Golden State Warriors WiretapSeptember 2009 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Warriors' Franchise Value Reportedly Declining

Sep 30, 2009 6:16 PM

Chris Cohan is attempting to sell his 80% share of the Warriors and the price is quickly dropping, according to a report from the Mercury News.

Cohan is attempting to sell the franchise for $400M, but the price could drop into the $300M range.

Mercury News

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Nellie Agrees With Monta's Comments

Sep 30, 2009 11:00 AM

On Tuesday, Monta Ellis slightly changed his stance on playing beside Stephen Curry.

"The only way we'd be able to play together is certain matchups," said Ellis. "That's the only way."

Ellis "didn't say anything that was untrue," Nelson said. "There will be plenty of times that they won't be able to play with each other. I wouldn't put them in a situation in which they couldn't compete."

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

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Jackson Doesn't Regret Trade Request, 2004 Brawl

Sep 29, 2009 4:05 PM

Stephen Jackson doesn't regret asking the Warriors for a trade.

"What I said is how I feel, point-blank. That's not going to change," Jackson told the media on Monday.

Jackson is unhappy with the team's decline after breaking their 13-season playoff drought back in 2007.

"Don't ask me questions I already answered," he fired at reporters. "I feel the same way I felt last time. Y'all know I got fined, so don't ask me the questions if you don't want me to get fined. Kobe [Bryant] said the same thing two years ago and didn't get a fine, but we're not going to beat a dead horse. They know they're wrong. But I can't beat the NBA so I've got to roll with it."

Jackson extended his lack of regret to 2004's brawl between the Pacers and Pistons in Detroit.

"I don't have a regret about anything I've done. I don't have a regret about going in the stands with Ron Artest," he added. "I say what I want to say when I feel like it, regardless of what the consequence is. That's just always been me."

ESPN

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Monta To Ask For Trade?

Sep 29, 2009 10:58 AM

According to someone in his camp, Monta Ellis may soon request that the Warriors trade him.

On media day Monday, Ellis said emphatically that a backcourt tandem of he and Stephen Curry cannot work.

Twitter (Jonathan Abrams, New York Times)

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Monta Says He Can't Play With Curry

Sep 28, 2009 5:59 PM

Monta Ellis does not believe he can share the floor with Stephen Curry.

"Us together? No," Ellis said. "Can't. We just can't. ... Just can't."

Ellis was then asked by a member of the media if he understands that the Warriors do believe the guards can play together.

"They say you can?" Ellis repeated. "They say you can ... but you can't. I just want to win and you're not going to win that way."

Ellis doesn't believe a comparison can be drawn to when he played with Baron Davis.

"It's different," Ellis said. "When you're trying to compare Stephen and you're trying to go back with me and Baron (Davis) playing. It's a different situation. You've got a nine-year veteran who has been in the game and understands the game and knows how to play the game and he's got a big body.

"You can't put two small guys out there and play the one and the two. You've got big two-guards in the league. You just can't do it. Yes, you're going to move up and down but eventually the game is going to slow down. You can't do it."

Matt Steinmetz/Fanhouse

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Nelson: GSW Will Consider Trading Jackson

Sep 25, 2009 9:33 PM

Don Nelson and the Warriors will consider trading Stephen Jackson if the team can find the right situation, according to an ESPN.com report.

"If it's good for the team, we'll look at it," Nelson said Friday. "It has nothing to do with Jack or a request. But we'll accommodate him if we can, if it's good for him and it's good for us we'd certainly look at it. ... We wouldn't give him away."

Until then, Nelson will embrace Jackson despite the team's leading scorer and top defender saying he wanted to be dealt to a winner.

ESPN

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Warriors Delay Sending First-Rounder To Nets

Sep 21, 2009 7:56 AM

The Warriors have delayed the delivery of a previously traded first-round pick one year to 2012, according to NBA sources.

The pick, which is lottery-protected, had been sent to New Jersey in July 2008 in a trade for guard Marcus Williams, who signed with Memphis as a free agent this offseason.

