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2011 outlook: David Lee

Continuing a series that looks at the players on the Warriors roster this season and the expectations I have for them, we turn our attention to David Lee, the big offseason acquisition and all-star power forward for this squad: When the Warriors traded for David Lee during the offseason, it finally gave hope to those Warriors fans who were tired of watching small ball. The Warriors, bereft of a legitimate big man for years, finally had one. Lee is a talented offensive player,… Read More »

Randolph: Time with Warriors a “learning experience”

Jonathan Abrams of the New York Times has an interview with former Warriors forward Anthony Randolph, now a member of the New York Knicks. Randolph answered a few questions about his time with the Warriors and his relationship with Warriors coach Don Nelson: Question: Did you feel like you escaped from Golden State? Anthony Randolph: It was a situation, I was hurt. I wasn’t getting a lot of playing time before I was hurt. I think Nellie probably saw me… Read More »

Thoughts on the sale, Lee, Wright and more …

I’ve been on vacation for the past week, attending a family wedding, and was unable to find any free time to put together anything of worth regarding the vast amount of Warriors news that has broken during that time frame. I have a lot to catch up on. In order of importance: THE SALE Finally, the process that began in July 2009 has become reality. When I first heard that Chris Cohan was considering selling the team, it was the… Read More »

Report: Warriors close to trade for David Lee

I’m super busy at work so I don’t have much time to elaborate, but Marcus Thompson II of the Contra Costa Times is reporting that the Warriors are close to a sign-and-trade deal with the Knicks for David Lee that would have the Warriors sending Anthony Randolph and other pieces to the Knicks. The trade does not include Monta Ellis. Here’s an excerpt from Thompson’s article: The Warriors would send forward Anthony Randolph — not guard Monta Ellis as previously… Read More »

Ellis for David Lee? Yes, please.

The internet is buzzing with rumors of trade talks between the Warriors and New York Knicks centering on two players: Monta Ellis and David Lee. The New York Post reported rumors of talks between three teams, with Ellis going to New York, David Lee to Minnesota and Al Jefferson to the Warriors: When Stoudemire becomes official, it would end the five-year era of David Lee, but set up a possibility of a sign-and-trade to add another piece. There’s been rumors… Read More »

If Chris Paul is available …

If you haven’t seen the news that came out yesterday, ESPN’s Chad Ford dropped some fascinating information regarding Hornets superstar point guard Chris Paul. Ford reported that the Portland Trail Blazers were close to a deal with the Hornets before the draft that would have brought them Paul. Here’s what Ford wrote: According to the source, the Blazers got close to a deal with the Hornets last week that would’ve sent Andre Miller, Joel Przybilla, Nicolas Batum, Jerryd Bayless and the 22nd pick… Read More »

Summer league roster, schedule unveiled

The Warriors released all the pertinent information about this year’s summer league team, including the complete roster and schedule. Here’s the roster: Guards Will Blalock, Iowa State Brian Chase, Virginia Tech Jason Rich, Florida State Kashif Watson, Idaho Jeremy Wise, Southern Mississippi Forwards Andre Brown, DePaul Joe Ingles, Australia Kasib Powell, Texas Tech Anthony Randolph, LSU Tremaine Townsend, Cal State Northridge Ekpe Udoh, Baylor Reggie Williams, VMI Brandan Wright, North Carolina Centers C.J. Giles, Oregon State Here’s a look at… Read More »

Kawakami: Randolph deal could be for Love

Tim Kawakami writes in his Talking Points blog that the trade talks between the Warriors and Timberwolves might be a swap of Anthony Randolph for Kevin Love. Read the article here. Kevin Love is a big power forward who would help one Warriors area of weakness — rebounding — but not the other (defense). Thefifth overall selection in the 2008 NBA draft, Love has career averages of 12.3 points and 9.9 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game. Kawakami doesn’t think the… Read More »

Who would you choose at No. 4?

Obviously, the news about Anthony Randolph, the Timberwolves’ No. 4 pick and the Warriors is just rumor. At this point, it’s very possible that the talks have come and gone and this is just something that will rile up the hopes of some Warriors fans. But … if it is true, if the Warriors were to move up to No. 4 in the draft, which player are you hoping the Warriors draft? At this point, I believe only John Wall… Read More »

Anthony Randolph to Timberwolves in trade?

ESPN is reporting the Warriors and Timberwolves are talking trade, with Anthony Randolph’s name involved in a deal that would surely help the Warriors move up from the sixth spot in the draft. The Timberwolves have the fourth overall pick. Here’s the link. What do you think? Are you willing to give up on Randolph to move up a couple spots in the draft?