The Warriors left Oakland last year for San Francisco, and a new professional basketball team is on its way to the Bay Area.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Monday that Walnut Creek will host the NBA G League's Pro Pathway team.
With the news hitting social media Monday, the real question is, what will this team be named? Let me interject.
Walnut Creek Light Years https://t.co/595IwlR0zB— Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) August 3, 2020
That team is better left for Atherton. Here are some better, more creative, names for Walnut Creek's future G League team.
Let's hear it for the Walnut Creek Lululemons! https://t.co/Sl9tl2xh9w— Jason Shellen (@shellen) August 3, 2020
Walnet Creek Diablos? 🤔👀 https://t.co/uAxQzvfKQV— Ali Thanawalla (@Ali_Thanawalla) August 3, 2020
Coming to the NBA next year: The Walnut Creek Cheesecake Factories https://t.co/7Q7yrgYWSD— Alex (@AlexGKummert) August 3, 2020
Walnut Creek's team will be headlined by top prospect Jalen Green, who played his high school ball locally at Napa's Prolific Prep. Oakland native Brian Shaw, who served as an analyst for Warriors coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area last season, was named head coach.
The team originally was going to be based in Southern California, but plans changed. It also is unclear how the coronavirus pandemic will impact how Walnut Creek competes against the rest of the NBA G League franchises.
If they are allowed to safely attend games, though, Warriors general manager Bob Myers should be spending plenty of time in Walnut Creek next season.
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