Report: Warriors entertaining Jamison's return


Report: Warriors entertaining Jamison's return

With one veteran free agent spurning the Warriors on Thursday, word is out that they are in talks with another seasoned swingman. General Manager Bob Myers has been talking to former Warrior Antawn Jamison, according to a Yahoo! report.

Jamison will reportedly talk with head coach Mark Jackson soon.

You would think that Myers would have an advantage in luring Jamison back to the Bay Area -- Myers served as his agent before re-routing his career through the Warriors' front office. But Myers served as Brandon Roy's agent as well, and Roy was the aforementioned veteran that chose not to join Golden State.

REWIND: Roy spurns Warriors

Jamison is also reportedly talking with executives Rod Higgins and Rich Cho from his hometown Charlotte Bobcats.

Jamison, 36, played 336 games with the Warriors from 1998-2003, averaging 20.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

The two-time All Star's numbers haven't dropped off too far in 10 years away from Oakland; he averaged 17.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers last season.

Jamison made over 15 million doing so, and is coming off a four-year, 50 million contract with the Cavs.

The Warriors won't be able to shell out that kind of money. Myers has indicated this offseason that the team's available resources are somewhere in the 3 to 4 million range.

Were going to be diligent in our search, but I dont think were going to be as aggressive as some other teams in terms of spending, Myers said. We just dont have the resources. Were up against it right now.

"It" is the luxury tax. The Warriors are already over the salary cap. Their best chance at a free agent would come by means of the mid-level exception, which is worth approximately 5 million.

Jamison, who works out with Stephen Curry in the offseason, would provide the Warriors with added size in the frontcourt and is a scoring threat inside and out.

Durant fires back at salty Thunder fans with custom cupcake hat

Durant fires back at salty Thunder fans with custom cupcake hat

Kevin Durant didn't forget about the taunts.

In February, when Durant returned to Oklahoma City for the first time as a member of the Warriors, Thunder fans heckled him with t-shirts featuring cupcakes, a reference to Durant being soft for joining the 73-win Warriors.

On Saturday, the cupcake graphic made a return with one slight change.

Durant, playing in JaVale McGee's JugLife Celebrity Softball game at the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, showed up to the stadium wearing a cupcake hat. But instead of a cheery on top, a championship ring was superimposed on top of the cupcake.

So Durant, an NBA champion, got the last laugh.

Is JaVale McGee coming back to Warriors? 'I hope so'

Is JaVale McGee coming back to Warriors? 'I hope so'

JaVale McGee spent the first eight years of his NBA career bouncing between four different teams.

Then the Warriors came along and took a flier on him prior to the 2016-17 season, signing him to a one-year contract.

He played a career-low in minutes per game, but he made the most of his time on the court, as he recorded the highest field goal percentage of his career.

And he became a cult hero with Warriors fans due to his numerous high-flying alley-oop dunks, garnering some of the loudest cheers among fans.

Now the free agent center hopes that he's found a home in Oakland.

Prior to his JugLife Celebrity Softball Game at the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, McGee was asked if he think he's coming back to the Warriors for the 2017-18 season.

"I hope so, I hope I'm coming back," McGee said, according to KTVU.

Free agency begins July 1.