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Report: Warriors will honor Oakland with new uniform

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Report: Warriors will honor Oakland with new uniform

It's been a busy week for news related to Warriors uniforms.

Golden State will wear an Oakland-themed jersey this season, according to Marcus Thompson of The Athletic.

The specifics:

The new uniforms are charcoal, gold and white — same color scheme as the popular slate uniforms the Warriors have worn on Saturday games the last few years. A small, cursive “The” sits above “TOWN” — which is in big, capital letters and bends along the circle in the abdomen of the jersey. Inside the circle is a take on the City of Oakland tree logo and the player's number.

So "The City" is out and "The Town" is in.

Rumors of this happening started to circulate this week, thanks to the video game "NBA 2K18."

Chip Bowers -- the Warriors' Chief Marketing Officer -- told The Athletic:

“It was important because it's part of our ongoing messaging that, yes, we may be moving to Chase Center in San Francisco, but we are not giving up on the equity and the people and the fan base that we have in the East Bay. This is one step in that process.

"There will be more things that we do down the road that will show that ongoing commitment. But we felt like the fandom and what people wear on their chest is really important and represents who they are and what they believe in.

"And we want people in the East Bay and Oakland to feel proud, and Warriors fans in general, about our time and our heritage in Oakland.”

On Tuesday, the Warriors announced a jersey sponsorship with Rakuten.

The public got a peek at the team's new Nike practice gear on Friday as well:

https://twitter.com/juliephayer/status/908806336833454080

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

With Green listed as doubtful, expect Warriors to rely on rookie Jordan Bell

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With Green listed as doubtful, expect Warriors to rely on rookie Jordan Bell

After getting a rude “Welcome to the NBA” facial from Rockets guard Eric Gordon in his debut Tuesday night, Warriors rookie Jordan Bell stands to get a more legitimate baptism Friday night in New Orleans.

That’s where Pelicans All-Stars Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins will be waiting, eager to abuse the new guy.

With starting power forward Draymond Green listed as doubtful with a strained left knee -- MRI test results were negative -- Bell can expect significant minutes when the Warriors and Pelicans meet at Smoothie King Center.

Aware Green’s availability is in question, Bell sees what’s ahead in Davis and Cousins, as they both possess skills that rank among the top five big men.

“I’m definitely excited about that,” Bell said Wednesday. “(They are) some of the best bigs in the league, so I’m definitely excited to get tested against that.”

Warriors coach Steve Kerr generally avoids tinkering with his set rotations, in which case David West and JaVale McGee would continue to come off the bench at center. Of the other “bigs” on the roster, Bell is most likely to start if Green is unable.

Bell played 12 minutes in the opener, and they were in slots that typically go to McGee, who never left the bench against Houston. Citing the matchups created by the Rockets’ smallish lineups, Kerr opted for the 6-foot-8, 225-pound Bell over the 7-foot, 270-pound McGee.

That will change Friday, regardless of Green’s status, as both Bell and McGee will be needed against Davis and Cousins, both of whom possess wing spans over 7 feet. Only Bell is suited to play power forward or center, and the staff is coaching him at both positions.

“At the 4, I have to be more of a facilitator, like (Green) is,” Bell said. “Some plays (Kerr) has me doing the same things Draymond does. Sometimes he has me bring the ball up in practice. Calling plays, putting me in positions on the elbows to make the right pass, make the right read.

“When I’m at the 5, I have to be more of an aggressor, a more physical guy on the court, focusing on rebounding and finishing around the rim.”

It’s exceedingly rare for a second-round draft pick to start a game in his first week as an NBA player. The Warriors believe Bell can handle it. So in the case of Green being held out, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the rookie’s name is called.

 

Report: Draymond Green receives results on left knee MRI

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Report: Draymond Green receives results on left knee MRI

The Golden State Warriors and Dubnation have been holding their breath a bit awaiting the results of Draymond Green's MRI. 

They can breathe a little better now. 

According to ESPN, the forward underwent an MRI on his left knee and results came back negative. 

Green left Tuesday's game against the Rockets one point shy of a triple double after 28 minutes of work. 

The Warriors were left in a defensive deficit in his absence and ultimatley lost to the Rockets 122-121. 

More to come...