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Warriors assistant Mike Brown: 'That team's gonna be dangerous'

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Warriors assistant Mike Brown: 'That team's gonna be dangerous'

With a record of 29-8, the Warriors are in first place in the Western Conference.

The Rockets -- at 26-9 -- are in second.

Is Houston the biggest threat to Golden State?

"There are othe teams out there that we know can step up to the plate at any time," Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown said on KNBR 680 on Wednesday morning. "I'll tell you a team that people need to respect is Oklahoma City. They started off slow. They're starting to find their rhythm a little bit.

"When you have those three types of All-Stars at that high of a level, anything can happen at any time, as long as you defend as a group."

The Thunder (20-17) are currently in fifth place in the West.

They have lost two straight, but they are 12-5 over their last 17 games.

Oklahoma City boasts the fourth best defensive rating (102.3) in the league. The Warriors are third (101.6).

"The one thing they've (the Thunder) done for the most part -- even when they've been losing -- they've done a pretty good job on the defensive end of the floor," Brown said. "That team's gonna be dangerous down the stretch."

On Nov. 22, Golden State lost in Oklahoma City 108-91.

The Warriors host the Thunder on Feb. 6 and Feb. 24, and play in OKC on April 3.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. 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