Report: Randolph signs with Nuggets

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Report: Randolph signs with Nuggets

The Warriors need to find support for David Lee in the power forward position, and reports that Anthony Randolph was seeking a return to Golden State had some believing the six-foot-11, 225-pound 23-year old was on his way back to Oakland.

The Warriors front office will have to look elsewhere for frontcourt help as Randolph signed a three-year, 6 million contract with the Denver Nuggets, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.

Randolph averaged 9.2 points, 6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in 93 contests with the Warriors from 2008-2010.

Starting with Don Nelson and continuing in New York and Minnesota, coaches have had difficulty finding a defined role for Randolph, thanks to his unique size and skill set. Nuggets coach George Karl is next to be tasked with coaxing greatness from the high-ceilinged mismatch.

Randolph, the 14th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, joins a crowded frontcourt in Denver, occupied by JaVale McGee, Kenneth Faried, and Timofey Mozgov.

There was speculation after Randolph's rookie season with the Warriors that he would blossom into an All-Star. When his production didn't vastly improve his sophomore season, he was packaged with Ronny Turiaf and Kelenna Azubuike and sent to New York in exchange for the man who now needs frontcourt support, David Lee.

Is this a blessing in disguise for the Warriors, or would Randolph's return have made them better? And how should they bolster their frontcourt, now?

Steph Curry makes fun of 'China Klay' -- 'I had to do it'

Steph Curry makes fun of 'China Klay' -- 'I had to do it'

Steph Curry could not help himself.

The two-time NBA champion is currently in China, and just before wrapping up a clinic, he couldn't pass up on the opportunity to make fun of Klay Thompson.

Enjoy the video below:

Remember a month ago when Klay was in China and failed at his attempt (or attempts) to complete a 180 degree dunk?

Of course you do.

"I had to do it. I had to do it," Curry told all of the fans in attendance.

Is that an inside joke?

"Yeah, hashtag China Klay," Curry answered.

Any last words, Mr. Curry?

"Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me that I know I have a lot of fans here ... it means so much to me, to Seth (Curry). All year long we think about you guys, so thanks very much for inviting us. 

"And we're gonna have another great year."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Steve Kerr: 'I'd like to see JaVale back' with Warriors

Steve Kerr: 'I'd like to see JaVale back' with Warriors

Though the Warriors haven’t decided who will nab their 15th and final roster spot, when they will fill it -- if at all -- the head coach is willing to offer his opinion.

Steve Kerr is lining up with a vocal segment of Warriors fans who would like another season of JaVale McGee.

“I’d like to see JaVale back, and we’ll see how that shakes out,” Kerr told NBCSportsBayArea.com over the weekend.

After the Warriors went through last summer with one open roster spot, McGee signed a non-guaranteed contract in September. The 7-foot center not only won the job in training camp but also became a solid contributor off the bench.

McGee played in 77 games (10 starts), averaging 6.1 points, on 65.2-percent shooting, and 3.2 rebounds. The 29-year-old averaged 9.6 minutes per game.

While that was enough to resuscitate McGee’s career, his attempt to capitalize on free agency has thus far come up empty. Though his representatives have met with several teams, McGee remains on the market.

“We’d love to have him back,” Kerr said. “If he doesn’t come back, then I think we would be patient and explore our options.

“But we feel great about what we have heading into the season.”

The Warriors have made it clear that if they decide to add a 15th player, it would be with a minimum-salary contract.