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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX – Warriors guard Klay Thompson found out in warm-ups that he couldn’t generate power on his shot, so it had to happen.
He needed to miss the first game of his career due to injury despite the pride that came with being durable, and the Warriors went on to lose 107-95 at Phoenix on Sunday.
“I wanted to (play), but at the same time, I do realize it’s Nov. 9, and I didn’t want to go risk it out there,” Thompson said after the loss. “I’ll be back Tuesday (for a home game against San Antonio).”
PHOENIX – Warriors guard Klay Thompson is out for Sunday’s game at Phoenix due to a sprained right hand, marking the first time in his career he’ll miss a game due to injury.
Thompson suffered the injury in Saturday’s win at Houston. An X-ray examination conducted after the game was negative, but the shooting guard was scratched after feeling discomfort during warmups in Phoenix.
Leandro Barbosa will take his place in the lineup after having played last season in Phoenix and eight seasons overall with the Suns.
Thompson ranks eighth in the NBA in scoring, averaging 23.8 points per game as the Warriors’ second-leading scorer.
Nine days ago, Thompson signed a four-year contract extension with the Warriors.
HOUSTON – Steve Kerr and the Warriors are off to a 5-0 start, but what the coach was really fired up to talk about after the win at Houston was their turnover issue.
The Warriors notched a comeback 98-87 win on the road, but in his postgame session with reporters, he highlighted that the 26 turnovers were caused by some of the “dumbest” passes he’s seen in his lifetime.
HOUSTON – As long as the undefeated Warriors keep winning, coach Steve Kerr plans on going with the lineup that got them there.
Kerr said he used that guiding philosophy when he explained to David Lee before Wednesday’s game the decision to have the forward come off the bench.
Now after the veteran aggravated his strained left hamstring and is expected to miss two weeks, Kerr is indicating Draymond Green will be the starter going forward for the 4-0 Warriors.