Golden State Warriors WiretapDecember 2006 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

O'Bryant Sent To Minor League

Dec 31, 2006 3:21 AM

Golden State welcomed back power forward Troy Murphy on Saturday after a 10-game layoff because of a sore left Achilles tendon. But after their 119-96 loss to the Sacramento Kings, the Warriors said farewell, at least temporarily, to rookie center Patrick O'Bryant, who was sent to join the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

Murphy, who made it clear during his convalescence that he doesn't feel like he's fitting into Coach Don Nelson's system offensively, said that situation hadn't resolved itself over the past 2 1/2 weeks.

``Not really,'' Murphy said. ``But hopefully I can go in and help the team in other ways.''

Murphy said he was ``pretty close'' to full strength but wasn't certain how that would translate in games.

``I'm 100 percent in my workouts, but I haven't been able to play in any contact (scrimmages), so I don't know if I'm 100 percent there,'' Murphy said. ``I'm not sure how I'm going to be brought along, really. That's up to Nellie.''

Mercury News

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J-Rich Breaks Hand

Dec 31, 2006 3:07 AM

Jason Richardson could be out for two months after breaking his right hand during the Warriors' game against the Kings on Saturday night.

Richardson, the Warriors' leading scorer last season, was hurt during the second quarter, apparently when Mickael Pietrus kicked out his leg while blocking a shot and accidentally kicked Richardson. After X-rays at Arco Arena revealed the break, Richardson was placed in a cast by the Kings' medical staff.

Associated Press

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Monta In Pain But The MRI Is Good

Dec 27, 2006 2:40 AM

An MRI scan on Monta Ellis' right shoulder showed no sign of a dislocation or separation.

``I can't move it at all. Everything hurts right now,'' Ellis said. But the MRI result ``is good. The pop that I heard seemed like it was worse than that.''

The Warriors, who did not detail if Ellis had a sprained shoulder or merely a bruised one, set no timetable for his

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Monta Needs MRI, Won't Play Tuesday

Dec 25, 2006 12:32 PM

Monta Ellis and Anthony Roberson, both of whom were hurt in Golden State's 105-92 loss Saturday at Miami, will not play in the Warriors' game Tuesday against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.

Ellis, who injured his right shoulder in a fall, and Roberson, who landed awkwardly on his left foot after grabbing a rebound, were evaluated Sunday by Warriors medical personnel, a team spokesman said.

Each player needs an MRI scan to make a more definitive diagnosis but because of the Christmas holiday, those likely will not take place before Tuesday morning.

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Pietrus Breaks Nose, Will Wear Face Mask

Dec 24, 2006 3:35 AM

Warriors forward Mickael Pietrus is in the market for a plastic face mask after his nose was broken when he was elbowed by Orlando center Dwight Howard on Friday.

Pietrus, his nose bandaged, sat out a loss to Miami on Saturday and the team announced he would be out until he receives medical clearance and finds a mask similar to the one teammate Troy Murphy has been wearing all season.

Unlike Murphy's nose, which was badly mangled by an elbow from Portland forward Zach Randolph in an October exhibition game, Pietrus' nose was not displaced and therefore shouldn't require surgery. However, Pietrus will still need to spend an undetermined amount of time wearing the mask, for which he still needs to be fitted.

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Monta Leaves Miami With Shoulder In A Sling

Dec 23, 2006 11:30 PM

Monta Ellis, second-year guard for the Warriors, was helped off the court late in the third quarter of their game against Miami on Saturday night with an injured right shoulder.

Ellis left with his shoulder in a sling.

"That would be very costly," Don Nelson said afterward when asked what it would mean to be without Ellis for any significant time. "Not that any of them aren't."

Ellis got tangled with Heat forward James Posey and sprawled to the floor with about a minute left in the period. He was grabbing his right shoulder after he hit the court.

He remained face down on the court for 3 minutes, tapping the toes of his sneakers on the court and grimacing in agony. Ellis was eventually rolled over onto his back while being tended to by members of both teams' medical staffs, then was helped off the court as he clutched his side.

