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Three reasons why Quinn Cook is starting for Warriors vs Hornets

Three reasons why Quinn Cook is starting for Warriors vs Hornets

The Warriors will be starting their fourth point guard in 25 games Wednesday night when former Duke star Quinn Cook replaces Stephen Curry in the starting lineup Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets.

There are three clear reasons for this.

The first is to more closely monitor the minutes of veteran backup Shaun Livingston, who is at his best when playing between 15 and 22 minutes.

The second is that Warriors coach Steve Kerr fully understands this and also makes every effort to keep his reserve rotations intact. Livingston generally opens the second and fourth quarters. That could change, because he’s likely to be in the closing lineup.

The third reason is based purely on matchups. Cook, who has been playing well with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors, stands 6-foot-2, roughly the same height as star Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, who is listed at 6-1.

Kerr indicated Wednesday morning that as the Warriors proceed without Curry he would be flexible with his starting lineups, particularly at point guard.

“It might be a game-to-game thing, based on matchups,” Kerr said.

“We’ll look at all of our options. We can mix and match. We’re not necessarily going to have the same lineup, night in and night out while Steph is out.”

In short, Kerr will be choosing among Pat McCaw (at 6-7), Cook and Livingston (also 6-7) to start games during Curry’s absence. McCaw will be sidelined Wednesday night with a nose contusion.

What they're saying: JaVale McGee rounds up Bay Area stars for charity softball game

What they're saying: JaVale McGee rounds up Bay Area stars for charity softball game

With the A's out of town Saturday afternoon, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum still played a host to a game. A softball game, that is. 

Warriors big man JaVale McGee's JUGLIFE charity put on its fourth annual Water for Life celebrity softball game, featuring his teammates and some of the Bay Area's biggest sports and music stars. 

Andre Iguodala's team beat McGee's, 10-9, and Iguodala took home MVP honors. The two captains even got into an old-school baseball "fight," for good measure.

Klay Thompson makes his triumphant return to China

Klay Thompson makes his triumphant return to China

The sequel is rarely as good as its predecessor, but convention goes out the window when China Klay is involved.

That's right, Klay Thompson is back in China this summer. He made his first stop in Beijing on Saturday, and will spend the next seven days in the country. Here's his itinerary:

June 23 -- Beijing
June 25 -- Jinan
June 26 -- Zhengzhou
June 27 -- Taiyuan
June 28 -- Guiyang
June 30 -- Guangzhou

How many shots will he air ball? Will he only eat smoky foods? Two countries await those answers with baited breath.