Steinmetz: Smart Names Warriors' Starting Five


Steinmetz: Smart Names Warriors' Starting Five


Just two days into training camp, Warriors coach Keith Smart says he knows who will make up his teams starting five: Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis, Dorell Wright, David Lee and Andris Biedrins.Smart confirmed those names after Wednesday's morning session.
There are no surprises there. Wright figured to win the small forward spot over Reggie Williams and Vladimir Radmanovic on his defense alone, and that appears to have happened.Lee will officially make the move to power forward, which will be a change for him. Lee played almost exclusively at center for the Knicks last year.Smart said one of the main priorities during training camp will for that unit to begin to develop a style of play and some chemistry.---Backup center Louis Amundson did not practice Tuesday night during the Warriors' contact session because of lower back stiffness. He worked out on the side during Wednesday's morning session.Biedrins missed Wednesday's morning session because of personal reasons.Brandan Wright rode the stationary bike during the morning session. He was bothered by a strained right calf.--The Warriors will hold an open practice on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Oracle Arena. The practice will begin at 5:30 p.m., and go until approximately 7:30 p.m.Parking and admission are free, and the doors open at 5 p.m.--The Warriors announced that they've picked up their third-year option on Curry, for the 2011-12 season, which is more a formality than anything else.Curry, who averaged 17.5 points and 5.9 assists per game as a rookie, will earn 2.9 million this season and 3.1 million in 2011-12.

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

On Tuesday morning, the Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office.

Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations and both general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive VP of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired.

Los Angeles -- looking to hire a new GM -- originally targeted Warriors GM Bob Myers, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

But as Wojnarowski reports: "After Myers signed a recent contract extension, it became clear to Lakers brass that it would be unable to lure Myers."

In September, the Warriors promoted Myers from general manager to president of basketball operations/general manager.

Myers was named the NBA Executive of the Year following the 2014-15 season.

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

The Warriors recalled guard Brianté Weber from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Weber was assigned to Santa Cruz to allow him to participate in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in New Orleans, where he tallied four points, two assists and two steals in 16 minutes for the West squad.

Weber, who signed his second 10-day contract with the Warriors on Feb. 14, has appeared in five games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes.

Prior to joining Golden State, the 6’2”, 165-pound guard appeared in 31 games (all starts) this season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.26 steals in 36.8 minutes and garnering NBA D-League Player of the Month honors in January.

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