Golden State Warriors WiretapDecember 2010 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Dorell Wright Scores Career-High 32 Points

Dec 30, 2010 7:29 PM

Dorell Wright scored a career-high 32 points in Golden State's 103-93 loss to Atlanta.

"I'm trying to change everything," said Wright, who has scored 20 points in back-to-back games for the first time in his NBA career. "I don't want to be a spot-up shooter because I have so much more I can offer to this team. I need to use that a little more, and the past few games I've been doing that."

San Jose Mercury News

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Biedrins Could Miss Road Trip With Sprained Ankle

Dec 30, 2010 7:12 PM

Andris Biedrins may be forced to miss Golden State's entire five-game road trip because of a sprained left ankle.

He will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday night.

"I know it's nothing major," Biedrins said. "It's an ankle. But still. I mean, I want to play all the time. I missed so much last year. Now this injury is taking a little bit longer than we thought. It's just frustrating."

After missing most of last year with abdominal issues, Biedrins now has missed five straight games.

Before the team left for Atlanta on Tuesday, Biedrins received his second PRP shot -- an injection of concentrated platelets to stimulate recovery -- which keeps him out for 48 hours.

Oakland Tribune

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Wright's 32 Points Headlines Wednesday's Former D-Leaguer Action

Dec 30, 2010 11:28 AM

There were 32 players with NBA D-League experience that competed in 11 NBA games on Wednesday, five as starters.

- Golden State’s Dorell Wright scored a career-high 32 points to go along with 11 rebounds in a loss to Atlanta.

- Washington’s Andray Blatche tallied 22 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in a win over Indiana.

- Cleveland’s Ramon Sessions came off the bench to score 22 points in a loss to Charlotte.

- Houston’s Aaron Brooks came off the bench and recorded 20 points on 6-13 shooting to go along with nine assists in a loss to Miami.

- Minnesota’s Martell Webster scored 17 points on 6-11 shooting in 24 minutes of action in a loss to Denver.  

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Dorell Wright, Andray Blatche, Golden State Warriors, NBA, D-League

Warriors Assign Lin To D-League

Dec 28, 2010 1:28 PM

Golden State Warriors guard Jeremy Lin was assigned to the Reno Bighorns, the Warriors? NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced today.  The assignment marks the 23rd time in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the first assignment for Lin, a rookie out of Harvard.

Lin (6-3, 200) has appeared in 17 games this season for Golden State, averaging 1.9 points in 8.5 minutes. In the 2010 NBA Summer League, Lin averaged 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in five games with the Dallas Mavericks.

Press Release

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Ellis, LeBron Named NBA Players Of The Week

Dec 27, 2010 2:06 PM

The Miami Heat?s LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors? Monta Ellis today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 26.

James led the Heat to a 2-1 week, which included road wins over the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers. James averaged 27.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.33 steals for the surging Heat, which has won 14 of its last 15 games. On Christmas Day, James recorded a triple-double in Miami?s 96-80 victory over the Lakers, posting 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Ellis? 39.7 ppg led the league for the week and helped Golden State to a 2-1 mark, which included wins over the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers. Ellis topped 36 points in all three outings, including a sparkling 44-point performance on 15-of-20 shooting from the field in the Warriors? lone loss of the week, a 121-112 setback vs. Houston. Ellis also chipped in with 7.0 assists and 3.0 steals on the week.

Press Release

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Lee Calls Ellis Best Player He's Ever Played With

Dec 26, 2010 12:32 PM

Monta Ellis had 39 points in Golden State's win over the Blazers on Saturday night. Ellis has now scored 119 points over his past three games.

"(Ellis) is the best player I've ever played with," said power forward Davie Lee. "He's playing great, but he's not out there hogging the ball, taking bad shots. He's getting to the rack. He's taking good, uncontested shots. And when he's double-teamed, he's finding other guys for easy plays."

Oakland Tribune

Tags: David Lee, Monta Ellis, Golden State Warriors, NBA

Curry Expects To Return From Ankle Injury Against Blazers

Dec 25, 2010 2:33 PM

Stephen Curry is expected to play on Saturday night against Portland.

Curry hasn't played since Dec. 8 because of a sprained ankle.

"As long as I don't have to drag my ankle across the floor when I'm out there, I should be good to go," said Curry, who estimates that his ankle is about 85 percent.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Knicks, Warriors, Wizards Interested In Telfair

Dec 25, 2010 7:53 AM

With Jonny Flynn back for the Timberwolves, teams are showing interest in Sebastian Telfair, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

According to Spears, the Knicks, Warriors and Wizards are interested.

Telfair is averaging 7.4 points and 3.4 assists per game this season.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Sebastian Telfair, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, NBA

Warriors Hire Lloyd Pierce As Assistant Coach

Dec 24, 2010 11:31 PM

The Warriors have hired Lloyd Pierce as an assistant coach, the team announced today. Pierce joins the Warriors after spending the previous three seasons as the player development coordinator for the Cavaliers, where he worked closely with the team?s players on individual skill development.  

A Bay Area native from San Jose, Pierce attended Santa Clara University from 1994-1998, where he was a four-year letterman and helped lead the Broncos to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.  Following his college career, Pierce played professionally in Mexico, Australia and Germany before returning to Santa Clara to join the team?s coaching staff under Dick Davey.

Pierce, 34, fills the vacancy on the Warriors coaching staff that was created when assistant coach Stephen Silas left the team to join his father Paul?s staff with the Bobcats.  Paul Silas was named interim head coach of the Bobcats on Wednesday.

Press Release

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Silas Brings Son From Warriors To Join Staff

Dec 23, 2010 7:15 PM

Stephen Silas, son of Paul Silas, has accepted a position as the top assistant coach of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Silas had been assistant coach of the Warriors for five seasons.

"He said he wanted me to come with him and 'I couldn't do it without you,' " the younger Silas said. "And it wasn't like it used to be ? I can't do it without you because I need you around. Now it's 'I can't do it without you because of how good of a coach you are.' That feels good to hear your dad say that. It's hard to turn that down."

Silas may return to the Warriors if the elder Silas doesn't remain as head coach of the Bobcats next season.

Mercury News

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Stephen Curry Isn't Ruling Out Tuesday Return

Stephen Curry hasn't played since spraining his ankle on Dec. 8.

Oakland Tribune

Stephen Curry Won't Be Out For Long

Stephen Curry has sprained his ankle four times since the preseason.

Contra Costa Times

Lee's Career Was Threatened By Arm Infection

David Lee's career was in jeopardy after injuring his arm at Madison Square Garden.

Warriors Sign Law, Waive Adrien

The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Acie Law.

Press Release

Warriors To Sign Acie Law

The Warriors will sign Acie Law on Thursday.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors Hope To Have Udoh Soon

Ekpe Udoh had left wrist surgery in mid-July.

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Warriors Evolve Into Slower Paced Team
The Warriors are playing at a slower pace this season, part of which is due to the coaching change of Keith Smart, but also because of David Lee at power forward.

Mercury News

Udoh Cleared To Increase Activity Level

Ekpe Udoh had wrist surgery in July with a recovery prognosis of four to six months.

Oakland Tribune