Warriors' roster, schedule set for 2012 Summer League


Warriors' roster, schedule set for 2012 Summer League

The Warriors announced their NBA Las Vegas summer-league roster on Thursday, and, as expected, their three rookies Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green will participate. The Warriors fourth first-round selection, Ognjen Kuzmic, will not play for the team.Also participating for the Warriors are second-year guard Charles Jenkins, second-year forward Chris Wright and second-year forward Jeremy Tyler.Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson, who is in Vegas practicing with the U.S. Select team, is also on the roster, though it is unknown whether or not he will play. Warriors general manager Bob Myers said last week that nobody is going to stop Klay if he wants to play, but that the team wasnt going to require him to do so.Myers said Kuzmic, who was selected with the No. 52 pick, will skip summer league because its too quick of a turnaround for him to come to the United States, then return to play for his national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Completing the Warriors roster are: Old Dominions Kent Bazemore, St. Johns Justin Burrell, Tulsas Justin Hurtt, Ohio States Dallas Lauderdale, New Mexico States Wendell McKines, Wichita States Joe Ragland, Cal State Fullertons Frank Robinson, Fairfields Rakim Sanders, Oregons Garrett Sim, North Dakota States Andre Smith, DePauls Dar Tucker, Villanovas Maalik Wayans, Missouri States Kyle Weems and Clemsons Andre Young.ROSTER:
NO PLAYER POS HT WT BORN COLLEGEFROM LAST PLAYED FOR 40 Harrison Barnes F 6'8" 210 5301992 North Carolina North Carolina 20 Kent Bazemore GF 6'5" 195 711989 Old Dominion
Old Dominion
25 Justin Burrell F 6'8" 244 4181988 St. Johns Yokohama BC (Japan) 31 Festus Ezeli C 6'11" 255 10211989 Vanderbilt Vanderbilt 23 Draymond Green F 6'7" 230 341990 Michigan State Michigan State 18 Justin Hurtt G 6'5" 205 1031988 Tulsa M. Hainaut (Belgium) 22 Charles Jenkins G 6'3" 220 2281989 Hofstra Golden State Warriors 52 Dallas Lauderdale F 6'8" 260 9111988 Ohio State PGE Turow (Poland) 35 Wendell McKines F 6'6" 230 8181988 New Mexico State New Mexico State 21 Joe Ragland G 6'0" 185 11111989 Wichita State Wichita State 7 Frank Robinson G 6'4" 220 611984 Cal State Fullerton B.C. Habikaa (Isreal) 50 Rakim Sanders F 6'5" 228 781989 Fairfield Fairfield 6 Garrett Sim G 6'2" 185 7101990 Oregon Oregon 45 Andre Smith F 6'8" 242 2211985 North Dakota State Otto Caserta (Italy) 11 Klay Thompson F 6'7" 220 281990 Washington State Golden State Warriors 32 Dar Tucker G 6'4" 205 4111988 DePaul Aix Maurienne Savoie (France) 3 Jeremy Tyler F 6'10" 260 6211991 San Diego HS Golden State Warriors 9 Maalik Wayns G 6'2" 200 521991 Villanova Villanova 34 Kyle Weems F 6'6" 226 8231989 Missouri State Missouri State 33 Chris Wright F 6'8" 226 9301988 Dayton Golden State Warriors 19 Andre Young G 5'9" 170 3161990 Clemson Clemson

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Blazers GM: Former Warriors big man will not play for Portland next year

Blazers GM: Former Warriors big man will not play for Portland next year

Festus Ezeli will not be back with the Blazers next season, Portland GM Neil Olshey said on Tuesday.

Last summer -- after the Warriors let Ezeli walk in free agency following the addition of Kevin Durant -- he signed a 2-year contract worth just over $15 million.

But Year 2 was essentially a club option with a $1 million buyout.

A knee injury prevented Ezeli from ever suiting up for the Blazers this season.

He underwent cadaver ligament replacement surgery in early March.

The Warriors drafted Ezeli 30th overall in 2012.

Over 46 games (13 starts) with Golden State in 2015-16, he averaged 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds over 16.7 minutes per contest.

Stephen Jackson: Draymond Green 'is a new version of me'

Stephen Jackson: Draymond Green 'is a new version of me'

In the Warriors' sweep of the Blazers, Draymond Green was fantastic.

He averaged 13.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 4.3 blocks and 1.8 steals per game, while shooting 50 percent from the field and 55 percent from deep.

On Tuesday morning, former Warriors forward Stephen Jackson was asked about the two-time runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year.

"I don't want to change him at all. That chip on his shoulder, the way he plays, as Steve Kerr will tell you -- every team needs a guy like that," Jackson said on KNBR 680. "I was that guy in San Antonio. I was that guy on a lot of teams.

"You need a guy like that to even it out. You don't want your team to be a pushover. And sometimes, his emotion might hurt the team. But you can live with that, because you got a guy going to bat for all your guys.

"He's one of the best all-around players in the league -- Top 5 -- and you need a guy like that. He makes that team better.

"He's one of those guys that puts his body on the line for a team, passes up a shot to make a pass, guard the best player and not worry about scoring -- that's my type of guy."

When the "We Believe" Warriors upset the Dallas Mavericks in 2007, Jackson averaged 22.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 steals, while shooting over 47 percent from 3-point territory in that series.

"I say Draymond is a new version of me -- just way more athletic," Jackson added. "And I love it. I wore his jersey last year to The Finals, and I plan on wearing it again."