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December 16, 2014 Updates

Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham said he spoke to NBA officials and said the league is investigating two separate second-quarter incidents involving him in Sunday’s game against Golden State. Both Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green were struck in their face inadvertently by Cunningham on two separate plays. Barnes suffered a nasal fracture, a chipped tooth and had a mouth laceration that required stitches. He did not return after he left the game holding a towel to his mouth with 10:29 remaining in the second quarter. Green suffered a bloody nose after catching Cunningham’s elbow just before halftime. However, he returned to play in the second half to help spark the Warriors to a 128-122 overtime victory that extended their winning streak to 16 consecutive games. New Orleans Times-Picayune

December 15, 2014 Updates

The impactful Kings' hiring of former Warriors legend Chris Mullin as an "advisor to the chairman" in Sept. 2013 only added to the conflicting nature of their internal dynamic, as he was a longtime friend and colleague of D'Alessandro's who has a significant voice in all personnel matters. Mullin, like D'Alessandro, favors a coach with a more sophisticated offensive style and was widely known to be critical of the way the offense was run. USA Today Sports

December 14, 2014 Updates

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes sustained a laceration in his mouth against New Orleans, and his return to the game is questionable. Barnes held a towel over his mouth and headed to the locker room in the second quarter to get stitches after the Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham hit him in the face with an elbow. Contra Costa Times

Myers disputed the conspiracy theory that they are taking their time with Lee's retunr because the team is winning, saying, "(Lee's timeline is) not so much about the (Warriors') record as it is, 'Let's prevent it from happening again.' It's more about that, being smart about it. He already was cleared (previously), and he practiced a couple of times before he came back last time, but we don't want that to happen again." USA Today Sports

In a telephone interview, Curry’s father, Dell, who played 16 N.B.A. seasons as a sweet-shooting guard, said: “The Warriors had some questionable characters on their team, the Knicks really needed a point guard, and we felt that Stephen would fit perfectly with a coach like Mike D’Antoni, playing that fast, up-and-down style. He loved the idea of playing at Madison Square Garden.” New York Times

From Indianapolis, Walsh can only wonder, wistfully, how Curry might have changed the course of recent Knicks history. “Every time I see him play, I think of it,” he said. “He was the guy I was really looking for, and his agent kept telling me he wanted to be in New York. So it just broke my heart when we didn’t get him because I knew we had missed out on something special.” New York Times

“It definitely helped being a GM, seeing the other side of it from being a player,” Kerr said. “You’re trying to figure out the pieces fitting and also seeing up close the daily ritual the team and coaches have. You feel it as a player, but it is different as a GM and now as a coach.” Kerr once worked televised games with Flip Saunders. Now they’re working opposing NBA sidelines. “You could tell there was no question he had a mind to be a really good coach and that was something he was going to eventually veer toward,” Saunders said. “It was just a matter of his kids growing up a little bit.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 13, 2014 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN WARRIORS HISTORY

Wilt Chamberlain never won a championship with the Warriors, but his monstrous stats make him the clear pick for No. 1 player in franchise history.

   

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