Warriors introduce Barnes, Ezeli, Green


Warriors introduce Barnes, Ezeli, Green

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Harrison Barnes and Festuz Ezeli will join Warriors Insider Matt Steinmetz today at 5 p.m. on Chronicle Live.

Warriors rookies Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green met the media and got their jerseys on Monday at a formal press conference in Oakland. Barnes will wear No. 40, Ezeli No. 31 and Green will wear uniform No. 23. We'll have full coverage and video of the event but here is a selection of their comments.

Warriors GM Bob Myers
We targeted these three players. We did not concede that they would be there when we picked but we were hopeful. And it happened, and I think our patience did pay off. ... We're thrilled, and it was a team effort. We had a lot of conversations on what was the right thing to do for this organization and We just feel great, we're elated. We think these three gentlemen are going to help us win games.

It's been absolutely great for me to come here. I had a chance to go to a soccer game, I had a chance to go to a baseball game so I'm definitely trying to embrace the city, the Bay Area. And just get acclimated.

It's been a lot of up and downs, at first I didn't think I could play the game. It was very hard for me, very tough. But it just shows you how much hard work pays off. That's what it's been for me my whole career is, I just worked hard. ... It's like a dream, it hasn't hit me yet. It's great.

One thing (Michigan State) coach (Tom) Izzo is big on is knowing how to evaluate yourself and how you play. I knew I had a pretty good workout when I came here. Coach Izzo kept telling me 'I've been talking to the Warriors a lot, they've called a lot, I've been talking to them.' ... When it actually came around, I told someone "I think the Warriors may end up taking me. And it ended up coming true, it's a dream come true.

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

On Tuesday morning, the Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office.

Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations and both general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive VP of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired.

Los Angeles -- looking to hire a new GM -- originally targeted Warriors GM Bob Myers, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

But as Wojnarowski reports: "After Myers signed a recent contract extension, it became clear to Lakers brass that it would be unable to lure Myers."

In September, the Warriors promoted Myers from general manager to president of basketball operations/general manager.

Myers was named the NBA Executive of the Year following the 2014-15 season.

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

The Warriors recalled guard Brianté Weber from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Weber was assigned to Santa Cruz to allow him to participate in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in New Orleans, where he tallied four points, two assists and two steals in 16 minutes for the West squad.

Weber, who signed his second 10-day contract with the Warriors on Feb. 14, has appeared in five games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes.

Prior to joining Golden State, the 6’2”, 165-pound guard appeared in 31 games (all starts) this season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.26 steals in 36.8 minutes and garnering NBA D-League Player of the Month honors in January.

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