Warriors owner Joe Lacob has made no secret of his interest in potentially bringing the Warriors to San Francisco, and a report late Thursday suggests he is beginning to get serious about the prospect.
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Warriors met Wednesday with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and and Giants CEO Larry Baer to discuss the idea of building a new Warriors arena near AT&T Park. According to the report, Mayor Lee is encouraging the Giants and Warriors to explore the feasibility of building a facility just south of the Giants' ballpark.
The Warriors' lease in Oakland runs through 2017. The team began playing some home games at what is now Oracle Arena since 1966, and began continuous play in Oakland since 1971. Stay logged on to CSNBayArea.com as the Warriors arena story develops, and tune in to SportsNet Central each night at 6, 10:30pm and midnight for all the day's news on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Andrew Bogut is reportedly on the move.
The Mavs are trading the former Warriors center to Philadelphia, according to multiple reports.
The full trade: Bogut, Justin Anderson and a 2017 first-round pick for 76ers big man Nerlens Noel.
According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the pick is Top-18 protected.
Bogut has appeared in just 26 games this season and is averaging 3.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes.
The 32-year old is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July, and could be bought out by Philadelphia, according to multiple reports.
The Cavs are a potential landing spot for Bogut, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
OAKLAND -- Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that the limited minutes allotted to former Kings center DeMarcus Cousins in the All-Star Game Sunday was unrelated to a pending trade.
Cousins played only two minutes -- the shortest stint by any All-Star since Connie Hawkins in 1971 -- because that was the big man’s wish.
“I asked every guy before the game started how much they wanted to play,” said Kerr, who coached the Western Conference All-Stars for the second time in three seasons. “He told me he wanted to play two minutes. He was serious. He said he was banged up. It had nothing to do with (a trade).”
After six-plus seasons in Sacramento, Cousins was traded to New Orleans shortly after the All-Star Game, with the official announcement coming Monday.
Kerr initially thought Cousins was requesting to be limited to two minutes per half. When Kerr and assistant coach Mike Brown conveyed that plan, Cousins was quick to clarify.
“He said, ‘No, no: two minutes total,’” Kerr recalled.
When Kerr pointed out that Cousins actually played two minutes, 24 seconds, the newest Pelican flashed a sense of humor.
“I went over? By 24 seconds?” Cousins said. “That should be a fine for you, coach.”