Golden State Warriors WiretapDecember 2009 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Warriors Granted Another Injury Exception

Dec 29, 2009 4:53 PM

The NBA has granted the Warriors another injury exception.

Golden State can add another player even though they already have 15 players under contract plus center Chris Hunter, who was called up from the NBDL as the team's first exception.

The Oakland Tribune writes that the Warriors aren't going to use the exception yet.

A team source said they may wait until after Jan. 5, which is the date teams can start signing players to 10-day contracts.

Oakland Tribune

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Artest Could Rejoin Lakers Against Warriors

Dec 29, 2009 4:28 PM

The Lakers could get forward Ron Artest back on Tuesday night.

Los Angeles will play Golden State at home.

Artest sustained a concussion and injured his left elbow in a fall at his home on Christmas Day.

He didn't play on Sunday night against Phoenix. Head coach Phil Jackson said Artest was still suffering from dizziness.

ESPN

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RealGM Recaps For Monday, 12/28

Dec 29, 2009 8:20 AM

The Warriors dropped the Celtics on Monday night to hand Boston their second-straight close road loss.

- Charlotte 94, Milwaukee 84

Team FIC Differential: Bobcats +23, Bucks -23

The Charlotte Bobcats (12-17) beat the Milwaukee Bucks (12-17) as coach Scott Skiles benched stars Andrew Bogut and Michael Redd in the second half after the Bucks fell behind by 22 points. Gerald Wallace starred with 21 points and 14 rebounds, Ronald Murray 16 points and six boards and Stephen Jackson added 12 points and five rebounds. Charlotte held Milwaukee to 38% shooting and outscored the road team by 19 points in the second quarter. Brandon Jennings had 24 points and seven assists, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute tallied nine points and 10 rebounds and Luke Ridnour scored 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field.

Game FIC Scores

Gerald Wallace, Charlotte ? 22.4

Raymond Felton, Charlotte ? 12.5

Luc Mbah a Moute, Milwaukee ? 10.4

Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee ? 10.3

- Oklahoma City 105, New Jersey 89

Team FIC Differential: Thunder +23.4, Nets -23.4

The Oklahoma City Thunder (16-14) pulled away from the New Jersey Nets (2-29) in the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant exploded for 40 points and five rebounds, Nick Collison tallied 11 points and 10 boards and Russell Westbrook contributed 16 points and 10 assists. Oklahoma City hit 47% from the field and attempted 15 more foul shots than New Jersey. Yi Jianlian had 29 points and seven rebounds, Brook Lopez posted 10 points and seven boards and Devin Harris put up 11 points and 11 assists in the loss.

Game FIC Scores

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City ? 22.5

Devin Harris, New Jersey ? 14.8

Trenton Hassell, New Jersey ? 14.6

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City ? 14.2

- Memphis 116, Washington 111

Team FIC Differential: Grizzlies +14.6, Wizards -14.6

Even without Rudy Gay the Memphis Grizzlies (14-17) were able to knock off the Washington Wizards (11-19) on Monday night. O.J. Mayo led with 28 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Zach Randolph posted 23 points and 19 boards and Marc Gasol chipped in 20 points and 11 rebounds. Memphis outrebounded Washington by 13 and went 24-for-28 from the foul line. Gilbert Arenas had 30 points and five assists, Antawn Jamison tallied 24 points and 13 rebounds and Caron Butler totaled 24 points and nine boards.

Game FIC Scores

Zach Randolph, Memphis ? 21.1

Marc Gasol, Memphis ? 18.2

Gilbert Arenas, Washington ? 16.2

Caron Butler, Washington ? 16.2

- Phoenix 118, L.A. Lakers 103

Team FIC Differential: Suns +26.8, Lakers -26.8

The Phoenix Suns (20-12) outscored the Los Angeles Lakers (24-6) in each of the game?s four quarters to make a statement at home. Amare Stoudemire had 26 points and six rebounds, Steve Nash tallied 16 points and 13 assists and Channing Frye added 14 points and 11 boards. Phoenix shot 48% and both teams grabbed 43 rebounds. Kobe Bryant led with 34 points and seven rebounds, Andrew Bynum posted 14 points and nine boards and Pau Gasol contributed 13 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Game FIC Scores

