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September 23, 2014 Updates

Warriors general manager Bob Myers cited his experience as an agent in offering no comment on contract extension talks with guard Klay Thompson, but made it clear the team wants to get a deal done. "We value him in the highest way, and we want to keep him on this team for a long time," Myers said Tuesday. San Jose Mercury-News

Kerr and his staff are looking to reduce Curry's workload and have others help create easier scoring opportunities for the point guard who last season averaged career highs of 24 points and 8.5 assists. "A lot of people talk about the load I had last year," Curry said Monday at his ThanksUSA Golf Tournament. "Obviously I didn't feel it on the court. You love having those opportunities to make decisions, but when you're able to use every piece of talent we have on the roster that can make each others' jobs a little bit easier, that goes a long way. "So I'm sure they have the game plan to make it work, and we have to be coachable and figure out how to put the pieces together and make the right plays. Coach and (his staff) have done their homework. I'm sure they'll learn on the job obviously, but they know based on our roster what to do to put us in the best position to win, so we've got to accept that." Contra Costa Times

September 21, 2014 Updates

The way Bogut sees it, though, there's not much he can do about contact injuries. The only solution, well, that's not in Bogut's nature. As he told the San Francisco Gate: My body feels great. All of my injuries have been of the high-impact variety. The only thing I can do to change that is to be a puss and avoid contact at all costs. Then, it’s the other side of the ball when people say I’m a puss. I’ll take the good with the bad. I’ll still take charges and go for blocked shots. Every now and then, I’ll get a knock. The Score

It was great to see Klay Thompson and Steph Curry playing for Team USA. ... I would imagine having Thompson selected to that team, and having (Mike) Krzyzewski and the other coaches talk about how good he is at both ends of the floor, really quieted a lot of us who thought the Warriors should have gone after Kevin Love. Do you feel that way? Kerr: No. I don’t really care about what anybody says about that. I only care about our own players — I don’t worry about speculation or what could’ve or what should’ve (happened) or anything like that. I just worry about our own guys and what we’re going to do. I do know this — if we can keep Steph and Klay together here, we have a chance to have one of the best backcourts in the NBA for many years to come. San Francisco Chronicle

September 20, 2014 Updates

It was then-Warriors coach Mark Jackson who last season called Thompson the best two-way shooting guard in the world, noting how the 6-foot-7 player's defense was among his best attributes aside from the more noticeable 3-point shooting prowess. While Thompson was in Spain, his agent, Bill Duffy, and father, Mychal Thompson, expressed similar sentiments in interviews with USA Today. "I can't get mad at my dad because to me, everything he says is right," Thompson said Friday. "He's my biggest believer." San Jose Mercury-News

Asked if Thompson was the best two-way shooting guard, Curry didn't disagree. "I'd put him up against anybody," Curry said. "I think he does what he does every single night. You saw what he did this summer, where he's taken his game these past three years. You can do whatever kind of ranking, scale or whatever. He's proven that it's not just talk, that he's definitely impactful on both ends of the floor and knows how to play the game, and we're lucky to have him." San Jose Mercury-News

September 19, 2014 Updates
September 17, 2014 Updates

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that while Danny Ferry made a mistake with comments that caused the Atlanta general manager to take a leave of absence while embroiled a racial firestorm, Kerr was supportive of his former teammate. “He’s a man of high character, I can tell you that,” Kerr said. “And I feel for him. He did make a mistake. It was a very poor choice of expression. It’s a difficult issue, but it’s one that needs to be discussed.” Contra Costa Times

Kerr played alongside Ferry for three seasons in Cleveland and two seasons in San Antonio, winning a championship together with the Spurs in 2003. Both went on to become general managers. “All I can say is with my own relationship with Danny, and I know I’ve got a lot of teammates from all over from San Antonio, Cleveland — it doesn’t matter whether they’re black or white or what race or religion — everybody who knows Danny knows that he’s a good person,” Kerr said. “And it’s just a difficult time for him, and he made a mistake, so hopefully he can get through it. But he’s got our support. It’s about all you can do.” Contra Costa Times

Warriors center Marreese Speights pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest in August in Tampa. A written not guilty plea was entered by an attorney at Speights’ arraignment, Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office spokesman Mark Cox said Wednesday. Speights’ attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Speights was arrested following a traffic stop the morning after his 27th birthday and according to Tampa police submitted to tests showing breath alcohol levels of .103 and .106 percent, above the .08 unlawful level. Contra Costa Times

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