Golden State Warriors
The Milwaukee Bucks have lost their leading scorer. Monta Ellis has informed the Bucks he won’t exercise his $11 million option for the upcoming season, making him an unrestricted free agent July 1
Pete D’Alessandro has wanted a leading role in professional basketball since his father first took him to watch Julius Erving and the old New York Nets on Long Island in the 1970s.
Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee is reporting that the Kings have offered a contract to former Warriors player and former Warriors general manager Chris Mullin to be a consultant in the front office to Pete D’Alessandro.
Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli has undergone right knee surgery to reinforce two ligaments. Golden State expects him to soon begin rehabilitation and make a complete recovery, likely in a minimum of six to nine months.
The Golden State Warriors duo Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes are two of the 27 young players scheduled to attend USA Basketball’s minicamp in July.
Former NBA All-Star Daron “Mookie” Blaylock is out of the hospital and in jail, charged with vehicular homicide in a car crash south of Atlanta, Georgia.
While plans for the Warriors arena along the city’s waterfront still additional government approval, a former city mayor and team president faced off on Tuesday night in one-on-one debate over the planned development.
New Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone said Monday: “We’re not going to guarantee the playoffs in the first year like we did in Golden State that’s for sure.”
The Kings have confirmed that Mike Malone, a former assistant for the Golden State Warriors, will be their new coach.
Golden State Warriors forward Richard Jefferson will exercise his contract option for next season, his agent said.