Golden State Warriors WiretapMarch 2012 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Don Nelson Voted Into Hall Of Fame

Mar 29, 2012 1:01 AM

Don Nelson will be among this year's class inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Nelson, a three-time coach of the year and the NBA's all-time winningest coach, said he got the call Wednesday morning after being snubbed for several years. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will officially announce the 2012 class on Monday at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans.

"It's a great honor to cap my career," said Nelson, who is involved in several business ventures and splits his time between Dallas and Maui. "I've had a great time and a great life coaching basketball. I don't actually need to be rewarded for anything, but I am very proud and my family is very proud of this award."

ESPN.com

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Award

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Curry To Miss Another Two Weeks With Ankle Injury

Mar 28, 2012 2:17 PM

The Warriors have announced that Stephen Curry will continue his rehabilitation from his right ankle injury and won't see game action for at least two more weeks.

Curry has missed the last 10 games due to the injury.

Sources tell Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski that Curry is pushing to return this season.

The Warriors are protecting the long-term health of Curry, while also trying to retain their own first round draft pick that will be sent to the Jazz if it falls out of the top-7.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Warriors Sign Keith Benson To 10-Day Contract

Mar 25, 2012 9:48 PM

The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent center Keith Benson to a 10-day contract.

Benson, 23, is being called-up from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League, where he has appeared in 20 games this season, averaging 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.50 blocks in 30.6 minutes per contest.

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Tags: Keith Benson, Golden State Warriors, Sioux Falls Skyforce, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Official Signing, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Curry To Visit Ankle Specialist, Return In Doubt

Mar 25, 2012 5:33 PM

Stephen Curry will see an ankle specialist on Thursday in Los Angeles.

Curry will then meet with Warriors' management to discuss his status for the rest of the season.

“He would love to play. In fact, that's been one of the problems," general manager Larry Riley said. "He's wanted to be out there probably before he should have at times. He wants to play, but he also has gained an awful lot of wisdom."

Riley said there is something to gain from Curry playing in the season's final month.

"To prove to himself and to put his own mind at ease," Riley said. "It's a season that's been very frustrating for him."

San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Warriors Assign Chris Wright To Dakota

Mar 24, 2012 5:10 PM

The Golden State Warriors have assigned forward Chris Wright to the Dakota Wizards of the NBA Development League.

Wright, 23, has appeared in 17 games with the Warriors this season, averaging 2.1 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.7 minutes. This marks the second assignment of the season for Wright, as he previously was assigned to the Wizards on January 26 and averaged 20.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 2.33 blocks in 31.0 minutes over three games before being recalled on February 6.

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Tags: Chris Wright, Golden State Warriors, Dakota Wizards, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Fesenko To Sign With Pacers

Mar 23, 2012 10:40 AM

Kyrylo Fesenko will sign with the Pacers for the remainder of the season, according to sources.

Fesenko and the Warriors mutually cancelled an agreement they reached in December on a one-year deal because he was still rehabbing from an offseason knee surgery.

Fesenko also received strong interest from the Mavericks and Celtics.

Deseret News

Tags: Kyrylo Fesenko, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Sign Mickell Gladness To 10-Day Contract

Mar 22, 2012 2:42 PM

The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent center Mickell Gladness to a 10-day contract.

Gladness made his NBA debut this season as a member of the Miami Heat, appearing in eight games over two different stints with the club. The 6’11” center made the Heat’s opening night roster and appeared in three games before being waived on February 7. He subsequently signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Heat on February 12 and signed the second 10-day contract on February 28.

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Warriors To Sign Gladness To 10-Day Contract

Mar 21, 2012 8:03 PM

The Warriors will sign Mickell Gladness to a 10-day contract on Thursday, according to a source.

Golden State had expected to sign J.J. Hickson until he was claimed off waivers by the Blazers.

Gladness has played eight games for the Heat this season.

Scott Schroeder/Ridiculous Upside

Tags: Mickell Gladness, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blazers Claim Hickson Off Waivers

Mar 21, 2012 6:40 PM

The Blazers have claimed J.J. Hickson from waivers, according to a source.

