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Warriors trade Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III to 76ers for three picks

Warriors trade Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III to 76ers for three picks

Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III are no longer members of the Warriors.

Golden State traded the pair to the Philadelphia 76ers for second-round draft picks in 2020, 2021 and 2022, the team announced Thursday.

The Athletic's Shams Charania first reported news of the trade Wednesday night.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowki first reported the draft pick compensation.

 

Burks and Robinson were pulled from the Dubs' lineup less than an hour before the opening tip of their game at the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

In his last performance in a Warriors uniform, Burks tallied 30 points (9-of-17 overall, 5-of-10 3PT), three rebounds, two assists and two steals in a win over the Washington Wizards on Monday.

Over 48 games this season, Burks is averaging 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists, while shooting nearly 38 percent from beyond the arc.

After originally committing to the Oklahoma City Thunder during free agency last summer, he ultimately signed a one-year, minimum contract with the Warriors worth about $2.3 million. Burks will be an unrestricted free agent in July.

As for Robinson, he notched 22 points (8-of-13 overall), a career-high seven assists and six rebounds in that same win over the Wizards, which was also his final game with the Warriors.

After back-to-back disappointing seasons, Robinson resurrected his career with Golden State. In 48 games, he averaged career-highs in points (12.9), rebounds (4.7), assists (1.8), steals (0.9) and field-goal percentage (48.1). He also shot 40 percent from deep on 3.5 attempts per game.

The 26-year-old was loved by his teammates and coaches, and do not be surprised if the Warriors try to re-sign him in free agency this summer.

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Warriors coaches holding virtual 'cooking challenge,' Steve Kerr says

Warriors coaches holding virtual 'cooking challenge,' Steve Kerr says

With all NBA travel on an indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, NBA coaches have been spending a lot more time at home than they normally would during March and April.

Instead of spending time on the road scouting and preparing for the NBA playoffs, they've been forced to find other ways to fill their time.

With just about all restaurants being confined to takeout or delivery, families have been staying in and cooking more frequently. In that spirit, the Warriors coaching staff is trying to stay competitive.

"Believe it or not, we have a coaches' challenge tonight," Kerr said on 95.7 The Game Thursday. "All of the coaches, either last night, tonight or tomorrow are supposed to cook the same meal. The team chef has basically challenged us, and we are all supposed to report back to him with a photo and some kind of video of a family member commenting on the dish."

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Kerr said the dish was chicken parmesan, a classic family meal.

Given Kerr's various successes as an NBA player, coach, executive and broadcaster, it's hard to imagine that his cooking skills wouldn't at least be above average.

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Why Joe Lacob mentioned Harrison Barnes when praising Andrew Wiggins

Why Joe Lacob mentioned Harrison Barnes when praising Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins was impressive in his first 12 games in a Warriors uniform.

The 25-year-old averaged 19.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.4 blocks, while shooting nearly 46 percent overall and just under 34 percent from 3-point range.

"Our coaching staff is very excited about Andrew and how he may fit here going forward," Warriors owner Joe Lacob told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic on Thursday. "Very hard -- it's so hard -- to find wings right now in the NBA with good positional size and athleticism.

"He's a walking 20 points. He's gonna go out there and he's gonna get you 20 points in any game. He's capable of doing a lot more than that. But that's pretty good."

And then Lacob mentioned a former Warriors player that had to sign elsewhere once Kevin Durant decided to come to Golden State.

"When Harrison Barnes was with us -- and I loved Harrison, different kind of player a little bit -- but we would sit there and say, 'If we can just get him to get 20 points in a game it would really help,'" he said. "You know (you've got a) good chance to win a game if you got three guys scoring 20 in a game.

"And we needed that."

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Barnes averaged 10.1 points per game during Steve Kerr's first year at the helm in 2014-15, and then 11.7 points per game the following season.

Over the 2015 and 2016 NBA Playoffs combined, he scored 20 or more points only one time (Game 5 of the 2015 Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets).

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Assuming the Warriors are fully healthy next season, it might be difficult for Wiggins to average 20 per game. It's probably more realistic to expect him to register 15 to 18 points per night, but on the best shooting percentages of his career.

Combine that with consistent defense and engagement and Golden State would be thrilled with those results.

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