Golden State Warriors WiretapNovember 2009 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Don Nelson To Miss Three More Games

Nov 28, 2009 9:58 AM

Warriors coach Don Nelson is still battling pneumonia.

Golden State announced on Friday that Nelson will miss the team's next three games, returning after their tilt against Denver on Tuesday.

The team's next three opponents are the Lakers, Pacers and Nuggets.

Nelson has already missed two games with the illness.

NBA.com

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Warriors Qualify For Roster Exemption

Nov 28, 2009 9:05 AM

The Warriors still qualify for the roster exemption that allowed them to sign center Chris Hunter recently.

The league requires that teams have at least four players who have missed three games and aren't expected to return for two weeks.

A petition for a roster exemption must be filed every two weeks.

Currently, Golden State has Brandan Wright (shoulder), Kelenna Azubuike (knee), Speedy Claxton (knee) and Raja Bell (wrist) on the shelf.

Oakland Tribune

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Watson Thought He Was Going To Die

Nov 26, 2009 2:52 PM

C.J. Watson returned for his first game since contracting the H1N1 virus.

"In Milwaukee, I thought I was going to die," Watson said before Wednesday's loss in San Antonio. "I've been sick before. Never like that. I'm not going to lie. I was scared."

Watson first learned he may have the H1N1 virus after the game at Milwaukee on Nov. 14.

Mercury News

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Watson Back From Swine Flu

Nov 26, 2009 12:50 AM

C.J. Watson rejoined the Warriors on Wednesday after being diagnosed with the swine flu Nov. 14 and missing four games.

"It was hard, because it felt like I was out like a month with a suspension or something," Watson said. "I just tried to stay positive and watch the games on TV."

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

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RealGM Recaps For Games On Tuesday, 11/24

Nov 25, 2009 8:39 AM

The Warriors had just six healthy players on Tuesday night, but they were still able to shock the Mavericks on the road.

- Washington 108, Philadelphia 107

Team FIC Differential: Wizards +2.6, 76ers -2.6

The Washington Wizards (4-9) held off the Philadelphia 76ers (5-9) for a much needed win on Tuesday night. Antawn Jamison led with 32 points and 14 rebounds, Gilbert Arenas posted 17 points and eight assists and Nick Young scored 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Washington shot 47% from the floor, while Philadelphia went 21-for-23 from the foul line. Louis Williams had 26 points and five assists, Samuel Dalembert tallied 15 points and nine rebounds and Thaddeus Young added 23 points and four boards in the loss.

Game FIC Scores

Antawn Jamison, Washington ? 25.5

Louis Williams, Philadelphia ? 18.0

Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia ? 17.5

Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia ? 16.0

- Toronto 123, Indiana 112

Team FIC Differential: Raptors +32.1, Pacers -32.1

The Toronto Raptors (7-8) shot 55% as they lit up the scoreboard against the Indiana Pacers (5-7). Jose Calderon had 21 points and seven assists, Chris Bosh tallied 16 points and 12 rebounds and Jarrett Jack totaled 18 points and six dimes against his old team. Toronto attempted 11 more foul shots than Indiana and took an 18-point lead into halftime. Danny Granger starred with 36 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Troy Murphy posted 11 points, eight boards and five dimes and rookie Tyler Hansbrough put up 10 points and four rebounds.

Game FIC Scores

Danny Granger, Indiana ? 21.0

Jarrett Jack, Toronto ? 20.4

Jose Calderon, Toronto ? 17.9

Hedo Turkoglu, Toronto ? 17.8

- Golden State 111, Dallas 103

Team FIC Differential: Warriors +2, Mavericks -2

The Golden State Warriors (5-8) used just six players to knock off the Dallas Mavericks (10-4) at the American Airlines Center. Monta Ellis starred with 37 points and eight assists, Anthony Morrow posted 27 points, nine rebounds and five dimes and Vladimir Radmanovic added 14 points and 12 boards. Golden State turned the ball over 21 times, but went 10-for-21 from three-point range. Dirk Nowitzki had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Jason Terry scored 21 points off the bench and Jason Kidd stuffed the stat sheet with five points, 13 assists and 10 boards.

