Jackson miffed at Warriors' omissions from 3-point contest

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Jackson miffed at Warriors' omissions from 3-point contest

OAKLAND In his short stint as coach of the Warriors, MarkJackson has established himself as someone who will stick up for his players.Hes not afraid to praise his guys even at the risk of hyperbole.Well, Jackson wasnt pleased that the Warriors didnt have aplayer selected for the NBAs 3-point shootout despite having three worthycandidates: Brandon Rush, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
The league selected the following players: Miamis MarioChalmers, Orlandos Ryan Anderson, Minnesotas Kevin Love, Atlantas Joe Johnson,New Jerseys Anthony Morrow and defending champion James Jones of Miami.Love is shooting 36.1 percent from 3-point range, whileJohnson is shooting 35.6 percent.
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Rush is leading the league in 3-point shooting at 54.8percent, Thompson is third in the league at 50 percent and even Curry isshooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc.I want to congratulate Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, LarryBird, Craig Hodges, Dale Ellis and Steve Kerr, Jackson said. Because BrandonRush and Klay Thompson dont make the cut shooting almost 55 percent and 50percent from 3-point land.Why dont we just fly those guys (this years contestants)into Oakland and we can put something at stake and Ill take my guys.

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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