What they're saying: Players react to reported Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas deal

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What they're saying: Players react to reported Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas deal

The Cavs and Celtics are set to make a huge trade. Here's how the peers of Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas reacted to the news.

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Warriors announce four-game preseason schedule, including two overseas

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Warriors announce four-game preseason schedule, including two overseas

Instead of playing the usual six or seven preseason games, the Warriors will suit up for just four exhibition games.

But there is a very good reason: They are traveling overseas for two of the games.

They will play two games at Oracle Arena and two in China.

The Warriors will open the four-game slate on Sept. 30 against the Nuggets in Oakland. After that game, they will jetset to China were they will meet the Timberwolves for two games, one in Oct. 4 in Shenzen and one on Oct. 8 in Shanghai.

Once they return home, they will play their final tune-up on Oct. 13 against the Kings.

They tip off the regular season four days later against the Houston Rockets, where they will get their championship rings and raise another banner to the rafters.

DAY/DATE                      OPPONENT                     LOCATION                                                   TIME (PDT)

Saturday, September 30   Denver Nuggets                Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA                              5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4      Minnesota Timberwolves   Shenzhen Universiade Center – Shenzhen, China       10:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 8           Minnesota Timberwolves   Mercedes-Benz Arena – Shanghai, China            3:30 a.m.

Friday, October 13           Sacramento Kings            Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA                              7:30 p.m.

Rookie class gives Warriors big man Jordan Bell a lot of respect

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Rookie class gives Warriors big man Jordan Bell a lot of respect

Remember when Jordan Bell was considered a good bet to go in the first round of the NBA Draft, but fell to No. 38?

Yeah. That happened.

And according to the 39 rookies who took part in NBA.com's annual survey, the Warriors got a good one.

"Which rookie was the biggest steal at where he was selected?"

1) Donovan Mitchell, 13th pick, Jazz -- 18.9 percent
2) Dennis Smith Jr, 9th pick, Mavericks -- 13.5 percent
3) John Collins, 19th pick, Hawks -- 12.2 percent
4) Jordan Bell, 38th pick, Warriors -- 10.8 percent
5) Kyle Kuzma, 27th pick, Lakers -- 9.5 percent

"Which rookie is the best defender?"

1) Josh Jackson, Suns -- 26.3 percent
2) Jordan Bell, Warriors -- 23.7 percent
3) Donovan Mitchell, Jazz -- 21.1 percent
4) De'Aaron Fox, Kings -- 10.5 percent

During NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Bell averaged 5.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.6 blocks.

Against Minnesota on July 11, he racked up five points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and 6 blocks.

He was the 2016-17 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and blocked 8 shots against Kansas in the Elite 8.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller