HoopsHype Festus Ezeli Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 30, 2014 | 08:21 PM

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…

Monte Poole

Festus in for Kuz. #Warriors up 32-26 10:16 before half. Klay with 10, Steph with 7. 1 turnover in last 11 minutes.

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli will check in at the next stoppage. Kerr said the big man might be extended past 12 minutes tonight.

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli was on a 12-minute limit Tuesday. He might get extended a little bit tonight.

Scott Howard-Cooper

The return of Festus Ezeli and how an exhibition game can become a big deal for the West. on.nba.com/1xaxfzm

Diamond Leung

Brandon Rush said the rookies did a terrible job signing Happy Birthday to Festus Ezeli and might have to do it again at the open practice.

Rusty Simmons

Andre Iguodala: "Festus was like dead for two years, so I was excited to see him come back to life last night."

Diamond Leung

Andre Iguodala jokes: "Festus was like dead for two years." Says he's resurrected

Leandro Barbosa

My man @Festus Ezeli got the best birthday present ever, we just love to play the game, we were all happy for his return instagram.com/p/udm36mnnqK/

Leandro Barbosa

Great team work tonight, it was really good to play at home!!! Lets all give a Happy B-Day to our big man @Festus Ezeli instagram.com/p/uceJhtHnlC/

Diamond Leung

Warriors' Festus Ezeli makes immediate ipact in return insidebayarea.com/warriors/ci_26…

Marreese Speights

Good win tonight for us in front of the best fans!!!!! #dubnation happy bday @Festus Ezeli welcome back

Rusty Simmons

A couple minutes later, Ezeli motioned to Steve Kerr that he was OK and checked into the game.

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli was supposed to start the fourth quarter, but he motioned to Marreese Speights to take his place.

Monte Poole

#Warriors at half: Lead #Clippers 62-60, with 15 TO. Curry: 12pts, 4asts. Klay and Justin Holiday, 7pts each. Festus? Effective.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli checks in again.

Monte Poole

Festus takes a seat: 6 points and 1 block in 4 minutes.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli had a big-time block, turnaround in the post and threw down a lob from Andre Iguodala and is now back out for the 2nd quarter.

Rusty Simmons

Clippers 33, #Warriors 27 (end 1) Festus Ezeli has a monster block, a turnaround jumper & an alley-oop in his first 3 minutes since 2013.

Monte Poole

Ezeli throws down a lob from Iguodala. @Festus Ezeli looks ready for action. I think he missed the game.

Monte Poole

Ezeli sends Jared Cunningham away.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli playing in a basketball game again.

Monte Poole

Festus Ezeli enters to a very nice ovation at Oracle. Late 2Q, #Warriors down 23-18 to #Clippers

Rusty Simmons

Ezeli is checking in for the first time in 17 months.

Rusty Simmons

Mo Speights is in for Ognjen Kuzmic, who has two fouls. Steve Kerr said he'll try to use Festus Ezeli late in the second quarter.

Diamond Leung

Ognjen Kuzmic has two quick fouls. Andrew Bogut out sick. Festus Ezeli time?

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

Warriors shootaround: Center Festus Ezeli is set to play for the first time in 17 months blog.sfgate.com/warriors/2014/…

Diamond Leung

Warriors' Festus Ezeli will play Tuesday night: insidebayarea.com/warriors/ci_26…

Monte Poole

Steve Kerr: Festus probably enters late second quarter for #warriors tonight.