The NBA announced on Friday that training camps for the 2011-12 season have been postponed indefinitely -- because the league and players have failed to come to terms on a collective bargaining agreement. Training camps were scheduled to begin on Oct. 3.In addition, the league canceled preseason games through Oct. 15, which means three Golden State Warriors' preseason games will be lost.The Warriors were scheduled to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 9, the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 13 and the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 15. None of those games were scheduled to be played at Oracle Arena.There are five preseason games that are still on for the Warriors at this point -- two of which are scheduled to be played in Oakland. On Oct. 18, the Warriors are supposed to host the Phoenix Suns and then will head to Sacramento for a game against the Kings the following day.The Warriors are scheduled to play the L.A. Clippers in Los Angeles on Oct. 21 and then play the Utah Jazz in Bismarck, N.D., on Oct. 25. The Warriors are to conclude the preseason against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle on Oct. 27.
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Draymond Green and Paul Pierce engaged in some trash talk last Thursday night at Oracle Arena.
On Saturday night, Pierce didn't give Draymond's words high marks.
"That's about a three," Pierce said on ABC. "I’ve been around for a long time -- the likes of Kevin Garnett, obviously. I grew up watching Gary Payton, hearing him, so that’s light.
"I couldn’t even hear him.”
In the first minute of last Thursday's Warriors-Clippers game, Draymond said the following to Pierce:
"Chasing that farewell tour -- they don't love you like that. You can't get no farewell tour, they don't love you like that ... you thought you was Kobe?"
Why did Draymond say that?
"This is how it all started: Blake Griffin posted him up, got a foul, and I was just pretty much like, 'You can't guard Blake. He gonna give it to you all night. You not that good. You only good because you got Steph Curry, KD and Klay Thompson around. That's the only reason you get recognition,'" Pierce explained. "And so I'm trying to spark my team with the trash talk -- go at their emotional leader and give my guys some confidence. And that's when you hear him say what he said...
"... When I got home, I see all of this on social media. I'm like, 'Ah, OK,' and that's when I went to my Twitter and said what I said."
Shortly after 2am PT on Thursday night/Friday morning, Pierce tweeted:
73 wins and u thought u was gonna win a title that yr 😂😂😂3-1 lead oops— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) February 24, 2017
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.