Bogut goes through entire Warriors' practice

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Bogut goes through entire Warriors' practice

OAKLAND Warriors fans looking for some good news headinginto the 2012-13 regular season received it on Monday.Warriors center Andrew Bogut participated in all aspects ofthe teams practice, providing hope that his return will come sooner rather thanlater.Bogut, who fractured his left ankle in January, hasntparticipated in a full-contact practice for more than nine-and-a-half monthsand it wasnt lost on coach Mark Jackson and players.Its still a process and well see how he feels (Tuesday),but he went through everything and is looking good, Jackson said. At the endof the day, its going to be asking whole lot for him to be Andrew Bogut fromDay 1. But were making steps toward that.RELATED: Bogut not talking timetable for return
It is unknown whether Bogut will make his debut for theopener, which is on Wednesday night against the Suns in Phoenix. The Warriorshome opener comes Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies. It does seem apparentthat barring any kind of setback Bogut is closing in on returning.Bogut indicated before training camp began that he wanted toplay in a preseason game or two before taking the court for Game 1 of theregular season. But the preseason came and went without Bogut playing.Still, that Bogut participated in all aspects of a practiceis a very encouraging sign and indicates that he could be back on the court forgame action at any time.REWIND: Bogut doing 'a little bit more'
He was excited to get back, a long time coming for him,with his dedication and therapy and rehab, teammate Stephen Curry said. Goodto have the big fellow out there, participating in all of our up-and-downdrills.Bogut didnt talk with the media on Monday, but acknowledgedon Saturday that he was tiring of all the questions about his ankle. That day,he reiterated what the organization had been saying for the previous week: Thathe is progressing and hell play when hes ready.Who knows? Maybe it will be on opening night afterall.

Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Having been a member of the Warriors for nearly five years, Draymond Green has become a fan of Oakland and its people.

Considering that, as well as Green’s outspoken nature, perhaps it’s not surprising he expressed profound distaste for the Raiders’ impending move to Las Vegas.

“That's crazy. I feel bad for the city of Oakland,” Green told reporters Tuesday night, after the Warriors posted a 113-106 win over the Rockets in Houston. “I don't even know how that's going to work, honestly, with a football team moving to Las Vegas. I feel bad for the city.

“If I were the fans, I wouldn't attend a game for the next two years. But that’s just me. That's ridiculous. No way I'd pay my money to attend a game.”

Though Green roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 27-year-old power forward has attended games at the Coliseum and developed relationships with members of the Raiders, a franchise established in Oakland in 1960. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1982, and returned to Oakland in 1995.

Green was 5 years old in Saginaw, Mich. when the Raiders returned to their original home in ‘95, and he, like many Bay Area Raiders fans, clearly is having trouble digesting the idea of them being based in another city.

“That's like moving the Dallas Cowboys or moving the Packers,” he said. “Moving the Raiders? You can move a lot of teams. Ain't many fan bases like the Raiders fan base. That's like moving the Boston Celtics from Boston or the Lakers from LA.

“You just don't move certain franchises with the fan base they have.”

The Raiders are the second professional team preparing to vacate Oakland. The Warriors, after all, are planning to move to San Francisco in 2019.

“It's one thing if you're moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something,” Green said of the Raiders. “To Las Vegas? I wouldn't attend a game. I won't attend a game.

“And I'm not a diehard Raiders fan, but I support the city of Oakland. It ain't for me and I feel like all fans should feel that way. You just don't do that. Come on man, that's ridiculous.”

 

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Steve Kerr continues to re-write the record books.

The Warriors' 113-106 victory in Houston on Tuesday was Kerr's 200th win of his brief coaching career.

The milestone victory comes in just his 238th game as a head coach, making him the fastest coach to 200 career wins.

Hall of Fame Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson held the previous record at 200 wins in 270 games.

In Kerr's three seasons as the coach of the Warriors, the team has won at least 60 games each year. Before the current three-year run, the Warriors never had a 60-win season in franchise history.