HoopsHype Festus Ezeli Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: November 23, 2014 | 08:38 PM

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli's putback are the Warriors' first points of the third quarter, 4 1/2 minutes into the frame.

Rusty Simmons

With Andrew Bogut out (right orbital bone contusion), Festus Ezeli gets the second-half start to bang with OKC's Steven Adams.

Rusty Simmons

Finally, Bogut gets a breather, and it's Mo Speights who checks in ahead of Festus Ezeli.

Monte Poole

FWIW: #Warriors coach Steve Kerr say Festus Ezeli, who did not play, is fine physically.

Rusty Simmons

Steve Kerr said Festus Ezeli is fine, but Mo Speights has earned these minutes over the past couple weeks.

Marcus Thompson

Why no Festus Ezeli? Kerr: "Mo's just earned it."

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli is fine. "Mo's just earned it," Steve Kerr said.

Tim Kawakami

No Ezeli in the first half. Understandable: The Warriors love him but he hurts them so much offensively. Can't catch the ball.

Diamond Leung

The Warriors against the Spurs set a franchise single-game low with only one offensive rebound. Festus Ezeli prevented the shutout.

Monte Poole

Other than Ezeli hook, #Warriors no-shooter lineup scoreless almost 4 minutes. #Spurs lead 31-26.

Monte Poole

Kerr going to sorta-no-shooter lineup: Ezeli, Green, Iguodala, Barbosa, Livingston. #Warriors 26, #Spurs 25 late 1Q

Amin Elhassan

Yup; Marcus Morris drove baseline, Ezeli came to shut off *& contest RT @SherwoodStrauss: @Amin Elhassan Ezeli learned on the next possession

Amin Elhassan

"rockets in his rear end" -- Bledsoe drives baseline for two hand throw down. Ezeli blown assignment on the help weakside

Amin Elhassan

Ezeli caught a pass!

Diamond Leung

Steve Kerr spoke w/ Festus Ezeli about his 4-turnover game, noting the rust from missing last year. "This guy can be such a force for us."

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli, Shaun Livingston, Alvin Gentry, Luke Walton doing yoga stretches tout.com/m/hqw1zd?ref=t…

Amin Elhassan

Glance back to Warriors: Klay ballhandling and passing to Festus at the basket does not seem like good offense

Marcus Thompson

So which of his teammates will be first to get on Festus about getting the ball wrestled away by Jordan Farmar?

Diamond Leung

Blake Griffin is getting to know Festus Ezeli.

Tim Kawakami

Just noting: Lee, Iguodala, Livingston, Ezeli, Barbosa might be the Warriors' most interesting 2nd unit in a long, long forever time.

Rusty Simmons

Andrew Bogut is being replaced by Festus Ezeli.

Rusty Simmons

Steve Kerr said he will limit minutes of Ezeli, Livingston and Rush tonight. He'd like to limit more guys in the team's first back-to-back.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli and Andre Iguodala about to check in.

Eric Pincus

Options taken for Barnes/Ezeli - not Neodvic @BBallInsiders Golden State Warriors basketballinsiders.com/golden-state-w…

Diamond Leung

Warriors exercise contract options on Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, decline option on Nemanja Nedovic bit.ly/1tWAEnZ

Eric Pincus

Warriors picked up options on Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli - but not Nemanja Nedovic @BBallInsiders

Monte Poole

The #Warriors officially exercise their team options for Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli. They declined on Nemanja Nedovic.

Jimmy Spencer

Warriors make it official: exercise fourth-year contract options on Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli.

Diamond Leung

Warriors exercised fourth-year options on Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli.

Monte Poole

Festus picks up 4th foul. Here comes Kuz. @DeMarcus Cousins (14 pts) making #Warriors big men work.

Rusty Simmons

Ognjen Kuzmic is checking back into the game as Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli each have four personal fouls.

Monte Poole

#Warriors have 3 centers: Bogut has 4 fouls, Ezeli and Kuzmic 3 each. Less than a minutes into second half vs #Kings

Rusty Simmons

Now, Mo Speights will take on DeMarcus Cousins as Ognjen Kuzmic joins Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli on the bench with three fouls apiece.

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli joins Andrew Bogut with three personal fouls, and Ognjen Kuzmic will get a shot at defending DeMarcus Cousins.

Rusty Simmons

Ognjen Kuzmic checking in for Festus Ezeli. Steve Kerr doesn't want to waste Ezeli's 12-15 minutes when DeMarcus Cousins isn't on the floor.

Marcus Thompson

Yeah, a healthy Ezeli is a big deal for Warriors

Diamond Leung

On the court: Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, Speights, Ezeli

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli checks in for a heavy-breathing Andrew Bogut.

Rusty Simmons

Since Festus Ezeli (knee/shin) is on minutes limit, Ognjen Kuzmic will probably start, if Andrew Bogut (illness) can't play.

Monte Poole

If Bogut can't go vs #Kings, Ezeli & Kuzmic will share duties at center. Speights also in the mix.

Emiliano Carchia

Warriors will exercise option on Festus Ezeli's contract sportando.com/en/usa/nba/139…

Marc J. Spears

The Warriors will exercise center Festus Ezeli's contract for the 2015-16 season, a source told Yahoo Sports.

Eric Pincus

Golden State Warriors have 15 players - but have to decide on rookie options (Barnes, Ezeli, Nedovic) @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/golden-state-w…

Ben Bolch

Brandon Rush (back) out for Warriors vs. Clippers but Festus Ezeli is expected to play for first time since May 2013.

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli is provable tonight. Livingston and Rush are out.

Diamond Leung

Steve Kerr told reporters on the status of Festus Ezeli: "I think there's a chance he'll play next week."

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli (shin) has progressed so much that he'll likely play in one or both of the Warriors' home preseason games next week.

Rusty Simmons

Steve Kerr said Festus Ezeli won't play on this three-game road trip, but he's progressing.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli participated in practice