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Charlie Bell Arrested; Acie Law Hurting; Jeremy Lin Recalled

With NBA MVP candidate Derrick Rose in town, the Warriors will need all the good guard play they can get. They will especially need bodies to help Stephen Curry (or Monta Ellis) defend Rose, who is one of the league’s most physically imposing guards.

But the Warriors won’t have Acie Law. His wrist is really giving him problems and he probably won’t play tonight.

The Warriors probably won’t have Charlie Bell either. The Warriors confirmed he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. According to the SF Chronicle, a California Highway Patrol officer arrested Bell at about 2:45 a.m. on Lakeshore Avenue near  Lake Merritt. Bell was in a downtown Oakland jail for about four hours until Reggie Williams came to pick him up.

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GM LARRY RILEY STATEMENT: “We are aware of the incident in which Charlie Bell was arrested on suspicion of a DUI early Friday morning and have informed the league office of the situation as we know it.  We are obviously disappointed that one of our players would put himself in a questionable position – regardless of the final outcome – as this is certainly something we do not condone as an organization and take very seriously.  As an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment until there is a resolution to this situation.”

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.

Marcus Thompson

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  • Warrior Fans

    Who’s Charlie Bell?

  • Kick Out

    We should offer Memphis Bell for Mayo, drunk for a punk.

  • Earl Monroe

    Why bring Lin back? Smart is not going to play him, despite the fact that he is probably the only guard with the right mindset to be physical with Rose

  • Kenny Seagle, Emperor of the North

    wont have charlie bell????

    when did we ever have bell???? when does he ever play????

    seriously u mightas well put his face on a milk carton w/ “have u seen me?” allready

    ANY QUESTIONS ????

  • Ron

    Charlie Bell is on the Warriors?

  • TF2

    Bell is a $4mil a year cheerleader.

  • ramg529

    Rose is physically imposing??? I think that’s phrased wrong…Westbrook or Deron…they might be considered that…not Rose.

    physically impossible to guard maybe..

  • biggreen

    I think he should play a little bit more. he is not a bad player at all. he can shoot the ball and defend. We could work our lineup and little better at times.

  • bigdaikon

    what D-league team was Lin playing on?

  • Bill

    Brandan Wright and Bell are in the witness protection program making millions per year for looking glum on the bench…I wish I had their salaries and their courtside seats for the games

  • jclay09

    What does Bell have to do to get cut?

  • http://welbiltbreadmachine.blogspot.com welbilt bread machine

    Let’s bring back John Starks, Bimbo Coles, and Vonteego Cummings too!

  • petaluman

    Marcus,
    As we approach the trade deadline, could you please “remind” us about our TPEs (2 for 5.8M total?) and our 1st round pick (what are the revised conditional terms)?

  • Bucky

    why recall Lin when he’s not going to play anyways? they should just sign another veteran free agent guard to a short term contract.

  • Kyle

    Hey Marcus – remember when you used to update this blog regularly? that was awesome

  • robert rowell

    jeremy lin… great signing. meanwhile iverson couldn’t get a deal. hmmm, you think we could of used him, seeing how we haven’t had a legit backup all year?

    larry riley, joe lacob: following the script cohan authored.

  • robert rowell

    @kyle i think mt2 is all about twitter now.

  • jsl

    Can’t wait for the season to start so this blog can continue.