Rush has torn ACL


Rush has torn ACL

Warriors forward Brandon Rush tore the ACL in his right knee.Rush sustained the injury in the first quarter of the Memphis Grizzlies 94-84 win over the Warriors on Friday night at Oracle Arena. Rush landed awkwardly on his left leg after being fouled by the Grizzlies Zach Randolph while attempting a dunk.Although he is expected to miss the remainder of the season, Rush has proven he is a quick healer.Back in May of 2007, following his sophomore year at Kansas University, Rush tore the ACL in his right knee while preparing for the 2007 NBA Draft.Fortunately, he was able to withdraw his name and return to Kansas for his junior year.
Amazingly, just six months after tearing his ACL, Rush made his season debut on Nov. 15, 2007.He wound up averaging a team-high 13.3 points per game, leading the Jayhawks to the 2008 national championship.Rush had a breakout season for the Warriors last year, andis an integral part of what the team believes is an improved bench. Thisoffseason, he re-signed with the Warriors for 8 million over twoyears.
Rush tweeted the following at 2:29 Saturday afternoon:Been thru this before. Just gonna make me a all around better player Warriors Brandon Rush (@KCsFinest4) November 3, 2012

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


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'


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.