An updated architectural drawing showing the overhead design of the Warriors’ new San Francisco arena was released Wednesday.
Drawings released in previous months had some comparing the arena’s design to a toilet bowl, and the latest sketch includes some changes.
The bayfront terrace that once was compared to the rear edge of a toilet seat appears differently and has been lowered to 122 feet high. The publicly accessible vista of San Francisco Bay was previously at 135 feet high, which was even with to height of the arena.
The latest drawing by MANICA Architecture was released as part of the San Francisco’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure’s notice of preparation of an environmental impact report for the Warriors.
Detailed renderings of the arena, which is scheduled to open for the 2018-19 season, are not expected to be released until next month.
OAKLAND — The sight of some very famous and tall basketball players cramming into Bay Area Rapid Transit car was something to see Tuesday.
According to the Warriors, the impromptu appearance on public transit was a welcome relief from sitting in traffic. They had a team bus available to them after a charity Thanksgiving event on Market Street in San Francisco, but instead of experiencing rush hour coming back to the East Bay, they decided to take BART.
LOS ANGELES – Warriors big man Marreese Speights is no longer out of shape and on the end of the bench like he was last season.
He’s far from that state after scoring 24 points and grabbing nine rebounds in a 136-115 win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
“He’s earned that backup role, and he’s going to play a lot for us,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Out in cyberspace, nobody really cares that the Warriors staged their most electric win of the year, replete with a 39-point second quarter in which they shot 64 percent and did just about everything right defensively.
Nope, no big deal. But Lance Stephenson slapping himself in the face, feigning a flop and drawing a foul on Harrison Barnes? Now that’s the stuff that is destined to go viral as part of the growing Stephenson legend, something that will be long remembered on YouTube and Vevo long after this result is forgotten, alongside the quirky forward blowing in LeBron James’ ear during last year’s playoffs.
Here is Saturday night’s Stephenson special, captured on video:
Have to admit, it was a pretty clever and funny maneuver by Stephenson, particularly since it worked, and it may have been the most creative thing the Charlotte Hornets did all night in a game where they were fairly well steamrolled by the Warriors after the first quarter. The league office might have something to say about it, however, once they review the film that was all over the Internet long before the game was over.
Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he hasn’t watched much of the Warriors, but he did have thoughts on their issue with turnovers.
“They will be a team that’s going to have their share of turnovers because of that’s just the makeup,” the ESPN broadcaster told Bleacher Report Radio on Friday. “You’re not going to change that overnight.”
Former Warriors guard Nemanja Nedovic reached agreement on a two-year contract with Valencia Basket Club in Spain on Friday, the team announced.
Nedovic, 23, cleared waivers after being removed from the roster Tuesday with the purpose of the Warriors’ 2013 first-round pick landing with a European team that would allow the Warriors to save money from his $1.1 million contract.
“It’s official now!” Nedovic tweeted. “Valencia is my new destination…Let’s get it!”
OAKLAND – Draymond Green chuckled at the mention of him being one of the Splash Brothers.
But that 3-point shot that has been going down, the same one that wasn’t dropping much at all as a rookie.
Green was 3 for 8 from 3-point range, giving him 15 made shots from beyond the arc this season. He made 14 3-pointer his entire rookie season two years ago when he shot only 21 percent from long distance.
Why the confidence?