Hickson was already in New Orleans with the Warriors, who had an agreement with Golden State dependent on clearing waivers.

Hickson was waived this week by the Kings.

Sam Amick/SI.com (via Twitter)

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Warriors To Sign J.J. Hickson If He Clears Waivers

Mar 21, 2012 2:35 PM

The Warriors will sign J.J. Hickson after he clears waivers, according to sources.

Hickson was waived by the Kings on Monday.

Sam Amick/SI.com (via Twitter)

Tags: J.J. Hickson, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Working With Jazz To Re-Acquire Own First Round Pick
If the Warriors have one of the top-7 picks, then no trade with the Jazz is necessary.

Marcus Thompson/Contra Costa Times

Lacob On Being Booed: Winning Will Solve All Things
Joe Lacob was booed during the end of Chris Mullin's jersey retirement ceremony at Oracle Arena.

Tim Kawakami/Mercury News

Warriors, Suns Interested In Hickson
The Warriors and Suns appear to be the early frontrunners to sign J.J. Hickson if he clears waivers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Warriors Waive T.J. Ford
T.J. Ford is contemplating retirement.

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Nets Offered Lopez To Bucks For Ellis
The Nets tried to acquire Monta Ellis following his trade from the Warriors to Milwaukee.

Ric Bucher/ESPN

Warriors Could Have Dealt Rush, Kwame For Kaman
The Warriors could have traded Brandon Rush, Kwame Brown and a second round pick to the Hornets for Chris Kaman.

Ric Bucher/ESPN

Bogut Cautiously Optimistic About Recovery For Olympics
Andrew Bogut seemed optimistic when asked about his chances of playing in the London Olympics this summer.

FIBA.com

Warriors Buy Second Round Pick From Hawks
The Warriors will receive the lower of two Second Round picks, either the Hawks’ pick or the Phoenix Suns’ pick.

RealGM Staff Report

Warriors, Spurs Agree To Stephen Jackson For Richard Jefferson Trade
The Warriors and Spurs have agreed to a swap of Stephen Jackson for Richard Jefferson.

Ric Bucher/ESPN (via Twitter)

Warriors Preferred To Trade Curry
The Warriors dealt Monta Ellis to Milwaukee on Tuesday, but the team reportedly preferred to trade Stephen Curry.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Bogut Denies Strained Relationship With Skiles, Excited For New Start With Warriors
Andrew Bogut denied having a rift with Scott Skiles following his trade from the Bucks to Warriors.

Mercury News

Beasley To Lakers, Crawford To Minnesota In Three-Way Talks
Talks between the Blazers and Wolves on Jamal Crawford are intensifying.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Lacob: Basketball Ops Staff Unanimous, Ecstatic To Make Trade
Joe Lacob elaborated on the Warriors decision to trade Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson.

Tim Kawakami/Mercury News

Warriors Leaning Toward Keeping Stephen Jackson Through Deadline
The Warriors are leaning toward keeping Stephen Jackson through Thursday's deadline.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors Repeatedly Pursued Trade For Tyreke Evans
The Warriors have made repeated inquiries into the availability of Tyreke Evans.

Sam Amick/SI.com

Thompson Disappointed Warriors Learned About Trade Through Media
Most members of the Warriors found out about Tuesday's trade of Monta Ellis from the media or by watching SportsCenter.

Sam Amick/SI.com

Warriors Reluctant To Trade Udoh, Decision Made After Ellis Went Public With Wanting Out
When Monta Ellis went public with his wish to be traded, Golden State expedited the process by including Ekpe Udoh.

Marcus Thompson/Contra Costa Times

Warriors Looking To Flip Stephen Jackson
The Magic were one team believed to be interested in trading for Stephen Jackson.

Marcus Thompson/Contra Costa Times

Warriors Trade Ellis, Udoh To Bucks For Bogut, Jackson
The Bucks have traded Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson to the Warriors for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Magic May Be Leaning Toward Trading Howard
The Nets are the most likely trading partner for the Magic to move Dwight Howard.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports