Jackson: Monta clearly waited too long


Jackson: Monta clearly waited too long

OAKLAND Warriors guard Monta Ellis had a chance to winTuesday nights game against the Miami Heat in regulation with the score tied96-96. He ended up dribbling out most of the game clock.He then made a move and pulled up for a jumper. But LeBron Jamescame over to help and all Ellis could do was throw a pass to Dorell Wright.Only the buzzer sounded before Wright could get a shot off. In the previousgame, with the Warriors down one late in regulation, Ellis missed a floater asthe buzzer sounded.RELATED: Did Ellis wait too long again? He says 'No'
After Tuesdays game against Miami, Ellis said he didnt needto shoot the ball or try to shoot the ball sooner. After Wednesdays practice, I talked to Warriors head coachMark Jackson about it.Question: Did Monta wait too longagain?Jackson: The buzzer went off so clearlyhe waited too long. I think the problem was LeBron did a very good job ofdefending Dorell in the corner and also keeping Monta off-balance. But Montaknows it. In that situation, youve got to get a shot up.REWIND: Monta Ellis waits too long -- again
Question: Talk about the differentsituations, being down one against Utah and Saturday and being tied onTuesday.Jackson: Well, its a huge difference.Last night we were satisfied with Monta shooting the ball at the buzzer. He didnot shoot it at the buzzer but we would have been satisfied with that. That wasthe objective coming out of the timeout.The other night, being down, we want to give ourselves achance to get a second shot. Or even if we dont, (have enough time to) foulthem. If you think about it, the other night, as the buzzer goes off, David (Lee)then tips the ball in. So if we had that extra half-second or second, we winthe ballgame.Question: So if I ask Monta Dontyou have to go sooner than that? And he says No, is that just him notwanting to give in?Jackson: He clearly knows hes got to gosooner. The buzzer went off. That cant be argued. See what Imsaying?Question: Does Monta know that?Jackson: To me, thats just basicbasketball. If he doesnt theres no way we can win in regulation, so itscommon sense.Question: But if hes set on taking thelast shot, and he cant squeeze one off, youre not going to get one if he hasto make a pass.Jackson: Right. And he knows that. Mynine-year-old knows that. He knows it.

Steph Curry likes tweet that calls out TV personality


Steph Curry likes tweet that calls out TV personality

It was a rough couple of days for Kevin Durant.

As the 2017 Finals MVP said himself: "All the jokes – bring ‘em. I deserve it."

One such joke came from Fox Sports 1's Nick Wright:

A couple hours later, an NBA writer chimed in:

At some point thereafter, Steph Curry "liked" this tweet.

This could be Curry simply coming to Durant's defense.

It also could be Curry simply enjoying the fact that Wright is getting called out for wrong claims/predictions.

It could be both.

In case you missed some of Wright's past declarations:

From Jan. 8 through April 8 (39 games), Iguodala averaged 9.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals, while shooting over 58 percent from the field and over 41 percent from deep.

In Game 5 of the NBA Finals, he scored 20 points in what was his best performance of the playoffs.

At least he admitted it:

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors announce roster, schedule for 2017 training camp


Warriors announce roster, schedule for 2017 training camp

The NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will hold their 2017 Training Camp, fueled by Gatorade, at the Rakuten Performance Center—the team’s newly named Practice Facility in Downtown Oakland—beginning Saturday, September 23, the team announced on Thursday. 

The team also announced the signing of free agent guards Antonius Cleveland, Michael Gbinije (ben-ih-jhay) and Alex Hamilton and free agent forward Georges Niang (George KNEE-yang). 

Cleveland, 22, went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after a four-year career at Southeast Missouri State, where he averaged 12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.31 steals and 28.8 minutes in 121 career games. As a senior in 2016-17, he averaged a career-high 16.6 points while hitting career bests of 54.3 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three-point range.

Gbinije, 25, appeared in nine games with the Detroit Pistons last season, scoring four points in 32 minutes. Originally selected by the Pistons with the 49th overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, Gbinije averaged 12.0 points, and 4.3 rebounds in 35.0 minutes over 16 games with the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA G League. Gbinije, who spent his freshman season at Duke before playing three seasons at Syracuse University, helped the Orange to a Final Four appearance as a senior in 2015-16 after averaging career marks of 17.5 points and 4.3 assists in 37.9 minutes over 37 games. 

Hamilton, 23, spent the 2016-17 season with Golden State’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, where he averaged 11.4 points, 4.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 23.4 minutes over 43 games. Prior to joining Santa Cruz, Hamilton played collegiately for four seasons at Louisiana Tech, where he averaged 19.9 points, 6.2 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.97 steals in 33 games as a senior in 2015-16, earning Conference USA Player of the Year honors.

Niang, 24, appeared in 23 games for the Indiana Pacers in 2016-17, totaling 21 points and 17 rebounds in 93 minutes of action. Originally selected by the Pacers with the 50th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, Niang averaged 19.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 33.0 minutes over six games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA G League last season. Niang played collegiately for four seasons at Iowa State University, where he earned the 2016 Karl Malone Award, given to the nation’s best power forward, after averaging 20.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a senior in 2015-16.

Following seven days of practice, the Warriors will open their preseason schedule at Oracle Arena on Saturday, September 30, against the Denver Nuggets before traveling to China for a pair of preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the NBA Global Games.

The roster:

Stephen Curry
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
Klay Thompson
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
Zaza Pachulia
JaVale McGee
David West
Nick Young
Omri Casspi
Patrick McCaw
Damian Jones
Kevon Looney
Jordan Bell
Chris Boucher (two-way contract)
Georges Niang
Antonius Cleveland
Alex Hamilton
Michael Gbinije

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