Game FIC Scores

Anthony Morrow, Golden State ? 25.4

Jason Kidd, Dallas ? 19.8

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas ? 17.5

Drew Gooden, Dallas ? 17.5

- Denver 101, New Jersey 87

Team FIC Differential: Nuggets +22.9, Nets -22.9

The New Jersey Nets (0-14) are still winless after losing to the Denver Nuggets (10-4) on Tuesday night. Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and six rebounds, Nene posted 17 points and nine boards and Arron Afflalo contributed 15 points and eight rebounds. Denver shot 48% from the field and held New Jersey to just 38% shooting. Devin Harris starred with 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Josh Boone tallied seven points and 12 boards and rookie Terrence Williams scored 14 points on 5-for-11 shooting.

Game FIC Scores

Nene, Denver ? 18.9

Arron Afflalo, Denver ? 18.5

Devin Harris, New Jersey ? 15.1

Carmelo Anthony, Denver ? 13.9

- Oklahoma City 104, Utah 94

Team FIC Differential: Thunder +20.4, Jazz -20.4

The Oklahoma City Thunder (8-7) used a decisive run in the third quarter to defeat the Utah Jazz (7-7) at Energy Solutions Arena. Kevin Durant led with 28 points, eight assists and five rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 17 points and Jeff Green totaled 19 points, six boards and five dimes. Utah turned the ball over 24 times and attempted just 18 foul shots. Carlos Boozer had 26 points and seven rebounds, Paul Millsap tallied 19 points and seven boards and Deron Williams put up 10 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the loss.

Game FIC Scores

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City ? 21.3

Jeff Green, Oklahoma City ? 17.3

Carlos Boozer, Utah ? 16.5

Andrei Kirilenko, Utah ? 11.4

- L.A. Lakers 100, New York 90

Team FIC Differential: Lakers +14.7, Knicks -14.7

The New York Knicks (3-11) tried to make a little run, but it was too late against the Los Angeles Lakers (11-3). Kobe Bryant starred with 34 points and five rebounds, Pau Gasol posted 11 points and 16 boards and Andrew Bynum added 17 points and eight rebounds. Los Angeles outrebounded New York by 24, which allowed them to overcome 25 turnovers. Wilson Chandler had 15 points and seven rebounds, Nate Robinson tallied 15 points and five assists and David Lee contributed 13 points and seven boards.

Game FIC Scores

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles ? 23.1

Pau Gasol, Los Angeles ? 18.1

Derek Fisher, Los Angeles ? 13.1

Danilo Gallinari, New York ? 13.0

? 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)

( )'s indicate a negative FIC score.

It is also used to rank players and to determine their ?Reina Value.? Click here to view the player rankings with the Reina Value for the current season

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Warriors Use Only 6 Players To Beat Dallas

Nov 25, 2009 2:33 AM

Monta Ellis scored 13 of his season-high 37 points in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry added 11 of his 18 points in the final 4 minutes and the Warriors ended Dallas? five-game winning streak with a 111-103 victory over the Mavericks on Tuesday night, according to an Associated Press report.

AP

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Don Nelson Out With Pneumonia

Nov 23, 2009 5:21 PM

Warriors coach Don Nelson has pneumonia and isn't traveling with the team for two games in Texas, according to an ESPN.com report.

The 69-year-old Nelson missed practice Sunday and again Monday. The team said he had been diagnosed with pneumonia and would miss games Tuesday at Dallas and Wednesday at San Antonio.

ESPN

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Blazers Lose 11th Straight Game In Oakland

Nov 21, 2009 12:48 PM

The Blazers lost in Oakland for the 11th straight time on Friday night.

Beyond the losses, it has been home for many other unfortunate instances for the organization.

