Warriors obtain second-round pick from Atlanta


Warriors obtain second-round pick from Atlanta

The Warriors were active in the final hour before the NBA trade deadline Thursday, acquiring a second-round pick from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for cash considerations.

Earlier in the day the team traded Stephen Jackson, who was part of Wednesday's multi-player trade with Milwaukee, to San Antonio for Richard Jefferson.

Golden State Warriors press release
OAKLAND, Calif. The Golden State Warriors have acquired a Second Round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft from the Atlanta Hawks, in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced today. The Warriors will receive the lower of two Second Round picks, either the Hawks pick or the Phoenix Suns pick (which is currently owned by the Hawks from a previous transaction).

Weve had multiple discussions about acquiring additional draft picks and we will continue to pursue other opportunities as we approach the end of June, said General Manager Larry Riley. Ownership has displayed a continued willingness to invest financial resources in the draft and, as this indicates, we will explore any opportunities that will enable us to acquire additional assets.

In addition to the Second Round pick acquired today, the Warriors also own the New Jersey Nets pick in the Second Round of this Junes draft. Golden States own Second Round pick for the upcoming draft was traded to the New York Knicks as part of the David Lee trade and is currently owned by the Denver Nuggets.

Piston claims 2004 champs would beat 2016 Warriors: 'No comparison'

Piston claims 2004 champs would beat 2016 Warriors: 'No comparison'

With the addition of Kevin Durant, the Warriors appear to have assembled one of the greatest teams in the history of the NBA.

But one former NBA champion believes his squad would beat the Warriors' "super team."

In a recent interview, Richard "Rip" Hamilton said his 2003-04 Pistons had the defensive capability to stop the Warriors.

"It would be no comparison. We can guard every position. Every guy from our point guard to our five, can guard any position. We were big. We were long," Hamilton told CBS Sports' NBA Crossover.

In addition to Hamilton, those Pistons had Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince, among others. They finished the regular season in second place in the Central Division with a 54-28 record. As the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Pistons went on to beat the Lakers in five games in the NBA Finals.

The Pistons that year allowed 84.3 points per game, which was the second-best mark in the NBA that year.

Rockets PG Patrick Beverley to undergo knee surgery

Rockets PG Patrick Beverley to undergo knee surgery

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced Saturday guard Patrick Beverley will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday, Oct. 25. 

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Walt Lowe. 

Following the surgery, Beverley will be re-evaluated by Lowe and Dr. Steven Flores in approximately three weeks.

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