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November 21, 2014 Updates
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The Golden State Warriors announced today that guard Klay Thompson has donated $20,000 to the City of Oakland’s Human Services Department., Communities United Committee, Alameda County/Oakland Community Action Partnership and the Emergency Food Providers Committee to facilitate the continuation of their annual city-wide Thanksgiving Dinner event on Tuesday, November 25. NBA.com

The Golden State Warriors are hosting Filipino Heritage Night, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort, on Friday, November 21 against the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena (7:30 p.m.), the team announced today. A portion of the proceeds from each Filipino Heritage Night ticket sold will be donated back to support local Filipino organizations throughout the Bay Area. NBA.com

November 18, 2014 Updates

League sources estimated that Draymond Green, a restricted free agent next summer, is in line for a hefty raise from the $915,000 he's making this season. With eight-figure deals already guaranteed for next season to five players—Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut, David Lee, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson—the prudence of putting Green in the same neighborhood would be questionable, if not prohibitive. Bleacher Report

"You could make the argument that his value is somewhat like Taj Gibson's is to the Bulls right now," one NBA talent scout said. "He is seen as a part of the Warriors' main core. His value is very similar to that of Tayshaun Prince on Detroit's championship team. He will end up getting approximately $8 million per year in free agency based on similar comparables." Bleacher Report

Green is aware he's made himself an important part of the Warriors, and he has a windfall coming. "It'd be a lie to say I don't think about it," he said. "But I don't try to do anything different. If I did, everything is going to go wrong because I would be focusing on the wrong thing. I'd be stressed all year. Stress equals bad performances, which then would equal no contract. I really love it here. It's all I know about this league. As far as the money working out, if they want me to stay here, I know there's a way to keep me here." Bleacher Report

November 17, 2014 Updates

"It's always that kind of uncertainty, what it's going to be like," Curry said. "He did a great job over the summer of reaching out to every single player, getting to know us, talking about what his expectations were, which made us a little more comfortable, for sure. But we're all grownups. We all can kind of compartmentalize your relationships, knowing that in situations Coach Kerr's coming in prepared for the job and trying to take us to the next level, and our job is to go out and play. He did a great job during training camp of keeping it light, keeping it fun, doing some things that are different." NBA.com

They go through center Andrew Bogut more than Mark Jackson did. And after thumping the Lakers Sunday night, the Warriors are 8-2 and two games clear of the Clippers for the Pacific Division lead. "We still want to push the ball -- I think we're number one in the league right now in pace of our offense, getting the ball up the floor," Bogut said. "Last season, the issue for us was when that wasn't there. What now? And it was usually one pass [and] iso. We have a lot of things in place where he wants to get ball movement and move the ball side to side, and he's emphasized that, and that's probably a key to our turnovers early in the season, because we're trying things that we're not used to. But I think it's going to get better and better." NBA.com

The Warriors are second to only the Sixers in turnovers per game, throwing the ball all over the building when at their worst. For a team that shoots as well as Golden State does, those empty possessions are often the difference between an easy game and stress-building, one-possession games. "Most of those turnovers are coming in the first two passes of a possession," Kerr said. "So it's the decision making. It's not that we're passing so much that we're overpassing. Most of our turnovers are just rebound, throw it out of bounds, or one dribble, and throw it off somebody's foot. So we're just trying to get better execution-wise, and it's going to come." NBA.com

Kerr implemented Carroll's practice of playing loud music during practice for the Warriors. "What I found in my career was, there's 82 games, hopefully more," Kerr said. "Every day can't be the same. Phil Jackson was great with that, and Pop. You didn't know what to expect each day. So I learned that from Phil and Pop. There was some music playing in Seattle [at practice], and I talked to Pete about that. He said, 'You know, it's food for the soul, and the players love it.' "And if you can do it at the right times, where they can still focus, that's important. Because the game is not played in a silent gym. It's played with pressure, and with noise. So the music can serve as a stimulant, as a motivator, but also as a distraction. Can you focus through that?" NBA.com

Most days rap wins the day, though Wednesdays are reserved for rock and heavy metal (and thus called "White Boy Wednesdays"). "I have to get on him a little bit to widen his arsenal of music," Bogut said, laughing. "No one will like it [but] I want my day. I listen to a lot of old rock and roll, old school rock and roll, some late '70s, '80s rock, [Bruce] Springsteen. And I listen to a bunch of Croatian music. I definitely can't put the Croatian on, because people will stop practicing and leave the gym. But I think the rock might pass." NBA.com

 

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