Warriors expand camp roster with four free agent signings

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Warriors expand camp roster with four free agent signings

The Golden State Warriors added to their training cam roster today, signing free agents Carlon Brown, guardforward Lance Goulbourne, forward Rick Jackson and guardforward Tarence Kinsey.

Brown, 22, spent three years at the University of Utah (2007-10) before transferring to the University of Colorado for his senior season, where he averaged 12.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 28.5 minutes in 36 games and earned All-Pac 12 Second Team honors, helping lead the Buffaloes to their first NCAA Tournament berth in nine years.

23-year-old Goulbourne enjoyed a four-year career at Vanderbilt (2008-12), where he played alongside Warriors first-round draft-pick Festus Ezeli. The 68 guardforward posted career averages of 6.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 20.7 minutes in 122 career games (56 starts), leading the team in rebounds as both a junior and senior. In 2011-12, Goulbourne started 35 of the Commodores 36 games, averaging a career-high 8.7 points to go with 6.9 rebounds.

Jackson, 23, played professionally last season in France with Chorale Roanne Basket after a four-year collegiate career at Syracuse (2007-11). With Roanne, the 69 forward averaged 9.0 points (.581 FG), 5.5 rebounds and 17.3 minutes in 21 games. At Syracuse, Jackson tallied 8.7 points (.591 FG), 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.8 blocks in 143 career games, including a senior campaign that saw him lead the conference in rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage en route to Big East Defensive Player of the Year and All-Big East Second Team accolades.

28-year old Kinsey spent the 2011-12 season in Turkey with Anadolu Efes, where he averaged 8.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 21.8 minutes in 28 games after two separate stints with Turkeys Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (2008, 2009-11). Prior to playing overseas, the 66 swingman spent three seasons in the NBA, compiling career averages of 4.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 12.3 minutes in 109 games (15 starts) over three seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies (2006-08) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2008-09). In his 15 career starts, Kinsey holds averages of 16.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.13 steals.

Golden State Warriors Media Services contributed to this report

John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension

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John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension

The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news.

Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be 32 years old, meaning the Wizards have locked him up for the majority if not all of his prime.

Wall was able to earn the dollar amount he did in part because of his selection to third team All-NBA for the 2016-17 season. Under the recently installed collective bargaining agreement, honors like All-NBA and Defensive Player of the Year allow players to earn more money on contract extensions.

The Wizards drafted Wall first overall in 2010 out of the University of Kentucky. In his seven NBA seasons since, Wall has blossomed into one of the NBA's best players with career averages of 18.8 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He has been an All-Star in each of the past four seasons and is a one-time All-Defensive team selection.

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Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'

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Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'

On Friday afternoon, news broke that Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs.

Shortly thereafter, a Twitter account with over 296,000 followers tweeted the following:

[RATTO: Kyrie Irving needs to be traded to one place, and one place only]

A little over an hour later, Kevin Love responded:

On Tuesday night, Irving told Sports Illustrated the Cavs are "in a very peculiar place."

In the weeks between Cleveland's Game 5 loss to the Warriors and the start of free agency, Love was reportedly on the trading block.

The Cavs and GM David Griffin "mutually" parted ways three days before the NBA Draft.

Cleveland is finally finalizing a deal with assistant GM Coby Altman to become the permanent general manager, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

LeBron James can opt out and become a free agent next summer, and there is already speculation about where he may go.

Man. The last six weeks in Cleveland have been wild...

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