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Warriors sign Javonte Green and Yuri Collins; waive Williams, Johnson, Davis; probably all headed to Santa Cruz; plus Moses Moody postgame interview
Roster shuffling getting serious as the season approaches
Anthony Slater reports: The Warriors have waived Donovan Williams, Javan Johnson and Kendric Davis, per sources. They are signing Javonte Green and Yuri Collins today. All five are expected to land in Santa Cruz to open the G-League season in the organizational pipeline.
Apricot’s quick micro scout:
Donovan Williams is a long-armed wing with chaotic athleticism
Javan Johnson is an all-around wing who’s not popping yet in any dimension
Kendrick Davis a sub-six-foot dynamo point guard
Javonte Green is a 30-year-old role player with 186 NBA games whose last season was derailed by knee surgery. He did come back to play in four scattered games but clearly wasn’t the same.
Yuri Collins had some nice plays on the GSW Summer League team, but he’s also 6-0 so he’ll have a long shot to get into Steve Kerr’s rotation.
Moses Moody postgame interview quotes
What's the biggest takeaway… getting an overtime win like that, pushing through?
Yeah, yeah, it's cool, it's fun, getting the opportunity to do that on the NBA stage. You know, it was a regular season atmosphere out there going against a great coach in Mike Brown. And just being out there in the real in-game situation, being able to pull it out, it means something.
[Kuminga] took 17 free throws tonight.
Yeah, really important just because he puts so much pressure on the rim. Puts so much pressure on defenders. When he’s going straight at your chest, it's hard not to foul him sometimes, especially him being so explosive. So that's a big thing for us. You can't always score every possession, but you can go down and get fouls and get to the free throw line, and it's the same thing.
Did you know you were starting the second half?
No, I didn't until yeah, half time.
What do you see from Brandin [Podziemski] so far in your first few games?
I really like his pace. He's been able to put pressure on the rim, attack, and then create, not get overwhelmed when he gets in there, just staying composed. I'm impressed with it.
What have you seen from you?
Composure, you know, I've seen a lot by now. Playoff atmospheres, pre-season, Not necessarily as much as a lot of guys on our team, but a fair amount of experience. So it's a lot of situations that I've just been in before, and it just feels more comfortable and it’s slowing down.
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