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Lin's Warriors contract is not guaranteed for '11-'12

Lin's Warriors contract is not guaranteed for '11-'12

May 9, 2011STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

I received some comments the other day after my Warriors roster breakdown story about Jeremy Lin and his contract status.There seems to be some confusion out there about whether his contract is guaranteed for next season -- 2011-12.Here's the bottom line: Lin has a contract for next season with the Warriors, but it is not guaranteed. That means Lin will be at training camp next September -- if there's no lockout -- with Golden State on a make-good contract.
In other words, Lin will be a training camp invitee in 2011-12. However, there seems to be little doubt Lin will be on the roster next season.Warriors owner Joe Lacob said as much a few months ago, calling Lin a "phenomenal signing" and categorizing the acquisition of the undrafted point guard out of Harvard as an "investment."Lin spent time between the Reno Bighorns of the D-League and the Warriors in 2010-11. Reno coach Eric Musselman called Lin the best point guard in the D-League when Lin was there.Lin also showed progress at the NBA level, playing six of the last seven Warriors' games after returning from Reno. Late in the season Lin indicated that his goal for next year is to be the team's first guard off the bench -- replacing either Stephen Curry or Monta Ellis as the team's first backcourt substitute.Lin's contract doesn't become guaranteed for the 2011-12 season until January. It is worth 788,872.Lin finished 2010-11 averaging 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Lin averaged 18 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game for Reno.

Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors

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Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors

JaVale McGee isn't going anywhere.

McGee will re-sign with the Warriors, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Golden State could only offer the big man the minimum of $2.1 million.

In 77 games (10 starts) with the Warriors last season, he averaged 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds.

More to come...

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

Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks

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Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks

Kyrie Irving is itching to get to the Big Apple.

Irving 'very badly' wants to play for the Knicks, according to ESPN's Pablo Torre.

Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs during a meeting with management on July 7.

The four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Spurs, Timberwolves, Heat or Knicks, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Although Irving was born in Australia, he grew up in West Orange, New Jersey -- which is about 20 miles away from Madison Square Garden.

The Cavs have been trying to get a hold of Irving, but the 25-year old is not talking to anybody from the organization, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

Irving averaged 25.2 points and 5.8 assists per game last season, shooting over 47 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep.

In the 2017 NBA Finals, he registered 29.4 points over the five games.

The Knicks owe Joakim Noah over $17.7 million next season, over $18.5 million in 2018-19 and nearly $19.3 million in 2019-20.

The Knicks also just signed Tim Hardaway Jr. (who they traded in June 2015) to a 4-year contract worth nearly $71 million.

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