OAKLAND The Warriors held another predraft workout on Saturday, bringing in six players in advance of the NBA draft on June 28.The six players were Cincinnatis Yancy Gates, Californias Harper Kamp, LSUs Justin Hamilton, Oregons Garrett Sim, UC-Santa Barbaras Greg Somogyi and Kansas Tyshawn Taylor.Gates, a 6-foot-9 power forward, averaged 12.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Bearcats. Gates isnt much of a shot-blocker but hes a physical defender.He is probably most known for his part in a brawl against Xavier back in December, which cost him a six-game suspension. But Gates said that incident has helped him grow and mature as a person.Tayler averaged 16.9 points per game for the Jayhawks, who fell to Kentucky in the NCAA championship game. Tayler is 6-foot-3, but isnt considered a true point guard.Still, what Taylor does is defend, which could make him appealing to the Warriors.The Warriors could have as many as four picks in the draft: The No. 7 pick (or better), the No. 30 pick, the No. 36 pick and the No. 52 pick.If the Warriors fall back to No. 8 or worse, they will lose the pick to the Utah Jazz. None of Saturday's participants are expected to be an early first-round pick.
Having been a member of the Warriors for nearly five years, Draymond Green has become a fan of Oakland and its people.
Considering that, as well as Green’s outspoken nature, perhaps it’s not surprising he expressed profound distaste for the Raiders’ impending move to Las Vegas.
“That's crazy. I feel bad for the city of Oakland,” Green told reporters Tuesday night, after the Warriors posted a 113-106 win over the Rockets in Houston. “I don't even know how that's going to work, honestly, with a football team moving to Las Vegas. I feel bad for the city.
“If I were the fans, I wouldn't attend a game for the next two years. But that’s just me. That's ridiculous. No way I'd pay my money to attend a game.”
Though Green roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 27-year-old power forward has attended games at the Coliseum and developed relationships with members of the Raiders, a franchise established in Oakland in 1960. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1982, and returned to Oakland in 1995.
Green was 5 years old in Saginaw, Mich. when the Raiders returned to their original home in ‘95, and he, like many Bay Area Raiders fans, clearly is having trouble digesting the idea of them being based in another city.
“That's like moving the Dallas Cowboys or moving the Packers,” he said. “Moving the Raiders? You can move a lot of teams. Ain't many fan bases like the Raiders fan base. That's like moving the Boston Celtics from Boston or the Lakers from LA.
“You just don't move certain franchises with the fan base they have.”
The Raiders are the second professional team preparing to vacate Oakland. The Warriors, after all, are planning to move to San Francisco in 2019.
“It's one thing if you're moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something,” Green said of the Raiders. “To Las Vegas? I wouldn't attend a game. I won't attend a game.
“And I'm not a diehard Raiders fan, but I support the city of Oakland. It ain't for me and I feel like all fans should feel that way. You just don't do that. Come on man, that's ridiculous.”
Steve Kerr continues to re-write the record books.
The Warriors' 113-106 victory in Houston on Tuesday was Kerr's 200th win of his brief coaching career.
The milestone victory comes in just his 238th game as a head coach, making him the fastest coach to 200 career wins.
Hall of Fame Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson held the previous record at 200 wins in 270 games.
In Kerr's three seasons as the coach of the Warriors, the team has won at least 60 games each year. Before the current three-year run, the Warriors never had a 60-win season in franchise history.
Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr earned his 200th career reg. season win, doing so in his 238th game--the fastest to 200 wins in NBA history.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 29, 2017
Warriors have won at least 60 reg. season games for the 3rd-straight year. Warriors had never reached the 60-win plateau in 68 years prior.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 29, 2017