Warriors to sign Jordan to four-year, 40 million offer sheet

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Warriors to sign Jordan to four-year, 40 million offer sheet

The Warriors are poised to sign center DeAndre Jordan to anoffer sheet worth approximately 40 million over four years, according tomultiple sources. The offer is expected to come Sunday.
Jordan, 23, has played the past three seasons for the LosAngeles Clippers and last year averaged 7.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocksin 25.6 minutes per game.
The Clippers will have three days to decide whether or not tomatch the offer for Jordan, a restricted free agent, or allow him to go to theWarriors.It is unknown whether or not the Clippers will match theoffer. Jordan reportedly already has received an offer from Los Angeles worthfive years, 40 million.If the Clippers match Golden States offer, it means theWarriors will have failed in two attempts this offseason to land adefensive-oriented center. The Warriors last week made a run at Tyson Chandler,who helped lead Dallas to an NBA title last season, but he elected to sign withthe New York Knicks.Some of the Warriors moves over the past couple of dayshave set the table for signing Jordan to an offer sheet. Those movesalso mean the Warriors will not amnesty Andris Biedrins in order to acquireJordan.By waiving Jeremy Lin on Friday and not yet signing rookiesKlay Thompson and Jeremy Tyler, it appears as though the Warriors can get toJordans starting first-year salary in the 9 million range -- byperhaps amnesty-ing Charlie Bell. The Warriors are waiting until Sunday to sign Jordanto the offer sheet because they need Lin to clear waivers.Bell, who played sparingly last season, is on the last yearof his contract and set to earn 4.1 million. He was recently arrested inMichigan after showing up intoxicated at his hearing for an earlierDUI.The Warriors have told Bell to remain in Michigan ratherthan joining the team at training camp and that he is a candidate foramnesty. It is unclear whether the Warriors will have to use amnesty on Bell to make the numbers work for Jordan.If the Clippers take their entire three-day period to decide on Jordan, it means that Thompson and Tyler won't be practicing until at least Wednesday afternoon.Jordan has a limited offensive game, but he is extremelyathletic and can block shots and rebound. Jordan shot .686 percent from thefield last season. That would have led the league by a wide margin, but Jordandidnt make enough field goals to qualify.If the Warriors can acquire Jordan and hold onto Biedrins,it would mean they have upwards of 20 million invested in the center position.But Jordan would be another big body up front, and size has been the teamsbiggest shortcoming in recent years.

Warriors to face Utah after Jazz rout Clippers in Game 7

Warriors to face Utah after Jazz rout Clippers in Game 7

OAKLAND -- Six days after sweeping Portland to advance to the second round of the playoffs, the Warriors now know their opponent.

The Utah Jazz put together a sterling performance Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles to vanquish the Clippers and earn the right to meet the defending Western Conference champion Warriors.

Game 1 is Tuesday night at Oracle Arena, with Game 2 scheduled for Thursday night. Tipoff for both games is 7:30.

The Warriors faced the Jazz three times in the regular season, winning twice. They won in their only trip to Salt Lake City, 106-99 on Dec. 8. Twelve days later, at Oracle Arena, the Warriors romped to a 104-74 win.

The Jazz posted their lone victory on April 10, a 105-99 win at Oracle Arena.

Those numbers are, for all intents and purposes, ancient history. The Warriors never faced a fully healthy Jazz team, not that it matters much to Draymond Green and his teammates -- particularly if the Warriors carry over the intensity shown in closing out Portland last Monday night.

“Whoever it is in front of you, if you’re locked in like that, if we’re locked in like that, I think we can beat anyone,” Green said after practice Sunday. “And I don’t care who it is. When we have that type of focus level, I think, no matter who you put in front of us it’s over.”

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Below is the schedule for the Western Conference Semifinals series between the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz:

GAME          DAY, DATE                 TIME (PDT)       LOCATION     

GAME 1      Tuesday, May 2          7:30 p.m.             Oracle Arena                            

GAME 2      Thursday, May 4        7:30 p.m.             Oracle Arena                             

GAME 3       Saturday, May 6          5:30 p.m.              Vivint Smart Home Arena         

GAME 4       Monday, May 8           6:00 p.m.              Vivint Smart Home Arena         

GAME 5*    Wednesday, May 10  TBD                      Oracle Arena                             

GAME 6*     Friday, May 12            TBD                      Vivint Smart Home Arena        

GAME 7*    Sunday, May 14          TBD                      Oracle Arena                            

Warriors to celebrate 'We Believe' team at Game 1 of Western Semifinals

Warriors to celebrate 'We Believe' team at Game 1 of Western Semifinals

OAKLAND, CA – The Golden State Warriors will celebrate the 2007 “We Believe” team on Tuesday, May 2, during Game 1 of their Conference Semifinals series at Oracle Arena, the team announced Sunday.  The celebration takes place one day shy of the 10-year anniversary of the 2006-07 Warriors completing their historic First Round upset over the #1 seeded Dallas Mavericks on May 3, 2007, when they posted a 111-86 victory in Game 6 at Oracle Arena to become the first #8 seed to prevail over a #1 seed in a best-of-seven series.

Several members of that iconic Warriors team will be on-hand for the celebration, including Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson, Jason Richardson, Monta Ellis, Al Harrington, Kelenna Azubuike, Adonal Foyle, Patrick O’Bryant and Zarko Cabarkapa.  Another member of that team, Matt Barnes, is currently playing for the Warriors.

To help celebrate the occasion, limited-edition “We Believe” 10-Year Anniversary t-shirts will be available for purchase at WarriorsTeamStore.com starting Tuesday morning, and at Oracle Arena beginning on Tuesday night.  These special gold t-shirts feature the same “We Believe” logo that was emblazoned across the front of the fan t-shirts given away at Oracle Arena throughout the 2007 NBA Playoffs, with a special 10-year logo on the sleeve. 

Led by Head Coach Don Nelson, the 2006-07 Warriors finished the regular-season with a 16-5 record over their final 21 games to finish with a 42-40 record and claim the #8 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs, marking the team’s first winning season and postseason appearance in 13 years. Facing the heavily favored Mavericks, who finished the regular-season with an NBA-best 67 wins, Golden State won Game 1 in Dallas to steal home court advantage and returned to the Bay Area with the series tied 1-1.  Having waited more than a dozen years to host a Playoff game, Warriors fans packed Oracle Arena long before tip-off of Game 3 and roared as the Warriors won Games 3 & 4 at home.  After falling in Game 5 at Dallas, the Warriors returned to Oracle Arena and over 20,000 fans wearing their gold “We Believe” t-shirts for Game 6.  Holding a two-point lead early in the third quarter, the Warriors went on a 24-3 run that blew the game open in an eventual 25-point series-ending victory.

Limited tickets for the We Believe Celebration and all home games during the Western Conference Semifinals are still available. Fans looking to attend Warriors games during the 2017 NBA Playoffs are encouraged to purchase tickets directly from the team by visiting warriors.com, calling 1-888-GSW-HOOP or at the Oracle Arena Box Office. Warriors.com offers fans the only verified marketplace for all Warriors ticket needs, including official resale tickets from Season Ticket Holders and other fans, that is guaranteed by the Warriors organization. The Warriors resale marketplace offers a safe and convenient way for fans to access all levels of tickets throughout the regular season and playoffs. The Warriors have sold out 232 consecutive games at Oracle Arena and currently have a Season Ticket Priority Wait List of over 39,000 members.

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