Golden State Warriors WiretapAugust 2009 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Watson Takes Qualifying Offer From Golden State

Aug 31, 2009 6:42 PM

C.J. Watson has decided to pass on Golden State's three-year, $5.6 million extension and will sign for the qualifying offer worth just over $1 million, multiple sources confirmed to RealGM's Alex Kennedy.

Watson will play out the remainder of his contract and become a restricted free agent again next summer. Golden State could enter the season with as many as five point guards on their roster and playing time was a big factor in this decision.

The Warriors could come back with a higher proposal once they learn that Watson will sign for the qualifying offer.

Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times reported on Monday evening that Golden State had increased their offer to $5.4 million over three years.

Last season, Watson averaged 9.5 points and 2.7 assists in 77 games with the Warriors.

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Watson Staying In Golden State

Aug 31, 2009 4:20 PM

It appears as though guard C.J. Watson will stay with the Warriors.

Watson had been linked to the Magic in sign-and-trade rumors for a majority of the summer.

The guard told his Twitter followers that he'll be staying in Golden State.

Watson will likely sign the three-year, $4.5 million contract that the team offered him earlier this offseason.

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Warriors Sign Mikki Moore

Aug 31, 2009 11:28 AM

The Golden State Warriors have sign free agent big man Mikki Moore.

Moore's agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Monday that his client agreed to a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors over the weekend.

Moore's deal is for the $1.3 million, the veteran minimum.

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Don Nelson Prepares To Talk Trade With Dallas

Aug 30, 2009 6:59 AM

The talk around Dallas suggests Don Nelson is interested in discussing a trade with the Dallas Mavericks involving the disgruntled Stephen Jackson.

Nelson may be interested in dealing the guard for a package of expiring contracts.

Nelson may also be willing to part ways with guard Monta Ellis due to the coach's interest in giving rookie Stephen Curry plenty of playing time.

Dallasbasketball.com

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Jackson Wants Out Of Golden State

Aug 28, 2009 9:28 PM

Appearing in New York with Al Harrington, Stephen Jackson said he does not want to return to the Warriors this season.

"I don't think I'll be a Warrior next year. I'm looking to leave," Jackson said.

Jackson said the Warriors have been made aware of his desire to be traded.

"I really can't get too much into it right now, but I'm just looking to go somewhere where I can go and win a championship," Jackson said.

Jackson listed the Cavs, any of the three teams in Texas and the Knicks as his preferred destinations.

Jackson won a championship as a member of the Spurs during the 2002-03 season.

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Watson Remains Unsigned Despite Report

Aug 22, 2009 6:39 PM

Despite reports, point guard C.J. Watson remains unsigned.

While the Golden State Warriors have offered Watson a three-year, $4.5 million deal, the restricted free agent has yet to come to terms with the team.

Watson has yet to decide whether he'll sign the three-year contract or a qualifying offer that would allow him to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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Warriors Reject Orlando's Offer For Watson

Aug 18, 2009 4:30 PM

The Magic tried to get guard C.J. Watson in a sign-and-trade from the Warriors, but Golden State turned down an offer.

Orlando offered a package that included veteran point guard Anthony Johnson, a future first-round pick and cash, multiple sources told RealGM's Alex Kennedy.

Golden State general manager Larry Riley told the Oakland Tribune on Monday that the club had received "many offers" for Watson, a restricted free agent.

The Magic made the offer over the weekend, and the Warriors officially declined it on Monday.

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Warriors Have Received 'Many Offers' For Watson

Aug 18, 2009 3:40 PM

The Warriors have received a number of trade offers for guard C.J. Watson, but they intend to retain him.

"We've had substantial interest for C.J. Watson in regards to sign-and-trades," Golden State general manager Larry Riley told the Oakland Tribune. "We haven't had an offer that's exceeded C.J.'s value. We like C.J., and we'll be working toward bringing him back."

RealGM Note: Alex Kennedy reported on Monday night that the Warriors offered Watson a three-year, $4.5 million contract. Watson isn't sure if he'll accept the offer.

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Warriors Offer Watson $4.5M Over Three Years

Aug 17, 2009 4:52 PM

The Golden State Warriors are offering C.J. Watson a three-year, $4.5 million contract extension, multiple sources confirmed to RealGM's Alex Kennedy.

"I haven't decided if I'm going to take that or sign the qualifying offer," said Watson when asked for comment. "I still have to decide but that is the deal on the table."

Watson averaged 9.5 points and 2.7 assists last year with the Warriors.

If Watson takes the qualifying offer from Golden State, he will be paid just over $1M for the 09-10 season, but he would become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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Watson Likely To Remain With Warriors

Aug 17, 2009 10:21 AM

The Orlando Magic have tried to acquire point guard C.J. Watson from the Golden State Warriors for several weeks, but sign-and-trade talks have now come to a close.

The two teams couldn't work out a deal and Watson will likely remain in Golden State and could sign an extension in the coming weeks.

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Azubuike: Warriors Are Unpredictable
Kelenna Azubuike knows that he could end up anywhere on the court heading into the 2009-10 season.

Contra Costa Times

George Doesn't Want To Ride Bench In Golden State
The Warriors acquired Devean George in a trade with the Raptors recently, and the veteran forward plans to contribute.

ESPN

Amare To Golden State Talks Nearly Dead
The Warriors nearly pulled off a trade for Amare Stoudemire earlier this offseason.

Contra Costa Times

Watson Situation Could Determine Azubuike's Fate
The way the Warriors handle C.J. Watson's free agency can have ramifications down the road with Kelenna Azubuike.

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C.J. Watson Still Waiting For Offer
As a restricted free agent, C.J. Watson's patience has been tested this offseason.

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