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Warriors waive Lin

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Warriors waive Lin

OAKLAND -- Warriors guard and Bay Area native Jeremy Lin was waived Friday, the first day of training camp. It was not a complete surprise.

Despite Stephen Curry's lingering ankle injury and Lin's vocal fan support, he was unable to establish himself as a consistent contributor off the bench. Additionally, Golden State is likely trying to clear cap room to make an offer to a free agent.

At this point, the most likely target is restricted free agent center DeAndre Jordan.

Lin, 23, appeared in 29 games for the Warriors as a rookie last season, averaging 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest.

He also played in 20 games for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

The 6-foot-3 guard was originally signed by the Warriors as a free agent on July 21, 2010. He played college ball at Harvard.

In 2006, Lin led Palo Alto High School to a 321 record and upset nationally ranked Mater Dei, 5147, for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division II state title.

He was the first Asian-American in the NBA since 1947 and the first Ivy League graduate in almost a decade.

Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding

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Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding

With a big break until their next game, the Warriors spent a couple days in New York City.

Klay Thompson spent part of his Monday walking around the city.

And as only Thompson could, he wound up appearing on a local news report. But he wasn't talking about basketball. Not even close.

Courtesy of Twitter user @MP_Trey, Thompson was interviewed on Fox 5 NY to talk about ... scaffolding.

"I usually observe if the piping and stuff is new. Sometimes, you know, something looks like it's been there a while, I try to avoid that," Thompson said in the report.

You can watch the odd video here:

The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

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The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

Remember when Mark Jackson was the head coach of the Warriors?

During a recent conversation with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Warriors GM Bob Myers shared the following story:

"I made a mistake with Mark one time -- after a game we lost, I went up to him right after we lost and asked him -- I think Curry had been having a big game and he ran a play for Carl Landry to take a shot to win the game; and it was a good play and it was a good shot.

"And I went up to Mark and I went, 'Did you think about Curry?' And he looked at me, and you could tell he was kind of containing himself, and he said, 'It was a good play. It was a good play.' And I look at him and I thought, 'I will never do that again.' If I don't trust the decisions the coach makes, then he's not the right coach.

"The coach gets to decide, right? I learned that lesson with Mark that I was completely out of line in asking him. And I apologized, and I'll never forget that lesson that I learned for myself ... I was wrong. And I learned that. So you learn more from mistakes sometimes. I don't do the debriefing with my coach after the game. Win or lose."

The Warriors fired Jackson a couple days after dropping Game 7 to the Clippers in the opening round of the playoffs.

Myers was named NBA Executive of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

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