Report: JaVale McGee unhappy with Warriors

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Report: JaVale McGee unhappy with Warriors

The Warriors have an open roster spot and JaVale McGee is available.

But McGee is not happy with the Warriors, according to the Bay Area News Group's Marcus Thompson.

And why is that?

Golden State gave the entire taxplayer mid-level exception (about $5.2 million) to Nick Young, and Zaza Pachulia got a 20 percent raise to a salary of around $3.48 million.

As Thompson writes: "McGee believed his play this season earned him more minutes and money, and is looking for that on the market."

The most the Warriors can pay McGee in 2017-18 is the veteran minimum of $2,116,955.

If the nine-year veteran elects to sign elsewhere (assuming he has a standing offer from Golden State), the Warriors don't need to add anybody.

"There's no league rule that says you have to have 15 guys," assistant GM Kirk Lacob told NBC Sports Bay Area last week in Las Vegas. "We're happy with the 14 we have. We have the ability to add someone if we really like them.

"If there's someone that comes along that we really like, then sure. If not, no big deal. It gives us flexibility going into the year. In past years, we've typically had 14 because there are trade opportunities, there's buyout guys, there's G League players..."

McGee averaged 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds over 9.6 minutes per game during the regular season.

He appeared in 16 of the Warriors' 17 playoff games (Game 5 of the NBA Finals) and registered 5.9 points and 3.0 rebounds over 9.3 minutes per contest, while shooting over 73 percent from the field.

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

John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension

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John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension

The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news.

Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be 32 years old, meaning the Wizards have locked him up for the majority if not all of his prime.

Wall was able to earn the dollar amount he did in part because of his selection to third team All-NBA for the 2016-17 season. Under the recently installed collective bargaining agreement, honors like All-NBA and Defensive Player of the Year allow players to earn more money on contract extensions.

The Wizards drafted Wall first overall in 2010 out of the University of Kentucky. In his seven NBA seasons since, Wall has blossomed into one of the NBA's best players with career averages of 18.8 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He has been an All-Star in each of the past four seasons and is a one-time All-Defensive team selection.

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Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'

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Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'

On Friday afternoon, news broke that Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs.

Shortly thereafter, a Twitter account with over 296,000 followers tweeted the following:

[RATTO: Kyrie Irving needs to be traded to one place, and one place only]

A little over an hour later, Kevin Love responded:

On Tuesday night, Irving told Sports Illustrated the Cavs are "in a very peculiar place."

In the weeks between Cleveland's Game 5 loss to the Warriors and the start of free agency, Love was reportedly on the trading block.

The Cavs and GM David Griffin "mutually" parted ways three days before the NBA Draft.

Cleveland is finally finalizing a deal with assistant GM Coby Altman to become the permanent general manager, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

LeBron James can opt out and become a free agent next summer, and there is already speculation about where he may go.

Man. The last six weeks in Cleveland have been wild...

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