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Rounding up all Warriors and NBA related news for Tuesday, January 9th.

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Warriors News:

Draymond Green: “Because he got crushed publicly for that, I’m going to apologize“

Draymond Green reflects on NBA suspension, Steph Curry & Adam Silver conversations, Warriors return | The Draymond Green Show

Would it be wise for Warriors to acquire Raptors’ Pascal Siakam? | San Francisco Chronicle

It’s not just that the Warriors would probably have to include forward Jonathan Kuminga, a known favorite of majority owner Joe Lacob, to get a Siakam deal done. With Siakam due to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, Golden State might not want to mortgage its long-term future for a short-term rental.

The big question is whether Warriors general manager Mike Dunleavy could receive assurances beforehand that Siakam, who turns 30 in April, would re-sign with the franchise in July. That seems unlikely. Not only could the Warriors — or any other team that trades for Siakam at the deadline — offer him only a two-year extension, but Siakam might not believe Golden State is well positioned for title contention.

Stein: Warriors Open to Trading Andrew Wiggins amid Kuminga Unrest, NBA Teams Believe | Bleacher Report

“When I talk to other teams more and more, I’m hearing that there’s an anticipation now that the Warriors will be open to trading Andrew Wiggins,” Stein said in an appearance on the #thisleague Uncut podcast (26:30 mark). “Because Wiggins and Kuminga, when they’ve played together, the Warriors would be the first to tell you it hasn’t gone well.”

Meet Bob Myers, executive tasked with helping Josh Harris find next Commanders coach | The Athletic

Harris said that alongside his partners — Mitchell Rales, Magic Johnson and David Blitzer — that Myers and former Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman will form the advisory group.

“I have been fortunate to know Josh Harris for many years, and his commitment to building championship-caliber teams is what drew me here,” Myers said in a statement. “In my experience, championship infrastructure begins with a strong ownership group that prioritizes culture and invests in attracting the industry’s most talented and innovative leaders.

“In speaking with Josh and his team, it’s clear they will do everything it takes to build out a world-class organization — one that can win on the field and make a positive mark in the DMV community. This is the type of opportunity that really inspires me, and I look forward to contributing to the next chapter of this storied franchise.”

Clippers’ Paul George shares his thoughts on a potential Jonathan Kuminga for Pascal Siakam trade

NBA News:

Grizzlies’ Ja Morant to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery | NBA

What happened: Morant got hurt in practice on Saturday, the Grizzlies said.

The two-time All-Star was in a sling for the Grizzlies’ game against Phoenix on Sunday, and then the news came a day later about how serious the issue us.

“Following ongoing soreness and instability, Morant underwent an MRI that revealed an underlying labral tear,” the Grizzlies said

Tyrese Haliburton injury: Pacers star likely to miss at least two weeks with hamstring strain, per report | CBS Sports

Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton had to be carried off the floor by his teammates on Monday after slipping on the court against the Boston Celtics. Haliburton underwent an MRI on Tuesday and it revealed a Grade 1 left hamstring strain that will likely sideline him for at least two weeks, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

Late in the second quarter on Monday, Haliburton was driving to the basket against Derrick White when he planted and tried to spin back the other way. Unfortunately, his right leg gave out and he ended up doing the splits in an awkward fall to the ground. He seemed to know right away that something was wrong and grabbed for the back of his left leg.

Leaders in Points and Total Points so far this NBA season

In case you missed it at Golden State of Mind:

Chris Paul expected to return in mid-February

Wojnarowski reported on Sunday that Paul is “expected to miss four to six weeks,” which would put his potential return between February 4 and 18. That latter date happens to be the day of the All-Star Game, which CP3 will obviously not be playing in. But if that’s when he’s ready to return, then he’ll get a few extra days before kicking off the unofficial start of the second half, when the Dubs host the Los Angeles Lakers on February 22. That conservative timeline would put Paul in line to play the final 28 games of the season, which is more than enough to give the Warriors a chance at righting the ship, winning some game, and sliding into the playoffs ... though we’ll see where things stand when that time rolls around.

Bob Myers is taking his talents to the NFL

While some will question Myers’ fit given that he comes from a different sport, it’s abundantly clear that he has strong leadership skills and visions. Washington is in dire need of that, as they haven’t posted a winning record since 2016, and haven’t won a playoff game since 2005. Given that Myers is, at present, only being hired to be an adviser, I would assume that he’s still holding his broadcasting job at ESPN.

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