Golden State Warriors Rumors
Marreese Speights said he spent his first two months with the Clippers trying to convey to his new teammates how to keep pushing once they had a team on the ropes, which he’d learned with the Warriors. How to share the ball, like Golden State is famous for.
A journeyman who found a home the last three seasons with the Warriors, Speights felt he had wisdom to offer a team with championship aspirations after signing a free-agent deal with the Clippers. “Tonight,” Speights said, “they see it, they see everything I say. Everything I say in practice since I’ve been here, they see it. That’s how they (the Warriors) play.”
“First we need to start really just leaving the refs alone,” Speights said. “Guys just got to sacrifice, do some other things than scoring, do some other things than your personal goals. Just try something new. They’ve been doing it here for four or five years and it hasn’t been working, so it’s time to try something new.”
“That’s the scouting report when you play against the Clippers,” he said. “It’s always been, especially with the Warriors, you play against the Clippers, you hit them a couple of times and their spirit is going to be down. That’s what happened, so we’ve just got to find a way to get over that hump.”
Jerry West, adviser to General Manager Bob Myers, had his eye on Durant for more than a year. He was charmed then and is over the moon now. “I was watching him work the other day, and I told him I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody more professional,” West said. “He’s absolutely a joy to be around. He’s just so efficient. He does so much more than score points. In fact, I think he should probably shoot more.”