Acquiring Brandon Rush balances Warriors' roster

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Acquiring Brandon Rush balances Warriors' roster

The Warriors will trade Lou Amundson to the Indiana Pacersfor Brandon Rush a deal that will become official on Monday, according toSI.com.Bay Area News Group was the first to report on the deal, onethat further balances the Warriors roster and gives the team some depth behindMonta Ellis and Dorell Wright.Rush, entering his fourth year, played 67 games last seasonfor the Pacers and averaged 9.1 points per game. Hes a defender first andspot-up shooter second. Rush is a 40 percent shooter from beyond the arc overthe course of his career.For the Warriors, it was going to be difficult to find timefor Amundson. The Warriors have Andris Biedrins at center with Kwame Brownbacking him up, and David Lee at power forward with Ekpe Udoh coming off thebench there.The Warriors also have rookie Jeremy Tyler, although hecould end up playing some for the Dakota Wizards, the teams D-Leagueaffiliate.If the Warriors play a smaller lineup, newly acquiredDominic McGuire could play some power forward.The move helps the Warriors perimeter depth, and will takesome pressure off rookie Klay Thompson, who is expected to be a rotation playerthis season.

Mike Brown responds to Tyronn Lue's opinion: 'It's cute'

Mike Brown responds to Tyronn Lue's opinion: 'It's cute'

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue made headlines on Wednesday.

"The stuff (the Celtics are) running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's (offense) for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing," Lue told reporters.

On Thursday, Warriors interim head coach Mike Brown responded.

"That's his opinion. It's cute," Brown told the media.

If the Cavs beat the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night, it will be Golden State vs Cleveland in the NBA Finals for the third straight year.

More to come...

New Hawks GM Travis Schlenk issues goodbye message to Warriors fans

New Hawks GM Travis Schlenk issues goodbye message to Warriors fans

On Thursday, the Hawks officially hired Travis Schlenk to be their new general manager.

Schlenk, who joined the Warriors prior to the 2004-05 season, delivered a message to Dub Nation on Thursday morning.

"The thing that I'm gonna remember most about my time in Golden State is the fan base," Schlenk declared on 95.7 The Game. "When I first got there in 2004 -- sitting behind the bench and the team was winning 32, 36 games every year -- and you'd look out and there would still be 18,000 people in the stands every game and they were into it.

"We always said, 'Man, if you could get a winner here this place would go crazy.' We got a small taste of that with the 'We Believe' Warriors 10 years ago. And now, to be where we are now, culminating with the championship parade ... people have asked me about that -- that was the most humbling thing I've ever been a part of. To be in that parade -- probably a million people out there cheering and screaming -- and people calling you out by name, and thanking you.

"They're genuine with their happiness ... the loyalness and the support that the people of the Bay Area gives the Warriors -- that's really special and I hope you guys never take that for granted there."

Schlenk is finishing up his fifth season as assistant GM with Golden State.

He revealed that he had to put in his resignation immediately because the NBA does not allow executives to work for two different franchises simultaneously.

Schlenk chose to start his duties with Atlanta immediately because as he put it -- "there's too much work I need to do here ... I gotta be here and get started."