Golden State Warriors WiretapApril 2009 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Warriors Tell Monta They Won't Void His Contract

Apr 14, 2009 9:33 PM

The Warriors sent a letter to Monta Ellis? agent, Jeff Fried, stating the team relinquishes its right to void his contract for the scooter accident, according to a source.

Ellis was suspended 30 games, costing him $3 million, after he injured his left ankle (requiring surgery) and lying about it.

The Warriors now hope to repair the damaged relationship with their franchise player.

Contra Costa Times

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Warriors' Jackson: There Will Be Change

Apr 13, 2009 7:12 AM

Stephen Jackson has been told that not everyone will be back when the Warriors return next season, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting.

"There will be change, things will be shifted," Jackson said this past week, "but I think the core will be here. I think as a team and an organization, we know the steps that we have to take to correct a lot of these wrongs that we had this season."

Coach Don Nelson said a few weeks ago that with Monta Ellis proving that he can return to his old form, the Warriors need two things to become a "decent" team again: A good draft pick, and "a move or trade to pick up another need guy."

Nelson listed rebounding, defense and passing as the Warriors' biggest holes - "Put them in any order you want," he said.

While Jackson did mention many of his teammates when talking about the team's future, a glaring omission was Jamal Crawford, whom Nelson already has said he expects to be gone, either via free agency if he opts out of his contract, or via trade.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Knicks' Harrington Passes 10,000 Points

Apr 13, 2009 7:08 AM

Knick forward Al Harrington surpassed 10,000 career points during Sunday's loss to the Miami Heat, the team's official website is reporting.

Harrington passed the milestone when he drilled a 13-foot jumper for his 17th point less than three minutes into the third quarter. He has now amassed 10,005 career points in 727 games with Indiana, Atlanta, Golden State and New York.

?It was a long time coming, but I wish I could have did it and got a win,? Harrington said. ?I guess that?s a lot of points and I am happy that I got to accomplish that, but I wish we would have won the game.?

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Ellis Done For Year, Maybe Crawford Too

Apr 11, 2009 3:44 AM

Monta Elllis is done for the year due to a left ankle injury, and according to the San Francisco Chronicle the Warriors may also end the season without fellow guard Jamal Crawford.

Though Golden State officials stressed that the injury is on the opposite side of the foot that Ellis severely damaged during his moped accident last summer, the 23-year-old is expected to be rehabbing for the next two weeks.

Crawford sat out with a strained lower back and will not make the trip to Utah for today's back-t0-back finisher. He said he began feeling discomfort during pregame warm-ups Wednesday against Minnesota, but gutted out a 31-point performance before the pain and stiffness worsened.

Coach Don Nelson has already said that a team featuring both Crawford and Ellis will not work, and he wants Stephen Jackson to start at shooting guard next season.

If Crawford does not opt out of his contract this summer, then the Warriors are going to try to trade the high scoring guard.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Neither Mullin Or Nellie Make HOF

Apr 5, 2009 1:19 AM

Neither Chris Mullin or Don Nelson will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year, according to multiple NBA sources.

The Class of 2009 will be announced Monday before the NCAA national championship game in Detroit.

Mercury News

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Martin And Ellis Drop Career Highs In OT Shootout

Apr 2, 2009 5:12 AM

The Sacramento Kings' season has been a disaster, but Kevin Martin gave fans a reason to smile on Wednesday night, dropping 50 points in Oakland, but in the end it was not enough as the Warriors took the game 143-141 in overtime.

Monta Ellis also got his career high in the game, scoring 42 points, helping Golden State snap a five-game losing streak.


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