Golden State Warriors WiretapDecember 2011 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Curry Switches Shoes For Greater Ankle Support After Consultation With Nike

Dec 31, 2011 12:03 PM

Stephen Curry went to Nike headquarters on Thursday to find a shoe to best support his oft-injured right ankle.

“I dropped an anonymous letter at Nike saying if they do make new Steph Curry shoes, I’m sure they’d be a big hit,” Curry said.

Curry, who previously wore the Nike Hyperdunks, settled on the Nike Zoom Brave V.

Curry said they are lower and wider than what he’s been wearing.

“They’re still analyzing all the data that we collected, and I changed to a different style of Nikes for (Saturday)," Curry said. "Hopefully, that will help and I think we’ve found a fit to avoid those injuries.”

ContraCostaTimes.com

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Fesenko Leaning Toward Signing With Mavs

Dec 31, 2011 11:05 AM

The Dallas Mavericks are back in the mix to land free-agent center Kyrylo Fesenko after the Golden State Warriors passed on the Ukranian big man, according to sources close to the situation.

Fesenko had committed to signing with the Warriors earlier this week, but sources told ESPN.com that Golden State and Fesenko "mutually" canceled their plans to finalize a one-year deal worth just under $1.1 million, in part because Fesenko needs an additional week or two to get into game shape after September knee surgery.

Sources said Fesenko is now leaning toward accepting the Mavs' one-year minimum offer and is likely to make a decision by early next week.

Marc Stein/ESPN.com

Tags: Kyrylo Fesenko, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Sign Fesenko

Dec 28, 2011 10:13 AM

Kyrylo Fesenko has agreed to a one-year, $1.07 million deal with Golden State.

The Warriors signed veteran big man Kwame Brown to a one-year, $7 million deal recently but are clearly concerned about their frontcourt in the oversized Western Conference.

Fesenko -- a 7-foot, 280-pound center who spent his first four seasons in Utah -- was reportedly being pursued by Dallas, Miami and Toronto.

Sam Amick/SI.com

Tags: Kyrylo Fesenko, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Official Signing, NBA Misc Rumor

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Curry X-Ray Negative, Will Miss Game Against Knicks

Dec 27, 2011 4:16 PM

X-rays late Monday were negative on the surgically repaired right ankle of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who scored 21 points in the 99-91 win against the Chicago Bulls.

But Curry will sit out Wednesday's home game against the New York Knicks, according to his agent, Lance Young, who was at Monday's game.

"They did X-Rays last night. Everything's fine. It's ok," Young said. "It's just a sprain. Nothing serious.

"With this shortened season and back-to backs, for him to be able to get four days of rest and get ready for Saturday (against the Philadelphia 76ers), he thought that (sitting out Wednesday) probably would be the right thing."

J. Michael Falgoust/USA TODAY

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Knicks Claim Jeremy Lin

Dec 27, 2011 10:21 AM

The Knicks have claimed Jeremy Lin off waivers.

Lin was waived by the Rockets to make room to sign Samuel Dalembert.

Golden State waived Lin earlier in the offseason in order to sign DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Jeremy Lin, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Knicks, Warriors Interested In Jeremy Lin

Dec 27, 2011 10:04 AM

The Knicks and Warriors are interested in Jeremy Lin, according to sources.

Golden State had to release Lin in order to clear a roster spot to sign DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet.

Houston claimed Lin, but had to release him to sign Samuel Dalembert.

The Knicks are searching for an extra point guard due to injuries to Baron Davis and Iman Shumpert.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Jeremy Lin, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Curry Injures Ankle Again

Dec 27, 2011 9:54 AM

Stephen Curry rolled his surgically repaired ankle in Monday's 99-91 win over the Bulls.

Curry finished with 21 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and six steals in 42 minutes.

"I thought he was great," Jackson said. "I thought he did an outstanding job of responding to the critics, who were 100 percent right to critique him (after Sunday's game). Great players bounce back, and he certainly did that."

"I think I landed — I haven’t seen the footage — but I think I landed on Kyle Korver’s ankle or his foot and it rolled over," said Curry. "That’s more comforting to me that it wasn’t one of those planting and moving kind of injuries … but it’s still frustrating that this keeps coming up. I had this all last year so for me it’s just trying to figure out why it keeps doing that and try to get it stronger."

While Curry didn't return to the game, Mark Jackson said he was available.

"I was walking up and down the hall, keeping it loose, and the pain numbed out a little bit. I tied my shoelaces in case I needed to shoot free throws or something down the stretch, but my teammates pulled it out. A total-team-effort win tonight so I wanted to go out there and see it."

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Knicks Have Highest Average Christmas Day Secondary Market Ticket Price

Dec 25, 2011 10:49 AM

The Knicks have the highest average ticket price of the five Christmas Day games.

