Golden State Rumors
Nick Young fielded interest from the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans after free agency began at 9:01 pm PT on Friday, according to league sources familiar with the situation. Though the Lakers also contacted Young’s representatives during that time period, both the Lakers and Young have conflicting agendas that suggest the end of their four-year tenure together.
Wisconsin star Bronson Koenig will finish up his pre-draft workouts with a visit to Golden State. Koenig, per people around the league, has impressed teams with his shooting and athleticism in workouts. Multiple team decision-makers have said that he’s rising on their draft boards after workouts.
Golden State never recovered. The champagne the Warriors sprayed everywhere after Game 6 in 2015 will have to go back with them to the Bay. “I didn’t hear it, but some of the other guys heard it and told me that that they wanted to celebrate on our floor once again and they wanted to spray champagne in our locker rooms, and I think it came from Draymond, which is OK, that’s Dray anyway,” James said. “So I just told guys, I didn’t stress anything besides just live in the moment. Live in the moment.”
When you talked with Durant on the phone last July, did you mention that you thought he could be in this spot, about to win a championship? Jerry West: I did not talk about that. Only thing I said to him, his all-around game, people will start to appreciate that. And this is what was hidden. He’s unbelievably prideful, he is classy. He’s one of the classiest stars I’ve ever seen in my life. I just said to him, his all-around greatness as a player would come out playing with this team.
Jerry West: And to come here and have all the crap that was put on him, ‘Can’t believe he would do this’ … That was so stupid. For anyone to say that, they should be embarrassed. He had a choice to make. If he had gone back to Oklahoma City and they had lost… then what would people say? If the Lakers got him, would people be complaining like this? No. If Boston got him, would people be complaining? The answer is no.
Andrew Bogut: Every time they made a big shot, we hit right back with one of our own. All of a sudden, they started to miss a few and we grabbed the lead. (The Clippers) are a big rival of ours, and to do that to them was absolutely sensational. Seeing how much it meant to us, and how much it meant to them to see the game taken away from them.