Via Harvey Araton/New York Times

Jermaine O'Neal To Decide On Playing Future In January; Cavs, Clippers, Mavs, Warriors Interested

Jermaine O'Neal said he expects to make a definitive decision on his playing future early in 2015.

"I'm going to make a clear-cut decision after the holidays," O'Neal said.

O'Neal admitted he knows there are teams that are interested in a possible deal and he has not ruled out returning for what would be his 19th NBA season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors are among the teams that covet O'Neal should he play again.

O'Neal played for the Warriors last season.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Andrew Bogut Being Held Out As Precaution For Fatigue

Andrew Bogut will be held out of his second straight game on Saturday as a precaution.

Bogut has fatigue and not an injury and would reportedly play if he were playing in the postseason.

Via David Aldridge/NBA.com

Steve Kerr Using Seahawks' Practice Atmosphere After Visiting Carroll

When agent Mike Tannenbaum asked Steve Kerr if he wanted to visit the Seattle Seahawks' camp in July, Kerr, who spent time growing up in Southern California and played at Arizona, jumped at the chance.

"I always loved Pete Carroll," Kerr said recently. "Hated USC (Carroll's former coaching stop) but loved Pete Carroll. And loved the way his teams played.

"They just won the Super Bowl. They play this fun, entertaining, energetic style. That's exactly how I want my teams to play."

A few months earlier, Kerr spent time with Bill Parcells -- another Tannenbaum connection -- and Kerr had previously sought advice from many of his former coaches, including Gregg Popovich and Phil Jackson.

 

Kerr picked up a lot about how to set a practice vibe from Carroll.

"We talked a lot about just kind of the atmosphere around a team and how you're going to approach the daily routine," Kerr said.

"To me, the X's and O's ... they're an important part of coaching but a relatively small part. Eighty percent of it is just relationships and atmosphere, what your daily routine and culture is.

"Are players engaged, are they enjoying themselves, are they competing? All those principals he talked about, and we talked about different ideas of ways to make those things come to life. To me, that's his gift."

Kerr saw how Carroll's players reacted when the Seahawks played music throughout practice, so he installed speakers at the Warriors site, and there is now music playing through most Warriors sessions.

"It's a staple for the Seahawks -- it's really uplifting and it's fun," said Kerr, who has piped in an array of rap and rock.

"Everybody's bouncing around and energetic, but you've got to focus, too. So there's different reasons to employ that. But that came from Pete."

"It made sense to Steve on some levels," Carroll said of the Seahawks' style. "And I was mostly just supporting him to be himself, find his voice and be the way he felt strongest and most confident, and that would be his best way. So whatever he's done, it's working out great."

Via Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Warriors Contact Ray Allen, Believe He's Uncertain On Future

The Golden State Warriors reached out to Ray Allen, who remains a free agent.

"It's uncertain as to what Ray wants to do," Bob Myers said on Thursday. "Here's the problem: We dont have enough minutes as it is so it's just a question of chemistry."

Allen played the past two seasons with the Miami Heat.

Via Diamond Leung/Bay Area News Group

David Lee Making Progress With Injured Left Hamstring

David Lee is now running on a treadmill and could begin practicing as early as Thursday as he works back from an injured left hamstring.

"He's doing better," said Kerr. "He's going on the trip, and we are encouraged. He's got to get on the court, which he will do (Thursday) hopefully, and see how he responds with a little practice."

Via Carl Steward/San Jose Mercury News

Kerr: I'm Luckiest Coach In NBA History To Inherit Team Already This Good

The Golden State Warriors won their 14th consecutive game on Wednesday in beating the Houston Rockets.

The Warriors now have a 19-2 record under Steve Kerr, who replaced Mark Jackson in the offseason. Kerr is the first 19-2 head coach in NBA history.

"It means I'm the luckiest coach in NBA history because I inherited a team that was already this good," said Kerr.

Via Carl Steward/San Jose Mercury News

Curry Calls Lacob's Comments On Jackson 'Distraction'

Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr responded on Monday to Joe Lacob's apology following the leak of his comments criticizing Mark Jackson.

