The Warriors are close to coming to terms with restrictedfree agent Brandon Rush and are also on the verge of signing free agent powerforward Carl Landry, according to Mark Bartelstein, the agent for each player.The Warriors had made clear early in the offseason thatre-signing Rush, who averaged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, was apriority. Rush shot 45.2 percent from 3-point range in 2011-12, sixth in theleague.As a restricted free agent, Rush had the right to sign anoffer sheet from another team and then wait for the Warriors to match the offeror not. But Rush had failed to get a qualifying offer, and so he will simplycome to terms on a contract with Golden State.Landry played 41 games for the New Orleans Hornets lastseason, averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game. Landrywill likely back up power forward David Lee.Warriors general manager Bob Myers did not return a textmessage seeking comment.The re-signing of Rush and the signing of Landry would seemto indicate that the Warriors are done with their offseason for the most part.In late June, they drafted Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli and DraymondGreen.On July 11, the Warriors acquired point guard Jarrett Jackfrom the New Orleans Hornets as part of a three-team trade with Philadelphiathat included Dorell Wright.And late last week, the Warriors signed free agent smallforward Kent Bazemore. With the additions of Rush and Landry, the Warriorsroster stands at 15 players, though not all of those contracts areguaranteed.Still, it appears that Mondays moves will likely mean theWarriors will not bring back forward Dominic McGuire.
In the real world, the President of the United States Donald Trump started a Twitter feud with LaVar Ball on Sunday.
Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
Trump believes he should have left three college athletes, including Ball's son LiAngelo, in a Chinese jail for shoplifting. In return, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wants the two to simply stop talking.
"It would be nice for all of us if both of them would just be quiet," Kerr said to reporters at the Barclays Center. "Wouldn't that be great?"
"Modern life. Two people seeking attention and are both getting it, so I'm sure both guys are really happy," Kerr initially said when first asked about the two.
Unprompted, Kerr then asked reporters for a request to help us all.
"You know what would help, if all of you stopped covering both of them," Kerr pleaded. "Is that possible? You can probably stop covering LaVar. I don't think you can stop covering the President. I don't think that'll work."
In the span of about 16 days, David Lee has made a lot of changes to his life.
On Nov. 3, he announced that he got engaged to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.
On Sunday, the former Warriors All-Star forward announced his retirement from the NBA with a post on Instagram.
"An epic night celebrating my retirement with my friends and family! Thank you to my amazing fiancée @carowozniacki for planning the surprise!" Lee wrote as the caption for a photo of him with all his friends.
Former teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were among those that "Liked" the posted. Curry even left a comment.
"They'll still always have trouble with the pitch and follow man Man! Congrats," Curry wrote.
Acquired in July of 2009 from the Knicks, Lee played five seasons with the Warriors. During his time in Oakland, he averaged 16.7 points and 9.6 rebounds.
Lee was named to the Western Conference All-Star team during the 2012-13 season. He averaged 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game that season.
The 34-year-old capped off his tenure with the Warriors by winning an NBA championship in 2015. After the playoff run, the Warriors traded Lee to Boston. He spent last season with the Spurs and appeared in 79 games.