Steve Nash, Phoenix ? 19.4

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles ? 18.5

Jared Dudley, Phoenix ? 18.0

Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles ? 10.5

- Sacramento 106, Denver 101

Team FIC Differential: Kings +5, Nuggets -5

The Sacramento Kings (14-16) beat the Denver Nuggets (20-12) even without rookie point guard Tyreke Evans. Ben Udrih had 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds, Jason Thompson posted 15 points and 11 boards and Andres Nocioni chipped in 21 points and six rebounds off the bench. Denver grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and turned the ball over just nine times, but went just 20-for-35 from the foul line and 3-for-12 from three-point land. Carmelo Anthony had 34 points and eight rebounds, Kenyon Martin tallied 10 points and 12 boards and Nene put up 25 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

Game FIC Scores

Nene, Denver ? 25.8

Andres Nocioni, Sacramento ? 17.5

Jason Thompson, Sacramento ? 12.1

Ty Lawson, Denver ? 10.0

- Philadelphia 104, Portland 93

Team FIC Differential: 76ers +19, Trail Blazers -19

The Philadelphia 76ers (8-22) used a dominant second half to notch a win on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers (20-13). Elton Brand had 25 points and nine rebounds, Allen Iverson tallied 19 points and five assists and Andre Iguodala stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, nine dimes and seven boards. Philadelphia shot 57% and outscored Portland by 17 in the second half. Brand Roy scored 24 points on 9-for-20 shooting, LaMarcus Aldridge posted 17 points and 12 rebounds and Andre Miller chipped in 11 points and seven assists against his former team.

Game FIC Scores

Elton Brand, Philadelphia ? 19.9

Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia ? 18.5

Andre Miller, Portland ? 14.1

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland ? 12.3

- Golden State 103, Boston 99

Team FIC Differential: Warriors -1, Celtics +1

The Golden State Warriors (9-21) handed the Boston Celtics (23-7) their second-straight shocking loss on Monday night at Oracle Arena. Monta Ellis starred with 37 points, Anthony Randolph posted 18 points and nine rebounds and C.J. Watson added 11 points and seven assists off the bench. Boston shot 50% but turned the ball over 26 times. Rajon Rondo led with 30 points and 15 assists, Ray Allen tallied 24 points and five rebounds and Kevin Garnett totaled 16 points and nine boards.

Game FIC Scores

Rajon Rondo, Boston ? 26.1

Monta Ellis, Golden State ? 18.5

C.J. Watson, Golden State ? 15.0

Anthony Randolph, Golden State ? 13.3

? RealGM calculates the Floor Impact Counter using the following formula: (Points + .75 Defensive Rebounds + Offensive Rebounds + Steals + Assists + Blocks - .75 Field Goal Attempts - .375 Free Throw Attempts - Turnovers - .5 Personal Fouls)

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Warriors Get Turiaf Back, Await Biedrins

Dec 27, 2009 6:38 PM

The Warriors got center Ronny Turiaf back on Saturday and they are hoping to get Andris Biedrins back soon as well.

Turiaf came off the bench and Anthony Randolph started against Phoenix.

Golden State hoped to have Biedrins back on Saturday, but the team pushed his return back to Monday night against Boston.

"I just wanted to have a couple more practices with the team to get a feeling a little bit," Biedrins said. "When I was practicing, my timing was off. I didn't play for six weeks. So I just needed a little body contact, five-on-five in practice. I'll be ready for Monday."

Contra Costa Times

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Nelson: You Can't Evaluate Warriors Yet

Dec 26, 2009 9:54 PM

Warriors head coach Don Nelson doesn't think it's fair to evaluate the team yet.

Golden State has been without Kelenna Azubuike, Ronny Turiaf and Andris Biedrins for extended periods of time.

"I don't know that you can evaluate our team, the way it is right now," Nelson said. "Right now, we're dealing with eight or fewer guys most of the time, and there isn't much any coach or GM can do."

San Francisco Chronicle

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Richardson Feels Bad For Warriors Fans

Dec 26, 2009 9:41 PM

Suns guard Jason Richardson is winning in Phoenix, but his old team, the Warriors, are struggling.

"It's crazy what's going on over there," Richardson said in a telephone interview with the San Jose Mercury News. "They really went from being great to going back to the same ol' Warriors."

Richardson, who spent his first six NBA seasons in Golden State, was traded by the Warriors on draft day 2007.

He was a part of the 2007 playoff team that shocked the top-seeded Mavericks in the first round of the postseason.

"That's the crazy part," said Richardson. "We didn't get the chance. That team together, in two months (after acquiring Jackson and Al Harrington in January 2007), made history. It would've been scary had that team been together a whole year and had a training camp together.

