Golden State Warriors WiretapJanuary 2009 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Maggette Now Content Coming Off Bench

Jan 28, 2009 8:59 AM

Golden State swingman Corey Maggette has come off the bench since his return from a hamstring injury and has come to prefer the role.

"Some people have got to make sacrifices," said Maggette. "I can still score and do whatever I do coming off the bench. It's not a big deal. We can ease the pain of people arguing and somebody's got to be the big man and that's fine."

He has come off the bench in seven of the team's last ten games and is thriving.

Maggette is averaging 22.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 30 minutes as a reserve.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Golden State Signs Davidson For Remainder Of Season

Jan 25, 2009 3:39 PM

The Golden State Warriors have signed forward Jermareo Davidson for the remainder of the season, the team announced today.  
 
Davidson, who signed his first 10-day with the Warriors on January 5 and a second 10-day on January 15, has appeared in two games with Golden State.  Davidson began the season with the NBA Development League?s Idaho Stampede, where he averaged 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds in 15 games.  At the time of his call-up, the 6?10?? forward ranked first in the D-League in double-doubles (10) and third in rebounding (10.8).

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Baron Davis To Skip Reunion Sunday

Jan 25, 2009 4:26 AM

Baron Davis will not be playing when the L.A. Clippers visit Oakland to play the Warriors on Sunday because of a hamstring injury, the L.A. Times are reporting.

It would have been Davis' first game back in the Bay Area since leaving Golden State for the Clippers in the off season.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Warriors To Sign Davidson For Remainder Of Season

Jan 25, 2009 3:42 AM

Agent Andy Miller said that forward Jermareo Davidson will be signed by the Warriors for the remainder of the season.

San Francisco Chronicle

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LeBron Hits Buzzer Beater To Spoil Monta's Return

Jan 24, 2009 11:28 AM

LeBron James hit a 19-foot jumper as the buzzer sounded on Friday night to give the Cavaliers a 106-105 win over the Warriors in Oakland.

The game marked the return of Golden State guard Monta Ellis, who had missed the entire season because an ankle injury.

Ellis had 20 points but was unable to upstage LeBron's heroics.

ESPN

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LeBron Hits Buzzer Beater To Spoil Monta's Return

Jan 24, 2009 11:28 AM

LeBron James hit a 19-foot jumper as the buzzer sounded on Friday night to give the Cavaliers a 106-105 win over the Warriors in Oakland.

The game marked the return of Golden State guard Monta Ellis, who had missed the entire season because an ankle injury.

Ellis had 20 points, but was unable to upstage LeBron's heroics.

ESPN

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Nellie: I Can't Be Myself Anymore

Jan 23, 2009 2:14 PM

The 2008-09 season has been rough on Don Nelson, but the way he's been portrayed in the media may be his biggest disappointment.

"I tell you what's been disappointing," said Nelson.  T"hat I can't be myself anymore. That I have to be careful what I say because everybody reads so much into whatever it is I try to be honest about that I can't even talk about things that I used to. I used to be very free with the media. Very open, free and honest, and I'm not allowed to do that anymore. That's probably the worst thing that's happened."

Nelson has been criticized for somehow having a role in forcing out Chris Mullin, who is almost certainly finished in the Warriors' front office when his contract comes up.

"That really hurts him because it's not true at all," Joy Nelson said. "It's not like if somebody has an opinion on something. There's no basis in fact there."

Sacramento Bee

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Monta Will Make Debut On Friday

Jan 22, 2009 5:12 PM

Monta Ellis will make his 2008-09 debut on Friday night when the Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to KNBR.

Ellis injured his ankle in a moped accident shortly after signing a multi-year contract extension.

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Baron Probably Will Miss First Game Back In Oakland

Jan 22, 2009 11:02 AM

Baron Davis probably will make the trip to Golden State with the Clippers and meet with the Bay Area media, but playing on Sunday appears to be out of the question.

"Unfortunately, but we go there another time," Davis said.

Davis suffered an injured hamstring when he was practicing Tuesday night. He had been making progress before the latest injury. The Clippers said it was not a strained hamstring but that he had some tightness in the area.

Before the Clippers faced the Lakers, Davis said he was pointing toward playing in next Wednesday night's game at Staples Center against the Chicago Bulls.

"That's the most important thing for me, is to get back on the court," Davis said. "I'm tired of conditioning. I'm tired of watching. All my life all I did was play basketball every single day. And had it taken away from me. It just puts everything in perspective.