The Nets will receive two future second-round picks from the Warriors for agreeing to delay receiving the first-round selection.

The original pick was lottery-protected in 2011, and the 2012 selection is now believed to have less protection.

Yahoo! Sports

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Curry Sees Himself As Rookie Of The Year Candidate

Sep 19, 2009 5:45 PM

Warriors guard Stephen Curry believes that he'll be among the players in the running for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award this season.

"Definitely," Curry told HoopsHype when asked if he felt he was a strong candidate.

"If my opportunity comes, I'm going to take it and run with it. I feel like I'm one one the best guys that were drafted this year. Hopefully I'll get the opportunity to play and show that."

Curry was also asked about Golden State coach Don Nelson's reputation as a guy that doesn't play rookies much.

"That's what I've heard," Curry responded. "This team has a lot of young guys who already have a lot of experience, so I think he's going to go first with them naturally. Hopefully I can convince him that I help win games when I'm on the floor and he'll put me out there. I'm going with the attitude that if I work hard and prove that I should be on the floor, he'll see that and I will play."

HoopsHype

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Nellie Reaches Out To Randolph's Parents

Sep 17, 2009 10:36 PM

Don Nelson and Anthony Randolph had a tempestuous relationship during his rookie season, which ended with the forward being one of the more promising young players in the NBA.

Nelson reportedly reached out to Randolph's parents this July.

"I've always been ready to play for Nellie," Randolph said on Thursday, after taking part in an NBA program to deliver computers to schools. "He came out to Dallas, met my parents and stuff like that. Me and Nellie have a great relationship right now.

"I wasn't there, but my mom and dad said they had a good time. I wish I would have been there. We talked after the season and (Nelson) just expressed to me he wanted to meet my family. I thought it was a good thing."

Matt Steinmetz/Fanhouse

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Stephen Curry Gets Help From CP3

Sep 16, 2009 4:58 PM

Warriors rookie Stephen Curry worked out with Hornets All-Star Chris Paul this past week.

Curry sought out help from Paul as he enters his first NBA season.

"To come in and learn from an All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner is pretty special," Curry told the Times-Picayune. "You see how hard he works, and I picked up things and competed with him one-on-one. I just feel like it's a head start for me to start my career off right."

The former Davidson star is expected to play point guard in Golden State.

"I've known Stephen for awhile," Paul said. "He grew up in Charlotte, and I was down in Winston-Salem. We've been working out all summer, and I think he's as prepared for his rookie season as he can be."

Times-Picayune

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Warriors Invite Pair To Training Camp
The Warriors have invited St. Mary's forward Diamon Simpson and Illinois center Shaun Pruitt to training camp.

San Francisco Chronicle

NBA Fines Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson of the Warriors has been fined $25,000 for public statements detrimental to the NBA.

Press Release

Nellie Stands Behind Jackson As Captain
Despite publicly seeking a trade, Stephen Jackson hasn't lost his captaincy with the Golden State Warriors.

ESPN

Warriors Will Add Roth To Coaching Staff
The Warriors will add Scott Roth to their coaching staff for the 2009-10 season.

Twitter (Matt Steinmetz)

Warriors Re-Sign C.J. Watson
The Golden State Warriors have re-signed free agent guard C.J. Watson to a contract.

Press Release

Stephen Curry Told Writer He'd Make NBA Seven Years Ago
Stephen Curry told Langston Wertz Jr. of the Charlotte Observer that he would make it to the NBA seven years ago.

Charlotte Observer

Warriors Sign Mikki Moore
The Warriors have officially signed Mikki Moore.

RealGM Staff Report

Rowell Stays Silent On Jackson Trade Request
Since Stephen Jackson went public with his trade request, Robert Rowell, who negotiated Jackson's extension, has declined interview requests.

SI.com

Watson Will Be Restricted Free Agent Again In 2010
C.J. Watson will be an RFA again next summer.

Christopher Reina/RealGM