The new owners of the Warriors have made it known they intend to change the culture of the team, with their signature move being the acquisition of center Andrew Bogut in exchange for fan favorite Monta Ellis last season.
At first glance, that move doesn’t seem to have had much of an on-court impact, as Bogut did not play for the Warriors at all last season, and has played in only four games this season while still recovering from surgery on his ankle. Read More
You’ve heard it before. No good deed goes unpunished. What the man who owns the Warriors heard was a backlash of boos, which while reprehensible, also was understandable.Joe Lacob has the keys to a kingdom he is trying to upgrade. The team is a work in progress. Patience is needed, we’ve been told. Read More
So, isn’t that a heck of a deal for the Warriors, trading one of the NBA’s best scorers, Monta Ellis, to Milwaukee for a tall Australian with a broken ankle? But hey, it proves the front office is willing to make moves, and didn’t Dante say something like, in times of moral crisis, the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who stand around using a zone defense? Read More
Monta Ellis’ days with the Warriors are over.
Golden State agreed Tuesday to trade the star guard to the Milwaukee Bucks along with forward Ekpe Udoh and center Kwame Brown in return for injured center Andrew Bogut and former Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson. Read More
There’s no pun that you could slip Jeremy Lin’s name into to adequately describe the disappointment Warriors fans feel midway through the 2011-12 season.When coach Mark Jackson was brought aboard last summer, he guaranteed a playoff appearance this season; but so far, the product on the court looks frustratingly similar to the team that missed the postseason 16 of the past 17 years. Read More
OAKLAND — With five games scheduled this week in the already-packed NBA schedule, a good week can push the Warriors back into playoff contention and a bad week can bury them.
They’re not back in the playoff mix yet, but they started the week off right with a 106-97 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night at Oracle Arena. Read More
OAKLAND — The Warriors got a career-high 48 points from Monta Ellis, a triple-double from David Lee, a double-double from Stephen Curry, and it still wasn’t enough in a 119-116 defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at Oracle Arena. Read More
After losing five straight games and falling to 2-6 on the season, it’s beginning to look like make-or-break time for the Warriors. Read More
Remember when Coliseum Arena fans donned hard hats to celebrate the physical play of forward Larry Smith? It may have taken 25 years to recapture Oakland’s working-class spirit, but the new-look Warriors actually now have a host of tough guys and reason to smile, if not dance in the aisle.
Equally significant, Golden State finally has depth and size to complement its gifted backcourt. Read More
An ex-Golden State Warriors employee has sued Monta Ellis and the pro basketball team, saying the star guard sent her unwanted sexually explicit text messages, including a photo of male genitalia he claimed was his, and that team officials forced her out when she came forward.
The team denied the allegations and said it would “vigorously defend” its reputation in court. Read More