"I'm just approaching the rest of the season with a positive attitude. I'm not paying attention to what our record is."

Los Angeles Times

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Warriors Have 'Positive' Meeting With Monta

Jan 20, 2009 4:52 PM

Jeff Fried, the agent of Monta Ellis, had a "positive" meeting with the Warriors on Monday as the two sides attempt to put the guard's punishment stemming from his moped accident behind them.

The meeting included team president Robert Rowell, owner Chris Cohan, vice president Chris Mullin ,and assistant general manager Larry Riley and came as Ellis nears his return after practicing last week.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Crawford Piling Up Minutes With Warriors
Jamal Crawford is averaging almost 50 minutes per game over the last four games.

San Francisco Chronicle

Crawford Unlocking His Game In Golden State
Jamal Crawford would be so much better now if he had been working with Keith Smart five years ago, the Warriors' assistant coach said.

Mercury News

Monta's Agent Set To Meet With Warriors Monday
Monta Ellis' agent will meet with Warriors' brass on Monday.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors Sign Davidson to Second 10-Day Contract
The Golden State Warriors have signed forward Jermareo Davidson to a second 10-day contract, the team announced today.

Press Release

Ellis: I'm Going To Always Be A Warrior
There have been rumors that guard Monta Ellis isn't happy in Golden State and would prefer to be traded to get away from coach Don Nelson, but he refuted those reports on Tuesday.

San Francisco Chronicle

Monta Ellis Inches Closer To Return
Golden State guard Monta Ellis participated in a full practice for the first time on Tuesday since undergoing left ankle surgery back in August.

Contra Costa Times

Belinelli To Miss 10 Days With Sprained Ankle
Golden State point guard Marco Belinelli will miss at least 10 days of action after suffering a sprained ankle on Sunday night against Indiana.

ESPN

Belinelli, Granger Share Words, Technicals
Golden State guard Marco Belinelli left Sunday's win over Indiana with a sprained ankle but nearly got into a fight with forward Danny Granger in the second quarter.

San Francisco Chronicle

RealGM Recaps For Games On Sunday, Jan. 11th
The Celtics ended their "epic" four-game losing streak against the Raptors on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a season-best effort from guard Ray Allen.

RealGM Staff Report

Warriors' Wright To Miss At Least 3 Weeks
Warriors' forward Brandan Wright will miss a minimum of three weeks after leaving Wednesday's loss to the Lakers with a subluxation of his left shoulder.

Examiner

Sidney Moncrief Going To The Beijing Ducks
Golden State Warriors assistant coach Sidney Moncrief has accepted a position with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Press Release

Crawford Could Opt-Out To Sign Long-Term Deal With Warriors?
Jamal Crawford will decide whether to opt out of the final two years of his contract, totaling nearly $20 million, in favor of free agency this summer.

Seattle PI

GSW's Randolph Hurt By 'Bad Attitude' Claims
Anthony Randolph has been much maligned by Don Nelson, but the 19-year-old rookie is trying to remain positive.

San Francisco Examiner

Ellis Cleared For 'End Stage Rehab'
Team doctors have cleared Monta Ellis to begin the "end stage" of his rehabilitation from ankle surgery.

San Francisco Chroncile

Warriors' Wright Dislocates Shoulder
Brandan Wright partially dislocated his left shoulder in the first half of the Warriors' game against the Lakers on Wednesday night.

AP

Monta Not Thrilled With Rejoining Nelson/Rowell Controlled Warriors
Mercury News' columnist Tim Kawakami recently checked in with sources close to Monta Ellis, who has been rehabilitating his broken ankle.

Mercury News

No Thought To Firing Nellie
Don Nelson signed a two-year, $12 million extension at the start of the season and is safe from getting fired despite their struggles.

San Francisco Chronicle

Golden State Waives Rookie Nelson
The Golden State Warriors have waived rookie guard DeMarcus Nelson and recalled forward Jermareo Davidson from the D-League's Idaho Stampede.

Modesto Bee

Warriors' Jackson Injured In Loss To Jazz
The Warriors lost leading scorer Stephen Jackson to a hamstring injury on Monday night.

ESPN

Warriors Sign Davidson To 10-Day, Waive DeMarcus Nelson
The Golden State Warriors have signed forward Jermareo Davidson to a 10-day contact and placed guard DeMarcus Nelson on waivers.

Press Release

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