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December 14, 2014 Updates

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes sustained a laceration in his mouth against New Orleans, and his return to the game is questionable. Barnes held a towel over his mouth and headed to the locker room in the second quarter to get stitches after the Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham hit him in the face with an elbow. Contra Costa Times

Myers disputed the conspiracy theory that they are taking their time with Lee's retunr because the team is winning, saying, "(Lee's timeline is) not so much about the (Warriors') record as it is, 'Let's prevent it from happening again.' It's more about that, being smart about it. He already was cleared (previously), and he practiced a couple of times before he came back last time, but we don't want that to happen again." USA Today Sports

In a telephone interview, Curry’s father, Dell, who played 16 N.B.A. seasons as a sweet-shooting guard, said: “The Warriors had some questionable characters on their team, the Knicks really needed a point guard, and we felt that Stephen would fit perfectly with a coach like Mike D’Antoni, playing that fast, up-and-down style. He loved the idea of playing at Madison Square Garden.” New York Times

From Indianapolis, Walsh can only wonder, wistfully, how Curry might have changed the course of recent Knicks history. “Every time I see him play, I think of it,” he said. “He was the guy I was really looking for, and his agent kept telling me he wanted to be in New York. So it just broke my heart when we didn’t get him because I knew we had missed out on something special.” New York Times

“It definitely helped being a GM, seeing the other side of it from being a player,” Kerr said. “You’re trying to figure out the pieces fitting and also seeing up close the daily ritual the team and coaches have. You feel it as a player, but it is different as a GM and now as a coach.” Kerr once worked televised games with Flip Saunders. Now they’re working opposing NBA sidelines. “You could tell there was no question he had a mind to be a really good coach and that was something he was going to eventually veer toward,” Saunders said. “It was just a matter of his kids growing up a little bit.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 13, 2014 Updates

Marreese Speights lost a shoe and Stephen Curry threw it out of the way. On the next trip down the court, Curry picked up the shoe and tried to toss it to a trailing Speights. Then Tyson Chandler came flying out of nowhere to swat the shoe into the stands. It was the kind of play that may finally force the NBA to rewrite the rule book. The Big Lead

Currently the assistant head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Alvin Gentry has moved on after being fired as head coach of the Phoenix Suns in 2013. As evidence of his coaching acumen, he’s played an instrumental role in the resounding success the Warriors have enjoyed thus far in the 2014-2015 NBA season. However, Gentry still has a remaining tie to Arizona: a Scottsdale home that he’s had on the market since May. Listed by Lesley McGee, the price has been cut three times to land at the current asking price of $1.06 million, a 10% reduction off the original price tag. Realtor

December 12, 2014 Updates

The Warriors were crossing t’s and dotting i’s on Klay Thompson’s $70 million contract extension last month when the 24-year-old hit general manager Bob Myers with a peculiar question. Thompson wanted to know how much longer the proceedings might take. “We were trying to get the contract signed, and all he wanted to do was go home to his dog,” Myers said. San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors center Andrew Bogut will miss at least the back-to-back games at Dallas and New Orleans over the weekend due to right knee tendinitis after having the knee drained. Bogut, who will be reevaluated Monday, had the knee issue limit him to two minutes at Minnesota and keep him out of Wednesday’s win against Houston that extended the Warriors’ winning streak to 14 games. Contra Costa Times

December 11, 2014 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN WARRIORS HISTORY

Wilt Chamberlain never won a championship with the Warriors, but his monstrous stats make him the clear pick for No. 1 player in franchise history.

   

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