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Warriors' Mike Dunleavy auctioning one-hour charity shooting session

Warriors' Mike Dunleavy auctioning one-hour charity shooting session

For a few thousand dollars, you could spend an hour shooting hoops with a former No. 3 overall draft pick of the Warriors.

Mike Dunleavy Jr., who now serves as the team's assistant general manager, is auctioning off a one-hour shooting session.

The proceeds from the auction will go to the Read Ahead charity, whose "reading-based mentoring develops in students the social-emotional skills essential for academic and life-long success."

According to Charity Buzz, the estimated value of the auction is $2,500. As of Saturday afternoon, the highest bid was $950. The auction ends Tuesday, June 30, at 1:21 p.m. PT.

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The winning bidder can meet Dunleavy in San Francisco or New York, and the shooting session can happen anytime until Dec. 31, 2021.

Drafted in 2002, Dunleavy spent the first four and a half seasons of his NBA career with the Warriors, averaging 10.6 and 4.7 rebounds in 356 games. Midway through the 2006-07 season, the Warriors traded Dunleavy to the Indiana Pacers as part of a package that brought back Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington.

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During his 15-year NBA career, Dunleavy shot 44 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3-point range.

So, if you want to help a good cause, you can spend 60 minutes learning from a pretty good shooter.

Heat guard Tyler Herro studies Warriors' Klay Thompson to improve shot

Heat guard Tyler Herro studies Warriors' Klay Thompson to improve shot

Klay Thompson's shot is that of near perfection. Steph Curry might be regarded as the greatest shooter in NBA history, but his fellow Splash Brother's form is picturesque. 

Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro is taking note, too. The shooting guard has taken advantage of his time away from the court before the NBA's restart by watching film on Thompson and other greats.

"Klay Thompson, Ray Allen, CJ McCollum, Steve Nash and Bradley Beal are the guys that’s I’ve watched, just picking different things from each player," Herro recently told reporters, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. 

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Herro, 20, is averaging 12.9 points per game for the Heat while shooting an impressive 39.1 percent from 3-point range. As a rookie, Thompson shot 41.4 percent from deep and has a career 41.9 shooting percentage from beyond the arc. They don't make many like Klay. 

Miami's young sharpshooter is studying one specific part of Thompson's game, too.

"You know, Klay and Ray, they do the catch-and-shoot very well," Herro said. "So that's the thing that I pay attention to when I'm watching them. But every player that I watch, or the coaches have me watch, I can dissect something new or something different from their game to try to add it to mine."

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Herro and the Heat resume their season Aug. 1 against the Denver Nuggets in Orlando. In just his first season, he has helped the Heat become a contender as a feared outside shooter and will play a big role once the NBA returns. 

Rested, healthy and full of more knowledge from hours watching film, we'll soon be able to see what exactly Herro picked up from Thompson other great shooters.

Eight things Warriors must do to return to NBA championship contention

Eight things Warriors must do to return to NBA championship contention

Until the current NBA season is completed -- if it ever is -- the Warriors will remain the reigning Western Conference champions. Yes, the 15-50 Golden State Warriors.

Obviously, they didn't come anywhere near their recent level of success this season, ending their season with the worst record in the league after making five straight NBA Finals. That said, the Warriors' roster isn't anywhere near the worst in the NBA. Not even close.

Though it would seem like quite a bounce-back, a Golden State resurgence next season isn't out of the question. In fact, for many reasons, you can bank on it. But resurgence isn't what the Warriors are aiming for. They don't simply want to climb out of the cellar.

They want to win championships.

Though they have many of the key ingredients already in place, some vital developments will have to occur in order for the Warriors to get back to title contention. Some will be more easily accomplished than others, and not all of them are in Golden State's control. But if the Warriors do these eight things, they'll give themselves a chance to lift the Larry O'Brien Trophy once again.

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