Source: Warriors to sign Nate Robinson

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Source: Warriors to sign Nate Robinson

SAN ANTONIO -- The Warriors are expected to sign guard Nate Robinson, according to team sources. Bay Area News Group first reported the story.Robinson played 59 games last season -- 55 for the Boston Celtics and four for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder and Robinson mutually agreed to part ways before training camp began this season. He will likely challenge Charles Jenkins, Ish Smith and Klay Thompson for backcourt minutes.

The signing could come as soon as Wednesday. Robinson is expected to wear jersey No. 2.
Hes the only player in the NBA to have ever won three slam dunk titles.

Messages were left for Warriors general manager Larry Riley and Robinsons agent, Aaron Goodwin.

Sacramento Kings rookie guard Isaiah Thomas first reported the Warriors were going to sign Robinson on Twitter. Heres the tweet: Thaniel 2 the Golden State Warriors... We gon be kickin it tough now since we close to each other @nate_robinsonIsaiah Thomas went to the University of Washington, like Robinson.Robinsons signing will bring the Warriors roster to 15, meaning they dont have to waive a player to add him. However, Robinsons signing will certainly have an impact on rookie Charles Jenkins playing time and perhaps may even affect whether the Warriors keep Ish Smith or not.

Pau Gasol out indefinitely for Spurs after breaking finger in warmups

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Pau Gasol out indefinitely for Spurs after breaking finger in warmups

UPDATE (11:50am on Friday) -- Pau Gasol will undergo left hand surgery to repair the fracture in his fourth metacarpal, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs center Pau Gasol is out indefinitely after breaking his left ring finger during pregame warmups Thursday night.

Gasol missed San Antonio's 118-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets. He was slated to start but left the court clutching his left hand before the national anthem. He had X-rays, which revealed a fractured finger on his non-shooting hand.

The team said there is no timeline for Gasol's return.

"We're going to look at it tomorrow," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, "but he's going to be out for a while."

Gasol got hurt when he jammed his left hand against Kyle Anderson's shoulder while attempting a running hook.

"I don't know what happened," Anderson said before exiting the locker room after the game. "I don't know."

It was the first game Gasol missed due to injury this season. He sat out two games for rest.

The 7-foot center from Spain is in his 16th NBA season, but first with the Spurs after signing as a free agent following two seasons in Chicago. He is averaging 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds in 39 games.

San Antonio also was without point guard Tony Parker, a late scratch from the starting lineup as well. Parker was in uniform and on the bench, but sat out because of a sprained left foot.

Parker is expected to play Saturday in Cleveland.

"It has happened before where his ankle kind of gets locked up, so I think we know what we need to do for it and I think he'll be back for Cleveland," Popovich said.

Thunder's Kanter: Nobody deserves to start All-Star Game over Westbrook

Thunder's Kanter: Nobody deserves to start All-Star Game over Westbrook

Stephen Curry and James Harden will comprise the starting backcourt for the Western Conference in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. 

Russell Westbrook, who is leading the league with 21 triple-doubles and 30.6 points per game, will be coming off the bench, and it's not sitting well with teammate Enes Kanter.

Kanter tweeted on Thursday evening:

     Triple-Doubles

     All-Star starters (COMBINED)=19
     Russ=21

     Nobody deserves to start in the all star game over Russ.

Kanter, 24, has a history of making statements on Twitter. He trolled Kevin Durant this offseason after his former teammate elected to join the Warriors as a free agent. 

Kanter then talked trash to Durant from the bench when the Warriors defeated the Thunder 122-96 on Nov. 3 -- their first meeting since Durant switched jerseys.

"He was talking to me," Durant said after putting up 39 points in 31 minutes. "How many minutes did he play? ... Three minutes. It's kinda, you know... I'm trying to focus on whoever's on the court and he's trying to talk to me from the sideline. But I'm sure he'll put something on Twitter tonight."

The Warriors face the Thunder again this season on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Monday, March 20.