Five takeaways from Warriors media day


Five takeaways from Warriors media day

OAKLAND -- The Warriors had their annual media day onMonday, as the entire roster was available for interviews.The Warriors will hold double practice sessions on Tuesdayand Wednesday, and then finish out the week with one-a-days.Here are five quick takeaways from Mondays media session:1. Center Andrew Bogut, coming off afractured left ankle, still hasnt been cleared to play 5-on-5, but he is stillshooting to play in a preseason game or two and be ready for opening nightagainst the Suns on Oct. 31.2. Point guard Stephen Curry says hesgood to go and hell have no restrictions as training camp and the preseasonunfold. Curry missed most of last season with a troublesome rightankle.3. Small forward Brandon Rush says hisgoal is to be the starting small forward, but hes OK if coach Mark Jacksonbrings him off the bench. Rush said he worked on his ballhandling and post-upgame this summer, though he doubted whether Jackson would want to see much ofthat post-up game.STEINMETZ: Five issues Warriors need to solve by opening night
4. Center Andris Biedrins, who was theonly Warriors player who missed optional workouts in September, said he is committedand ready and that he is feeling good about himself."5. David Lee said one of the things helikes most about Bogut and Boguts game is that hes nasty. Lee acknowledgedhe could use a little more of that in his own game, and hes hoping some ofBogut rubs off.

Reports: Rockets acquire Lou Williams from Lakers

Reports: Rockets acquire Lou Williams from Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick.

Brewer's agent Wallace Prather confirmed the terms of the trade, which were first reported Tuesday by Yahoo Sports. Neither team immediately revealed the trade publicly.

"Thanx for the love L.A., I've enjoyed my stay," Williams wrote on Twitter.

Williams led the Lakers in scoring at 18.6 points per game, playing off the bench. Brewer was averaging 4.2 points for Houston.

The trade came hours after the Lakers announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Johnson in charge of basketball operations - part of a massive front office shake-up.

And while the draft pick will help the Lakers' future, the Rockets just got deeper.

Williams has scored more points off the bench than anyone else in the NBA this season - and Eric Gordon, the newly crowned 3-point shootout champion at All-Star weekend - is No. 2 on that list.

Reserves have three games of 35 points or more in the NBA this season, all by Williams, all in a dazzling seven-day span in early December. He had 40 points against Memphis, 38 against Utah and 35 against Phoenix.

Williams has also been to the playoffs six times with three different teams, seeing action in 41 postseason contests. He's under contract for $7 million next season.

Brewer is also under contract for next season, at about $7.6 million.

"Thanks to everyone in the Houston Rockets organization for my time here," Brewer wrote in a statement released on Twitter. "A special thanks to all the great fans of the Rockets for making this city a special place to live and play."

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.