Golden State Warriors WiretapDecember 2008 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Warriors Unlikely To Overhaul Roster?

Dec 31, 2008 2:43 PM

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."

San Francisco Chronicle

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Mullin Quietly Finishing Contract, L. Riley Will Be GM?

Dec 31, 2008 11:23 AM

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.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Maggette Doesn't Want To Be A Clipper Again

Dec 30, 2008 11:07 AM

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."

San Francisco Chronicle

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Davis Denies He Wants Out

Dec 30, 2008 8:05 AM

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.

Los Angeles Times

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Nellie Predicts Lakers To Dethrone Celtics

Dec 29, 2008 4:38 PM

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."

Orange County Register

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Baron Would Welcome Return To Warriors?

Dec 29, 2008 9:58 AM

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."

Contra Costa Times

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Jackson Wants To Stay In Golden State

Dec 28, 2008 2:03 PM

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."

ESPN

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Jackson Remains Committed To Warriors

Dec 28, 2008 1:59 PM

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.

ESPN

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Ellis Not Expected Back Until Late January

Dec 27, 2008 6:48 AM

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.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Warriors Send Celtics To Back-To-Back Losses

Dec 27, 2008 1:21 AM

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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Jax Wouldn't Mind A Trade
Stephen Jackson, according to several sources, recently told teammates he would gladly accept a trade out of Golden State.

ESPN

Crawford Added To Warriors' Walking Wounded
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.

ESPN

Belinelli Relieved To Finally Be On Floor
Marco Belinelli has only played sparingly for the Warriors during his initial 100+ games in the NBA.

Mercury News

Warriors' Jackson Will Miss More Time
Golden State guard Stephen Jackson is expected to miss more time because of a sprained left hand that he aggravated on Friday night.

NBA.com

Warriors' Crawford Drops 50 On Bobcats
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.

RealGM

Warriors' Nelson Names "Defensive Coordinator"
Golden State coach Don Nelson made a surprising announcement on Friday when he named assistant Keith Smart the team's "defensive coordinator".

Bay Area News

Report: Nellie Tells Randolph To Seek Trade
Golden State coach Don Nelson has reportedly told rookie forward Anthony Randolph to seek a trade from the team.

Contra Costa Times

Warriors Hold Out Jackson With Hand Injury
The Warriors held guard Stephen Jackson out against the Hawks on Friday night because of his lingering left hand injury.

NBA.com

Magic Aren't Interested In Marcus Williams
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.

Florida Today

Source: Warriors Wouldn't Even Consider Felton Trade
The Warriors are not believed to be interested in Raymond Felton.

Ken Berger/Sportsline

Williams Saved, Warriors Waive Hendrix To Make Room For Monta
The Golden State Warriors were reportedly considering buying out Marcus Williams, but instead waived forward Richard Hendrix to make room for Monta Ellis.

RealGM Staff Report

Source: Warriors Want Felton
The Warriors and Bobcats have had discussions about Raymond Felton. Golden State would send either Brandan Wright or Anthony Randolph.

Charlotte Observer

Dunleavy Glad To Be Free Of Warriors
Mike Dunleavy credits his career season last year to getting away from the Warriors.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors Unlikely To Fire Don Nelson?
Six NBA coaches have been fired this season, but the Warriors are unlikely to fire Don Nelson despite the team's dismal start.

San Francisco Chronicle

Crawford: I've Been In Bad Situations Before
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.

Contra Costa Times

Warriors Recall Nelson From Bakersfield Jam
The Golden State Warriors have recalled guard DeMarcus Nelson from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Press Release

How Will Warriors Create Spot For Monta?
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.

San Francisco Chronicle

MRI Reveals Maggette Has Torn Hamstring
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

Contra Costa Times

Ellis: 'We've Got To Bring Warriors Basketball Back'
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.

San Francisco Chronicle

Monta Thinks Playing With Jamal Could Be Better Than Baron
Following a shootaround on Thursday, Monta Ellis spoke with the media.

San Francisco Chronicle