Warriors roster -- where it stands


Warriors roster -- where it stands

The Warriors play their second and last exhibition gameon Tuesday against Sacramento and the regular-season opener is Sunday, Dec. 25,against the L.A. Clippers at Oracle.In other words, were getting close to the point wheredecisions have to be made about the roster. At present, there are 16 playersremaining at Warriors camp. NBA teams may have as many as 15 players on theirroster, so theyll have to cut down by one.The player most likely to be waived is point guard TommieMitchell. If that happens, theoretically the Warriors could keep their rosterat 15 and thats the one they give the league on Dec. 24, the day rosters mustbe set.The Warriors have 11 guaranteed contracts, and twonon-guaranteed players who figure to hang around: Ish Smith and DominicMcGuire. Reality is the Warriors are determining whether to keep both EdwinUbiles and Chris Wright, keep just one of them, or keep none of them.
There seems to be a chance both could stick, and they couldspend plenty of time playing for the Dakota Wizards, the Warriors D-Leagueaffiliate. That would be a sign the Warriors like them enough to want to keepany other teams _ at least for now _ from acquiring them.At the same time, the Warriors could waive them at any time or Smith or McGuire, for that matter in order to give them flexibility in afuture transaction.Ubiles, 6-foot-6, 204 pounds, played at Siena and is ashooting guardsmall forward. Wright, 6-foot-8, 226 pounds, played at Daytonand is trying to become more of a small forward than the power forward he wasin college.Heres how the Warriors roster looks right now:POINT GUARDS: Stephen Curry, Ish Smith,Charles Jenkins, Tommie Mitchell.SHOOTING GUARDS: Monta Ellis, KlayThompson.SMALL FORWARD: Dorell Wright, BrandonRush, Dominic McGuire, Edwin Ubiles.POWER FORWARDS: David Lee, Ekpe Udoh,Chris Wright.CENTERS: Andris Biedrins, Kwame Brown,Jeremy Tyler.

Suns guard sustains torn ACL in left knee


Suns guard sustains torn ACL in left knee

Brandon Knight may not take the floor next year.

The Suns guard tore the ACL in his left knee and could miss the entire season, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon.

He sustained the injury last week while playing in Florida.

Knight's production fell off during the 2016-17 campaign, when he appeared in just 54 games.

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He averaged career lows in practically every category -- points (11.0), assists (2.4), rebounds (2.2), steals (0.5), field goal percentage (39.8) and 3-point percentage (32.4).

The year prior, he registered 19.6 points, 5.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds per contest.

Knight entered the league as the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft.

After two seasons with Detroit, he was traded to Milwaukee.

In February 2015, he was traded to Phoenix.

Knight is scheduled to make over $13.6 million next season, over $14.6 million in 2018-19 and over $15.6 million in 2019-20.

With Kyrie Irving reportedly requesting a trade from Cleveland, several national reporters have listed the Suns as a potential landing spot for the All-Star guard...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe


Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe

Allen Crabbe will end up in Brooklyn after all.

The Blazers will trade the shooting guard to the Nets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

In exchange, Brooklyn will send big man Andrew Nicholson to Portland.

Nicholson will not suit up for the the Blazers, as Portland will waive and stretch his contract.

Last summer, Crabbe -- who was a restricted free agent -- signed a 4-year, $75 million sheet from the Nets.

The former Cal star returned to the Pacific Northwest because the Blazers matched the offer.

Last season, Crabbe averaged a career-best 10.7 points per game, while shooting just under 47 percent from the field and over 44 percent from deep.

He averaged just 5.5 points in the opening round of the playoffs against the Warriors.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller