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Dub Hub: Steve Kerr chooses ‘scramble situation’ over calling timeout during final possession vs. Kings

Rounding up all Warriors and NBA related news for Friday, January 26th.

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Warriors News:

Steve Kerr explains why he didn’t call a timeout on the final possession of last night’s 134-133 loss vs. Kings

Warriors’ small mistakes result in another gut-punch loss to the Kings | The Athletic

“He missed the first one,” Curry said.

They discussed the strategy again. They decided against the timeout again.

“Go (downcourt) and assess the situation,” Curry said. “Then he missed the second one. Klay (Thompson) got a great rebound. We’d already committed to going. At that point, it is chaos.”

Curry, in retrospect, said a timeout should’ve been called when he received a dribble handoff pass from Jonathan Kuminga with seven seconds left and turned into a crowded mix of players 30 feet from the hoop on the right wing.

“I either should’ve seen it or Coach,” Curry said. “There were eight people on one side of the court.”

Chris Paul joins Draymond Green on the latest episode of The Draymond Green Show

How the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry are honoring late assistant coach Dejan Milojević | Andscape

A moved Curry said Masa Milojević mustered the strength to speak to the Warriors at the team hotel on Jan. 17 about what the franchise meant to her father. The Warriors departed Salt Lake City for home on Jan. 18.

“She talked to us about how much he loved this organization,” Curry told Andscape. “How much he really enjoyed it. His dream was to coach in the NBA. His son was a huge Warriors fan growing up who loved watching me play. Every time she talked to her father he would say he was having so much fun with our franchise, the coaching staff and our team.

“As he passed, he was doing what he loved. As hard as it was for her to say that, it brought her comfort that he was doing what he loved when he passed.”

Steph Curry on not being named an All-Star starter: “Those two guys are playing amazing, they deserve it”

NBA News:

Wizards promote Brian Keefe to replace Wes Unseld Jr. | ESPN

The Wizards plan to keep Unseld Jr. in a front office role. Winger and Unseld had discussed the coaching change in recent days, and the organization wants to keep Unseld Jr. — son of Wizards Hall of Famer Wes Unseld Sr. — in a long-term capacity with the franchise.

It is expected that the Wizards will be seeking a coach with an extensive player development track record when they conduct a wider offseason search. The Wizards are 7-36 and undergoing a full rebuild under the new front office regime of Winger and Dawkins.

Pistons at the NBA trade deadline: What I’m hearing on Dejounte Murray, Zach LaVine and more | The Athletic

Similarly, the Chicago Bulls and Pistons have had conversations involving Zach LaVine, league sources say. Chicago appears to be locked in on a package involving Bojan Bogdanović and one of Detroit’s blue-chippers for LaVine and his hefty contract. Once again, the Pistons have shown no interest in parting with any of Cunningham, Ivey, Duren or Thompson. It is possible Detroit considers adding LaVine when/if the Bulls’ asking price goes down. However, those are discussions that have been happening and will continue to happen internally.

NBA reveals voting results from players, fans, and media for All-Star Starters

In case you missed it at Golden State of Mind:

Player grades: Warriors vs. Kings

Cory Joseph

17 minutes, 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 foul, 2-for-3 shooting, 2-for-2 threes, 100.0% TS, +3

A second consecutive strong game from CoJo, who is looking the part of a quality third string point guard. The Warriors won’t need him much when healthy, but he’s a damn good emergency option when Chris Paul, Gary Payton II, and Moses Moody are all injured.

Grade: A

Hello Kitty Night: tagging the Golden State Warriors as Sanrio characters

Pankunchi is a lovable panda who, according to his page on the Sanrio Wiki, left home in search of some bread to eat, but ended up becoming best friends with the bread instead. This may remind one of a toaster from years of old, or just Klay’s peaceful nature and ability to make friends wherever he goes.

A tweet to end the week:

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