Warriors player review from Vegas


Warriors player review from Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Some observations from two days of basketball involving 10 Warriors players:David Lee -- He looks to be in a little better shape now than he was at this time last year. Through two days of workouts, he still looks like the player he's always been.Monta Ellis -- He seems to be in very good shape, and in fact, played more pickup games than anyone in the gym on Friday morning. His jumper looks a little rusty, but he's still got a shot off anytime he wanted.
Klay Thompson -- No doubt, Thompson has deep range, and he seems pretty heady, too. After watching Thompson drain a long 3-pointer on Thursday night, Stephen Curry turned to an observer and said: "That kid is going to be good."RELATED: Monta, Warriors hold court in Las Vegas
Jeremy Tyler -- Tyler struggled a little bit against the likes of Louis Amundson and Ekpe Udoh, which shouldn't be unexpected for a rookie, and a very young rookie at that. At times Tyler struggled to keep up with the pace of the game.Charles Jenkins -- Jenkins has an extremely strong body and appears to have pretty solid overall game. He doesn't shoot the 3-pointer as well as the mid-range shot, and he's going to need to figure out how to be more clever finishing at the rim. Either that, or he's going to need to develop an in-between game.Stephen Curry -- His jump shot still looks as good as it ever did. Curry played about three or four games on Friday morning, and didn't seem to be bothered by the right ankle, which he had surgery on in May. He also appears to have gotten a touch, bigger, stronger.Lou Amundson -- He looked better during the past two days than he did at any time last season. He's done a nice job of protecting the rim and not allowing easy buckets. Clearly Amundson is healthier than he was at any point during last season after dealing with separate back and finger injuries.Dorell Wright -- He spent a lot of time handling the ball and trying to create for teammates, something he didn't do a whole lot of last year. It seems as though Wright's game continues to evolve and he's no longer simply a spot-up shooter.Jeremy Lin -- He's always going to play hard, which he certainly did on Thursday and Friday, and he seems to have tweaked his jump shot a little bit -- for the better. But you can see a battle brewing for a roster spot involving Lin and Jenkins.Ekpe Udoh -- Udoh's face-up game looks much better than last season. A year ago, as a rookie, Udoh was hesitant to take his open 17-footer above the foul line, but not anymore. Udoh still considers himself a defense-first type of player, but he should be a tad more efficient on offense this season.

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Kevin Durant's status for Monday's game in Philadelphia remains up in the air.

The Warriors forward, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, is listed as questionable for the team's game against the 76ers.

Prior to the game against the Nets, head coach Steve Kerr told the media that Durant's left hand was "still a little swollen" and called the injury a "day-to-day" thing.

Without Durant, the Warriors still managed to cruise to a 112-95 win over Brooklyn.

Durant injured his left pinky in the opening minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. He remained in the game, but late in the first quarter, he retreated to the locker room with a member of the training staff.

He returned to the game after X-rays came back negative. He played 34 minutes and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.


Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

It appears Andrew Bogut is set to see what the view is like from the other side of the NBA's top rivalry.

Traded by Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, the former Warriors center will receive a contract buyout from the 76ers and then join the Cleveland Cavaliers for the stretch run, according to ESPN.

On Saturday, the Cavs, Spurs and Rockets were all reported to have interest in Bogut if he was made available following a buyout.

Injuries have derailed Bogut's season. He appeared in just 26 games with the Mavericks this season and averaged 3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1 block per contest.

Bogut was part of the two Warriors teams that faced the Cavs in the last two NBA Finals matchups.

Bogut's tenure with the Warriors came to an end on July 7, 2016 when he was traded to Dallas in order for Golden State to clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant.