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Warriors 136, Lakers 115: Steve Kerr on Marreese Speights: ‘He’s earned that backup role’

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.

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Mark Jackson on Warriors’ issue with turnovers: ‘You’re not going to change that overnight’

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.”

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Nemanja Nedovic reaches agreement on two-year contract with Spanish team

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!”

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Warriors 107, Nets 99: Draymond Green shooting with confidence after having put in the work

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?

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Warriors’ Draymond Green has ‘Money Green’ shirt for sale

Warriors forward Draymond Green has partnered with Lansing, Mich.-based Moneyball Sportswear to release the “Money Green” shirt for sale.

The shirt shows Green clutching dollar bills at a time when he is in a contract year, but appear to be more a nod to the company’s name and his Twitter name, @Money23Green. Partial proceeds from sales of the shirts will go to a non-profit/foundation of Green’s choosing.

New Draymond Green “Money Green” tees now available at www.moneyballsportswear.com @money23green #TeamMoneyball

A photo posted by Moneyball Sportswear (@iammoneyball) on

 

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Spurs 113, Warriors 100: Andre Iguodala struggling while ‘trying to find his role’ off the bench

OAKLAND – The Warriors’ first losing streak of the season coincided with a significant drop-off in production for Andre Iguodala, who has had to adjust to coming off the bench for the first time in his career.

Over 53 minutes over the past two games, Iguodala combined to score three points, grab five rebounds and dish out two assists. He finally broke out of his field goal drought with his first field goal in the span of eight quarters in the fourth against the Spurs. It came on a night when the starter who supplanted him, Harrison Barnes, flourished and scored a season-high 22 points.

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Source: Warriors working with guard Nemanja Nedovic on a parting of ways

OAKLAND – The Warriors could soon part ways with Nemanja Nedovic, as according a source close to the situation, the team is working with its 2013 first-round pick to facilitate a change of scenery.

The Warriors could recover some of his $1.1 million salary owed to Nedovic this season if they buy him out of the contract and the native of Serbia lands with one of the European teams reportedly interested in him.

Nedovic, who would need to clear waivers for such an arrangement to be worked out, has not appeared in a single regular season game for the Warriors this season and two weeks ago learned the team would decline his $1.15 million option for next season.

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