Warriors' Draft, Summer League Plans Heating Up


Warriors' Draft, Summer League Plans Heating Up

May 10, 2010


Matt Steinmetz

General manager Larry Riley will represent the Warriors atnext Tuesdays NBA draft lottery in Secaucus, N.J, according to the team.That evening, the Warriors will find out what selection theyhave for the 2010 NBA draft, which will be held on June 24. The Warriors arecurrently slotted in the fourth spot based on their 26-56 record. The Warriors have a 10.4 percent chance of getting the firstpick in the draft. The New Jersey Nets, who finished with a league-worst 12-70record, have a 25 percent chance of earning the No. 1 pick.-----
Congratulations to Warriors center Ronny Turiaf, who earnedhis degree from Gonzaga University on Sunday.Turiaf left the university in 2005 to turn professional, butcontinued his studies during NBA offseasons. He earned a Bachelors of Educationin sports management, with a minor in applied communications. Taking part in a graduation ceremony at Gonzaga is atremendous honor and a dream come true, Turiaf said. Completing my degreewhile playing in the NBA has been a tough process, but it was a promise that Imade to myself and my family when I left school, and I am so happy to haveachieved this goal. Id like to thank everyone at Gonzaga that supported methroughout the entire process, as well as the Warriors organization forassistance.
-----The Warriors are in the process of figuring out who will beplaying on their summer league team in Las Vegas, which begins in July.

The Warriors are anticipating Brandan Wright, who missed theentire season with a shoulder injury, will be on the team. Reggie Williams,whom the Warriors called up from the D-League late in the season, is alsoexpected to play. Warriors coach Don Nelson indicated late in the season thathed like to see Anthony Randolph put some games under his belt this summer.Randolph, who missed the final three months of the season with an ankle sprain,however, isnt required to play.The plan at this point is for Stephen Curry to play a gameor two for the Warriors this summer, and then begin training for Team USA.
At this point, the Warriors dont have any plans to bring inindividual players for workouts leading up to the draft. In fact, its unlikelythe Warriors will bring in anyone individual for workouts until June.Members of the Warriors scouting department will travel toMinneapolis in late May and then to New Jersey in early June for multi-teamworkouts. Last year, the Warriors practice facility was the site of atwo-day multi-team workout that featured dozens of prospective draft picks andrepresentatives of more than 20 teams.What's your take? Email Matt and let him know. He may use it in his weekly Mailbag.

Durant will play in Game 4 vs Blazers; Livingston, Barnes out

Durant will play in Game 4 vs Blazers; Livingston, Barnes out

PORTLAND -- Kevin Durant is back.

The All-Star forward who missed Games 2 and 3 of the Warriors-Blazers playoff series with a left calf strain was listed as questionable after shootaround but was cleared two hours prior to tipoff for Game 4 Monday night at Moda Center.

Durant will not have a minutes restriction, interim head coach Mike Brown announced.

The Warriors have a 3-0 series lead and are trying to close out the series against Portland.

Warriors veterans Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot bone bruise) and Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain and hand contusion), also listed as questionable, will not be available.

Durant participated in shootaround Monday morning but walked out of the arena with an ice pack wrapped around his calf. That’s not unusual, and it’s done to minimize the possibility of swelling.

Durant scored a team-high 32 points in Game 1 on April 16. He took a blow to his calf late in the third quarter and returned in the fourth but the muscle tightened the following day.


Iguodala on Klay's fashion: 'He doesn't know which way he wants to go'

Iguodala on Klay's fashion: 'He doesn't know which way he wants to go'

Programming note: Warriors-Blazers Game 4 coverage starts tonight at 6:30pm with Warriors Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area, and streaming live right here.

Klay Thompson was assisted by Andre Iguodala on 57 buckets during the regular season.

Off the floor, Iguodala is trying to assist Klay when it comes to fashion.

"Klay should wear staple pieces. He should wear the same thing every day," Iguodala told Logan Murdock of Bleacher Report. "He should dress like a Silicon Valley startup CEO."


Klay "doesn’t know which way he wants to go."

In the feature, Iguodala opened up about the general fashion sense of his teammates and his own style.

“I’m wearing a blazer, like, all the time," Iguodala said. "That’s my go-to. A blazer, and I can just figure out if I want to wear jeans or slacks. Turn it into a suit. I can wear a turtleneck. I can wear a button-up (or a) gray tee.”