Jackson 'excited' about Biedrins vs. Kings


Jackson 'excited' about Biedrins vs. Kings

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OAKLAND -- Warriors coach Mark Jackson spent 10 minutes talking withcenter Andris Biedrins after the teams shootaround on Tuesday.The talk came one day after Biedrins told reporters that hewould like a bigger role, but that he didnt know whether it was in his controlor not to make that happen.After speaking with Biedrins, Jackson said he is lookingforward to seeing what Biedrins can give him Tuesday night against theSacramento Kings.
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Its clear that were a better team when he plays the wayhes capable of playing, Jackson said of Biedrins. And part of theresponsibility as a coach is to bring that out. But theres also aresponsibility to the individual, and neither one of us are running away fromthat. Im excited to see what he does tonight. Its going to be a greatopportunity.Biedrins playing time has decreased since the beginning ofthe season, and Jackson often leaves him off the floor down the stretch ofgames. For the most part, Biedrins has been playing at the start of each halfand then thats been it.Said Biedrins on Monday: I dont know if its in my control(more playing time). Hes the head coach and he makes all the decisions. Ihave to do what hes telling us to do. Would I like it? Yes. And if he tells meto do it, Ill do it.Jackson said he had a great conversation with Biedrins,and he thinks Biedrins speaking to reporters on Monday might be a good thing inthe long run.Sometimes just a conversation and I think even in doingthe interview for him -- sometimes youre releasing things just by saying it,Jackson said. And youre raising the stakes also. Because its awfully comfortablesometimes when you can hide and nobody pays attention to what youre doing,whether it be good or bad. But I just had to let him know that I believed inhim. Nothing against him, I think hes more than capable of doing what I ask ofhim and I think he feels the same way.

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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