Tag:Golden State Warriors
Posted on: September 29, 2009 11:31 am

Warriors' Ellis Says He Can't Play with Curry

By Matt Steinmetz - Fanhouse NBA - OAKLAND, Calif. -- Most everyone came to the Warriors ' start of training camp on Monday to hear what forward Stephen Jackson was going to say about that trade demand he made a few weeks back.

But it was Monta Ellis who might have had the most interesting -- and perhaps the most troubling -- thing to say on Day 1.

Ellis was asked a relatively innocuous question about playing alongside rookie Stephen Curry , and responded emphatically that the two smallish guards weren't going to be able to play together.

"Us together? No," Ellis said. "Can't. We just can't. ... Just can't."

Someone then jumped in and said to Ellis: "Do you understand, they (the Warriors and coach Don Nelson) say you can?"

"They say you can?" Ellis repeated. "They say you can ... but you can't. I just want to win and you're not going to win that way."

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Posted on: August 18, 2009 10:21 am

Warriors don't budge on Watson offers

The Contra Costa Times reports that Golden State Warriors general manager Larry Riley has been turning down offers for restricted free agent C.J. Watson .

The story cited a source close to the offer as saying the latest significant offer for Watson came from Orlando, which was willing to give Golden State a first-round draft pick, a backup guard and cash considerations for Watson. Riley reportedly declined the offer, saying that none of the deals on the table for Watson have matched the value of bringing him back to the Warriors for next season.

"We've had substantial interest for C.J. Watson in regards to sign-and-trades," Riley said. "We haven't had an offer that's exceeded C.J.'s value. We like C.J., and we'll be working toward bringing him back."
Posted on: March 31, 2009 11:32 am

Bulls would pursue deal for Chris Bosh

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that the Chicago Bulls will definitely be interested in dealing for Chris Bosh , if the Raptors All-Star hits the market.

The story notes that the Bulls would be more interested in Bosh than Amare Stoudemire , if the Suns keep him available. The belief is that Bosh would fit in better with the Bulls and the team is more convinced that Bosh would make a good teammate, and are not as sold on Stoudemire in that regard.

The Bulls would have their work cut out for them if they pursued Bosh. There are numerous teams that would be in the running for Bosh if he were available, including New York, Golden State, Miami and Utah. The story also speculates that the Raptors could reach out to the Lakers and try to get Pau Gasol in exchange for Bosh.

Posted on: February 12, 2009 12:04 pm

Knicks interested in Warriors' Randolph


The New York Daily News reports that the Knicks are interested in trading for Anthony Randolph , but notes that the Warriors may not be willing to part with the first-year forward.

The story says that with the clock winding down on the Knicks' chances to upgrade their roster this season, Donnie Walsh may opt to trade David Lee or Nate Robinson , both of whom become restricted free agents this summer. Stephon Marbury 's expiring contract remains a possible trade option, but as always, the Knicks situation with Marbury is a complicated one.

Randolph has also been mentioned in possible trades with the Raptors for Chris Bosh and with the Suns for Amar'e Stoudemire , although nothing is set in stone at this point.


Posted on: February 10, 2009 12:11 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2009 12:11 pm

Report: Warriors can't make a deal happen

The San Fransisco Chronicle reports that the Warriors have inquired with Toronto about a possible trade for Chris Bosh , and also with Phoenix about the possibility of landing Amar'e Stoudemire . However, it looks as though the Warriors struck out on both proposals.

The story quoted a source as saying there were no serious trade talks going on between the Warriors and the Suns or Raptors, despite confirmation that the Warriors had reached out to both teams. The source further added that it looks unlikely that the Warriors will complete a trade by Feb. 19.

Other reports had stated that the Warriors offered Anthony Randolph and Andris Biedrins to Toronto for Bosh, and that the Raptors were not interested.

Posted on: January 25, 2009 11:49 am

Could Iverson be traded again?

The New York Post reports that an unnamed team executive thinks the Detroit Pistons may try to trade Allen Iverson before All-Star Weekend.

The story noted that via email, the source said Pistons president Joe Dumars could seek a deal for Iverson before the trade deadline, and possibly before the All-Star Game. "But only if he can get back a similar expiring contract," the source was quoted as writing.

Additionally, there were rumors coming from an unidentified agent that the budget-minded Dumars had attempted to deal Tayshaun Prince to the Golden State Warriors for Stephen Jackson . Dumars angrily shot down that rumor.

"That's absolutely false!" the story quoted Dumars as saying. "I'm not trading Prince, period."

Posted on: December 18, 2008 10:25 am

Report: Bobcats, Warriors discuss Felton trade

The Charlotte Observer reports that the Golden State Warriors have spoken to the Charlotte Bobcats about the possibility of bringing Raymond Felton to the Warriors. Two possible scenarios have the Bobcats trading Felton to the Warriors in exchange for Anthony Randolph or Brandan Wright.

Bobcats GM Rod Higgins would "neither confirm nor deny" speaking with the Warriors about Felton.

If the Bobcats do not trade Felton this season, they risk losing him without getting anything in return when he becomes a free agent this summer.

Posted on: November 24, 2008 11:27 am

Report: Williams wants out of Golden State

First Al Harrington, now Marcus Williams: The Boston Globe reports that Williams is the latest player to want out of Golden State, citing lack of a sustained opportunity to get plenty of minutes.

Williams' agent Bill Duffy said he asked the Warriors to trade his client, who was just acquired by the Warriors from New Jersey in July.

"It appeared to be an ideal fit for him over the summer after Baron Davis's absence," Duffy said. "Marcus has not had sustained opportunities. It's not his intention to leave, but it's important that he plays."

While Duffy confirmed that the Warriors have spoken with other teams about Williams, Warriors vice president Chris Mullin said Williams may want to wait a bit before rushing to judgment about his future as a Warrior.

"To me, he just needs a chance," said Mullin. "We're going to put another scorer [Jamal Crawford], sooner or later, on the floor. So we'll need another passer. It's still early. We're just 10 games in. I understand his frustration. There is a lot of situations where it can click."

Harrington was sent to the Knicks in exchange for Crawford late last week after repeatedly asking Warriors management to trade him.
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