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.

Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors


Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors

JaVale McGee isn't going anywhere.

McGee will re-sign with the Warriors, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Soon after the news surfaced on Twitter, JaVale posted on Instagram:


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Golden State could only offer the big man the minimum of $2.1 million.

In 77 games (10 starts) with the Warriors last season, he averaged 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds.

McGee appeared in 16 of the Warriors' 17 playoff games (he did not see action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals), averaging 5.9 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting over 73 percent from the field.

As of now, Golden State has 15 players with guaranteed contracts:

Steph Curry
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
Klay Thompson
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
Zaza Pachulia
David West
JaVale McGee
Pat McCaw
Nick Young
Omri Casspi
Kevon Looney
Damian Jones
Jordan Bell

McGee was reportedly unhappy with the Warriors for giving their entire $5.2 taxpayer mid-level exception to Nick Young.

The 29-year old reportedly met with the Clippers and Kings, and was seeking a contract above the minimum.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks


Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks

Kyrie Irving is itching to get to the Big Apple.

Irving 'very badly' wants to play for the Knicks, according to ESPN's Pablo Torre.

Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs during a meeting with management on July 7.

The four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Spurs, Timberwolves, Heat or Knicks, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Although Irving was born in Australia, he grew up in West Orange, New Jersey -- which is about 20 miles away from Madison Square Garden.

The Cavs have been trying to get a hold of Irving, but the 25-year old is not talking to anybody from the organization, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

Irving averaged 25.2 points and 5.8 assists per game last season, shooting over 47 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep.

In the 2017 NBA Finals, he registered 29.4 points over the five games.

The Knicks owe Joakim Noah over $17.7 million next season, over $18.5 million in 2018-19 and nearly $19.3 million in 2019-20.

The Knicks also just signed Tim Hardaway Jr. (who they traded in June 2015) to a 4-year contract worth nearly $71 million.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller