Warriors sign rookie free agent Bazemore

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Warriors sign rookie free agent Bazemore

The Warriors signed rookie Kent Bazemore after his strongperformance as a member of their Summer League team.

The 65 guardforwardtook Klay Thompsons starting spot for the final three Summer League games andaveraged 10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 27 minutes per game.Bazemore played four years at Old Dominion and was named theCAA Defensive Player of the Year for both his junior and senior seasons. Forhis career, he averaged 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.79 stealsin 26.3 minutes. Old Dominion went to the NCAA tournament in 2010 and 2011 withBazemore as a starter. In 2011, ODU lost in the first round by twopoints to eventual runner-up Butler.Bazemore set a new Warriors Las Vegas Summer League recordby blocking seven shots against the Chicago Bulls on July 20th. The 23-year-old will help fill the role ofChris Wright, who left the Warriors during Summer League for a betteropportunity with the Toronto Raptors.Bazemore will wear No. 20.

Steph Curry makes fun of 'China Klay' -- 'I had to do it'

Steph Curry makes fun of 'China Klay' -- 'I had to do it'

Steph Curry could not help himself.

The two-time NBA champion is currently in China, and just before wrapping up a clinic, he couldn't pass up on the opportunity to make fun of Klay Thompson.

Enjoy the video below:

Remember a month ago when Klay was in China and failed at his attempt (or attempts) to complete a 180 degree dunk?

Of course you do.

"I had to do it. I had to do it," Curry told all of the fans in attendance.

Is that an inside joke?

"Yeah, hashtag China Klay," Curry answered.

Any last words, Mr. Curry?

"Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me that I know I have a lot of fans here ... it means so much to me, to Seth (Curry). All year long we think about you guys, so thanks very much for inviting us. 

"And we're gonna have another great year."

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

Steve Kerr: 'I'd like to see JaVale back' with Warriors

Steve Kerr: 'I'd like to see JaVale back' with Warriors

Though the Warriors haven’t decided who will nab their 15th and final roster spot, when they will fill it -- if at all -- the head coach is willing to offer his opinion.

Steve Kerr is lining up with a vocal segment of Warriors fans who would like another season of JaVale McGee.

“I’d like to see JaVale back, and we’ll see how that shakes out,” Kerr told NBCSportsBayArea.com over the weekend.

After the Warriors went through last summer with one open roster spot, McGee signed a non-guaranteed contract in September. The 7-foot center not only won the job in training camp but also became a solid contributor off the bench.

McGee played in 77 games (10 starts), averaging 6.1 points, on 65.2-percent shooting, and 3.2 rebounds. The 29-year-old averaged 9.6 minutes per game.

While that was enough to resuscitate McGee’s career, his attempt to capitalize on free agency has thus far come up empty. Though his representatives have met with several teams, McGee remains on the market.

“We’d love to have him back,” Kerr said. “If he doesn’t come back, then I think we would be patient and explore our options.

“But we feel great about what we have heading into the season.”

The Warriors have made it clear that if they decide to add a 15th player, it would be with a minimum-salary contract.