W's to revisit Paul, pursue Jordan

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W's to revisit Paul, pursue Jordan

The Warriors have lost out on Tyson Chandler. Thatsofficial. But New Orleans Chris Paul is back in play, and that means theWarriors have another crack at him.And they intend to take it.According to two sources with knowledge of the Warriors thinking,they will once again revisit trying to trade for Paul and also will go hardafter center DeAndre Jordan, a restricted free agent.The Warriors were in the mix for Paul before he was dealt tothe L.A. Lakers as part of a three-team trade with Houston. But commissionerDavid Stern nullified the deal and as of now Paul remains a Hornet.RELATED: 5 questions heading into Warriors' camp
But for how much longer? The Warriors lost out on Paul thefirst time in large part because they were unwilling to part with StephenCurry. The trade do-over now allows the Warriors to reconsider parting with him.The danger remains, of course, that Paul will walk away fromthe Warriors at seasons end to become a free agent. Under that scenario theWarriors would be left with neither Paul nor Curry.As for Jordan, the Warriors are prepared to make their moveon him. Jordan is young (23) and largely unproven, but hes a big, can blockshots and has impressive athletic ability.Jordan is also a restricted free agent, which means theClippers would have three days to match any offer Golden State were to make. Itis unknown at what number the Clippers would decline to match, but theyvealready spent 24 million over three years on Caron Butler.According to several reports, Jordan has an offer on thetable from the Clippers for five years, 40 million.Thats 8 million per year, which you figure the Warriorswould have to exceed in order to get Jordan. But thats a lot of money for aplayer who while being impressive at times is not yet a consistentplayer.In other words, 8-plus million a year is a lot for someonewhom you might not be able to count on game in and game out.Acquiring Jordan would be even more risky if the Warriorshave to use their amnesty provision on Andris Biedrins to do it. That wouldleave Jordan as the Warriors only true center.

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.