Apr 18, 2014 2:14 PM EDT
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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Apr 17, 2014 12:30 PM EDT
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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Apr 17, 2014 12:08 PM EDT
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.
Apr 15, 2014 9:50 PM EDT
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.
Apr 14, 2014 9:02 PM EDT
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.
Apr 09, 2014 9:04 PM EDT
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.”
Apr 09, 2014 6:57 PM EDT
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.
Apr 06, 2014 7:45 PM EDT
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.
Apr 05, 2014 2:51 PM EDT
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.
Apr 05, 2014 12:47 AM EDT
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.
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