Here are the averages, according to information provided by TiqIQ.com:

Celtics @ Knicks: $516.09
Bulls @ Lakers: $466.02
Heat @ Mavs: $395.97
Magic @ Thunder: $295.71
Clippers @ Warriors: $104.95

Ian Begley/ESPNNewYork.com

Tags: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Mavericks Tender Offer To Fesenko; Raptors Trying To Clear Roster Spot

Dec 24, 2011 6:47 PM

The Mavericks still have one roster spot open and are exploring the feasibility of filling it with Kyrylo Fesenko.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Saturday that the Mavericks, even after signing local high school product Sean Williams as a third center earlier this week, have extended a one-year offer to Fesenko.

Toronto, Golden State and Miami are also pursuing Fesenko.

Sources say that the Raptors, with a full 15 players on their roster, are exploring avenues to create an open spot for Fesenko, who turned 25 on Saturday.

Marc Stein/ESPNDallas.com

Tags: Kyrylo Fesenko, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jackson, Warriors Want Curry To Take On Leadership Role

Dec 24, 2011 12:45 PM

If the Warriors are to fulfill Mark Jackson's lofty promises, he says Stephen Curry has to be the most vocal player in the locker room and the most important player on the court.

"I challenged him in our first meeting to stop deferring, and he's made incredible strides," Jackson said. "I'm proud of him. He very easily could have said, 'I'm going to be who I am, I'm going to be very successful, and I'm going to make a lot of money doing it.'

"But he's listened, made the adjustments and become a better player because of it."

Curry has all of the personality traits of a leader, but, on a team full of strong personalities, he has spent his first two seasons often choosing to go along in order to get along.

"I'm still growing and learning as a player, but I understand that I'm in a leadership position," Curry said. "Hopefully, I can become the vocal leader, because I think that's important as a point guard, to be willing to shoulder that load.

"I want to be here for a while and help this organization get to another level."

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

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Fesenko Drawing Interest From Heat, Warriors, Pistons, Clippers
Kyrylo Fesenko is an unrestricted free agent.

Brian T. Smith/Salt Lake Tribune

Warriors Dispute Harassment Allegations
The Warriors disputed the allegations and said they had learned that Monta Ellis and Erika Smith were in a "consensual relationship" and told them both to stop.

San Francisco Chronicle

Curry MRI Negative, May Play In Season Opener
Stephen Curry sprained his right ankle on Tuesday night.

Matt Steinmetz/CSNBayArea.com

Curry Sprains Surgically Repaired Ankle
Stephen Curry sprained his right ankle three time last season.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Ellis, Warriors Accused Of Sexual Harassment
The Warriors are being accused of covering for Monta Ellis.

Marcus Thompson/Contra Costa Times

Pacers Agree To Trade Brandon Rush To Warriors For Lou Amundson
The Pacers have agreed to send Brandon Rush to the Warriors in exchange for Lou Amundson.

Sam Amick/SI.com

Report: Warriors Trading Lou Amundson For Brandon Rush
The Warriors are in the process of trading Lou Amundson to the Pacers for Brandon Rush.

Matt Steinmetz/CSNBayArea.com

Warriors Awarded Ish Smith Off Waivers
The Golden State Warriors have been awarded guard Ish Smith off waivers.

RealGM Statt Report

Dominic McGuire Signs With Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent forward Dominic McGuire.

Press Release

Jackson Plans To Feature Monta Ellis In Low Post
Monta Ellis has the skills necessary to succeed in the low post, Warriors coach Mark Jackson said.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Reggie Williams Signs Two-Year Deal With Bobcats
Reggie Williams has agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Bobcats.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Klay Thompson Receives ROY Prediction From Jackson
Klay Thompson is expected to play heavy minutes for the Warriors from the start.

Marcus Thompson II/San Jose Mercury News

Kwame Brown Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors
Kwame Brown has agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors for $7 million.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Warriors, Nuggets, Pistons, Bobcats, Spurs Interested In Reggie Williams
The Warriors are interested in signing Reggie Williams, though they rescinded their qualifying offer to him in order to sign DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet.

Marcus Thompson II/San Jose Mercury News

Ellis Expecting To Take Next Step As Leader
Monta Ellis believes he is ready to take the next step as a leader, making a fresh start with new head coach Mark Jackson.

Marcus Thompson II/San Jose Mercury News

Clippers Match Offer Sheet For Jordan
The Clippers have matched a four-year, $43 million offer sheet for DeAndre Jordan.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Breen, Van Gundy To Call Two Games On Christmas
Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy will to Oakland from Dallas to call a second game on Christmas.

Kelly Dwyer/Yahoo! Sports

Rockets Claim Jeremy Lin Off Waivers
The Rockets claimed Jeremy Lin off waivers following his release by the Warriors.

Andy Stein/ESPN (via Twitter)

Warriors Exec Jerry West 'Not Sure' About DeAndre Jordan
Jerry West assessed DeAndre Jordanís potential value to the Warriors.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors Amnesty Bell, Rescind Qualifying Offer To Williams
The team made both moves to clear room to sign DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)