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Zaza Pachulia roasts Klay Thompson on Instagram, 'you still my guy'

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Zaza Pachulia roasts Klay Thompson on Instagram, 'you still my guy'

The Warriors' 121-105 win over the Clippers on Saturday belonged to one Splash Brother only. Steph Curry scored a season-high 45 points while nailing eight 3-pointers. 

Klay Thompson on the other hand, had a night to forget. He scored just 10 points, going 4-for-16 from the field. 

Zaza Pachulia wasn't going to let him forget that either. 

Look at Zaza taking notes. 😂 What a game last night! #chefwascookin

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On Thompson's Instagram post, Pachulia wrote "That was only positive thing you did yesterday @klaythompson. You still my guy." The Warriors' center was referring to Thompson's block he showcased in the first of three Instagram pictures. Zaza and Klay have jabbed at each other all season long on social media. 

Pachulia finished the game with four points and five rebounds. 

Here's to hoping Klay's response is better than his shot was in the win. 

Source: Warriors have discussed trading a center to Eastern Conference team

Source: Warriors have discussed trading a center to Eastern Conference team

UPDATE (2:37pm PT on Tuesday): The Warriors are willing to trade back-up center JaVale McGee, multiple league sources confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area.

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After playing prominent roles in the Warriors' march to the 2016-17 championship, veteran centers Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee both returned on one-year deals.

They were expected to make the same impact this season, with Pachulia starting and McGee providing high-energy minutes off the bench.

But the emergence of rookie Jordan Bell has changed those plans.

McGee, who averaged 9.6 minutes in 77 games last season, has seen his playing time drop to 8.1 minutes per game this season. Pachulia has been the starter when he's been healthy, After missing seven games with a shoulder injury, he was active on Monday, but was replaced by Bell in the starting lineup and did not enter the game against the Cavs. Head coach Steve Kerr noted Monday that the matchup will determine if Bell or Pachulia gets the start going forward.

With their playing time dwindling, it appears the Warriors are shopping to the two big men.

According to The Athletic, the Milwaukee Bucks have checked in with the Warriors about a center and the two teams have talked about Pachulia and McGee. A deal is not considered imminent, according to the report.

In the Warriors' 99-92 win over the Cavs, Bell played 26 minutes while David West filled the back-up center role and played 13 minutes off the bench.

Solid results for aching Warriors in scrimmage, 'I kind of expect...'

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Solid results for aching Warriors in scrimmage, 'I kind of expect...'

OAKLAND -- Though they have not been thwarted by their ever-expanding injury list, the Warriors are hopeful reinforcements could arrive this weekend.

Maybe as soon as Friday night, when they take a 10-game win streak into a game against the Lakers at Oracle Arena.

Forward Draymond Green and center Zaza Pachulia, starters who have been out of the lineup since Dec. 8, both participated in a light scrimmage Thursday and coach Steve Kerr left open the possibility of one or both returning on Friday.

“It looks good for Draymond,” Kerr said. “I would probably still list him as questionable . . . Draymond wanted to play (Wednesday) night. He probably was healthy enough to play, but we hadn’t seen any live action since the (Dec. 8) Detroit game, so we weren’t going to play him without some scrimmaging.

“I kind of expect him to play tomorrow. But we’ll have to wait and see how it turns up tomorrow morning.”

Green has been experiencing soreness in his right shoulder since Oct. 29, when he and teammate JaVale McGee, both attempting to block a shot, tumbled beneath the basket and McGee landed on Green’s shoulder. After getting hit a few more times in the ensuing weeks, Green finally conceded to sitting for good after Dec. 8.

Pachulia aggravated the soreness in his left shoulder on Dec. 6 and has missed the last five games. He has participated in drills this week.

“Things seemed to go well for him in the scrimmage,” Kerr said.

Meanwhile, neither reserve guard Shaun Livingston (left knee soreness) or Sixth Man Andre Iguodala (flu) participated Thursday. Iguodala is questionable for Friday and Livingston is doubtful.

As for Stephen Curry, he continued to do light individual drills in advance of his right ankle being reevaluated next week. Until then, he is not expected to practice with the team, Kerr said.