JaMychal Green officially signs, has introductory press conference; plus open thread
Promises to be a dog, and presumably not a cuddly pug type
JaMychal Green was about to go to another team, was in Jamaica and Steve Kerr gave him a call. That call changed it and now there's a new Green for Golden State
JaMychal Green explains how a call from Kerr, Draymond convinced him to join Warriors
bayareane.wsJaMychal Green explains how calls from Kerr, Draymond convinced him to join WarriorsGreen was not expecting to hear from the Warriors, but he was glad he picked up when Steve Kerr called.
Fun Fact: Stephen Curry and newest Warrior JaMychal Green have shared a Sports Illustrated cover together!
Here's what Warriors fans should know about JaMychal Green. After only eight games together, Nikola Jokic said he wanted to play with Green for the rest of his life.
The introductory press conference
Newly signed Warriors forward JaMychal Green says he had a wrist injury last season which was a big factor in his shooting numbers being down. He said by the end of the season he just wasn’t shooting. He doesn’t expect it to be an issue. @kron4news #dubnation
"When you come here and handle business, you can set yourself up for life." Just as Andrew Wiggins mentioned after the season and Donte DiVincenzo mentioned when he signed with GSW, JaMychal Green echoed a similar sentiment. I asked JG about how players perceive the GSWs.
so messed up, I want you here in my room, I want you near now we're gonna be face to face I'll lay right down in my favorite place now JaMychal Green's set to be a dog now JaMychal Green's set to be a dog now JaMychal Green's set to be a dog well, come on
slamonline.comJaMychal Green Set to ‘Be a Dog’ in Next Role With the Warriors | SLAMJaMychal Green had his introductory press conference fresh off signing a one-year deal with the Warriors on Monday afternoon.
Everything changed for JaMychal Green and the Warriors after a phone call from Steve Kerr (via @DaltonJ_Johnson)
nbcsports.comHow Green changed his plans after Kerr’s Warriors pitchJaMychal Green knew his future should be with the Warriors after a call from Steve Kerr.
Warriors' 20-Man Training Camp Roster as of now: S. Curry K. Thompson A. Wiggins D. Green K. Looney J. Poole D. DiVincenzo M. Moody J. Kuminga J. Wiseman J. Green R. Rollins P. Baldwin Jr. Q. Weatherspoon (TW) L. Quiñones (TW) M. McClung (E9) T. Williams (E10) P. Spencer (E10)
Warriors have 18 spots officially filled and have two more open to fill ahead of training camp. One of those is Iguodala's if he wants it, the other will be another camp invite. The Exhibits are pretty fluid and will probably be swapped around towards the end of pre-season.
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Having nothing better to do, I'm evaluating the coming year based on whether a player is likely to get better, worse, or stay the same. For players not on the team previously, it's in comparison to a player I'm deciding they replace. Wiseman is based on two years ago. For last year's rookies, I'm assuming more playing time. Klay is compared to himself in the year just played. Here are my opinions, open to hearing yours.
Likely to improve notably: Poole, Wiggins, Klay, Kuminga, Moody
Likely to improve some: Donte (over GPII. So controversial. See below), Looney, Wiseman??
Likely to be the same: Steph; Baldwin and Rollins, (because they aren't likely to do much)
Likely to decline some: Draymond
Likely to decline notably: Iguodala if on team, Jamaychal (comp. to OPJ)
Apologia to GPII: His best skill will not be replaced -- on ball defense -- but Donte plays defense very well and is a notable improvement on offense. A different role, but ... I'll duck now....
Warriors @ Spurs 2016 2nd to last game of the season popped up on my youtube feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKKjgm2tTeY. A little overshadowed by win #73 and then the Finals loss, and by the Spurs flaming out against the Thunder, but this was a win over a Spurs team that:
- was 39-0 at home (finished 40-1)
- had the best point differential in the league (neck and neck with the Warriors)
- ended up winning 67 games
- featured prime Kawhi Leonard
And it was on the back end of a back to back in Memphis that the Warriors squeaked out by only a point.
A lot of memories here, Steph with some ridiculous shots; my favorite being near the end of the game starting at 20:23 that leaves the (Spurs) announcers in awe.