“I think it’s unfortunate that it’s a distraction from what’s going on right now,” Curry said after the team prepped for Monday night’s game against Minnesota. “Obviously, we’re playing well. You can nitpick what’s different between this year and last year, but you’re talking about two great coaches. I feel like Coach Kerr is doing his job great, and Coach Jackson did his job the way he thought was right. Obviously, there was a lot of success with it.”

Curry seemed to appreciate Lacob offering the apology.

“For him to apologize, it’s a big gesture,” Curry said. “My whole thing is not to discredit anything Coach Jackson did, because he was such a great coach for us and elevated a lot of our individual games. I’m proud of that and appreciate that. Obviously, it’s a new era and a new experience that we’re in right now and that we’re enjoying.”

After initially saying he had no comment, Kerr said: “I’ll just repeat what I’ve said all year, which is ‘I inherited a hell of a team.’ There have been a lot of good things done in this organization – the front office, coaching staff, player development. I’m sitting here with a great team. We have the best record in the league. That didn’t happen because our staff showed up. It’s happened over the course of several years, and a lot of people deserve credit for that, including the previous staff.”

Via Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

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Kerr: Not Trading Klay Thompson For Love Has 'Worked Out'

The Warriors play the Wolves on Monday for the first time since their trade talks in the offseason regarding Kevin Love for Klay Thompson.

Lacob Apologizes For Comments About Mark Jackson

At the time of Joe Lacob's comments, the Warriors were 15-2 and off to the best start in franchise history under new coach Steve Kerr.

Lacob: Biggest Issue With Mark Jackson Was Refusal To Hire Best Assistant Coaches

Joe Lacob cited Mark Jackson's unwillingness to hire better assistant coaches as one of the reasons for his dismissal.

Steve Kerr Compares Warriors' Two-Way Balance To 01-02 Kings

The Warriors rank first in defensive efficiency and fifth on offense to start the season.

Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry Named NBA Players Of The Month For November

Jimmy Butler and Stephen Curry have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for November.

Draymond Green Expected To Get At Least $8M Per Season

Draymond Green is making just $915,000 this season as a former second round pick.

Report: Klay Thompson Would Have Entered 2010 Draft With Guarantee From Lakers

The Lakers had already traded their first round pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, though they did own the 38th pick from the Grizzlies.

Justin Holiday, Ognjen Kuzmic Assigned To Warriors' D-League Team

The Warriors assigned Justin Holiday and Ognjen Kuzmic to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League on Friday.

Jackson: Warriors' Turnover Issues Not Going To Change Overnight

Stephen Curry has averaged the second-most turnovers in the NBA at 4.4 per game.

Aaron Craft Likely To Stay In D-League, Decline Offer From Partizan

Aaron Craft may receive a call-up to the Golden State Warriors, as they recently waived Nemanja Nedovic.

Nemanja Nedovic Asked Warriors For Release, Will Sign With Valencia

Nemanja Nedovic appeared in just 24 games for the Warriors last season and wasn't part of their rotation this season.

Nemanja Nedovic Waived By Warriors

The Warriors have waived Nemanja Nedovic.

Deron Williams, Stephen Curry Named NBA Players Of Week

Deron Williams led the Nets to a 3-1 week.

Klay Thompson Misses First Game Of Career

Klay Thompson has a sprained right hand.

David Lee Out Two Weeks With Reaggravated Hamstring Strain

David Lee will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Draymond Green Wasn't Sticking Tongue Out At Griffin

Draymond Green was actually making the face at Jermaine O'Neal, who was sitting courtside.

Draymond Green To Remain In Warriors' Starting Lineup

Draymond Green scored a career-high 24 points on Wednesday and continues to start at power forward for the Warriors.

Rivers: Clippers Would Be Destroyed By Warriors In Playoff Series

Thge Clippers were blown out by the Warriors in a nationally televised game on Wednesday by a final score of 121-104.

Klay Thompson's Contract Only A Max Under $66.5M 15-16 Cap

Klay Thompsonís contract sticks at four years and $69 million regardless of what happens to the 2015-16 cap between now and the start of next season.

Chris Bosh, Klay Thompson Named NBA Players Of Week

Chris Bosh averaged 25.7 points and 11.3 rebounds in leading the Heat to a 3-0 start.
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