"I kind of feel bad for the fans. They had a playoff experience. They had a good team. They had so much potential. Now, it's almost back to my first three or four years there."

San Jose Mercury News

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Jamison Feels Bad For Warriors Fans

Dec 21, 2009 11:30 AM

Antawn Jamison continues to follow the Warriors closely, the franchise he began his career with.

"This is where I started, so for me it's tough because of how much the fans love and support basketball here," said Jamison. "To have a team make it to the playoffs and seem like it's going in the right direction and all of a sudden, guys don't want to be here anymore. It kind of took me by surprise. This is a great place, with great fans. I feel bad for them."

Gilbert Arenas used to follow his former team, but not as much anymore.

"I used to know the guys on this team, go over and high-five 'em," said Arenas. "I don't really know anybody anymore."

Oakland Tribune

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Randolph: I Have A Long Career Ahead Of Me

Dec 20, 2009 3:36 PM

Warriors forward Anthony Randolph isn't worried about the persistent trade rumors that have surrounded him lately.

"I'm only 20 years old," Randolph has said often. "I've got a long career ahead of me."

Golden State agrees with Randolph and the team often mentions his age when asked about his lack of playing time.

Randolph is averaging 11.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in fewer than 23 minutes.

San Jose Mercury News

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Agent Might Want $60M For Anthony Randolph

Dec 19, 2009 11:53 AM

The San Jose Mercury News writes that the Warriors recent desire to shop forward Anthony Randolph coincided with agent Bill Duffy's mention of a contract extension.

Two sources told the Mercury News that Randolph's camp is thinking about an extension and that loose figures mentioned by Duffy are five years and $60 million.

San Jose Mercury News

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Moore Undergoes Successful Ankle Surgery

Dec 19, 2009 2:32 AM

Golden State Warriors center Mikki Moore underwent successful surgery today to remove bone spurs in his right ankle, the team announced. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Porter in Indianapolis, IN.  

Moore is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of three (3) months.

Press Release

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Radmanovic Understands Boos
Vladimir Radmanovic has heard a lot of boos lately.

Oakland Tribune

Nellie Dodges Trade Rumors, But Says He Wants To Keep Randolph
Don Nelson refused to address reports that Anthony Randolph has been placed on the trade block by the Warriors.

San Francisco Chronicle

Mikki Moore Out Indefinitely
The Warriors are now even more lean up front.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors Willing To Trade Randolph
The Warriors have included Anthony Randolph's name in trade discussions.

Mercury News

Warriors Put Randolph On Block Again
The Warriors are apparently placing forward Anthony Randolph back on the trade block.

Yahoo! Sports

Rose: Ellis Is A Bigger Version Of Iverson
Derrick Rose sees a lot of Allen Iverson in Monta Ellis.

Oakland Tribune

Maggette Hurt By Boos From Home Crowd
Corey Maggette wants to be a part of the Warriors despite all their recent chaos.

Oakland Tribune

Turiaf, Biedrins Both Expected To Be Back In Two Weeks
The Warriors have been without their two centers.

Mercury News

RealGM Recaps For Monday, 12/7
The 76ers lost in Allen Iverson's debut, the Knicks won their third straight and the Warriors were held to a season-low on Monday night.

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Dwight Likes To Psych Out Opponents By Spitting On Ball
Dwight Howard likes to spit on the basketball before opponents attempt foul shots.

San Francisco Chronicle

Biedrins Getting Closer To Return
The Warriors are expected to get Andris Biedrins back in the coming days.

Contra Costa Times

Don Nelson To Miss Five-Game Road Trip
Don Nelson won't travel on Golden State's upcoming five-game road trip.

Contra Costa Times

Warriors Ask Sick Nelson To Stay Away
Don Nelson has suffered two dizzy spells since returning to the Warriors.

Yahoo! Sports

Bell Out At Least Three Months
Raja Bell is hoping to return in early March.

Contra Costa Times

Bell Has Surgery, Expected To Miss At Least Three Months
Raja Bell had surgery on his left wrist on Thursday.

Press Release

Bell's Wrist Surgery Could Influence Trade Market
Raja Bell is a valuable expiring contract.

ESPN

Anthony Randolph Will Miss At Least A Week
Anthony Randolph sprained his ankle on Monday night against the Pacers.

Oakland Tribune

RealGM Recaps For Games On Monday, 11/30
Monta Ellis lit up the Pacers for 45 points on Monday night.

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