'It's where Bonzi Wells blew out his knee in April 2001, disrupting the Blazers' starting lineup for the playoffs,' writes Jason Quick of The Oregonian. 'It's where Shawn Kemp informed the team he needed to enter rehabilitation for cocaine abuse. And it's where Rasheed Wallace and Wells fought with the Warriors in 2002, which led to Wallace trying to get into the stands and Golden State's Chris Mills trying to enter the Blazers' postgame locker room. Unsuccessful at that, Mills blocked the team bus as it left the arena.'

The Oregonian

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Monta: I've Got Soldiers Behind Me

Nov 21, 2009 12:43 PM

The Warriors came home from a road trip that saw Stephen Jackson traded away and defeated the Blazers by a final score of 108-94.

Monta Ellis played all 48 minutes, playing excellent defense on Brandon Roy and scored 34 points with eight assists, six rebounds and six steals.  

"With what I did on the defensive end, getting everybody involved and being out their leading players and making plays for others, you could say that," Ellis said. "If people want to say it's my team, then it's my team, but I've got soldiers behind me who are ready to go with me.

"We're all going to put it together and make this one, big, happy family."

Ellis had a game-high FIC of 21.6, while Roy had a 4.6.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Warriors Sign Chris Hunter

Nov 20, 2009 3:40 PM

The Golden State Warriors have signed forward/center Chris Hunter to a contract, the team announced Friday.  

Hunter, who is being called up from the NBA Development League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants, will be in uniform for Friday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena.
                                                 
Hunter, 25, was a D-League All-Star last season with Fort Wayne, where he averaged 19.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.19 blocks and 32.7 minutes per contest in 47 games.

Press Release

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Bucks Nearly Didn't End Up With Jennings
The Bucks fortunately held onto the 10th overall pick and selected Brandon Jennings.

Journal Times

Azubuike Undergoes Successful Surgery
Kelenna Azubuike will miss several months after undergoing knee surgery.

Press Release

Ellis Says He's Committed To Warriors
Monta Ellis didn't know that his agent planned to meet with the Warriors.

San Francisco Chronicle

Bell Could Miss Remainder Of Season
Raja Bell has finally elected to have wrist surgery.

San Francisco Chronicle

Raja Bell Will Have Wrist Surgery
Raja Bell has opted to undergo surgery.

Twitter (Brian Windhorst)

Monta's Agent To Meet With Warriors
Monta Ellis might be looking for a way out of Golden State.

ESPN

Azubuike To Undergo Knee Surgery
Kelenna Azubuike will have major knee surgery on Wednesday.

Press Release

Ellis Doesn't See Any Defenders Left On Warriors Besides Himself
With Stephen Jackson traded, Monta Ellis thinks he is the only player left on the Warriors that plays defense.

Contra Costa Times

C.J. Watson Tests Positive For Swine Flu
C.J. Watson has the swine flu.

NBA.com

C.J. Watson May Have Swine Flu
C.J. Watson may have contracted H1N1.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors President Says Nelson Is Safe
Don Nelson is safe in Golden State.

ESPN

Shaq Unlikely To Play Against Warriors
Shaquille O'Neal isn't expected to play on Tuesday night.

ESPN

Cavs' Pitch Involving West For S-Jax Falls Short
Stephen Jackson was a target of the Cavaliers.

The Plain Dealer

Warriors Send Jackson To Charlotte
The Warriors have sent Stephen Jackson to Charlotte.

Press Release

Warriors Send Jackson To Bobcats
Stephen Jackson is now playing for Larry Brown in Charlotte.

ESPN

Jackson Traded To Charlotte
Stephen Jackson successfully found his way out of Golden State.

ESPN

Nelson Says There's No Truth To Rumors
Don Nelson plans to finish out his contract.

San Jose Mercury News

Warriors' Azubuike Suffers Knee Injury
Warriors G/F Kelenna Azubuike suffered a left patellar tendon injury during the first quarter of Saturday night's game in Milwaukee.

Press Release

West Likely To Be Included In Possible Jackson Deal
Delonte West could go to the Warriors if the Cavaliers decide to deal for Stephen Jackson.

ESPN

Nelson Could Be Fired By Next Week
Don Nelson may not be in Golden State for much longer.

CBS Sports