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Report: Randolph signs with Nuggets

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Report: Randolph signs with Nuggets

The Warriors need to find support for David Lee in the power forward position, and reports that Anthony Randolph was seeking a return to Golden State had some believing the six-foot-11, 225-pound 23-year old was on his way back to Oakland.

The Warriors front office will have to look elsewhere for frontcourt help as Randolph signed a three-year, 6 million contract with the Denver Nuggets, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.

Randolph averaged 9.2 points, 6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in 93 contests with the Warriors from 2008-2010.

Starting with Don Nelson and continuing in New York and Minnesota, coaches have had difficulty finding a defined role for Randolph, thanks to his unique size and skill set. Nuggets coach George Karl is next to be tasked with coaxing greatness from the high-ceilinged mismatch.

Randolph, the 14th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, joins a crowded frontcourt in Denver, occupied by JaVale McGee, Kenneth Faried, and Timofey Mozgov.

There was speculation after Randolph's rookie season with the Warriors that he would blossom into an All-Star. When his production didn't vastly improve his sophomore season, he was packaged with Ronny Turiaf and Kelenna Azubuike and sent to New York in exchange for the man who now needs frontcourt support, David Lee.

Is this a blessing in disguise for the Warriors, or would Randolph's return have made them better? And how should they bolster their frontcourt, now?

Mike Brown explains why Warriors players respect the young 76ers

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Mike Brown explains why Warriors players respect the young 76ers

On Saturday night in Philadelphia, the 76ers led the Warriors by 24 points early in the third quarter.

With about five minutes left in the game, Golden State led the game 115-97.

It was an incredible turn of events.

On Monday morning, Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown was asked about the 76ers during a radio appearance on KNBR 680.

"They're gonna be good. Right now, they're just kind of finding their way," Brown said. "The thing that I think our guys really like most about that group is -- they don't back down from anybody. They're confident in their abilities, they're confident in their team and they kind of let you know it.

"They talk about it during the course of a game. Our most vocal guy, Draymond, is like that and usually when Draymond shows respect to guys, the rest of our team follows."

Said Steph Curry: "They're on the right path. Waiting on Markelle to get back, and put all the puzzle pieces together but I'm sure they're ready to turn the page from building to actually cementing their idenity and how they're gonna be. I'm pretty sure they're close. They play an exciting brand of basketball. In the first half they showed if you're not ready to play, they can come out and do some amazing things."

[RELATED: Joel Embiid 'likes' Kevin Durant's postgame comments]

Kevin Durant on Ben Simmons: "Something I've never seen before as really playing the point guard at that height and that speed and that strength. You can tell he's an Aussie, too, because he doesn't mind getting into some scuffles or showing his little fiesty side. That's gonna mean well for the Sixers down the line ... all the amazing pieces that they have here ... they're gonna be a load coming up this year, next year, year after that."

Also -- Joel Embiid is hilarious and the world is a better place because of him.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors GM Bob Myers has zero tolerance for two things

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Warriors GM Bob Myers has zero tolerance for two things

Warriors general manager Bob Myers traveled to the East Coast for the team's current road trip.

With Golden State playing in Brooklyn on Sunday, Myers joined "The Woj Pod" for a conversation with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

One question from Woj: "What do you have no tolerance for? Is there something that you've just said, 'I will not allow that.'" 

Myers' response: "There's a couple things I don't like. I don't like arrogance and I don't like selfish -- people that think they're more than the whole team. One thing I've heard about San Antonio -- that I think is true -- they tell their players, or anybody that works there, that you have to get over yourself. And I think that's great. It's not about one person. And when it ever does become about one person, I think that everyone suffers.

"The team is the most important thing. You're a part of that -- whatever part you play in our team is to serve the team and the goals and to win. And when that happens, you'll get your own individual accolades, or whatever you're hoping to obtain. But when I see someone that tries to step outside of that a little bit and says, 'What about me?' Whether it's deflecting blame or having credit, I just don't like that.

"I just don't subscribe to one person doing anything by themselves. It's not true."

The Warriors' general manager must be referring to arrogance off the court, because Steve Kerr has repeatedly said that Steph Curry is "incredibly arrogant on the floor and humble off the court."

We deserve some clarification Mr. Myers... (kidding, of course).

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller