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November 10, 2014 Updates
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"In training camp, we did basic fundamentals," Bogut said. "We did dribbling drills. We did pivot drills. We did jump-stop drills. I'm talking like grade-school stuff. And some guys thought it was stupid, but I think it's just that attention to detail. He knew last season that we were horrible at turning the ball over, so he was all about, 'If you're double-teamed, do a jump-stop, get to your pivots.' We actually do that stuff. It's monotonous to some guys, because you're a pro and you're like, 'Holy (expletive), this is lame.' But I knew right away that he didn't care what guys thought. He was like, 'We're going to do this.' " That approach extended past training camp and into the regular season, too. "Last season, we didn't practice a lot," Bogut said. "Every coach is different, and coach Jackson liked us to be fresh for games and have fresh legs. We came in, did what we needed, scouted and got out of there. (Now) we're doing a little more with coach (Kerr). Like I said, the fundamental stuff … That worked for us last season. This season, they're different. They want to make sure we stay on the fundamentals and that kind of stuff." USA Today Sports

Green scored a career-high 24 points in a 121-104 win Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers that improved the Warriors' record to 4-0. Lee made his season debut in the game but left in the second quarter after aggravating his strained left hamstring. He will not play in this weekend's road games at Houston and Phoenix. "I enjoy starting," Green said Thursday. "I'm not going to lie. "But I'm always willing to do what I can do to help this team win. I mean, if Andre Iguodala can take a back seat and take a spot on the bench after starting (806) games in a row, who am I to sit here and say, 'I've got to continue starting because we're 4-0?' That's absurd." Contra Costa Times

Television cameras caught the moment from an angle that made it appear as if Green was sticking his tongue out at Griffin, Green said. Even teammate Festus Ezeli posted the screen grab of the moment, writing on Instagram, “Talk to Em DayDay.” “Man, that was all over my Instagram, my Twitter,” Green said, smiling. “I wasn’t even looking at him. JO was giving me the (scrunched) face like that, and if you watch the video, I’m already looking that way. And then Blake came running into the screen, and the closer we got to each other, it looked like I was doing that to him. But I wasn’t doing that to him. That’s why he never looked at it because he knew…It’s funny.” Contra Costa Times

TNT analyst-turned-Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr learned that the hard way early on, when those middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks that used to briefly interrupt his peaceful slumber became the unintentional tip-offs to some very long and intense days. "I hate to go into detail, but I'm 49, so every night I wake up at 3:30 (a.m.) to take a pee, like most 49-year-olds," Kerr told USA TODAY Sports this week. "And when I was a broadcaster, I went right back to sleep. Now it's 'What plays should we run? What about this? What about that?' "It's getting better. I'm much more comfortable with the (coaching) routine, and so I have actually been sleeping better. I've definitely been sleeping better the past few days, since we've been winning. But we haven't had a loss yet. As soon as that happens, I'm sure I'll feel it." USA Today Sports

November 6, 2014 Updates

Warriors forward David Lee will not be available to play this weekend at Houston and Phoenix after aggravating his strained left hamstring Wednesday, according to coach Steve Kerr. Lee is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Thursday afternoon and could miss even more time after his first game back from the strain Wednesday night lasted only seven minutes before he had to return to the locker room. Lee said he originally suffered the injury during the Oct. 24 preseason finale while getting in some conditioning late in the game, and he needed 11 days before he could make his season debut. "We probably have to be a little more cautious this time," Kerr said of a timeline for Lee's return. San Jose Mercury-News

That seems like a lot. Do you feel that your offense is just flowing better this season? Andrew Bogut: Oh definitely. I think we were last in the league last season in passes per possession. By a long shot. And that’s something that Coach brought to us the first team meeting–something we were going to focus on. When we pass on offense, everything just frees up. San Jose Mercury-News

That second unit tonight–if you put David in there, you’ve got Lee, Iguodala, Livingston, Ezeli and Barbosa… That’s a pretty interesting group. Bogut: I just said to (USA Today’s) Sam Amick, our third group could probably be a second group on most teams. Thing is, there’s not enough minutes. We’ve got a very deep roster–the guys you just mentioned. Some nights, someone’s going to get screwed out of minutes. You know what I mean? But I think we understand it makes us better as a team, we’re 4-0, we’re winning games, everything’s positive. San Jose Mercury-News

Thompson deflected a lot of the praise for his hot start to teammates, specifically Andrew Bogut. "We're just scratching the surface of what we can be," Thompson declared. "Coach Kerr has really put an emphasis on moving the ball. We're without one of our best passing big men right now in David Lee. When we get him back, he's gonna make us that more dangerous ... Andrew Bogut has been such a good player for us. I can't describe how good his passing is. He gets me so many good looks every night. I should give a percentage of my contract to him now..." CSNBayArea.com

 

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