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Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson make USA World Cup team as Steve Kerr considers effects of long-term participation

Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were named Friday to the 12-player roster that will represent USA Basketball at the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

The USA’s quest for the gold medal begins Aug. 30 with a game against Finland. The tournament runs through Sept. 14.

Curry has said he remained committed to USA Basketball after evaluating his participation in the days following Paul George suffering a gruesome compound fracture in preparation for the tournament.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who said Thursday he texted with Curry and Thompson after George’s injury, downplayed the risk and noted, “You can get hurt in a pickup game.”

“I think in the end this is a great experience for Steph and Klay, especially at their age,” Kerr said. “They’re young players.

“What I wouldn’t want is for both of them to play seven years for Team USA…It’s such a huge commitment to go along what they face during the regular season that I would hope over time there’s going to be sort of a recognition for all players – not just Steph and Klay – hey maybe this is best served as a two- or three-year commitment and then you move on because it’s just not worth wearing guys down over six or seven years. That’s something we’ll address as we go.”

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Videos: Warriors’ David Lee back in action after recovering from surgery

Warriors forward David Lee withdrew from participating in USA Basketball training camp after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle injury, and as expected, he recovered from the procedure by early this month.

That meant Lee being able to get back out on the court, as this week he was in action in New York City pickup games alongside other NBA players.

Here’s a glimpse of how Lee has looked since getting back out on the floor:

Bonus footage of Lee at his youth basketball camp last week in New York:

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Jerry West does the Ice Bucket Challenge wearing Warriors shirt, smile

Jerry West, a Warriors executive board member and Hall of Famer, did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, with his video being posted the day after being challenged by Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob.

Among the people the 76-year-old West challenged was Warriors co-owner Peter Guber.

“Be sure to write the check,” West said.

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Video: Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob lets out primal scream completing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, joining in on the effort to raise awareness for ALS as he screamed after having ice water poured on him.

Lacob proceeded to challenge president Rick Welts, general manager Bob Myers and executive board member Jerry West.

The Warriors co-owner was originally challenged by forward Harrison Barnes, one of a number of players who have posted videos of themselves doing the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Warriors to give away Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala bobbleheads at two home preseason games

The Warriors will play an eight-game preseason schedule, and for the two games at Oracle Arena, they’re giving away bobbleheads.

Andre Iguodala Bobblehead Night is Oct. 21 in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, as Iguodala will get to see if this doll looks more like him compared to the one last season. Stephen Curry Bobblehead Night is Oct. 24 against Denver.

Here’s the Warriors’ full preseason schedule:

Tuesday, October 7         Los Angeles Clippers       Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA              7:30 PM

Thursday, October 9       Los Angeles Lakers          Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA              7:30 PM

Sunday, October 12        Los Angeles Lakers          Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, CA 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 16     Denver Nuggets                Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA        5:00 PM

Friday, October 17           Miami Heat                         Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO                5:30 PM

Sunday, October 19        Houston Rockets              State Farm Arena – Hidalgo, TX                  5:00 PM

Tuesday, October 21      Los Angeles Clippers      Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA                          7:30 PM

Friday, October 24           Denver Nuggets               Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA                          7:30 PM

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Warriors’ Nemanja Nedovic fractured fifth metatarsal in right foot, according to Serbia

Warriors guard Nemanja Nedovic fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, Serbian national team doctor Dragan Radovanovic said in a statement Wednesday.

The Warriors had previously been informed that there was a stress fracture in the foot that sidelined Nedovic, who went down Aug. 3 while playing in an exhibition game in Italy and now appears to be out for the FIBA World Cup.

Radovanovic delivered the news based on what he said was new information after previously announcing Aug. 8 that tests could not confirm the fifth metatarsal fracture.

“After last medical check, there is no doubt,” agent Misko Raznatovic tweeted. “Nemanja Nedovic, unfortunately, will miss World Cup in Spain. He needs to travel to Usa, on Sat.”

The Warriors said Friday that Nedovic was suffering from right foot inflammation as they looked to make a further review of the guard’s condition. Serbia coach Aleksandar Dordevic told reporters on the same day that the injury was a “delicate” one.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said earlier this month surgery was being discussed for the foot injury.

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Warriors’ Nemanja Nedovic to miss FIBA World Cup, according to agent

Warriors guard Nemanja Nedovic, who suffered a foot injury earlier this month while playing for Serbia’s national team, will miss the FIBA World Cup, according to his agent.

“After last medical check, there is no doubt,” agent Misko Raznatovic tweeted Wednesday. “Nemanja Nedovic, unfortunately, will miss World Cup in Spain. He needs to travel to Usa, on Sat.”

The Warriors said Friday that Nedovic was suffering from right foot inflammation as they looked to make a further review of the guard’s condition. Serbia coach Aleksandar Dordevic told reporters on the same day that the injury was a “delicate” one.

After the Serbian team previously informed the Warriors that Nedovic suffered a stress fracture, it later announced that test results did not confirm their fears of a fifth metatarsal fracture.

Nedovic remained sidelined since going down Aug. 3 during an exhibition game against Bosnia in Italy.

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