Ellis calls Warriors fans his 'immediate family'

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Ellis calls Warriors fans his 'immediate family'

Warriors guard Monta Ellis returned to Oracle Arena onFriday night, the site where he scored a lot of points and won over a lot offans.Ellis, of course, was traded on Tuesday to the MilwaukeeBucks as part of a trade that sent center Andrew Bogut to the Warriors.Before the game, Ellis talked about the Warriors fans andhow much they meant to him.
I love the fans here, said Ellis, who was in Milwaukeesstarting lineup. They did a lot for me even through my ups and downs. Theyalways had my back here, always. I felt loved by the fans here and I think Ican call them part of my immediate family and Im always going to rememberthem.Those fans gave Ellis a standing ovation when he wasintroduced with the Bucks starters, and Ellis acknowledged the crowd withraised hands. During the first timeout, the Warriors paid tribute to Ellis and to a lesser extend second-year forward Ekpe Udoh, also involved in thetrade and it elicited another standing ovation.Ellis was asked if he thought it was time for a newbeginning, and he acknowledged it was.I knew it was going to come to this point at one point inmy life, Ellis said. I used to be that young guy coming in and playing behindBaron (Davis) and Stephen Jackson and then they got traded. I knew one day thatsome young guy was going to come in behind me and do the same things so I wasprepared for it. Like I said, I left on a great note, had a great career hereand I can say that I wish them the best and I think it was a great trade forboth teams.

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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