Warriors roster -- where it stands

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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.

Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Having been a member of the Warriors for nearly five years, Draymond Green has become a fan of Oakland and its people.

Considering that, as well as Green’s outspoken nature, perhaps it’s not surprising he expressed profound distaste for the Raiders’ impending move to Las Vegas.

“That's crazy. I feel bad for the city of Oakland,” Green told reporters Tuesday night, after the Warriors posted a 113-106 win over the Rockets in Houston. “I don't even know how that's going to work, honestly, with a football team moving to Las Vegas. I feel bad for the city.

“If I were the fans, I wouldn't attend a game for the next two years. But that’s just me. That's ridiculous. No way I'd pay my money to attend a game.”

Though Green roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 27-year-old power forward has attended games at the Coliseum and developed relationships with members of the Raiders, a franchise established in Oakland in 1960. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1982, and returned to Oakland in 1995.

Green was 5 years old in Saginaw, Mich. when the Raiders returned to their original home in ‘95, and he, like many Bay Area Raiders fans, clearly is having trouble digesting the idea of them being based in another city.

“That's like moving the Dallas Cowboys or moving the Packers,” he said. “Moving the Raiders? You can move a lot of teams. Ain't many fan bases like the Raiders fan base. That's like moving the Boston Celtics from Boston or the Lakers from LA.

“You just don't move certain franchises with the fan base they have.”

The Raiders are the second professional team preparing to vacate Oakland. The Warriors, after all, are planning to move to San Francisco in 2019.

“It's one thing if you're moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something,” Green said of the Raiders. “To Las Vegas? I wouldn't attend a game. I won't attend a game.

“And I'm not a diehard Raiders fan, but I support the city of Oakland. It ain't for me and I feel like all fans should feel that way. You just don't do that. Come on man, that's ridiculous.”

 

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Steve Kerr continues to re-write the record books.

The Warriors' 113-106 victory in Houston on Tuesday was Kerr's 200th win of his brief coaching career.

The milestone victory comes in just his 238th game as a head coach, making him the fastest coach to 200 career wins.

Hall of Fame Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson held the previous record at 200 wins in 270 games.

In Kerr's three seasons as the coach of the Warriors, the team has won at least 60 games each year. Before the current three-year run, the Warriors never had a 60-win season in franchise history.