Warriors' Law weighing season-ending wrist surgery

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Warriors' Law weighing season-ending wrist surgery

March 29, 2011

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OAKLAND Golden State Warriors guard Acie Law, who did not travel with the team on its current two-game road trip to Oklahoma City and Memphis, underwent an examination on his injured right wrist earlier today in San Francisco by hand specialist Dr. William Green, the team announced.

The examination indicated that Law, 26, is suffering from bone spurs in his right wrist and it is anticipated that he will undergo season-ending surgery. He will undergo another examination, performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson in New York, in the near future. An update will be provided following the second examination.
Acie has been fighting through an extremely sore and painful wrist for quite a period of time, said Warriors General Manager Larry Riley. The injury has become progressively worse in recent days and needed to be addressed. Acie has been a consummate professional as hes played through this injury and played well - in an effort to help his team. His commitment has not gone unnoticed and is greatly appreciated by our entire organization.Since signing with the Warriors as a free agent on December 9, Law has appeared in 40 games with Golden State, averaging 5.1 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 15.8 minutes per contest. Overall this season, including 11 games with the Memphis Grizzlies to begin the season, the fourth-year guard is averaging 4.2 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 14.2 minutes over 51 games. Courtesy Golden State Warriors media services

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants dropping series vs Braves

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants dropping series vs Braves

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SAN FRANCISCO — The kid who raced The Freeze on Thursday night blew a tire as he hit center field, hobbled for about 50 feet, and then went down for good. He still had a better night than the Giants. 

They blew all four tires in the fifth, giving up eight runs in a nightmare frame that turned a two-run lead into a 12-11 loss. The Giants finished 1-7 on the swing through Denver and Atlanta, and they have lost 18 of their last 23 games. 

But, let’s face it, you’re here already. So here are five more things to know from the night … 

—- Matt Cain was hanging in there until the fifth, and then … disaster. The inning started with Brandon Phillips’ solo shot that cut the lead to one. Then it went single, single before Cain was relieved by Bryan Morris. After that, it was single, single, single, sacrifice fly, homer, flyout, walk, single, pitching change, single. 

—- Morris had to wear it in the fifth because the bullpen is short, and boy, did he wear it. Morris gave up five runs on five hits and a walk. His ERA jumped two full points in two-thirds of an inning. 

—- Kyle Crick made his MLB debut in that horrendous bottom of the fifth. The Giants surely did not want to bring him in with runners on, but Bruce Bochy had no choice when Morris blew up. Crick’s first pitch was a 95 mph heater. After giving up a hit in that inning, he pitched a perfect sixth and perfect seventh. Crick topped out at 97 mph. Pretty, pretty good stuff there. He needs to get a long look the rest of this year. 

—- In the second, Buster Posey hit a ball that went 311 feet and had a hit probability of just six percent. Cain hit a ball 357 feet. Posey got a homer that bounced off the top of the wall; Cain just got a double. Baseball is such an odd game.  

—- On a positive note, Javi Lopez, who calls Brandon Belt “Sparky,” repeatedly referred to Posey as Gerald. He’s going to be good at this job. 

Warriors acquire PF Jordan Bell from Bulls in 2017 NBA Draft

Warriors acquire PF Jordan Bell from Bulls in 2017 NBA Draft

OAKLAND -- The Warriors spent the Thursday night hoping for a chance to pounce on a player they liked in the NBA draft. That chance came in the second round.

And, like the 2016 draft, with the 38th overall pick.

Buying the pick from the Bulls, the Warriors wound up with Oregon’s Jordan Bell, a 6-foot-9 center/forward that as a junior in 2016-17 was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Bell possesses a wingspan a fraction shy of 7-feet and bears, by some accounts, similarities to Draymond Green inasmuch as there is a strong desire to defend and a deep reservoir of energy.

The Long Beach Poly product led the conference in field-goal percentage (63.6) while shooting almost exclusively in the paint. Bell was sixth among Pac-12 rebounders at 8.8 per game and 13th in steals at 1.3 per game.

Bell needed only three seasons became the Ducks all-time leader in blocks and during the NCAA Tournament became the first player since Hakeem Olajuwon (in 1985) to snag at least 12 rebounds in five consecutive tournament games.