Golden State Warriors finalize coaching staff and Summer League roster, Love update (?)

Justin Sullivan

Gone are days of an unoriginal game plan.

Coaching Staff:

Along with Alvin Gentry, Ron Adams, and Luke Walton, Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors have added Jarron Collins (twin brother of Jason Collins) as a player development coach to the staff. Bruce Fraser, also a player development coach when Kerr was the GM of the Phoenix Suns, rounds out a staff that is leaps and bounds ahead of last season's in potential, reputation, and acclaim.

Summer League:

The Summer League roster was also finalized and is a bit different from the names I referred to less than a week ago. Here's Rusty Simmons with the list.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 2014 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER*
NO  PLAYER                   POS       HT        WT         BORN        COLLEGE/FROM             LAST TEAM
3   Travis Bader               G           6-5      190            7/2/91         Oakland (MI)/USA               Oakland (MI)
4   Aaron Craft                G           6-2      195            2/2/91         Ohio State/USA                      Ohio State
31    Festus Ezeli                C          6-11     255           10/21/89      Vanderbilt/Nigeria                 Warriors
32    Kiwi Gardner             G          5-7      155             4/7/93         Midland (TX)/USA Santa Cruz (D-League)
22    Lance Goulbourne      F          6-8      225            4/6/89         Vanderbilt/USA Santa Cruz (D-League)
21    Justin Holiday            G          6-6      185            4/5/89         Washington/USA                   Szolnoki (Hungary)
33   Orlando Johnson         G          6-5      220            3/11/89 UC-Santa Barbara/USA Sacramento
1  Ognjen Kuzmic           C          7-0      251            5/16/90       Bosnia & Herzegovina           Warriors
20   Walt Lemon Jr.            G         6-3      180            7/26/92        Bradley/USA                         Bradley
51   Rob Loe                      F          6-11     245           8/5/91          St. Louis/New Zealand           St. Louis
43 J.M. McAdoo F           6-9      230           1/4/93          North Carolina/USA               North Carolina
2   Tyrus McGee             G          6-2      205            3/14/91       Iowa State/USA                      Breogan (Spain)
6   Rodney McGruder     G         6-4       205           7/29/91        Kansas State/USA Atom. SE Paks (Hungary)
8   Nemanja Nedovic      G         6-3       192           6/16/91        Serbia                                     Warriors
50   Roderick Odom          F         6-9       212           9/23/91       Vanderbilt/USA                       Vanderbilt
0   Davon Usher              G        6-6       200           8/11/92        Delaware/USA                        Delaware
15   Christian Watford       F        6-9       232           4/28/91       Indiana/USA                            Hapoel Eilat (Israel)
55   Mitchell Watt              F        6-10     225          12/14/89     Buffalo/USA                            Ironi Nes-Ziona (Israel)

Kevin Love Update:

Not much going on today. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News tweeted that Joe Lacob had no comment on a question about a Kevin Love trade.

Adam Lauridsen of GSW Fast Break penned an in-depth piece on the pros and cons and had some excellent words, as always:

The Warriors’ trade posturing — and make no mistake, the leaks we’ve been hearing since the draft are absolutely still posturing — centers around convincing the Wolves that there’s no way they’d include Thompson in a Love deal, so there’s no reason for the Wolves to hold out hope of making it happen.  That not only puts the pressure on the Wolves to realistically asses what they can demand from a position of weakness, but it also emboldens other teams to keep their offers low.  While it seems crazy that the Warriors could realistically hope to land Love for some combination of David Lee, Harrison Barnes, a future pick and maybe another spare part or two, there’s historical precedent for this type of deal when stars at the end of their contract decide they want out.

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