Dec 31, 2008 2:43 PM EST
Golden State assistant general manager Larry Riley doesn't believe that the team will overhaul its roster in the very near future.
"I would think all of our guys have the potential to build something," said Riley.
"Now, will everybody be here in two years? Obviously not. But for right now, we're in a position where we just want to look at everybody we got and see how things mature. ... And I'll say knowing that if they were healthy, we wouldn't be where Boston is right now in the standings. But we've got to figure out what this team has got and what they can actually do."
Dec 31, 2008 11:23 AM EST
With Chris Mullin now quietly finishing out the final year of his contract, it will be Larry Riley and Don Nelson deciding the Warriors' future with Robert Rowell.
League sources believe Golden State is prepared to move forward with Riley handling GM duties, so long as Nelson doesn't cross over from being head coach.
Dec 30, 2008 11:07 AM EST
With speculation that Baron Davis wants to return to Golden State escalating, Corey Maggette was asked if he would like to go back to the Clippers.
"Who me? No. I love it here, man," Maggette said. "It's been a big change for me. Fans here are absolutely great. That's the biggest thing coming from Los Angeles. They have a mixture of Lakers and Clippers fans. Here, it's the Bay Area team. They love their Warriors. That's what's great about them."
Dec 30, 2008 8:05 AM EST
Clippers guard Baron Davis has denied claims by former teammate Stephen Jackson that he wants to return to the Warriors.
"No, I don't want out," Davis said on Monday. "I don't know what Stephen Jackson got from my conversation. That never came out of my mouth.
"I'm here. I'm here doing the same thing I did at Golden State. The first year I got to Golden State it was rough. It was a tough season. We were figuring each other out, figuring out the system. That transition year is always a tough year."
Jackson told the Contra Costa Times a slightly different version of the story.
"That's all we talked about. . . . He wants to come back. And if he wants to come back, I want him back," Jackson said of Baron's reported desire to return.
Dec 29, 2008 4:38 PM EST
Warriors' coach Don Nelson believes that the Lakers will dethrone the defending-champion Celtics this season.
"The other team that I saw that was really good was Orlando. I know what Boston is doing and what they did, but they still have two players missing from their last team that are really important to them," Nelson said.
"They either have to get those guys back or replace them with someone because I just think that the Lakers, after a year of going to the (NBA) Finals, are just ready. They know what it takes, and they are so well-coached and disciplined."
Dec 29, 2008 9:58 AM EST
Golden State's Stephen Jackson recently spent time with former teammate Baron Davis, who revealed to him that he wouldn't mind returning to the Warriors less than six months after leaving via free agency.
"That's all we talked about," Jackson said. "I went to his house, spent some time with his mom and his grandmother. He wants to come back. And if he wants to come back, I want him back."
Things haven't gone well for Davis in Los Angeles, where he signed this offseason.
"I think that would be great for us," Jackson said. "Coach loves him. Him and (guard) Monta (Ellis) have good chemistry. If they could work that out, that would be great for the organization."
Dec 28, 2008 2:03 PM EST
Stephen Jackson attempted to clarify remarks he made earlier this week.
Jackson remains indebted to the Warriors for giving him a three-year $28 million extension this fall and being named a team captain last season.
As for the comments to his teammates, he said, "I was frustrated. I am frustrated. But I don't want to be one of those guys who just gets his money and then wants out when things go bad. Too many people have done too much for me here to be like that. This is the absolute ideal situation for me."
Don Nelson told Jackson before a home game against Orlando that he was the Warriors' worst player.
"Coach and I don't agree on everything, but I appreciate what he's done, making me a captain and everything," Jackson said. "The responsibility I've been given here is what I've always wanted."
Dec 28, 2008 1:59 PM EST
Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson has clarified recent remarks made to teammates that suggested his love affair with Oakland and the Warriors was over.
Jackson admitted that he and coach Don Nelson had words a couple of weeks ago when Nelson told him his poor play was hurting the team.
He also admitted telling teammates that he wouldn't be opposed to a trade should things continue to spiral.
However, he took issue with the interpretation that he was demanding a trade. He remains indebted to the Warriors for giving him a three-year $28 million extension this fall and being named a team captain last season, the first such honor in his nine-year career.
"I was frustrated. I am frustrated. But I don't want to be one of those guys who just gets his money and then wants out when things go bad. Too many people have done too much for me here to be like that. This is the absolute ideal situation for me," Jackson said.
Dec 27, 2008 6:48 AM EST
The Golden State Warriors are not expecting guard Monta Ellis to return until late January, head coach Don Nelson has told the San Francisco Chronicle.
"I don't think he'll be ready to play in a game for a month still. And that could be even when he starts to practice," Nelson said before backing off slightly. "I don't know. I'm really not sure. You really need to talk to the trainers about that."
According to a Golden State spokesman, Ellis is now doing slides and one-footed jumps as he continues his rehab under Mark Grabow, the team's director of athletic development.
Dec 27, 2008 1:21 AM EST
Stephen Jackson scored eight straight points during the decisive fourth-quarter stretch to finish with 28, and the Warriors sent the Celtics to back-to-back losses for the first time this season by rallying past Boston 99-89 on Friday night, as reported by the Associated Press.
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Stephen Jackson, according to several sources, recently told teammates he would gladly accept a trade out of Golden State.
Jamal Crawford missed Tuesday night's game against the Miami Heat with a strained left groin, leaving the short-handed Golden State Warriors even more short-handed.
Dec 22, 2008 | Mercury News
Marco Belinelli has only played sparingly for the Warriors during his initial 100+ games in the NBA.
Golden State guard Stephen Jackson is expected to miss more time because of a sprained left hand that he aggravated on Friday night.
Jamal Crawford joined Wilt Chamberlain, Bernard King, and Moses Malone as the only players to score at least 50 points for three different teams on Saturday night.
Dec 20, 2008 | Bay Area News
Golden State coach Don Nelson made a surprising announcement on Friday when he named assistant Keith Smart the team's "defensive coordinator".
Golden State coach Don Nelson has reportedly told rookie forward Anthony Randolph to seek a trade from the team.
The Warriors held guard Stephen Jackson out against the Hawks on Friday night because of his lingering left hand injury.
Dec 19, 2008 | Florida Today
Magic GM Otis Smith says that the team does not have any interest in point guard Marcus Williams, who is rumored to be seeking a buyout from the Warriors.
The Warriors are not believed to be interested in Raymond Felton.
The Golden State Warriors were reportedly considering buying out Marcus Williams, but instead waived forward Richard Hendrix to make room for Monta Ellis.
The Warriors and Bobcats have had discussions about Raymond Felton. Golden State would send either Brandan Wright or Anthony Randolph.
Mike Dunleavy credits his career season last year to getting away from the Warriors.
Six NBA coaches have been fired this season, but the Warriors are unlikely to fire Don Nelson despite the team's dismal start.
Jamal Crawford has been on bad teams in the past with the Bulls and Knicks and although the Warriors have struggled, he has seen worse days.
Dec 16, 2008 | Press Release
The Golden State Warriors have recalled guard DeMarcus Nelson from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.
With guard Monta Ellis coming off the suspended list this week, the Warriors must either waive a player or agree to a 2-for-1 trade to make room.
An MRI revealed earlier this week that Corey Maggette has a small tear in his right hamstring, which could keep him out for an unknown amount of time
Warriors' guard Monta Ellis is getting closer to his return to the court and is excited to help the team get back to their winning ways.
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Following a shootaround on Thursday, Monta Ellis spoke with the media.
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