The Warriors announced their preseason schedule today. The eight-game schedule includes three home games against the Utah Jazz, Maccabi Haifa and the Phoenix Suns.
Maccabi Haifa is a team from Haifi, Israel, that plays in the Israeli Premier League. Last season, the team had ex-NBA players Sean Williams and Qyntel Woods on the roster. In the 2010-11 season, Maccabi Haifa played the New Jersey Nets and lost 108-70.
During the 2009-10 season, Warriors center Jeremy Tyler played with the team. He skipped his senior year of high school to sign with the Israeli pro team, signing for a reported $140 million. He quit after 10 games, however, averaging 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in only 7.6 minutes per game.
Click here to read an article about Tyler’s decision to leave the team and return home to the United States.
In addition to the three home games, the Warriors will also play the Lakers in Fresno, and the Nuggets, Kings, Trail Blazers and Clippers.
The Blazers open the regular season October 31 on the road against Phoenix, eight days after their final preseason game.
Below is the full preseason schedule, with home games in bold:
|Sunday||Oct. 7||vs. Los Angeles Lakers||7 p.m.|
|Monday||Oct 8||vs. Utah Jazz||7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||Oct. 11||vs. Maccabi Haifa||7:30 p.m.|
|Monday||Oct. 15||at Denver Nuggets||6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Oct. 17||at Sacramento Kings||7 p.m.|
|Friday||Oct. 19||at Portland Trail Blazers||7 p.m.|
|Monday||Oct. 22||at Los Angeles Clippers||7:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Oct. 23||vs. Phoenix Suns||7:30 p.m.|