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Kerr dreams of world with quiet Trump and LaVar Ball: 'Wouldn't that be great?'

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Kerr dreams of world with quiet Trump and LaVar Ball: 'Wouldn't that be great?'

In the real world, the President of the United States Donald Trump started a Twitter feud with LaVar Ball on Sunday. 

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." 

NBA rumors: Ex-Warriors forward agrees to camp deal with Raptors

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NBA rumors: Ex-Warriors forward agrees to camp deal with Raptors

Chris Boucher will be in Toronto in late September.

How do we know that?

The former Warriors forward agreed to terms on a training camp deal with the Raptors, league sources told Shams Charania.

Boucher played for Toronto at Summer League in Las Vegas.

He averaged 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game, while shooting 50 percent from the field and over 36 percent (4-for-11) from deep.

Boucher was on a two-way contract with Golden State last season.

In 20 games with the Santa Cruz Warriors, he averaged 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks.

It's possible that Boucher agreed to the deal with Toronto knowing that he will be an affiliate player and open the season playing in the G League for Raptors 905.

It's also possible that Boucher earns a two-way deal with Toronto.

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

DeMarcus Cousins: 'Man, Draymond probably had the worst pitch'

DeMarcus Cousins: 'Man, Draymond probably had the worst pitch'

On the morning of July 2, DeMarcus Cousins called Bob Myers to let the general manager know that he was very interested in signing with the Warriors.

Before any sort of verbal agreement, Myers and Steve Kerr wanted Cousins to speak with several Warriors players.

Weeks ago, we learned from Marc Spears of The Undefeated that "Stephen Curry’s excitement surprised Cousins and even pushed him towards the Bay Area even more."

[LISTEN: Warriors Outsiders Podcast: DeMarcus Cousins introduced; Thunder acquire Dennis Schroder]

We also learned from Shams Charania that "the Warriors’ recruitment was led by Green."

So what exactly did Draymond say to Cousins?

"Man, Draymond probably had the worst pitch (laughter) -- 'Cuz, I'm pretty sure me and you are gonna fight (laughter)...

"But nah nah -- Draymond, that's my guy," Cousins said to ESPN's Chris Haynes. "I respect him as a player, I respect him as a competitor. I want that guy on my team every day. I think me and Draymond mesh well, I think we have a lot of similarities.

"The same way he's appreciated, hopefully I can receive the same thing."

Good luck, Boogie...

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