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Kelenna Azubuike
Kelenna Azubuike
Position: -
Born: 12/16/83
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Earnings: $11,313,793 ($15,415,850*)
The plan is for Azubuike to join the Jazz in San Antonio and then fly back to Utah with the team to undergo further testing as well as an MRI on Saturday to determine the extent of the injury. “You’re crushed and everyone in our locker room and our staff felt that,” Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said on Friday night. “You can imagine how he must feel.”
Storyline: Udoka Azubuike Injury
That plan didn’t work either. “So I’m rehabbing that,” Azubuike said, “and then the wire breaks while I’m rehabbing and we had to go in for emergency surgery again. So that’s three surgeries.” Yes, another surgery was required to try and put Azubuike’s patella in the normal spot, and while he gave it his all — including landing a spot on the Dallas Mavericks after being unable to fulfill the promise Knicks fans saw when the Warriors dealt him, Anthony Randolph, Ronny Turiaf and two second-round picks to New York for David Lee — his career ended after a 2012 trade to Cleveland.
The Warriors made so many personnel errors and experienced so many unfortunate occurrences in the seasons immediately following “We Believe,” so losing Azubuike gets jumbled up with the rest. But his patellar tendon tear is something that would wreck most athletes, and not just on the court. Not only was Azubuike set up to succeed in a big role, but he was exactly what the NBA prizes so much now, an athletic wing who can hit 3s and defend. “It’s definitely something I’ve thought about,” Azubuike said. “How much I would be worth right now? I think I would’ve made a lot of money.”
For the first time in 35 seasons, the Warriors will have a new color commentator on the TV side. Kelenna Azubuike will replace Jim Barnett on the team’s NBC Sports Bay Area broadcasts, with Barnett calling games on the radio with Tim Roye. According to a team press release, Azubuike will work alongside Bob Fitzgerald, who in a few months will enter his 23rd season as the team’s TV play-by-play announcer.
Storyline: Media Hirings
“I remember the Warriors flew in as a team to play us – Stephen Jackson brought out Matt Barnes and Kelenna Azubuike,” Dudley said. “I remember thinking, ‘Wait. What? The Warriors are flying in to play our pick-up squad? What’s happening?’ “People were flying in to play us or asking us to travel to different gyms! It’s not like we entered the offseason thinking, ‘We’re going to go into summer basketball and destroy everyone!’ No, we were just working out, trying to get better and this just kind of happened.”