Golden State Warriors WiretapFebruary 2009 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Crawford Hasn't Said If He'll Opt Out

Feb 27, 2009 4:47 PM

Golden State guard Jamal Crawford can opt out of the last two years of his deal this summer, which would leave roughly $20 million on the table.

Warriors coach Don Nelson's decision to sit Crawford in Friday's game to allow the team's younger players more time could eventually alter the guard's decision.

Crawford has said that he won't make a decision until after the season is over.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Crawford's Agent Decries Warriors' Move

Feb 27, 2009 4:07 AM

While Jamal Crawford does not question coach Don Nelson's decision to hold him out of tonight's game against the Charlotte Bobcats, according to the San Francisco Chronicle Crawford's agent does want answers.

The last time the two teams met Crawford dropped 50.

"What is the message that Nelson is sending to a young team? 'Don't play to win?' " Goodwin said. "What is the message he is sending to the fans who work hard to pay for Warriors tickets in order to see them win?

"Jamal is not injured, and not only is he averaging 19 points per game, but he scored 50 points on the (Bobcats) for a win earlier this season."

Nelson announced this week that he will begin resting his veterans "here and there" in an effort to give the team's youngsters more playing time.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Nellie To Sit Crawford Versus Team He Scored 50 Against

Feb 26, 2009 10:47 AM

Don Nelson has a huge logjam at the shooting guard position and in order to get everybody on the floor, he will sit some players like Jamal Crawford for an entire game.  Nelson plans to do that on Friday against the Bobcats, the team Crawford scored 50 points against in December.

"I'm going to give Jamal a day off against Charlotte so I can play some of the younger guys," coach Don Nelson said Wednesday. "I'll do that periodically because I have a logjam at the '2,' and it's probably better not to try to play everybody."

"Coach Nelson's been around 30 years. He's won 1,300 games. I'm not going to question what he's doing. He wants to play young guys and I understand," said Crawford.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Ellis Will Sit 1-2 Weeks To Rest Ankle

Feb 22, 2009 6:29 PM

Golden State guard Monta Ellis will rest his surgically-repaired left ankle for at least a week because of consistent soreness.

Ellis is averaging 13.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 13 games since returning Jan. 23.

He famously injured the ankle in a moped accident, which he initially lied about.

ESPN

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Warriors Top Thunder For Nellie's 1,300th Win

Feb 22, 2009 9:07 AM

The Warriors defeated the Thunder 133-120 on Saturday night, giving coach Don Nelson his 1,300th career victory.

Nelson joins all-time winningest coach Lenny Wilkens as the only NBA pair to reach the milestone.

Golden State's coach now trails Wilkens by just 32 wins on the all-time list.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Odom Sees Himself In Randolph, Sees HOF Potential

Feb 19, 2009 1:23 PM

Lamar Odom was very impressed with what he saw from Golden State's Anthony Randolph on Wednesday night and saw a lot of himself in the rookie's game.

"It's like looking in the mirror a little," Odom said of Randolph. "He's also 6-11, he's left-handed and he can put the ball on the floor. He's two times as athletic as I was at that age.

"He should set his goals high. He has All-Star potential, Hall of Fame potential, with that size, his ability to put the ball on the floor, he can shoot the three, he can pass. If he stays focused, the sky is the limit for him."

Contra Costa Times

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Warriors Will Stand Pat

Feb 19, 2009 2:27 AM

At this stage the Golden State Warriors will not be making any moves after their inquiries about Amare Stoudemire and Chris Bosh went no where, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting.

Warriors coach Don Nelson said before Wednesday's game that he hadn't been consulted by the front office about any possible moves - "I would imagine if there's something cooking, they would," said Nelson - and added that he was fine with his current roster.

"I told you before, I like the way we're moving forward, getting better," Nelson said. "We're going to keep the pedal to the metal for some period of time here and try to keep getting better."

San Francisco Chronicle

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Clippers Offer Baron To Warriors And Mavericks

Feb 18, 2009 11:09 PM

The Clippers have offered Baron Davis to both the Mavericks and Warriors.

Los Angeles also discussed a trade that would send Davis to Houston, but sources tell Marc Stein that any such deal will not happen.

ESPN

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Golden State's Randolph Hires Duffy As His Agent

Feb 13, 2009 8:37 AM

Golden State rookie forward Anthony Randolph, who fired B.J. Armstrong just a few weeks ago, has hired agent Bill Duffy.

Randolph admitted that he hired Duffy as his agent initially.

"The relationship was still there," Randolph said before Thursday's game. "I want him to be a bit more aggressive as far as on-the-court and off-the-court things. Stuff like me being in the community more, letting people know who I am. Based on what I've seen him do with other players, I thought he was a good fit."

Contra Costa Times

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RealGM Recaps For Games On Thursday, Feb. 12th

Feb 13, 2009 8:05 AM

There were only three games on the schedule in the NBA on Thursday night, but the action was a fitting close to the first-half of the 2008-09 season.

