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March 2, 2015 Updates

The fact that his future is cloudy and the NBA is a business isn’t lost on the former Michigan State standout. He is cherishing these times and these victories. “I’ve said it multiple times this year, we know how good we are,” Green said. “We’re having so much fun. It’s a fun group to be around. It’s easy to capitalize on this, when you enjoy being around the people you’re around every day. This is a special group, a special bond, so let’s make the best of it, because this team will probably never be together again. Boston Globe

“That’s just the nature of this business. One addition, one subtraction, and the team isn’t together no more. So take advantage of it while you’ve got it because I’m sure this team will never be together again. It’s a fun time. One of the funnest times of my life. Live in the moment.” Boston Globe

But Warriors coach Steve Kerr seemed to be asking a foreboding question: You want to go small? We play small ball better than anyone. Draymond Green, an impending free agent who might be of special interest to the Celtics this summer, was slotted in at center. Andre Iguodala and Harrison Barnes rotated at power forward, and the downsized lineup forced the Celtics into scrambles that often resulted in bad shots. Boston Herald

March 1, 2015 Updates

I saw an interview with Kobe the other day and he was saying camaraderie was overrated. You guys seem to have the loudest, most involved bench in the league — does that matter? Stephen Curry: Yeah. You gotta have everybody into it and know the five guys on the floor have those guys on the bench that are supporting them, keeping them into it. Everybody's locked in. For a team like we have where everybody plays and contributes, you gotta have that sense of unity. When guys are standing up, clapping and talking on the bench, everybody's engaged, you usually play better. CBSSports.com

You said on Twitter that you don't anticipate getting into coaching after all this. Why not? Stephen Curry: I hope to play until I'm like 38 or something, and that's a lot of years in the game and a lot of travel and a lot of sacrifice on my family's part. That's more what I was thinking about long-term — being able to spend time with my kids that'll be somewhat grown by then, and enjoying life outside of basketball. I want to be involved in the game somehow, but I think just the time commitment of coaching is not very attractive to me if I play as long as I plan to play. CBSSports.com

Can you tell me a bit about your thesis on tattoos? Stephen Curry: Still in progress. But it came about during the lockout. I was taking classes on campus at Davidson. I was in my stats class, my methods and research class — it wasn't my favorite. I was in the car one morning before class, on the way up there, and Carolina Panthers football was the topic on sports radio on the way up there. And they were talking about Cam Newton and his run-in with the owner of the team, Jerry Richardson. They were talking about how the first thing Jerry Richardson asked was, ‘Do you have any tattoos?' And Cam said no. And Jerry Richardson said, ‘Good, keep it that way.' It became a big debate as to why he asked that question, what he was inferring about his background. And, too, basically, limiting Cam's freedom of expression and how that would be being negative right off the jump. So I was trying to figure out a topic a week prior and that one was just like, I'm in the right field to interview people and to get inside stories and background from all sports. I wanted to see where it goes. CBSSports.com

Warriors general manager Bob Myers proposed the NBA follow baseball’s lead in allowing a team trading a player to continue to pay a portion of a player’s salary while he plays for a new team. Currently, teams can add just up to $3.3 million to trades in a season and receive just up to $3.3 million in trades in a season. Both amounts increase by $100,00 annually. “The NBA, more than any other league I know for us, is most restricted,” Myers said. NBCSports.com

February 28, 2015 Updates

Draymond Green caught wind of TNT studio analyst Charles Barkley’s comments that the Warriors forward was small and not “tough enough” as Golden State lost to Cleveland. Green fired back Saturday once again after previously having disagreed with Barkley’s characterization of the Warriors as a jump-shooting team that couldn’t be counted on to win an NBA championship. “I think he was shorter than me. You would think he would support me,” said Green, who at 6-foot-7 noted he used to watch tape of Barkley’s playing days to improve himself. “But hey, maybe he thinks I can’t win one (championship) because he ain’t got one. So if he’s the same size, and he can’t win a championship, we’ll see what happens. I’ve got a lot more years to do it than he’s got, you know? Contra Costa Times

“A guy who’s not a champion can’t talk too much about championships, can he? I’m not sure how much he won anything in his career team-wise. Been to the finals, but… For him to say that – they won’t win because he’s too small – maybe that’s why he didn’t win. Because he was too small.” Contra Costa Times

"It seems like a long time ago," Blatt said of his off-season choice. "Once I had the opportunity to come to the Cavaliers I really didn't feel any regret. It's really through the good graces of Steve Kerr and the Golden State staff that I had the opportunity to interview for the job and they were willing to let me follow this path. I still hold a really good feeling of appreciation for the way they handled that situation. It's turned out pretty good for both sides." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Blatt heard the criticism, and even with his star player referring to him as a "rookie coach" repeatedly, he stayed the course, and never felt the need to validate his coaching credentials. "I've been a head coach for 22 years," he said Thursday. "People overlook that too easily and I think unfairly. I know I'm the new kid on the block in the NBA and I recognize the greatness of this league and the difficulty of this league and the fact that I've had to make, and am still going through the adjustment to coach in this league, but I am not now, nor have I been for quite some time, a rookie coach." Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

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