W's Riley and Magic GM meet -- talk trade?


W's Riley and Magic GM meet -- talk trade?

OAKLAND -- The odds of the Warriors landing Orlando center Dwight Howard in a trade are beyond long. But that doesnt meanGolden State isnt going to try to make something happen -- even if the attempt provesfutile.Warriors general manager Larry Riley and Orlando Magicgeneral manager Otis Smith met on Thursday afternoon over lunch in downtownOakland, and there is little doubt the names of Howard and Stephen Curry cameup.Riley confirmed the lunch before the Warriors-Magic game onThursday night, and said its not unusual for him to meet with or grab a biteto eat with executives from other teams.I have a few commitments before the game and I wasnt sureId get to talk to him for more than two or three minutes, Riley said. So, Ifigured this would be a way to have a longer conversation.
According to a report by Yahoo! Sports last week, theWarriors have emerged as aggressive suitors for Howard, who has asked to betraded. The reality is it is unlikely that the Warriors could put together apackage that land them Howard.The best chip the Warriors have in any potential trade talksinvolving Howard is point guard Stephen Curry. But Curry has been plagued byankle issues this season, and there is uncertainty about his long-termfuture.It is highly unlikely that Smith -- or an NBA generalmanager, for that matter -- would trade for Curry until and unless there isresolution on that ankle.

Reports: Warriors can reacquire Andrew Bogut, but reunion not likely

Reports: Warriors can reacquire Andrew Bogut, but reunion not likely

The Warriors can reportedly bring back Andrew Bogut this season after all.

The league reviewed the rules and Golden State is eligible to sign Bogut, according to multiple reports.

On Thursday, Bogut was traded to Philadelphia and once reports surfaced that the 76ers would potentially buy Bogut out, speculation began as to where the big man would ultimately sign.

The initial belief was that even if the Warriors and Bogut wanted to reunite, the CBA would not allow it.

However, The Vertical's Bobby Marks pointed out:

Marks is correct.

And according to ESPN's Marc Stein:

As of Friday morning, Bogut is still a member of the 76ers. 

Paul Pierce responds to Draymond by trolling Warriors on social media

Paul Pierce responds to Draymond by trolling Warriors on social media

On Thursday at Oracle, the Warriors beat the Clippers for the 10th straight time.

In the middle of the night, Paul Pierce took to social media to do some trolling:

Why did Pierce take a shot at the Warriors?

In the first minute of the game on Thursday, Draymond fouled Blake Griffin on a jump shot.

After Griffin made the first free throw, Draymond sent the following message to Pierce (he was standing in front of the Clippers bench).

"Chasing that farewell tour -- they don't love you like that," Draymond started. "You can't get no farewell tour, they don't love you like that ... you thought you was Kobe?"

Pierce, who turned 39 years old in October, is playing in his 18th NBA season and is expected to retire at season's end.

He has appeared in just 13 games this year.

Pierce is a 10-time All-Star and was named NBA Finals MVP in 2008.