Tyler recalled, could take Biedrins' playing time

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Tyler recalled, could take Biedrins' playing time

The Warriors have recalled forwardcenter Jeremy Tyler fromthe Dakota Wizards of the D-League, the team announced.Tyler averaged 15.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in29 minutes in five games with Dakota. He had played just 14 games for theWarriors, averaging 4.6 minutes per game, before being assigned to the Wizardson Feb. 27.The table seems set for Tylers role to grow with GoldenState now that he's back. Warriors coach Mark Jackson recently replaced center Andris Biedrins inthe starting lineup with Ekpe Udoh.Biedrins has been ineffectual for much of the season, and itseems possible Tyler could at least push Biedrins for minutes at the backupfive spot. At the very least, Tylers return will give the team more depth upfront.The Warriors play the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena onWednesday.

Reports: Mavericks ship former Warriors center Andrew Bogut to 76ers

Reports: Mavericks ship former Warriors center Andrew Bogut to 76ers

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.

Kerr clarifies Cousins' lack of NBA All-Star Game minutes

Kerr clarifies Cousins' lack of NBA All-Star Game minutes

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.”