Golden State Warriors WiretapOctober 2009 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Warriors Unlikely To Pick Up Law's Option

Oct 31, 2009 11:26 AM

The Warriors aren't expected to pick up the fourth-year player option on guard Acie Law's contract.

However, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Golden State could still make a play to re-sign him as a free agent if he plays well.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Market For Jackson Could Improve In December

Oct 30, 2009 4:17 PM

The Warriors have discussed Stephen Jackson with a number of teams, but the market could improve around the middle of December.

Players that signed as free agents this summer are eligible to be traded after Dec. 15.

Golden State is also thinking that the market for Jackson could be even better close to the Feb. 18 trade deadline.


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Warriors To Begin Starting Randolph

Oct 30, 2009 1:39 AM

The Warriors will begin starting second-year forward Anthony Randolph, according to a person close to the team.

The Warriors refused to comment on the lineup change, saying no decision would be made until Friday morning.


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Nellie Wants To Have Belichick Type Of Relationship With Media

Oct 29, 2009 7:42 PM

Don Nelson has grown tired of dealing with the media, as he believes many of the things he has said or done have been misconstrued by the media.

"No, I don't care much for this anymore," Nelson said, referring to dealing with the media. "I've been beat up so bad by being honest with the press, I'm going to be the (Patriots coach Bill) Belichick of the NBA. I'd rather talk on the radio where people can actually hear my words than get it misconstrued somehow. It looks different in print sometimes when you say something. The way you say it sometimes you can't identify it in print. I'm more careful. Yes, I'm more careful."


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Sources: LeBron, Shaq Like Idea Of Stephen Jackson Trade

Oct 29, 2009 11:51 AM

LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal both like the idea of Cleveland acquiring Stephen Jackson, according to sources.

The Cavaliers are reluctant to part with Zydrunas Ilgauskas because they can ill-afford to lose that depth in the frontcourt.

The Warriors, however, have still been strictly receiving trade offers that don't suit their needs.


Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, NBA

Jackson Trade Talks Could Be Heating Up

Oct 28, 2009 9:22 PM

Though his report hasn't been verified, Chris Broussard of ESPN indicates growing rumors that Stephen Jackson trade talks have been heating up.

The Cavaliers, Hornets, Spurs, Nuggets and Clippers are all believed to be interested.

The Warriors are reportedly mulling several offers.


Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

Jackson Says Drama Is Behind Him

Oct 25, 2009 9:30 AM

Warriors forward Stephen Jackson insists that drama will no longer surround him.

"It's ended for me," Jackson told the Oakland Tribune.

Jackson angled for a trade this offseason, but remains in Golden State.

"And it is what it is," he added.

He was fined $25,000 for asking for a trade and received a two-game suspension, which will cost him another $139,000, for his actions in a preseason game against the Lakers.

"Some guys haven't been calling me Captain Jack lately, but some still do," Jackson said. "I'm a natural leader, and I don't think a title will have anything to do with how I act or people look at me. It's just who I am. I haven't changed."

Oakland Tribune

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Source: Denver Unlikely Destination For Jackson

Oct 24, 2009 5:44 PM

The Nuggets are unlikely to swing a deal for Warriors forward Stephen Jackson, sources told the Denver Post.

There has been some buzz around the NBA that the Nuggets might be interested in Jackson.

The source told the Post that there have been no significant conversations between the two sides.

Denver has a trade exception worth $7.4 million, which is less than Jackson's $7.6 million contract.

Denver Post

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Denver, Cleveland Are Jackson's Most Likely Landing Spots

Oct 23, 2009 10:52 AM

Cleveland and Denver are the two teams with legitimate interest in acquiring Stephen Jackson, according to sources.

The Nuggets have been hesitant to add money, but could make a bold move if they believe it could get them to the next step.

The Mavericks reportedly have no interest in Jackson, who listed the club as one of the teams he would like to be traded to.

Meanwhile, the Spurs have not dismissed the idea of acquiring Jackons but described it as 'remote.'


Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, NBA

Kobe-Stephen Jackson Feud Alive And Well

Oct 21, 2009 3:23 PM

The rivalry between Kobe Bryant and Stephen Jackson appears to still be rather heated.

The Lakers and Warriors faced off in a preseason game on Tuesday night.

Jackson lashed out at Bryant after a previous exhibition contest, accusing Kobe of playing dirty. Even though Bryant insisted he didn't read any of Jackson's comments, he attacked the Warriors forward early and with emotion on Tuesday night.

Lakers teammate Ron Artest says any little thing will motivate Bryant.

"He always finds a reason," Artest told the Press-Enterprise. " 'You looked at me the wrong way. Alright I'm giving you 40. You don't want to say my last name. Alright I'm giving you 40.' He's unbelievable."


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Golden State Waives Shaun Pruitt
The Golden State Warriors have waived forward/center Shaun Pruitt.

Press Release

Nelson Leaves Warriors With Family Issue
Warriors coach Don Nelson has left the team because of a family emergency.


Jackson: I'm Not As Dumb As People Think
Warriors forward Stephen Jackson says that he's smarter than people think.

Oakland Tribune

Cavs Interested In Jackson
The Cavaliers have had internal discussions about trading for Stephen Jackson.


Jackson Claims To Have Been 'Scarred' By Warriors
Stephen Jackson claims to have been scarred by how he has been treated by the Warriors.


Warriors Playing Acie Law At Small Forward
The Warriors are planning to play some serious small ball this season.

San Francisco Chronicle

Maggette Will Play More Than Expected
The Warriors hoped to reduce Corey Maggette's minutes this season, but the injury to Brandan Wright has ruined their plans.

Contra Costa Times

Warriors Were Close To Dealing Jackson For Prince Last Season
Chris Mullin had a deal in place to send Stephen Jackson to the Pistons for Tayshaun Prince.

Contra Costa Times

Warriors Only Offered 'Garbage' For Jackson
Warriors general manager Larry Riley has been working the phones for a trade, but there haven't been any serious offers.


Jackson Thinks He's As Good As Kobe
Stephen Jackson spoke publicly about his 'beef' with Kobe Bryant on Wednesday.

Oakland Tribune

Warriors Exercise 10-11 Options On Wright, Randolph
Brandan Wright and Anthony Randolph are under contract for the 2010-11 season.

Press Release

Jackson Gives Up Captain Role
Stephen Jackson met with coach Don Nelson and general manager Larry Riley on Tuesday.

San Francisco Chronicle

Jackson Ready To Unhappily Return To Warriors
Stephen Jackson is prepared to rejoin the Warriors, but he isn't doing so happily.

Mercury News

Source: Another Bid To Buy Warriors Emerges
Another intriguing offer to buy the Warriors has emerged, sources have told Yahoo! Sports.

Yahoo! Sports

Warriors To Sit Down With Jackson
The Warriors plan to meet with disgruntled forward Stephen Jackson prior to their first preseason game at home.


Warriors Want Fair Value For Jackson
The Warriors have received some calls about disgruntled swingman Stephen Jackson.

Yahoo! Sports

Warriors Suspend Jackson Two Games
The Warriors have suspended Stephen Jackson for two games due to conduct detrimental to the team.

Press Release

Trade Rumors Didn't Bother Biedrins
Warriors center Andris Biedrins heard his name mentioned in trade rumors this offseason.

San Francisco Chronicle

Wright Undergoes Successful Surgery On Shoulder
Brandan Wright underwent successful surgery today to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Press Release

Warriors Will Sometimes Start Curry
Warriors rookie guard Stephen Curry will be at least a part-time starter this season.

Contra Costa Times