Jazz-Warriors: What to watch for


Jazz-Warriors: What to watch for

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OAKLAND The Warriors return home after a winlessthree-game road trip and are now 2-5 on the season. Saturdays game againstUtah takes on added importance because the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic arewaiting in the wings and then a four-game road trip.Here are a few things to watch for:

Tired legs: Both teams played on Fridaynight, so there are no excuses there. However, if theres one thing Utah coachTyrone Corbin has shown so far this season its that hes not afraid to uselots of players.Only Al Jefferson averages more than 30 minutes per game,and in the Jazzs victory over Memphis on Friday, Corbin got nice contributionsfrom Earl Watson, Josh Howard, Alec Burks and Derrick Favors.Help for Ellis: Its obvious the Warriorscant win consistently unless shooting guard Monta Ellis gets a littlemore help particularly with Stephen Curry out of the lineup. Dorell Wrighthad 10 points against the Lakers after going scoreless in the previous twogames, and the Warriors need him to build off that game.The Warriors also need power forward David Lee to begin tomake more of an impact both in scoring and rebounding.3-point shooting: The 3-point shot hasnot been kind to the Warriors this season. Theyve only hit 39 of them on theyear and are shooting just 32.5 percent from beyond the arc. Wrights earlyseason shooting slump has been partly responsible for that.This is where Klay Thompson could come in, and he showedover the past two games that he may be finding his way after a toughstart.

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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