Warriors target Nene, Chandler


Warriors target Nene, Chandler

The Warriors cant sign any free agents until Dec. 9, butthat doesnt mean their offseason plans arent coming into focus.According to several sources, the Warriors intend to secure a big man during the abbreviated free agent signing period. People with knowledge of the team's thinking have confirmed that Nene, Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan and, to a lesser degree, Marc Gasol are on the list.Whether or not the Warriors have the financial wherewithalto sign one of those players -- or any of those players have the desire to come toGolden State -- remains to be seen.The Warriors payroll currently sits at approximately 51million, about 7 million under the 58 million salary cap. If the team usesits amnesty provision on Charlie Bell, who makes 4.1 million in 2011-12, thenthe Warriors could be looking at roughly 11 million in cap room.Question is -- is that enough to lure Nene or Chandler?Answer: It might be close.Nene has been with the Nuggets for all of his nine-yearcareer. He led the league in field goal percentage last season (.615) andaveraged 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.Nene is not a natural center, and there should be concernshow well hell team with power forward David Lee. As for Chandler, hesconsidered one of the best defensive centers in the league, and helped theDallas Mavericks win a title a year ago.Chandler indicated earlier this week that hebelieves his days in Dallas might be over. Its likely that both Nene and Chandler will seek contractsin excess of 10 million per year, but the real issue for the Warriors iswhether each of those guys will be flirting with the 15-million range.If thats the case, the Warriors wouldnt be able to competefor either of their services -- without having to use their amnestyclause on either Lee or Andris Biedrins.The Warriors also have interest in Gasol, a restricted freeagent, but he seems like the longest shot of the group. Memphis has given everyindication that it will match any offer for Gasol.As for Jordan, he's the most likely acquisition of thefour, but he's also a notch below the others. Jordan averaged 7.1 points, 7.2rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game for the Clippers last season.Warriors assistant general manager Bob Myers was formerlyJordans agent, fueling speculation that Golden State is interested. Jordan,23, is the youngest and least proven of the four.Hes also a restricted free agent, meaning the Clipperswould have the right to match any salary offered.

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Kevin Durant's status for Monday's game in Philadelphia remains up in the air.

The Warriors forward, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, is listed as questionable for the team's game against the 76ers.

Prior to the game against the Nets, head coach Steve Kerr told the media that Durant's left hand was "still a little swollen" and called the injury a "day-to-day" thing.

Without Durant, the Warriors still managed to cruise to a 112-95 win over Brooklyn.

Durant injured his left pinky in the opening minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. He remained in the game, but late in the first quarter, he retreated to the locker room with a member of the training staff.

He returned to the game after X-rays came back negative. He played 34 minutes and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.


Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

It appears Andrew Bogut is set to see what the view is like from the other side of the NBA's top rivalry.

Traded by Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, the former Warriors center will receive a contract buyout from the 76ers and then join the Cleveland Cavaliers for the stretch run, according to ESPN.

On Saturday, the Cavs, Spurs and Rockets were all reported to have interest in Bogut if he was made available following a buyout.

Injuries have derailed Bogut's season. He appeared in just 26 games with the Mavericks this season and averaged 3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1 block per contest.

Bogut was part of the two Warriors teams that faced the Cavs in the last two NBA Finals matchups.

Bogut's tenure with the Warriors came to an end on July 7, 2016 when he was traded to Dallas in order for Golden State to clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant.