Aug 15, 2014 11:38 AM EDT
The Golden State Warriors have promoted Jonnie West to associate general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors.
West, 26, is the youngest son of Jerry West.
West has lived with his parents in Los Angeles, but he expects to move to San Francisco in September.
At West Virginia, Jonnie played in 77 games and earned letters in 2008, 09, 10 and 11 under Bob Huggins. He had been redshirted as a true freshman in 2007.
Aug 13, 2014 2:19 PM EDT
Stephen Curry was asked if watching LeBron James returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers would lead him to consider playing for his hometown Charlotte Hornets.
"I've always had thoughts about playing at home, what it would be like," Curry said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. "My dad played there for 10 years, and people around the Greater Charlotte area in North Carolina have done a lot for my family growing up, so you always think about it.
"Right now I feel like I've got three years left on my deal, so this isn't going to be an issue for me for a while. I love the Bay Area and where we are as a team trying to win a championship, and that's what it's all about. Of course everybody dreams about or thinks about what it's going to be like to play at home. Obviously if that opportunity comes along it's a different discussion."
Curry is in the middle of a four-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Aug 11, 2014 12:07 PM EDT
Nemanja Nedovic did not suffer a fractured foot and he hopes to play for Serbia in the World Cup of Basketball.
The Golden State Warriors received his medical examinations and must give him clearance to participate.
Nedovic was a rookie during the 13-14 season.
Aug 08, 2014 12:46 AM EDT
Steve Kerr admitted he did not have a reaction to the reported Kevin Love trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Golden State Warriors have also been involved in discussions for Love, but they were unwilling to part with Klay Thompson. Kerr is entering his first season as Warriors' head coach and is comfortable with the current roster.
"All indications are that this is the group we're going forward with, but you never say never," Kerr said. "You never know what's going to happen, and ultimately that's not my job. I'm coaching the team that's here, but there's no question that we feel very confident and comfortable with the group that we have."
Kerr mentioned Thompson and David Lee as "automatic" starters for next season along with Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut.
"Andre (Iguodala) started last year, which he probably will (again), but there's a lot of options that we have because we've got really good players in Harrison (Barnes) and Draymond (Green)," Kerr said, adding that he would likely use the same lineup as last season. "But most of it usually comes down to how the combination fits. ... How do the pieces of the puzzle fit?"
Aug 06, 2014 1:09 PM EDT
Aaron Craft signed a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Warriors on Wednesday after playing for their NBA Summer League team, according to his agent.
Craft averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.4 assists in five summer league games for the Warriors last month, earning high praise from coach Steve Kerr, a longtime admirer.
Craft played his college basketball at Ohio State.
Aug 05, 2014 1:38 PM EDT
Marreese Speights was arrested on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence the morning after his 27th birthday early Tuesday in Tampa, according to the Tampa Police Department.
Speights was arrested at 3:31 a.m. ET and later submitted to two breathalyzer tests showing breath alcohol contents of .103 and .106, according to the incident log. Florida’s legal limit is .08.
Speights became involved in a traffic stop after an officer pulled him over due to a failure to yield right of way while pulling out of a driveway in a black 2012 Bentley, according to the incident log. The officer detected indicators of impairment, and Speights after agreeing to roadside field sobriety exercises was arrested and transported to a breath testing facility, according to the incident log.
Speights was booked and later released on $500 bond.
Speights averaged 6.4 points and 3.7 rebounds last season in his first year of a three-year, $11 million contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Aug 02, 2014 10:47 PM EDT
Ognjen Kuzmic has a stress reaction in his left leg and will be sidelined for about four weeks, making him unable to participate in training for Serbia's FIBA World Cup team.
Kuzmic, who averaged 3.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in four NBA Summer League games last month, is expected to be ready for training camp, according to the Golden State Warriors.
Aug 02, 2014 9:09 PM EDT
The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to trade Kevin Love by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.
"I'm saying it's most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that that's what he wants to do," Wolves owner Glen Taylor said.
Taylor still prefers for the Timberwolves to keep Love. The August date is when Andrew Wiggins can officially be traded.
The Cleveland Cavaliers remain the strong bet for Love, but the Timberwolves are also listening to offers from the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors. The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be part of any three-team deal involving Love.
"I think when you move somebody like Kevin, who's been an all-star, that you've got to get a number of players on your team that have the potential of replacing him," Taylor said. "Flip (Saunders, Wolves president) has looked at this team and offensively, he's got a pretty good team. Defensively, it's got to be better, so I think that's where some of the areas will be replaced."
Jul 31, 2014 1:58 PM EDT
The Golden State Warriors have waived Hilton Armstrong.
Armstrong was previously waived by the Warriors in December and later re-signed following a stint in the D-League.
Armstrong signed two 10-day contracts with the Warriors and then was signed for the remainder of the season.
Jul 31, 2014 1:08 PM EDT
The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently engaged in serious Kevin Love talks with only the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls have previously been in touch with the Wolves on a trade, but their respective offers aren't as competitive.
The Bulls are pessimistic about their chances and aren't inclined to significantly alter the construction of their team.
Andrew Wiggins is not eligible to be dealt until Aug. 23 after signing his rookie contract last week, but numerous league insiders expect a trade to be a matter of when instead of if.
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