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October 14, 2014 Updates

Mychal noted that the player the Warriors did not trade Klay for in the offseason, Kevin Love, would have gotten a super max contract from Golden State. Klay’s father also indicated Friday he agreed that after Utah’s Gordon Hayward got a max contract, so should his son. “I think he is (a max player), but of course, I’m his dad,” Mychal said. “You know what, though? If he wasn’t, I would say it. I can be honest about it. “I think he is. I really do. His game’s really evolving, getting better, and he really puts in the work, got a great work ethic. And he’s the kind of guy that you can trust. You know when you give him the money, he’s not going to stop working hard.” Contra Costa Times

October 13, 2014 Updates

Kobe Bryant hounded Stephen Curry in the backcourt, and all the way into the frontcourt, harassing the Golden State point guard with the Lakers trailing by 31 in a preseason game. It was probably one of those good-natured, one-superstar-to-another moment of levity. And then Curry stepped back and sank a 30-foot 3-pointer and spun to look at Kobe. And 36-year old Kobe smiled and patted on the 26-year old Curry on the butt. The Big Lead

The NBA is providing great lessons that could be extrapolated to general medical practice — and further show how collecting data is easier than actually making it actionable. Obviously, an athlete in peak form isn’t going to have the same health problems as those suffering chronic diseases, but the automation of the data analysis and creation of algorithms is how we will make deciphering the data collected much easier. There were three specific devices mentioned in the article. Up by Jawbone: The Golden State Warriors were using the widely available device to track player activity levels and sleep activity. Prior to this, they were using questionnaires to measure these health metrics — and they found tremendous discrepancies from those questionnaires and the actual objective results the Jawbone devices revealed. These types of discrepancies were used to help make lifestyle adjustments. iMedicalApps

October 12, 2014 Updates

The new wrinkle this week: the NBA's massive upcoming television rights deal, which will bring in more than $24 billion from ESPN and Turner Sports. That means everything will shoot up: team values, salary caps and player contracts. The rub is the deal doesn't kick in until 2016, meaning players who sign contracts over the next year could feel like someone who buys an iPhone right before the new version is introduced. If Thompson wants in on the gold rush on the horizon, he could always sign a one-year deal, then become a restricted free agent in 2016. "It really is tempting to do all that," Thompson said. "But I'd rather have the security right now, you know?" ESPN.com

So the question is whehter he's ready to sign by the Oct. 31 deadline for rookie contract extensions. Although reports have Thompson and the Warriors some $2 million to $3 million a year apart, the team exudes a feeling that it'll get to a number that makes Thompson happy. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr even said, "He's about to get a huge payday. Life is good." As for Thompson, he says, "I'm confident. I think both sides know I want to stay with this organization. I really love the Bay, I love the organization, the front office, my teammates. I'm confident we can get it done." ESPN.com

So far, Rush says the knee hasn’t given him any problems: “It’s feeling pretty good, no swelling, no soreness. Everything feels pretty good.” This is a good sign for Rush and the Warriors. Rush has proven to be an effective perimeter defender and they need him to be an all-around player in their second unit this season. Rush has been through the rigors of battling back from an ACL injury before and was even more prepared for the rehab process this time around: “I knew it was going to take a while to try to get my timing back and try to get some kind of rhythm going, but it’s coming along well.” WarriorsWorld.net

October 10, 2014 Updates

Did you have to make a Knicks-or-Warriors decision? Kerr: Yes. NBA.com: What did that come down to? Kerr: Everything I just referenced. New York was very intriguing, especially my relationship with Phil and the opportunity he was presenting me, and the Knicks, the franchise itself and the history. But it would have been a really, really difficult situation in terms of the family and being all the way across the country. I just felt better suited to work with these guys here, this younger roster with a more established core. It just felt more comfortable. NBA.com

Do you second-guess yourself? Do you regret the way you handled it — saying yes, committing to it before things had really been worked out? Kerr: A little bit. It’s a human thing. Phil couldn’t have been better when I told him I was going to go Golden State. NBA.com: He didn’t feel burned? Kerr: Not at all. Because he understood. In fact, he said, “If you had come here and regretted it, it would have been the worst thing for both of us.” That’s why Phil’s Phil. He understands people. In hindsight, it probably would have been best not committing, not saying anything, just saying, “Look, I need to talk to Golden State.” But the timing was an issue on both ends. It was very tricky. Anyway, it all worked out. I think the Knicks ended up with a great coach and Derek (Fisher) and Phil will do well together and I’m happy to be here with (general manager) Bob (Myers) and the team. NBA.com

Thompson can take statements like that right to the bargaining table, as the Warriors are three weeks away from the deadline to sign the emerging shooting guard to a contract extension or watch him become a restricted free agent next summer. "I hope it gets resolved, but it's not going to hold me back," Thompson said. "I'm still going to go out and do what I do. "Life is great." Oakland Tribune

 

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