Bob Myers Rumors

Warriors keeping Marreese Speights?

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The Warriors hold the team option on forward/center Marreese Speights, and general manager Bob Myers says they’re likely to bring back the man nicknamed “Mo Buckets.” “He was good for us,” Myers said Thursday night, “so I think we’re inclined to. “We’ve just got to meet tomorrow to discuss those options . . . I would think we’re leaning that way. But we haven’t committed to it. We haven’t talked to his agent and decided it 100 percent.”
Asked if he could comment on whether the franchise is prepared to go to any lengths to keep Green, Myers said, “I can’t comment, per league rules, on that specific question. The only thing I can say is we really like our core. Obviously, they’ve achieved a great amount of success so far this season. Our hope is to keep them together.” Beyond that, Myers said Green is an important piece of the puzzle for the Warriors. “He has tremendous value,” Myers said. “I think that’s apparent to anyone who watches our team. It’s apparent to us. There’s a lot that he does that people don’t even see, that’s off the court, as far as being a leader in the ways that he is.
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Warriors general manager Bob Myers is prevented by NBA rules from discussing specifics of offseason negotiations with restricted free agent Draymond Green. But the NBA’s executive of the year said the organization recognizes Green’s value. “Tell the Warrior fans they shouldn’t worry,” Myers said Tuesday as the team held its shootaround session in preparation for Game 6 at the Quicken Loans Arena.
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The Warriors can match the offer of any other team to keep the third-year forward, who earned NBA All-Defensive first-team honors and has become the team’s emotional leader. Asked if he could comment on whether the franchise is prepared to go to any lengths to keep Green, Myers said, “I can’t comment, per league rules, on that specific question. The only thing I can say is we really like our core. Obviously, they’ve achieved a great amount of success so far this season. Our hope is to keep them together.”
Myers anticipates no problems as a result of powerhouse agent Arn Tellem this month leaving the Wasserman Media Group that represents Green to become a high-ranking executive with the Detroit Pistons. Myers worked for WMG before coming to the Warriors four years ago. “No, B.J. Armstrong is going to be the point guy. We have a great rapport — I used to work with him,” Myers said. “So I don’t envision any issues there.”
Beyond that, Myers said Green is an important piece of the puzzle for the Warriors. “He has tremendous value,” Myers said. “I think that’s apparent to anyone who watches our team. It’s apparent to us. There’s a lot that he does that people don’t even see, that’s off the court, as far as being a leader in the ways that he is. But yeah, his value to us is extremely high. We’re clearly not in this position without him. He checks so many boxes as far as leadership, effort, intensity, skill, winning.”
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Warriors general manager Bob Myers is prevented by NBA rules from discussing specifics of offseason negotiations with restricted free agent Draymond Green. But the NBA’s executive of the year said the organization recognizes Green’s value. “Tell the Warrior fans they shouldn’t worry,” Myers said Tuesday as the team held its shootaround session in preparation for Game 6 at the Quicken Loans Arena.
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Nobody, however, will replace Tellem, per se. “I don’t know that you can fill his shoes,” Myers said. “I know Casey’s a great leader and they’ve got a great company over there. I don’t know exactly what their strategy is, but I’m sure they’ll be fine. He’s unique, so I don’t know anybody who replaces him in that capacity, but they’ve got a good infrastructure and they’ll figure it out. They were fine without me.”
Curry looked, sounded and tested fine on Monday night and there were no indications about any further problems, Myers said on Tuesday, before the Warriors departed their hotel to fly back to the Bay Area. “At the very, very end, when he passed the tests, then it became ‘there’s no reason he couldn’t play,’” Myers said. “So then it was, he passed the tests, passed them once, passed them twice… “At that moment, he looked at me, said, ‘Yeah, I’m ready to go.’”
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There was a moment in the Warriors’ locker room, almost an hour after Stephen Curry slammed his head against the floor, that he had passed every test and Game 4 was still going on. In fact, according to Warriors general manager Bob Myers, the team doctors made Curry duplicate the concussion protocols to be doubly sure. After that, Curry went into the hallway and ran back and forth a few times, which is not on any concussion protocol, but was common careful sense after such a scary fall.
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What it’s like to be negotiating Draymond Green’s extension with your former boss, Arn Tellem (Green is represented by B.J. Armstrong, who works for Tellem)? Bob Myers: I mean, it’s good, (negotiating with) anybody you respect like Arn and B.J. Yeah, I look forward to it. I like those guys. I know them. I think the hardest thing to do is negotiate with somebody that you don’t have any prior relationship with. It’s much easier to negotiate with somebody you have a history with, that you have a respect for and appreciation for, that you know you’re going to get the truth.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers proposed the NBA follow baseball’s lead in allowing a team trading a player to continue to pay a portion of a player’s salary while he plays for a new team. Currently, teams can add just up to $3.3 million to trades in a season and receive just up to $3.3 million in trades in a season. Both amounts increase by $100,00 annually. “The NBA, more than any other league I know for us, is most restricted,” Myers said.