Warriors Practice Day Links: Don Nelson + Stephen Curry + Raja Bell interviews

Friday was a practice day. Monta was at practice but didn't participate because of his sore back. CJ did practice after recovering from his stomach flu, and is a negative on the appendicitis test. Watch out for extra traffic on Sat night's game because of the monster truck show.

Make the jump for practice interviews with Don Nelson, Stephen Curry, and Raja Bell, and also Charles Barkley on KNBR.

Practice Interviews

Don Nelson on Raja Bell, Ronny Turiaf, Stephen Curry, the Nuggets game.

Stephen Curry on his shake and bake, Chauncey Billups praise.

Raja Bell on his wrist update, coming back this season, coming back next season.

Other Stuff

- Another round of Matt Steinmetz on the mailbag.
Matt Steinmetz: Steinmetz: NBA Mailbag

- CJ Watson does NOT have appendicitis.
CSNBayArea.com staff: Test: No Appendicitis for Warriors' Watson

- That shooting slump in mid December is now a distant memory.
Curtis Pashelka: Warriors' Morrow regains shooting touch

- Charles Barkley on his dogs, Auburn coach Chizik, Thabeet to the D League, Biedrins FT compared to his golf stroke, Tiger Woods, Monta/Mayo/Thabeet trade rumor, Cavaliers, Olympics.
22:25 min: Charles Barkley with Tom Tolbert on KNBR, mp3

- Speaking of Chris Dudley (from the Charles Barkley interview), here's an even more embarrassing story. Source: This Day in Sports: Chris Dudley's Trip To The Line Goes Horribly Wrong

January 29, 1989 — Cavs center Chris Dudley stepped to the free throw line and did something no one in the NBA had ever done. And that wasn't a good thing. Dudley, a celebrated defender, rebounder and shot-blocker, was a somewhat below-average free throw shooter. OK, he was a somewhat awful free throw shooter, with a career average of 45.8 percent, which is better than Ben Wallace but worse than Shaq. But in a January game against the Washington Bullets, he took poor free throw shooting to a new level.

Dudley got fouled, stepped to the line and missed both shots. NBD. But the ref called a lane violation on a Bullets guard, so Dudley shot a third. Which he missed. Another lane violation (this one by Bullets center Dave Feitl) brought another attempt and another miss (that's four for those counting at home). Amazingly, Feitl was called for another lane violation. And amazingly, Dudley missed his fifth and final (of the series) free throw attempt, becoming the first player to miss five free throws in one trip.
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