"He usually bounces right back up," Golden State's Keith McLeod said. "Him being down like that was pretty scary."


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Constant Trade Rumors Make Murphy Wonder

Dec 22, 2006 10:15 AM

Troy Murphy has been mentioned heavily in trade rumors since last December when he cancelled his gym membership, thinking that he would be dealt for Ron Artest.

This season, his name has been popping up again in trade rumors.

"When you come up in everything, it makes you wonder," Murphy said from Southern California, where he was seeing a foot specialist for his sore Achilles. "If you think the fit isn't that great and your name comes up in rumors, you think that maybe the front office feels the same way."

San Francisco Chronicle

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Warriors' Murphy To See Foot Specialist

Dec 21, 2006 9:54 PM

The Golden State Warriors reportedly have sent forward Troy Murphy to a foot specialist for his ailing left Achilles tendon.

Murphy, who has missed eight straight games dating back to Dec. 12, won't rejoin the team until it returns from its current road trip next week, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.

Murphy was expected to consult with Los Angeles-area physician Dr. Richard Ferkel on Thursday, the newspaper reported.


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Monta Aggravates Sprained Left Foot

Dec 19, 2006 11:04 AM

On Monday night, Monta Ellis aggravated the sprained left foot he originally sustained Dec. 8.

The Golden State guard stepped on the foot of a backpedaling Vince Carter on a fourth-quarter drive to the hoop but stayed in the game and finished with 19 points and six assists.

X-rays were negative, but his status for Wednesday's game in Boston is day-to-day.

"It's the same injury," said Ellis, one of only three Warriors to play in all 26 games this season. "I guess I just redid it."

Contra Costa Times

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Dunleavy Pushing For Dunleavy?

Dec 19, 2006 9:14 AM

The Clippers, according to David Aldridge, have offered Corey Maggette, Cuttino Mobley and Sam Cassell in exchange for Allen Iverson.

The 76ers have continued to be adamant that they want Shaun Livingston.

Coach Mike Dunleavy is pushing to make a deal, in part, so he can clear enough cap room to acquire his son, Mike Dunleavy Jr., from the Warriors.

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Calderon Taken To Hospital
Jose Calderon was conscious as he was fitted with a neckbrace and carried off the floor with a stretcher.

Globe And Mail

Warriors Out Of Iverson Sweepstakes

Contra Costa Times

Richardson Hopes To Play Monday

Contra Costa Times

Warriors Appear Out Of The A.I. Market

Philadelphia Inquirer

Warriors And Sixers Almost Have A Deal?
One of the deals Billy King is strongly considering is with Golden State, for point guard Baron Davis, center Andris Biedrins and a third unidentified player.

New York Daily News

Iverson's Nameplate Removed As Sixers Hope For Bulls' Gordon
The Sixers are hoping for Ben Gordon, but the Bulls are reluctant to take on Allen Iverson

New York Daily News

Golden State The A.I. Favorites Amongst 10 Teams?
According to a league source, the Warriors are the front-runner for Allen Iverson, offering a package that would include guard Baron Davis and a couple of young players.

Boston Globe

Celtics, Warriors And Kings Lead Hunt For Iverson
Boston, Golden State and Sacramento appear to be the three most likely landing spots for Allen Iverson at this hour.


J-Rich Thinks He'd Be Gone In An Iverson Deal

San Francisco Chronicle

Don Nelson Finally Records 1,200th Win


J-Rich Out Indefinitely With Bone Bruise
Jason Richardson is being shut down indefinitely after an MRI exam taken earlier this week revealed a bone bruise on the inside of his left knee.

San Francisco Chronicle

Ginobili Back For Rout Of Warriors

San Antonio Express-News

J-Rich To Miss Road Trip

San Francisco Chronicle

Bucks Hold Warriors Scoreless For Final 2:54 To Ruin Nellie's Night