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What D'Angelo Russell said about Warriors fans during free agent meeting

What D'Angelo Russell said about Warriors fans during free agent meeting

Soon after NBA free agency commenced on June 30, the Warriors sat down face-to-face with D'Angelo Russell.

It didn't take long for the two sides to agree on a four-year max contract worth $117.3 million. It also didn't take long for the All-Star guard to profess his love for Warriors fans.

Golden State assistant GM, Kirk Lacob, revealed the following to NBC Sports Bay Area on Monday night in Las Vegas:

"He was awesome in person. He was unbelievably excited about the opportunity. He loves Dub Nation. He thinks we have the coolest fans anywhere. I thought that was pretty cool for somebody to bring up.

"He brought it up unsolicited. He said, 'You guys, or we now hopefully, have the best fans. I loved playing at Oracle, I'm gonna love playing at Chase Center.' The thing he said actually was, 'Your fans are knowledgable about the game. They know what they're talking about. They cheer for the right reasons and I'm excited to be in a place where that's the case.'"

Russell played at Oracle Arena four times over his first four NBA seasons, averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds on 42 percent shooting overall.

"You're playing in this league, you know you hate playing in Oracle," Russell told NBC Sports Bay Area. "Simple as that. Being a young player, I got to play them a lot. I know it's hard to play there. It's a place you can't really hear the person next to you."

But the 23-year-old won't ever play at Oracle again as the franchise is moving to Chase Center. 

"That's all I've been hearing," he said. "Anybody I talk to [related to the] Warriors, that's the first thing they mention. I'm excited."

Russell is from Kentucky, went to high school for three years in Florida, played one season of college ball at Ohio State, spent his first two NBA seasons in Los Angeles and the last two in Brooklyn. 

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He's about to relocate again and is looking forward to learning more about his home turf.

"I don't know the Bay Area that much," he said. "So it's a great opportunity to explore when I get there and figure out where my spots are."

Make him feel at home Warriors fans.

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Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Believe it or not, Warriors general manager Bob Myers was once the worst player on his basketball team. That was at UCLA, but in his defense, he was one of the stand-outs in high school.

He was a star for the Monte Vista Mustangs and was recently part of the first Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Before the dinner honoring the group of inductees, he told his kids that he was being honored for being a good player, and they poked fun at him as they were confused about him being referred to as a talented athlete.

"But I'm in man, I got in -- they can't take it away," Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike during Friday's Warriors-Lakers telecast. 

His former school honored him with a plaque that he's sporting on his dashboard. He also got a license plate frame.

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Fitzgerald said he will be calling Myers "Hall of Famer" for the rest of the year.

Suppose that means it was worth it.

Warriors GM Bob Myers breaks down what Marquese Chriss brings to team

Warriors GM Bob Myers breaks down what Marquese Chriss brings to team

Marquese Chriss hasn't wasted any time adjusting to the Warriors after being acquired in October.

"He's done a nice job, he's played in the five -- I don't think he's played a ton of five, screen-setting, just the littlest things," general manager Bob Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike during Friday's Warriors-Lakers telecast. "Changing his angle on the screens, he's learned to play off these guys."

"Sometimes you need a bit of a wakeup call to just start doing the little things."

The little things the big man has been working on stretch beyond his playing ability. Young Chriss, at just 22 years old, has already been on four teams in three years if you include the Dubs.

When he was brought in, he was viewed as someone to not only make an impact now but down the line.

The team hadn't had a high draft pick in several years and to get someone of his age and caliber is the perfect addition to the roster as Kerr explained after acquiring Chriss

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Chriss looks forward to making a comeback after being plagued with a history of injuries. And the Warriors appear to be happy with the gamble they took. But time will tell.