Golden State Warriors WiretapJune 2009 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Amare Has Little Interest In Golden State

Jun 30, 2009 8:17 PM

Amare Stoudemire has little interest in joining the Warriors, according to two sources.  The sources also indicated that the likeliest scenario at this point is for Stoudemire to stay with the Suns this season.

Stoudemire has told associates that he believes the Warriors could be giving up too much in the proposed deal, which would include Andris Biedrins, Brandan Wright, Marco Belinelli and possibly Stephen Curry.

Stoudemire is also reluctant to play center.

Mercury News

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Maggette Undergoes Successful Wrist Surgery

Jun 30, 2009 6:11 PM

Golden State Warriors forward Corey Maggette underwent successful surgery on his right wrist yesterday (Monday, June 29), the team announced today.  
The surgery, which was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Roy Meals of UCLA, will require minimal rehabilitation and Maggette will be able to resume normal basketball activities within 3-4 weeks. The purpose of the procedure was to relieve pain in Maggette?s right wrist, a condition that had bothered him intermittently throughout this past season.

Press Release

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Amare To Golden State Talks Continue, But Pace Slows

Jun 27, 2009 3:09 PM

The Amare Stoudemire to Golden State talks have continued since Thursday, but are moving at a slow pace.

"Dialogue has been had, but nothing relevant," said one executive involved in the talks.


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Nelson: Curry's Not Going Anywhere

Jun 26, 2009 10:03 PM

Warriors coach Don Nelson has reiterated that rookie Stephen Curry isn't going anywhere.

Nelson firmly declared on Friday that Golden State won't deal Curry, who was linked to Phoenix in trade rumors.

"He can unpack his bags and relax," Nelson said. "He can buy a house. We drafted him because we think he's a terrific player that fits right into our program. He ain't going anyplace."

Many wondered whether the Warriors selected Curry with the seventh overall pick at the request of another team.


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Warriors Can't Imagine Trading Curry Now

Jun 26, 2009 12:01 PM

According to Matt Steinmetz, who covers the Warriors, Larry Riley is not expecting Stephen Curry to go anywhere.  Riley indicated that he can't see a scenario in which he is traded and that he hopes he remains with the Warriors for 10 years.

"We drafted him to play here," said Riley.

Matt Steinmetz

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Curry: No Disappointment In Not Going To New York

Jun 26, 2009 7:21 AM

Stephen Curry expressed his desire to play for the Knicks multiple times prior to the draft, but ended up with the Warriors.

Many took Curry's reaction after hearing his name called as frustration, but he says that wasn't the case. When commissioner David Stern called his name as the seventh pick, he put his hands together and bowed his head.

"That was my reaction thanking God for the opportunity to be drafted," Curry said afterward. "It wasn't anything about not going to New York or disappointment or anything like that."

Curry remains in limbo, linked to Phoenix in rumors of a possible trade involving Amare Stoudemire.

New York Times

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Curry Prepared For Limbo With Warriors

Jun 26, 2009 1:05 AM

Stephen Curry will be in limbo as the Warriors continue to be rumored in Amare Stoudemire talks.

"I just spoke with Larry Riley, he didn't mention (a trade), so I don't know where I fit in with those talks," said Curry, who declined the Warriors' invitation for a pre-draft workout.

"I hope I go to sleep a Warrior. So right now I see myself as a Warrior."

Mercury News

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Drafting Curry Could Lock Amare Deal With Phoenix

Jun 25, 2009 8:48 PM

The Stephen Curry pick was possibly made for the Suns, according to the Arizona Republic.  An announcement on Amare Stoudemire going to Golden State in a deal for Andris Biedrins, Stephen Curry and some other Warriors players like Marco Belinelli and/or Brandan Wright could happen next week.

Arizona Republic

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Crawford For Law Deal Now Official

Jun 25, 2009 4:42 PM

The Golden State Warriors have acquired guards Acie Law and Speedy Claxton from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard Jamal Crawford, the Warriors announced on Thursday.  

?We feel we have gained tremendous flexibility with the addition of Jamal,? said Atlanta GM Rick Sund.  ?He gives us balance in the backcourt, having produced at both point guard and shooting guard positions.  Not only is Jamal a talented scorer, but he can also deliver quality production down the stretch of games.?

Don Nelson had threatened to not play Crawford in 09-10 in an attempt to convince the guard not to exercise his early termination option, but instead the Warriors found a way to unload him.

Golden State is expected to receive insurance compensation on Claxton's contract.

RealGM Staff Report

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Amare To Golden State Being Discussed

Jun 25, 2009 2:42 PM

The Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors have discussed a possible trade.

League executives indicate that Phoenix could send Amare Stoudemire to the Warriors for a package that would include Andris Biedrins and the No. 7 pick in the draft.

Don Nelson, however, is telling friends that talks are not serious.


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Crawford Deal Finalized, Won't Be Official Until July 1st
Jamal Crawford may finally have a chance to play playoff basketball in Atlanta.

Contra Costa Times

Hawks Close to Landing Jamal Crawford

Hawks Close To Acquiring Crawford
The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors are closing in on a trade that would deal Jamal Crawford back to the Eastern Conference.


Warriors Assure Ellis He's Their Man
The Warriors met with Monta Ellis recently to assure him that even if they take a point guard in Thursday's draft, he'll go into training camp as the starter.


Ellis Hopes To Retire As A Warrior
There were rumors earlier this week that Monta Ellis might want out of Golden State, but he squashed speculation on Thursday.


Warriors Considering Williams At No. 7
Golden State has been high on Louisville's Terrence Williams and could potentially take him with the No. 7 pick.


S-Jax Adds 25 Pounds Of Muscle
Warriors forward Stephen Jackson has been working hard this offseason, already having packed 25 pounds of muscle on his frame.

Sports Radio Interviews

More Trouble For Golden State
Monta Ellis may have threatened the Warriors with a trade demand if they select a point guard.

DraftExpress/Mercury News

Warriors Set On Drafting Point Guard?
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News believes that the Warriors are set on drafting a point guard with the seventh pick.

San Jose Mercury News

Golden State Could Make Ellis An Off-Guard
Many feel as though the Warriors need to move Monta Ellis back to his natural off-guard spot.

San Francisco Chronicle

Is DeRozan An Option For Wing-Loaded Warriors?
The Warriors are loaded at the shooting guard and small forward positions, but have worked out a number of wings.

San Francisco Chronicle

Clippers Try To Trade Baron To GSW Every Few Weeks
Baron Davis is reportedly offered back to Golden State via trade from the Los Angeles Clippers every couple of weeks.

San Francisco Chronicle

Belinelli Nearly Came To Raptors In Trade This Season
Marco Belinelli and Joey Graham nearly switched teams.

Toronto Star

Getting To Know Larry Riley
Larry Riley arrived as the Warriors chief player personnel decision maker largely as an unknown to their fan base.

San Francisco Chronicle