Roy spurns Warriors, will sign with Timberwolves


Roy spurns Warriors, will sign with Timberwolves

Brandon Roy will notbe signing with the Golden State Warriors. Instead, he will be making hiscomeback for the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to the Oregonian.That report has beenconfirmed by, 27, retired inDecember 2011, after experiencing chronic knee pain, but he announced he wasmaking a comeback in June.Warriors generalmanager Bob Myers indicated at that time he would reach out to Roy. Beforejoining the Warriors front office in April 2011, Myers was an agent and Roywas his client.Myers met with Royon Sunday, and confirmed the following day that he had a second meeting set up.It is unknown if that second meeting took place. The earliest Roy can sign acontract with the Timberwolves is July 11.Roy's contract is reported to be for 10 million over two years. The Warriors could have offered Roy that same contract -- using their mid-level exception -- and even offered more years and more money. But earlier this week, Myers made it clear that the Warriors were not prepared to use the team's entire mid-level exception because it would put the Warriors in the luxury tax area.The Warriorspursuit of Roy made sense from a basketball standpoint. Roy was a three-timeall-star before injuries cut short his career. If he can approach his formerlevel of play, Roy will no doubt help the team hes playing for.With Stephen Currycoming off a season of ankle injuries and Klay Thompson entering just hissecond season, the versatile Roy would have given the Warriors an experiencedand competent third guard.

Dwyane Wade fined $25,000 after debut with Bulls

Dwyane Wade fined $25,000 after debut with Bulls

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2016 – Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade has been fined $25,000 for making an inappropriate gesture, it was announced Friday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 26.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 105-99 win over the Boston Celtics on Oct. 27 at United Center.

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After Warriors allow 129, Ron Adams provides a State of the Defense

After Warriors allow 129, Ron Adams provides a State of the Defense

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NEW ORLEANS – The man whose job description implies he should be offended by the Warriors’ atrocious defensive showing on opening night is surprisingly unbothered.

And veteran coach Ron Adams, generally considered the NBA’s top assistant and the team’s chief defensive strategist, is willing to explain why.

He’s also confident that the shockingly poor defense on display in a reality-check 129-100 lashing by San Antonio will not be the norm.

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“We are going to be a great team,” he told after shootaround Friday at Smoothie King Center, hours before facing the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Warriors were so bad on opening night that coach Steve Kerr opened his postgame news conference with a plea for jokes. He had seen his new squad, heralded as the most lethal in NBA history, introduce itself by allowing more points than it had in any game since he became coach in 2014.

The starters were bad. The bench was bad. And the Death Lineup, surely the team’s best quintet, built to quickly crush opponents, was abominable, posting a defensive rating of 144.9 points.

The Ron Adams of last season, often affectionately described by interim head coach Luke Walton as “a grumpy old man," would’ve been personally insulted by such ghastly numbers.

This season? Adams, 69, is willing to be patient.

“I thought it would be a real tough opening-night opponent,” he said, pointing out the Spurs are among the teams the Warriors will face in the first month that have returned largely intact.

“We have four or five new people in our top 10, and seven new guys total. We’ll have a different defensive team. We’ll find workable combinations. And we’ll find, schematically, what we need to do differently or better.”

How much have the Warriors discovered since Tuesday about their new, rebooted squad could be revealed Friday night, when they face Anthony Davis and the Pelicans.

It will be easier, by any measure, than the challenge presented by the Spurs, a 67-win team with three All-Stars starting in the frontcourt.

Adams, Kerr and the rest of the staff are willing to bet the Warriors won’t be giving up 129 points again this season – as bad as it looked on Tuesday for a team of which so much is expected.

“Unfortunately for us,” Adams said, “it’s simple for others to sit on the sidelines and say, ‘This is a fantastic team . . . they’re going to take off running.’ As I said, we are going to be a great team. But it’s going to be a process.”