OAKLAND -- When it comes to dealing with the media, Warriorsforward Brandon Rush isnt exactly a man of lengthy responses. He says what hesays, and he usually gets out.Thats what he did on Wednesday, shortly after he signed atwo-year, 8 million contract to remain with the Warriors. He got in and he gotout. But before he did, he dropped this little nugget:Im coming in trying to get that starting job at the threespot, Rush said. Ive been working hard the whole, entire summer to build upon that.When it comes to the discussion about who will start atsmall forward for the Warriors, the talk pretty much stops after HarrisonBarnes and Richard Jefferson.Barnes was the No. 7 pick in the June draft, and it seemsobvious the Warriors believe he will be the teams starting three-man for along while. Of course, hes a rookie, so it might not happenimmediately.Conventional wisdom suggested that Jefferson, aplayoff-tested veteran, would be the perfect guy to hold down the spot untilBarnes is ready. But Rush wants in on the competition, and come to think of it,hes got as much right to the small forward spot as anyone.Rush said on Wednesday that he always wanted to come back tothe Warriors, and the Warriors had made it clear all along that they wanted himback. In essence, that parlay probably hurt Rushs chances of receiving anykind of offer sheet from another team.But when asked whether is desire to return and the Warriorsopenness about wanting him back worked against him.I wouldnt say it worked against me, said Rush, whoaveraged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game last season, while shooting 45.2percent from 3-point range. I think it worked out for the best for me. I thinkIm in a perfect position to come in and maybe start. Weve got some young guysand it should be a competitive training camp.It may have just gotten a little more competitive.
After one season with the Clippers, free agent Marreese Speights is headed back to the state of Florida.
The former Warriors center has agreed to a one-year deal with the Orlando Magic, according to USA Today Sports.
News that the two sides were closing in on a deal was first reported by David Pick.
The deal is reportedly worth the veteran's minimum of $2.1 million.
In his lone season with the Clippers, Speights averaged 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 82 games.
Speights played three seasons was the Warriors and was part of the 2014-15 championship team.
The soon-to-be 30-year-old Speights was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and played his college ball at the University of Florida.
Marreese Speights headed to the Magic on a one-year, veteran's minimum deal ($2.1M), I'm told. https://t.co/GlpynXpEGu— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 24, 2017
Jordan Spieth put together an incredible finsih to win the 2017 Open Championship on Sunday. And two of the Warriors' biggest stars were loving every moment.
Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala, two huge golf fans, tweeted out their reactions as Spieth turned it on after a near meltdown.
Check out what Curry and Iguodala had to say as the 23-year-old was on his way to winning his third major.
“Are you not entertained???” @JordanSpieth— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 23, 2017
Issa Eagle!!!!!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 23, 2017
Just putt it and turn around and walk to the next hole next time sheesh Jordan!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 23, 2017
DIIIIZAMN!!!— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 23, 2017
Hay•Zeus!— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 23, 2017
Another lay up for speith...— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 23, 2017
Basketball layup...— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 23, 2017
Game. Blouses.— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 23, 2017