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The Golden State Warriors have assigned Dewayne Dedmon, Ognjen Kuzmic and Nemanja Nedovic to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. The three players will practice with the Santa Cruz squad this afternoon at the Warriors practice facility in Downtown Oakland. NBA.com
Marc J. Spears: Klay Thompson's bro Mychel to be added to D-League Santa Cruz Warriors roster today, sources say. Seth Curry, Stephen's brother, on roster. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo
Well after the Warriors' 102-88 victory Saturday night, two of the team's top decision-makers stood deep inside Oracle Arena and discussed how to replace injured Jermaine O'Neal. The conversation got so extreme that they entertained asking assistant coach Brian Scalabrine to come out of retirement to fill the void. It's not that the Warriors don't have options to take the backup center's place. It's just that it's nearly impossible for a single player to do everything the 35-year-old was doing for the team. San Francisco Chronicle
Though the Warriors could sign NBA Development Leaguer Dewayne Dedmon, who was with the team during training camp, they can't issue 10-day contracts until Jan. 6. It was fitting that Draymond Green and Ognjen Kuzmic acted as O'Neal's crutches as he was helped to the locker room, because those two probably will receive an increase in minutes. San Francisco Chronicle
“When you look at him as a basketball player, you appreciate everything he does on the floor from rebounding to playmaking. He doesn’t care if he shoots and he doesn’t care about touches. He’s a guy with a high IQ and he impacts the game without scoring. I don’t think you look at his numbers and try and justify why we got him or how much he is making, it doesn’t do him any justice to look at him that way. We’re happy to have him. … He gives us a proven guy. He gives us versatility. He gives us a playmaker, which we needed. He gives us another lockdown defender. And he’s a guy that’s not afraid of the moment. The thing that I love about him is his versatility and his playmaking ability.” HoopsWorld
The Golden State Warriors are hosting Filipino Heritage Night, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort, on Saturday, November 16 against the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena (7:30 p.m.), the team announced today. This will be the sixth consecutive season the Warriors will celebrate Filipino Heritage Night and the first of two Filipino Heritage Nights the team will hold at Oracle Arena this season. The second event will be held on Friday, March 7 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Warriors are also hosting fundraising efforts during Saturday’s game to benefit victims of the Super Typhoon Haiyan that struck the island of the Philippines on November 8. NBA.com
Tim Kawakami: Mark Jackson on last shot: "If the Thunder are in the same situation, you can bet your last dollar it's going to Durant or Westbrook. We have the luxury of having weapons on the floor... Today it was Andre who came up big at the buzzer." Twitter @timkawakami
If you ask Stephen Curry, it’s a no-brainer who he wants to defend when the Warriors host the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight: Russell Westbrook. The same goes for Chris Paul. For Derrick Rose. For Tony Parker. Curry wants, as he said after Thursday’s shoot around, to defend all the best point guards. “Of course I do,” Curry said. But that assignment usually goes to guard Klay Thompson, Curry’s backcourt mate. Thompson is 6-foot-7 with good athleticism and size who is sneaky good at moving laterally and contesting shots. It causes problems for point guards, especially the smaller ones, and it makes Thompson much better at keeping them out of the paint than Curry. Contra Costa Times
That leads him to get in Jackson’s ear, just as he does when he’s trying to talk Jackson to let him play through an injury. “I’m allowed to lobby,” Curry said, “but I’m sure he has his mind made up before I even approach him. They’re healthy conversations. I’ve been working on the defensive part of my game. But I’m trying to stick to the game plan. I don’t have to do anything special, just do what they’re asking me to do. I think I can do that every night.” Contra Costa Times
"Oklahoma City reminds me a lot of Portland, back when it was Rip City. It's the only pro team in the city, and those people really come out and support it," said Warriors backup center Jermaine O'Neal, who is playing for his seventh team in his 18th NBA season. "Those guys do a really good job in Oklahoma City, but I think our home crowd is probably the loudest. It's very difficult to come inside of Oracle and get a win, because of the energy that's inside the building." San Francisco Chronicle
Oklahoma City got the early nod as the league's general managers voted Chesapeake Energy Arena to grant the best home-court advantage, according to NBA.com's preseason survey. But the Warriors' fans at Oracle Arena made up quite a bit of ground after their team's unexpected playoff run last season. Last year, 21 of the NBA's 30 general managers voted for Oklahoma City, Miami and Utah each got three votes, and Denver, Portland and the Lakers each received one. This year, the vote was much closer with Oklahoma City's 11 votes leading the way, followed by the Warriors (eight), Denver (four), Miami (three), and Chicago and Utah (two each). San Francisco Chronicle
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