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Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:41 am
 

Reggie Williams out 6-8 weeks

Posted by Royce Young

The Bobcats found a little offense in signing Reggie Williams to a two-year deal this week, but they'll have to wait a little while to see how that investment works out.

Via the Charlotte Observer, just about 24 hours after signing a $5 million deal, Williams will have surgery on a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss 6-8 weeks. Not that Williams was going to make all the difference in the world, but for a young team that's going to need some offense, he was set to be an important piece off the bench.

Corey Maggette is already in place at small forward, but Williams is a versatile swingman that was likely going to see a solid amount of playing time. At $5 million, he's a quality, high value signing. I'm sure the Bobcats had knowledge of this knee situation before they signed him and maybe that's why Williams didn't have that many other suitors. Who knows.

With the season being so compacted, missing 6-8 weeks is a much bigger than it would otherwise be. That length of time could be around 40 percent of the season, which would be a real shame for both the Bobcats, and Williams.
Posted on: June 28, 2011 2:26 am
Edited on: June 28, 2011 2:35 am
 

Golden State Warriors to buy D-League's Wizards

The Golden State Warriors have reportedly purchased a stake in the Dakota Wizards, a D-League team. Posted by Ben Golliver. joe-lacob

Bismarck, North Dakota, is a long, long way from the Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden State Warriors, under new owners Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber, have just shortened the distance considerably.

RidiculousUpside.com reports that the Warriors have "bought into" the Dakota Wizards of the NBA Developmental League, giving Golden State the opportunity to run the Wizards as their exclusive affiliate.
The Golden State Warriors have bought into the NBA Development League's Dakota Wizards, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, making the two teams one-to-one affiliates for the upcoming season. The D-League team has called an 11 a.m. press conference on Tuesday in Bismarck, ND, to announce the new affiliation.

The Warriors are far from local, but considering the Wizards advertised 2011-12 season tickets in Monday's press release, there's a very good chance that the team will remain in Bismarck for at least the upcoming season.
With each passing month, Warriors ownership continues to put its money where its mouth is. Upon taking over the team last summer, Lacob and Gruber pledged to make the financial commitments necessary to turn the Warriors into a first-rate NBA team.

In the past month alone, the Warriors have shelled out big dollars for big name coach Mark Jackson, brought on NBA legend Jerry West as a consultant, and spent millions of dollars to buy a second round draft pick with which they selected project Jeremy Tyler. Now, they have invested in their own D-League team. That, my friends, is real commitment and smart ownership.

Of course, the Warriors are no stranger to the D-League. They've regularly sent players down for seasoning and have effectively used the D-League to find players who wound up sticking on their roster. Guys like Reggie Williams and Anthony Tolliver. Not to mention: When you draft players like Jeremy Lin, owning your own D-League team can really come in handy.

According to RidiculousUpside.com, the Warriors join the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers as teams that have bought all or part of a D-League affiliate in order to establish a direct affiliation during this offseason. Boom time for the D-League, apparently.
Posted on: February 5, 2011 4:03 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Warriors G Charlie Bell arrested on DUI

Golden State Warriors guard Charlie Bell was arrested on DUI early Friday morning. Posted by Ben Golliver. charlie-bell

Stop the presses: there was a basketball-related, drunk driving arrest in Northern California that didn't involve the Sacramento Kings. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Golden State Warriors guard Charlie Bell was taken into custody early Friday morning "on suspicion of drunken driving."
A CHP officer arrested Bell about 2:45 a.m. on Lakeshore Avenue, near Oakland's Lake Merritt, CHP Officer Sam Morgan said. Bell was booked at a downtown Oakland jail, where he remained for about four hours before being picked up by teammate Reggie Williams.
First of all: shout out to Reggie Williams. Picking up your drunk teammate from jail in the middle of the night is worth some serious brownie points. In a horrible situation, that's going above and beyond the call of duty.

Second of all: The plot thickens a little bit, as Bell was arrested the night after a game in which he actually played, because the Warriors are currently short-handed in the backcourt. The Contra Costa Times reports that the Warriors are now recalling Jeremy Lin from the D-League because reserve guard Acie Law is dealing with a wrist injury.
In need of bodies in the backcourt, the Warriors recalled Jeremy Lin from the NBA Development League. Lin has been dominating the D-League and Warriors’ management loves the progress he’s made. He’s gotten better going left, his outside shot has improved and he’s gotten experience playing consistently. Most importantly, I’m told, Lin plays with more confidence.
In 16 games, he is averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists with 2.2 steals in 32 minutes. He’s shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.
The most prudent course of action here is probably to assign Lin an extra rookie duty: acting as the team's official on-call designated driver. Just get him a giant 8-passenger van and a walkie-talkie and/or pager. Seems like a reasonable investment if the Warriors would like to stay on the court rather than in the courtroom.
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:25 am
Edited on: December 14, 2010 11:26 am
 

Shootaround 12.14.10: Respect and disrespect

Magic says the Pistons are soft, Roy Hibbert has great hands, and Noah meets the Worm, all in today's Shootaround.
Posted by Matt Moore

  • So remember when the Pacers traded for Darren Collison and he was supposed to be their point guard of the future, taking them to the next level?  Well, they've gotten to the next level, suddenly in a position to contend for a playoff spot. But Collison has been left in the dirt, and can't quite figure out why . People who weren't blown away by Collison's numbers last season questioned his poise and defensive stature, and it would appear those same elements are what is keeping T.J. Ford and A.J. Price in heavy minutes. Who would have thought the Pacers would have a point guard overflow a year ago?
  • Roy Hibbert has turned into quite the passing big man because of his time spent this summer with Bill Walton.  8 Points, 9 Seconds breaks down what's helped him improve , and his confidence has been as important as his quick decision making. There's something to be said for simply going with your instincts instead of debating yourself into a bad posssession. It's that All-Around play that has to leave you wondering... is Hibbert an All-Star this season? One guy who doesn't think so? His coach .
 
 
 
 
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