The Warriors reached agreement Sunday on a 10-day contract with rookie forward James Michael McAdoo, who chose the team that invited him to training camp over Memphis, according to agent Jim Tanner.
McAdoo, 22, averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds, shooting 57.4 percent from the field in 22 games for the Santa Cruz Warriors, where Golden State allocated him. He had averaged 5.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in five preseason games for the Warriors before being waived.
The 6-foot-9 McAdoo, who went undrafted out of North Carolina, will fill Golden State’s 15th and final roster spot.
HOUSTON – Stephen Curry was asked about Klay Thompson’s All-Star potential, and he raved about his teammate. One question earlier, he said little that merited intrigue in response to his MVP candidacy.
That’s Curry for you, but in a 131-106 win at Houston, he did little to dispel the notion that he won’t end up winning the award assuming his transcendent play continues.
And yes, there was an example for the transcendent play (that appeared on Vine, of course).
OKLAHOMA CITY — The last time the Warriors lost, Draymond Green called out his team for being “too nice.”
This time after the Warriors fell 127-115 at Oklahoma City, he spoke at length about his own struggles of late.
It wasn’t like Green had a poor game with five points, nine rebounds and four steals, but he feels like he should take on the mindset to do more after going 2 for 6 from the field. Two days earlier, he shot 2 for 7 from the field and scored six points.
The San Francisco Zoo has named a baby monkey Curry after Warriors star Stephen Curry.
The male orange-headed monkey is a Francois’ langur, and after Curry’s birth Nov. 19, the Warriors won 13 straight games.
Could the endangered monkey bring luck to the Warriors? There is precedence for this.
In 2012 after a Francois’ langur was born at the zoo during the Giants’ playoff run, they went on to win the World Series. The female monkey was eventually named Romo after Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo, who recorded the final out of the World Series.
SALT LAKE CITY – Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he woke up about 3 a.m. Tuesday feeling ill.
But even with the big man having a rough morning, coach Steve Kerr got him in the lineup. The Warriors wanted to get back to establishing their rotation at a time when they play four games in five days.
Bogut responded with nine points, eight rebounds and three assists, going 4 for 5 from the field in the role that he has excelled at for Kerr this season.
“Bogues is our starter,” said Kerr, who the veteran has praised for turning around his career.
“I wanted to ease Andrew back, but now he’s back. He looks good.”
OAKLAND – For Stephen Curry, there was plenty of temptation in the past couple of games.
With the Warriors up big against the lowly Timberwoves and 76ers, there were plenty of opportunities for some razzle dazzle and the chance for Curry to display the swag that makes him a god among NBA fans and Vine video viewers alike.
But after hearing coach Steve Kerr criticize the team for its “tendency at times to want to put on a show instead of just making the right play,” Curry heard the message and said he was working to find that balance.
OAKLAND – Warriors coach Steve Kerr after his team cruised to a 110-97 win against Minnesota chose the postgame press conference as the place to get something off his chest.
He criticized the carelessness and turnovers that he said he was “dumfounded by” and didn’t hesitate to name star guard Stephen Curry as one of the culprits.