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Morrow gets first nod in three-point contest

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Morrow gets first nod in three-point contest

Former Warriors shooting guard Anthony Morrow has the second-best all-time shooting percentage from beyond the arc (.443), trailing only Steve Kerr (.454).

It should come as somewhat of a surprise, then, that the fourth-year swingman will compete in his first career three-point contest this year.

Morrow, 26, went undrafted in 2008. But when he got his chance with Golden State, he capitalized, scoring 37 points in his first career start. It was the most points scored by an undrafted rookie an any game, let alone their first start.

That same rookie season, Morrow became the first ever Warrior to lead the league in three-point shooting, going 86-for-184, good for 46.7.

Despite the 336 three-pointers he sunk in his first three years, he was passed on for the contest each season. This year, with 60 threes made, he'll compete against Ryan Anderson, Mario Chalmers, Joe Johnson, Kevin Love and reigning champion James Jones.

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Does Harrison Barnes miss the Bay Area? 'I like living in Dallas, but...'

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Does Harrison Barnes miss the Bay Area? 'I like living in Dallas, but...'

After four years in Oakland, Harrison Barnes was forced to leave town when the Warriors signed Kevin Durant last summer.

Barnes just finished the first year of a four-year, $94 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

So, does the former first-round pick miss his old home?

"I like living in Dallas but will always have love for Oakland!!" Barnes said in response to a question on Twitter on Sunday.

Barnes also picked his favorite restaurants in Oakland and San Francisco.

"Belly in Oakland or Amber in SF," Barnes wrote.

Steve Kerr keeping offseason routine in line: 'I'm not Jon Gruden'

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Steve Kerr keeping offseason routine in line: 'I'm not Jon Gruden'

For the third straight summer, Steve Kerr has had a shortened offseason to work with.

While he is working on things for the 2017-18 season, he's not trying to cram as much work into a short period of time. He's taking time to relax and enjoy the summer.

In an interview with The Chronicle's Scott Ostler on Saturday, Kerr pulled back the curtain on how's spending the time before training camp starts.

“I’m on the phone, talking to Bob Myers, talking to our coaches and to different people. Writing down thoughts, putting together plans for our coaching retreat. It might be just something that pops into my head, where I just stop and write something down. But I’m not Jon Gruden, I’m not waking up at five in the morning and going to the film room,” Kerr said.

What could Kerr and Myers possibly talk about every single day?

“We talk about players, talk about roles. We talked a lot about Nick Young and [Omri] Casspi before we signed those guys. Talked a lot about our center position. Bob and I talk every day, kind of the first thing in the morning we check in with each other, usually talk for a half hour. We’re really close. He just got back from a great vacation, in Italy,” Kerr said.

Kerr and the defending champion Warriors get back on the court Sept. 30 in a preseason tilt against the Nuggets in Oakland. Then they head to China to play the Timberwolves twice before returning to face the Kings at home on Oct. 13. Four days later, they raise a banner, get their rings and tip-off the regular season against the Rockets.