76ers-Warriors: What to watch for

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76ers-Warriors: What to watch for

The Warriors wrap up their season-opening four-gamehomestand against Philadelphia on Saturday night at Oracle. Then its on theroad for the first time this season against Phoenix, San Antonio and the L.A.Lakers.A few things to watch for in tonights game:Curry vs. Holiday: As much as Warriorsmanagement and the fans like Stephen Curry, the same can be said for PhillyJrue Holiday. At this point, Curry is the better offensive player, but thedefensive advantage goes to Holiday.
Ellis likely out: Warriors shooting guardMonta Ellis was in Mississippi on Saturday morning, attending his grandmothersfuneral. He is expected to miss the game. On Wednesday, the Warriors beat theKnicks without Curry. Lets see if the Warriors can knock off Philly withoutEllis.Bench play: The Warriors bench stole theshow against the Knicks on Wednesday, with Brandon Rush, Kwame Brown andDominic McGuire all playing well. Not to mention, substitute Ish Smith steppedin and started for Curry and contributed. But the 76ers have a lot of talent ontheir bench Lou Williams, Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner and the second unitscould go a long way toward determining the games winner.Center play: The Warriors have beenecstatic about how Andris Biedrins and Kwame Brown have handled the centerposition. But Phillys Spencer Hawes has put together three very nice games forthe 76ers, and hes averaging 11.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists pergame.

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

On Tuesday morning, the Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office.

Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations and both general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive VP of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired.

Los Angeles -- looking to hire a new GM -- originally targeted Warriors GM Bob Myers, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

But as Wojnarowski reports: "After Myers signed a recent contract extension, it became clear to Lakers brass that it would be unable to lure Myers."

In September, the Warriors promoted Myers from general manager to president of basketball operations/general manager.

Myers was named the NBA Executive of the Year following the 2014-15 season.

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

The Warriors recalled guard Brianté Weber from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Weber was assigned to Santa Cruz to allow him to participate in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in New Orleans, where he tallied four points, two assists and two steals in 16 minutes for the West squad.

Weber, who signed his second 10-day contract with the Warriors on Feb. 14, has appeared in five games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes.

Prior to joining Golden State, the 6’2”, 165-pound guard appeared in 31 games (all starts) this season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.26 steals in 36.8 minutes and garnering NBA D-League Player of the Month honors in January.

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