- Miami 95, Chicago 93

Team FIC Differential: Heat +13.8, Bulls -13.8

Shawn Marion made a slam dunk with one second left in regulation to give the Heat (28-24) a thrilling victory over the Bulls (23-30) at the United Center. Dwyane Wade had 24 points and 7 assists, Michael Beasley posted 21 points and 7 rebounds, and Shawn Marion contributed 12 points, 7 boards and 4 assists. Chicago attempted twenty-two more foul shots, but Miami hit 48% of their shots. Ben Gordon starred with 34 points and 5 rebounds, Tyrus Thomas tallied 15 points and 8 boards, and rookie Derrick Rose turned in 18 points and 6 assists.

Game FIC Scores

Michael Beasley, Miami ? 19.5

Shawn Marion, Miami ? 15.8

Ben Gordon, Chicago ? 14.5

Derrick Rose, Chicago ? 13.8

- Boston 99, Dallas 92

Team FIC Differential: Celtics +14.3, Mavericks -14.3

The Celtics (44-11) used a 30-17 edge in the fourth quarter to come from behind and defeat the Mavericks (31-21) on Thursday night. Paul Pierce had 31 points and 5 rebounds, Rajon Rondo tallied 19 points, 15 rebounds and 14 assists, and Ray Allen scored 20 points on 5-for-12 shooting. Boston outrebounded Dallas by nineteen, and limited them to just 39% shooting at American Airlines Center. Dirk Nowitzki starred with 37 points and 8 rebounds, Josh Howard posted 17 points, and Jason Kidd turned in 3 points, 6 boards and 10 assists in the loss.

Game FIC Scores

Rajon Rondo, Boston ? 28.3

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas ? 14.5

Paul Pierce, Boston ? 13.5

Jason Kidd, Dallas ? 11.0

- Golden State 105, Portland 98

Team FIC Differential: Warriors +12.5, Blazers -12.5

The Blazers (32-20) attempted a huge comeback in the fourth quarter, but ran out of gas against the Warriors (19-35). Corey Maggette led with 24 points and 5 rebounds, Ronny Turiaf posted 14 points and 11 boards, and Stephen Jackson poured in 20 points and 6 assists in the win. Golden State hit just 40% of their shots, but attempted twenty-six more foul shots than Portland. Brandon Roy starred with 37 points, Sergio Rodriguez tallied 10 points and 7 assists, and Travis Outlaw contributed 8 points and 12 rebounds off the bench in defeat.

Game FIC Scores

Brandon Roy, Portland ? 19.3

Ronny Turiaf, Golden State ? 18.0

Corey Maggette, Golden State ? 13.4

Sergio Rodriguez, Portland ? 8.8

? 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.

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Warriors' Rookie Randolph Catches Knicks' Eye
Anthony Randolph has some value around the league, but it is unclear whether the Warriors will part ways with the young talented rookie.

New York Daily News

Bigger Surprise If Crawford Does Not Opt Out
Jamal Crawford will leave $19.4 million on the table if he opts out of his contract, but he could conceivably get $40 million to $50 million in a new five- to six-year deal.

New York Times

Raptors, Suns And Knicks Like Anthony Randolph
There are several teams interested in Anthony Randolph.

New York Daily News

Crawford May Opt Out This Summer
Jamal Crawford told Newsday that he's happy with the Warriors.

Newsday

Harrington: Nellie's Known To Ruin Careers
Prior to Tuesday's game, Don Nelson said that the Al Harrington fallout was because of the forward's desire for a bigger role to get a more lucrative contract in 2010.

Mercury News

Warriors Willing To Deal Ellis, Biedrins?
The Warriors are reportedly willing to include Monta Ellis or Andris Biedrins, but not both, in the right trade.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors Unlikely To Land Big Man
Multiple league sources have confirmed that the Warriors have inquired about Amare Stoudemire and Chris Bosh, but they are unlikely to land either big man.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors 'Very Active' In Pursuit Of Amare
The Warriors are intent on pursuing Suns forward Amare Stoudemire, who appears likely to change addresses before the Feb. 19 trade deadline passes.

Mercury News

Biedrins Out Until After All-Star Break
Golden State center Andris Biedrins will be out of action until after the All-Star break with a sprained right ankle.

San Francisco Chronicle

Biedrins Hurt In Warriors' Loss To Suns
Golden State center Andris Biedrins sprained his right ankle in the team's loss to Phoenix on Friday night.

Contra Costa Times

Jackson Records First Triple Double Of Career
Stephen Jackson scored 30 points, to go with 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the first triple double of his career in Wednesday's 124-112 win over Phoenix.

San Francisco Chronicle

Crawford And Maggette Have Heated Exchange
Jamal Crawford wants Corey Maggette to be less selfish and contribute beyond his scoring.

Oakland Tribune

Nelson: Randolph Will Dictate His Minutes
Warriors' coach Don Nelson says that rookie forward Anthony Randolph will dictate how many minutes he gets on the floor.

Oakland Tribune

Randolph Wants To Stay With Warriors Despite Agent Change
Anthony Randolph wants to remain in Oakland despite changing agents only a few weeks from the trade deadline.

San Francisco Chronicle

Rookie Randolph Fires His 'Great Agent'
Anthony Randolph has fired B.J. Armstrong as his agent.

San Francisco Chronicle