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Warriors recall Wright, waive Barron

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Warriors recall Wright, waive Barron

Chris Wright posted some impressive numbers with Golden State's D-League franchise and earned a return to the NBA on Monday.

The team waived Earl Barron to make room for Wright on the roster.

Wright, a 6-8 forward out of Dayton, appeared in three games with the Dakota Wizards, averaging 20.7 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist and 2.33 blocks in 31.0 minutes per game.

Barron, a 7-footer who was signed after Kwame Brown was lost to surgery, appeared in two games with the Warriors, averaging 2.0 points in 4.5 minutes. He was originally signed as a free agent on Jan. 13.

Wright started the season on Golden State's roster and appeared in five games, averaging 1 point in 3.2 minutes per contest.Monday also marks the first day that NBA teams may sign players to 10-day contracts. It is possible the Warriors could bring a big man in to replace Barron.

On his way out of OKC, Enes Kanter has Warriors-related request for Thunder

On his way out of OKC, Enes Kanter has Warriors-related request for Thunder

Editor's Note: The above video is from Nov. 3, 2016.

In a stunning move, the Thunder have reportedly agreed to include beloved center Enes Kanter as part of package to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks.

A few hours after the news of the reported trade broke, the six-year NBA veteran recorded a farewell video and posted it to Twitter.

After thanking GM Sam Presti, his mustache bro Steven Adams,  his teammates and the whole state of Oklahoma, Kanter made a special request.

"Please beat the Warriors. I'll be watching that game, so please beat the Warriors for me," Kanter said.

Tensions between the Warriors and Thunder have been raw since Kevin Durant bolted OKC for Oakland last summer. The Warriors won all four meetings with the Thunder last season and have won seven straight regular season meetings dating back to the 2015-16 season. During the 2015-16 playoffs, the 73-win Warriors erased a 3-1 series deficit and beat the Thunder in seven games to advance to the NBA Finals.

UNC cites scheduling conflict for not visiting Trump at White House

UNC cites scheduling conflict for not visiting Trump at White House

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina’s national championship men’s basketball team will not visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict.

Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Saturday that Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams and the players were willing to go, and the university and White House tried “eight or nine” dates but none worked.

The Tar Heels, who beat Gonzaga in April to win their latest national title, visited the White House after their 2009 championship. The team was not invited when they won the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional trip by the NBA champions to Washington.