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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. AP Photo Planned.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Andris Biedrins received a specific assignment from his new coach: rebound every ball possible and block shots.
Sounds simple enough, though Biedrins struggled to handle even his most basic of tasks the past two seasons.
Coach Mark Jackson isn't worried about getting much more than that from his 7-foot Latvian center. The Golden State Warriors have plenty of other go-to guys who can take care of the scoring load.
They might even have finally found a player to take some of the pressure off Biedrins, signing Clippers center DeAndre Jordan to a four-year offer sheet Sunday that Los Angeles can still match in the coming days.
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The Warriors have waived 32-year old shooting guard Charlie Bell via the amnesty rule. Bell played in 19 games (0 starts) for the Warriors last year and he averaged 9.0 minutes, 1.7 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He has now played in 376 games (137 starts) in his NBA career so far and he is averaging 24.9 minutes, 8.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game...
Remember last week when NBA owners pressured commissioner David Stern into blocking a deal that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers because moves like that were why those very same owners had locked out the players in the first place?
Well, actually if I remember correctly the reason for the NBA lockout was the fact that owners claimed they were paying far...
The Golden State Warriors have signed first round draft pick Klay Thompson and draft-night acquisition Jeremy Tyler to contracts, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms were not announced. Additionally, the Warriors have signed free agent forward/center Julian Khazzouh, free agent guards Tommy Mitchell and Tim Pickett, as well as free agent forward Tommy [...]
The Golden State Warriors have waived guard Charlie Bell and designated him as the team’s amnesty player, the team announced today. Additionally, the Warriors have rescinded their qualify offer to forward Reggie Williams.
Bell, 32, appeared in19 games for the Warriors last season, averaging 1.7 points in 9.0 minutes of action.
Williams, 25, appeared in 80 games [...]
Monta Ellis believes he is ready to take the next step as a leader, making a fresh start with new head coach Mark Jackson.
Former No. 1 draft pick agrees to a one-year, $7 million deal
Having struck out on attempts to acquire free-agent centers Tyson Chandler and DeAndre Jordan and All-Star point guard Chris Paul, the Warriors on Tuesday signed 2001 No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown to a one-year, $7 million contract.
Brown is a 6-foot-11, 270-pound 29-year-old who joins Andris Biedrins as the only true centers on the Warriors' roster. Coach Mark Jackson said...
The Warriors on Sunday used the amnesty provision on reserve guard Charlie Bell, a $4.1 million salary-cap trimming that allowed them to sign a four-year, $40 million offer sheet with restricted free-agent center DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers are expected to match the offer for the 6-foot-11, 265-pound 23-year-old, but it sounds like that is OK with Warriors executive board member...
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Well, if giving 23-year-old center DeAndre Jordan $10 million a season is overpaying, the Warriors might have just forced a division foe to break the bank.
The Los Angeles Clippers plan to match the Warriors' four-year, $40 million offer sheet to Jordan, a league source told ESPN on Sunday. The source also said the financial decision will cause the Clippers to put starting...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have signed center DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers to a restricted free agent offer sheet.
Free agent center Kwame Brown has agreed to terms on a one-year, $7 million contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Former Pistons center Kwame Brown has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Golden State.