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Surgery to sideline Warriors' Brown 3 months

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Surgery to sideline Warriors' Brown 3 months

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Warriors center Kwame Brown tore the muscle in his right shoulder in Tuesdays game against the Miami Heat and will undergo surgery, according to the team. Brown is expected to miss a minimum of three months.

Brown sustained the injury while taking a hard foul underneath the basket on Heat center Udonis Haslem. Brown had emerged as the Warriors' starting center in the wake of an injury to Andris Biedrins and had become the teams most effective interior defender.

Obviously, were very disappointed for Kwame, who was playing extremely well and had worked diligently since his arrival, Warriors general manager Larry Riley said. In short time, he had proven to be the anchor to our low post defense and certainly lived up to his reputation as one of the top interior defenders in the NBA.

Browns injury likely means Biedrins will be back in the starting lineup Thursday night against Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. Biedrins has missed the past three games with a sprained ankle and toe injury, but he practiced on Wednesday.

Brown, 29 was averaging 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 21 minutes per game for the Warriors. The team signed Brown in December to a one-year, 7 million contract.

In other words, its conceivable that Brown has played his final game for Golden State.

After Tuesday's game, Jackson praised Brown and what he had brought to the team over nine games."I cantbelieve this guy was at home when we called him, looking at him play," Jackson said. "He is an incredible fighter, hes still wants to play, hes still thinking what can I doto get back on the court. Ill take him with one arm over a lot ofguys with two.Unfortunately, that's not a realistic option.I feel extremely bad for Kwame, head coach Mark Jackson said via press release. He had done absolutely everything that myself and our coaching staff had asked of him and quickly started to change this teams image on the defensive end of the floor.

"If you look at the last week, in particular, he had some pretty impressive defensive performances, especially against some of the top scoring big men in the NBA. This is a blow, but Kwame and the Warriors will recover and move forward. I know that he will work as hard as he can during rehabilitation.

With Warriors discussing the matter, Curry reaffirms White House stance

With Warriors discussing the matter, Curry reaffirms White House stance

OAKLAND -- About an hour after general manager Bob Myers said the defending champion Warriors would soon gather to determine their response to any potential invitation from the White House, Stephen Curry reiterated his personal views.

“I don’t want to go,” Curry said during Media Day on Friday.

Curry has previously stated this position, one he shares with several teammates. Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala also have expressed no interest in visiting President Donald Trump. David West has made clear his distaste for Trump’s boorish conduct.

But Curry has thought not only about the subject but also how he reached his conclusion.

“That we don't stand for basically what our president has -- the things that he said and the things that he hasn't said in the right terms -- that we won't stand for it,” he said. “And by acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to.

“It's not just the act of not going. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion. You can talk about all the different personalities that have said things and done things, from (Colin) Kaepernick to what happened to (Michael) Bennett to all sorts of examples of what has gone on in our country that we need to kind of change. And we all are trying to do what we can, using our platforms, using our opportunities to shed light on that.”

Officially, the Warriors have made no firm decision. They will discuss the matter in the coming day in hopes of reaching a consensus.

Though Curry understands the final decision will be made every consulting with every voice in the locker room -- including coach Steve Kerr, who also has been critical of Trump -- he’s unwavering about his personal stance.

“It's not just me going to the White House. If it were, this would be a pretty short conversation,” he said.

“Like I said, it's the organization; it's the team. And it's hard to say because I don't know exactly what we're going to do in lieu of or if we do go or if we don't go or whatever.

“But my beliefs stay the same. I'll have a better answer for that once I can kind of understand where the group is, too.”

While Iguodala passed on delivering his stance, citing that he had been prepped on the subject by the team’s media relations staff, Durant -- like Curry -- said he has to take the opinions of his teammates into consideration.

“It's going to be tough to change my mind,” Durant said, “but we're going to talk about it as a team and figure out the next steps from there.”

West did not divulge his decision, opting to firmly state he “will let everybody know my opinion” once the team meets on the subject.

 

Thunder GM takes high road in response to Durant's Twitter gaffe, harsh words

Thunder GM takes high road in response to Durant's Twitter gaffe, harsh words

 

Kevin Durant didn't mean to lampoon the Thunder, later deleting the tweets, but he said what he said

Asked about Durant on Friday and Thunder GM Sam Prestie took the high road. 

"I think the only thing I can say to that is just to be consistent with everything that I have said and everyone else from the organization," Presti said. "I, and no one from the Thunder, really has anything negative to say about Kevin Durant, and I think we've been hopefully very open about the fact that we have tremendous appreciation and respect for what he and his teammates and coaches and everybody over his tenure here accomplished, and I really don't think there's anything more to say than that."

Durant called the actions "childish" and "idiotic" and said that his actions have impacted his sleep cycles and eating habits.

The Warriors first face the Thunder on Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Oklahoma City.