Feb. 21, 2011STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com
Turns out, David Lee ended up costing the Warriors a little more than everyone thought.Back in July, the Warriors acquired Lee from the Knicks in a sign and trade for Ronny Turiaf, Kelenna Azubuike, Anthony Randolph and the Warriors' 2012 second-round pick. At least that's what both the Knicks' and Warriors' press releases stated at the time.The reality is the Warriors also gave to the Knicks their second-round pick in 2013. According to sources, in the days following the trade, New York had doubts about Azubuike's health and whether he could pass a physical.Azubuike had played just nine games in 2009-10 before rupturing his patellar tendon.Rather than take the chance of the deal falling through, the Warriors and Knicks agreed to add the 2013 second-round pick to the package. New York subsequently waived Azubuike's physical. He has not played a game this season for New York.The reason these second-round picks have become an issue is because New York is poised to send both of those picks to the Denver Nuggets as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade.Warriors general manager Larry Riley confirmed the Warriors traded their 2013 pick as part of this summer's Lee trade, but didn't comment further.
On Tuesday morning, the Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office.
Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations and both general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive VP of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired.
Los Angeles -- looking to hire a new GM -- originally targeted Warriors GM Bob Myers, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
But as Wojnarowski reports: "After Myers signed a recent contract extension, it became clear to Lakers brass that it would be unable to lure Myers."
In September, the Warriors promoted Myers from general manager to president of basketball operations/general manager.
Myers was named the NBA Executive of the Year following the 2014-15 season.
The Warriors recalled guard Brianté Weber from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.
Weber was assigned to Santa Cruz to allow him to participate in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in New Orleans, where he tallied four points, two assists and two steals in 16 minutes for the West squad.
Weber, who signed his second 10-day contract with the Warriors on Feb. 14, has appeared in five games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes.
Prior to joining Golden State, the 6’2”, 165-pound guard appeared in 31 games (all starts) this season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.26 steals in 36.8 minutes and garnering NBA D-League Player of the Month honors in January.
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