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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

NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

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NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

Michael Beasley found himself a new basketball home on Friday.

The Lakers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Beasley, league sources told multiple national reporters.

In 74 games with the Knicks last season, Beasley averaged 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds.

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Beasley -- the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft -- will be playing for his seventh NBA team.

The 29-year old also played for two different teams in China.

Beasley was teammates with LeBron James in Miami during the 2013-14 season.

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

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Earlier this week, Jonas Jerebko was introduced to Bay Area media members.

He talked about his expectations for next season and his role with the Warriors.

On Friday morning, he was a guest on 95.7 The Game and told Warriors fans they should have a pretty high bar for the "Swedish Larry Bird."

"I've been 10 years in the league and I feel like I'm getting better every year. I feel like I haven't played my best basketball yet," Jerebko declared. "The most minutes I did play was my rookie year."

Jerebko -- the 39th pick in the 2009 draft -- averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds as a rookie in Detroit.

He missed the entire 2010-11 season because of a torn Achilles tendon, but bounced back in 2011-12 to the tune of 8.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.

The 31-year old played a couple more seasons in Detroit and was then traded to Boston in February 2015.

He re-signed with the Celtics in July 2015 and averaged 15.1 minutes and 15.8 minutes per contest in his two seasons under Brad Stevens.

In Utah last year, Jerebko registered 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes, and shot over 41 percent from 3-point territory.

"I got a lot more to give and I'm a lot better player than people think I am sometimes," Jerebko said. "I'm ready to show that."

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