The Warriors reconvened after the All-Star break with apractice on Monday night in Indianapolis. However, point guard Stephen Currydidnt practice with the team, being held out with an injured rightfoot.Curry strained a tendon in the foot during Wednesdaysvictory over the Suns in Phoenix.The Warriors said they will know more about Currys injuryon Tuesday.The Warriors begin a five-game road trip on Tuesday againstthe Pacers. From there, the Warriors play at Atlanta, at Philadelphia, atToronto and at Washington.
The Warriors can reportedly bring back Andrew Bogut this season after all.
The league reviewed the rules and Golden State is eligible to sign Bogut, according to multiple reports.
NBA's reacquisition rule doesn't apply to GSW, because Dallas becomes most recent to waive Bogut. G-State undecided on its Bogut interest.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 24, 2017
On Thursday, Bogut was traded to Philadelphia and once reports surfaced that the 76ers would potentially buy Bogut out, speculation began as to where the big man would ultimately sign.
The initial belief was that even if the Warriors and Bogut wanted to reunite, the CBA would not allow it.
However, The Vertical's Bobby Marks pointed out:
A loophole in the CBA could allow Golden State to sign Andrew Bogut (if he desires to return).— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 23, 2017
The reacquisition restriction rule only applies to the "last trade" and not all prior trades as well.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 23, 2017
The NBA could interpret that both Golden State and Dallas could not sign Bogut however but as the rule states, the last team is Dallas.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 23, 2017
Marks is correct.
And according to ESPN's Marc Stein:
Now that Bogut is expected to hit the free-agent market, league sources say Golden State will indeed consider all its options. However ...— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 24, 2017
The likelihood remains Golden State will target guards in the buyout market OR ride with Briante Weber as his second 10-day nears completion— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 24, 2017
As of Friday morning, Bogut is still a member of the 76ers.
On Thursday at Oracle, the Warriors beat the Clippers for the 10th straight time.
In the middle of the night, Paul Pierce took to social media to do some trolling:
73 wins and u thought u was gonna win a title that yr 😂😂😂3-1 lead oops— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) February 24, 2017
Why did Pierce take a shot at the Warriors?
In the first minute of the game on Thursday, Draymond fouled Blake Griffin on a jump shot.
After Griffin made the first free throw, Draymond sent the following message to Pierce (he was standing in front of the Clippers bench).
"Chasing that farewell tour -- they don't love you like that," Draymond started. "You can't get no farewell tour, they don't love you like that ... you thought you was Kobe?"
Pierce, who turned 39 years old in October, is playing in his 18th NBA season and is expected to retire at season's end.
He has appeared in just 13 games this year.
Pierce is a 10-time All-Star and was named NBA Finals MVP in 2008.