OAKLAND After a season of injury, you cant blame theWarriors for taking it a little easy on Day 1 of training camp. And thats whatthey did as practices got underway on Tuesday for the 2012-13 season.Center Andrew Bogut sat out practice entirely, and StephenCurry, Jarrett Jack and Draymond Green were limited in their activity.Curry, who missed most of last season with right ankleissues, said he participated in about half of the teams morning session beforecoach Mark Jackson said hed seen enough.Im sure he has a plan that hes going to stick to in termsof what I can do and what I cant do, said Curry, who along with David Lee andBogut were named tri-captains. Im trying to keep the mentality of: Im goingto do everything."And eventually Ill get to that point if he lets me. Im notgoing into practice thinking I have a certain endpoint. Its just to train mymind to get back into complete and total situations in practice and game-likescenarios. Thats kind of my approach."Curry said he did one-on-one work, defensive principles workand also what he called breakdown drills. Jackson said hell go by feel interms of how much hell allow Curry to practice early in the season.Its important for us to realize it doesnt matter today,Jackson said. Hes taking care of his body, hes in great shape. Itsimportant to make sure he doesnt do anything today that we have to pay for asa team tomorrow.That being said, when I said: Thats it, he looked at meand said: Thats it? I thought I was back home with my kids. But he listenedand shut it down and went and got some treatment. Hes fine. The great thing isIm not doing it because of anything hes shown me on the court, its justcautionary reasons."Bogut, who played only 12 games last season after fracturinghis left foot, isnt as far along as Curry. Bogut was limited to rehab work andafter the morning session he shot some foul shots and took a few half-hooks.Bogut still hasnt been cleared to play 5-on-5, but heshoping that is around the corner and that he can get a preseason game or two inbefore the regular season starts on Oct. 31.Jack was limited because of left knee inflammation and Greenwas limited because of right knee inflammation. Jackson said both players couldhave practiced but there was no sense in pushing either of them at thispoint.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are set to square off in the ring on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for one of the biggest fights of all time.
To get ready for one of the most hyped up sporting events in years, McGregor needed a little motivation from the 'We Believe' Warriors to come out victorious in an upset.
In a YouTube video showing the highlights of McGregor during his world tour promoting the fight with Mayweather, McGregor rocked a throwback Jason Richardson Warriors jersey. You can see McGregor in the jersey at the 45-seconds mark.
Richardson averaged 18.3 points and 5.4 rebounds over six seasons with the Warriors.
McGregor (21-3 in the UFC) is looking to give Mayweather (49-0) the first loss of his career.
Ian Clark is looking for his next basketball home.
And the Lakers have shown interest in the free agent guard, according to The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner.
Over 77 regular season games with the Warriors last season, Clark averaged 6.8 points while shooting just under 49 percent from the field and over 37 percent from deep.
In 16 playoff games (he did not play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals), he averaged 6.8 points on 50.6 percent shooting overall, and 36 percent from 3-point territory.
Last week, he was asked if he would be back with the Warriors in 2017-18.
"It's not looking like it," Clark said while in Memphis. "Going through that situation right now. As much as I want to stay, it's a business. But we'll see. Anything could happen."
The Warriors do have an open roster spot, but it's quite possible they enter training camp and/or the season with just 14 players under contract.
Golden State can only offer Clark the minimum of $1,577,230.
The Lakers could give Clark up to $4.3 million -- the room mid-level exception.
The Lakers have also shown interest in free agent point guard Ian Clark recently, but no deal imminent, per source.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 20, 2017
Magic Johnson said they have two signings left to make and expect to make them in about the next week and a half. https://t.co/dVW5GK29fh— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 20, 2017
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller