Aiming to balance present, future
On Friday morning, Warriors general manager Bob Myers texted head coach Steve Kerr acknowledging the difficult balance of developing young players and trying to win games during this playoff push.
“This is tough, man,” Myers recalled texting Kerr who, together, led the Warriors to five straight NBA Finals from 2014-2019. “This is hard but, in the same breath, we’ve seen the other side of the coin, too, with a roster that didn’t need much refining.”
As has been made apparent in the last two seasons, this roster does need refining. Thursday’s trade deadline marked another important juncture in a rebuild the Warriors hope will end next season when Klay Thompson returns from an Achilles injury and rookie James Wiseman will be another year into his development.
The biggest decision at the trade deadline was a move that wasn’t made. Though they fielded several offers for guard Kelly Oubre Jr., the Warriors decided not to trade him despite the risk of him leaving as an unrestricted free agent after the season.
“We value him, too,” Myers said during his post-trade deadline press conference. “As evidenced by us not trading him.”
Time will tell if this was the right decision. If Oubre leaves for another team, the Warriors will have lost a talented 3-and-D wing for nothing. Myers said he’s had conversations with Oubre’s agent about expectations next season when Oubre (if he were to re-sign) would likely backup Thompson and forward Andrew Wiggins.
“I can do much more than come off the bench,” Oubre said Thursday.
One thing is clear: The Warriors don’t know what they or Oubre will do, and will answer that question during the offseason.
“We like Kelly and we’d love to be able to see him in our future plans,” Myers said. “But that’s four or five, six months away. And we’ll see what happens.”
The deals the Warriors did make at the deadline will lead to more immediate decisions. By trading guard Brad Wanamaker and center Marquese Chriss, Golden State opened a pair of roster spots. Myers will peruse the buyout market or give those spots to players already in the organization. Those decisions will be made in the next couple of weeks.
Among potential buyout candidates include forwards Otto Porter Jr., Darius Miller, James Ennis, Rodney Hood, James Johnson and Mo Harkless; centers Hassan Whiteside, Kelly Olynyk and Gorgui Dieng; and guards Avery Bradley, Austin Rivers and Jeff Teague. The bigger names, Andre Drummond and LaMarcus Aldridge, are reportedly zeroing in on destinations that don’t include San Francisco.
Beyond that, the Warriors could also use openings to sign current two-way contract players Juan Toscano-Anderson and Nico Mannion to long-term deals. The front office had conversations about bringing over impressive second-round pick Justinian Jessup over from the NBL, but nothing is imminent.
Whatever they decide to do with those open roster spots, the organization will factor in the current playoff push and setting themselves up for next season. By not trading Oubre, the Warriors again decided to walk the tightrope of trying to win now and building for the future.
“Every deadline you have some kind of goal or vision, and I would say the easy answer would be it’s both short- and long-term success. That’s a hard balance to strike and that’s what we’re trying to strike.”
Here are a few more quotes from Myers’ press conference:
• On how Thursday’s trade deadline differed from deadlines in the past: “In previous deadlines, it was, ‘Let’s push it all in and try to win a championship.’ Which, in many instances, meant nothing. We felt like we had enough to do it. This is a little bit different. With Klay out, we’re trying to figure out what we have, and evaluate what we are.”
• On how he would define success this season: “Having a chance to get into the playoffs in some capacity and see what happens from there, and seeing growth” Myers said. “But, again, that’s a tough balance to strike.”
• On if the Minnesota pick (top-three protected in 2021, unprotected in 2022) was shopped at the deadline: “That was asked about quite often (at the trade deadline). In the way it was asked, you see the value of it. It would take a lot to part with something like that.”
• On James Wiseman’s development:
• On Jordan Poole’s development: “It’s been nice. You like to see hard work pay off. You like stories like that. It’s a good story to tell. But I don’t think Jordan thinks he’s made it. He’s got more work to put in.”
• On Oubre’s remarks that he can do more than come off the bench: “I like what he said last night. He should want to start. … That’s what we look for in players.”
Bob Myers | Golden State Warriors
In his role as general manager and president of basketball operations, Bob Myers reports directly to Owner & CEO Joe Lacob and oversees the entire Basketball Operations department on a day-to- day basis. Myers was originally named GM on April 24, 2012.
Myers, 43, has assembled a roster that has won three NBA titles (2015, 2017, 2018) in the last four seasons and made four consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals. Over the last four seasons, the Warriors have won more regular-season games (265) than any team in NBA history over a four- season span, including an NBA-record 73 wins in 2015-16. Myers earned the NBA Executive of the Year award in both 2014-15 and 2016-17 and is the only executive in Warriors history to earn Executive of the Year honors multiple times and one of only five in league history to earn the honor twice in a span of three seasons.
During his tenure as general manager the Warriors have enjoyed their most successful stretch in franchise history, posting a . 738 regular-season winning percentage (363-129), which is the best record in the NBA over that stretch. The Warriors have earned six-straight trips to the NBA Playoffs for the first time since doing so in each of the NBA’s first six-seasons in existence from 1946-47 through 1951-52. The franchise had qualified for the playoffs just once in the previous 18 years.
Throughout Myers’ tenure, the Warriors have retained many of their top talents, signing starters Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to contract extensions. Myers acquired 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala via trade in 2013 and signed Durant, the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals MVP, in 2016 as well as four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins in 2018.
Myers originally joined the Warriors on April 14, 2011, as assistant general manager/vice president of basketball operations, after enjoying a highly successful 14-year stint as a representative to numerous NBA players. During his first year with the Warriors organization, he worked closely under the tutelage of then-General Manager Larry Riley on all Basketball Operations matters, including contract negotiations, talent evaluation, roster management, scouting and CBA compliance.
Before joining the Warriors, Myers spent the previous five years at Wasserman Media Group (WMG) in Los Angeles. As managing executive at WMG, which is one of the largest global sports and entertainment companies in the world, Myers represented a client list of nearly 20 NBA players in their team and endorsement contracts.
Prior to joining Wasserman, Myers served as vice president of SFX Sports, where he represented numerous NBA players. Myers began his career in the sports representation business in 1997 as an intern at Los Angeles-based Tellem and Associates – under the tutelage of long-time sports agent Arn Tellem – which became SFX Sports in 2000. During his 14 years in the business, Myers negotiated over $575 million in contracts.
With a well-earned reputation as one of the top player agents in the NBA, Myers was a recipient of the prestigious “40 under 40” Award in 2011, presented annually by the SportsBusiness Journal to the 40 most influential sports executives under the age of 40.
A Bay Area native who attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, Myers graduated from UCLA in 1998 with a degree in Business/Economics. As a member of the UCLA basketball team, Myers and the Bruins captured the 1995 NCAA Championship during his sophomore season and advanced to the 1997 Elite Eight two years later.
A member of the State Bar of California, Myers earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2002. He and his wife, Kristen, have three daughters, Kayla, Annabelle and Rosie.
Warriors GM Bob Myers says team wants to bring back Kelly Oubre, but the soon-to-be free agent isn’t so sure
The trade deadline only ended just about 24 hours ago, but teams are already turning their attention to the next big date on the player movement calendar: free agency. One team that will have some decisions to make this summer is the Golden State Warriors.
In particular, swingman Kelly Oubre Jr.’s contract is up, and the Warriors will have to decide if they want to bring him back after an inconsistent season so far. Speaking to reporters on Friday, GM Bob Myers said the answer is yes, which is why they didn’t trade him on Thursday. Via ESPN:
“I think a lot of people thought he might be available,” Myers said. “But we value him too, as evidenced by not trading him. … He handled it very well. I think our actions spoke to how we view him.”
Oubre, however, isn’t quite as sure about his future in the Bay Area, which would likely include a bench role next season once Klay Thompson returns from injury. Addressing the situation on Thursday night after the Warriors’ loss to the Kings, Oubre had this to say:
“I can’t speak for the future, brother. You keep asking me questions like I’m a psychic. But at the end of the day, I’m growing, I’m honing in on my skills in this league and I can offer a lot more than coming off the bench, so at the end of the day, this is my life. I can’t tell the future. Only God can.”
Unsurprisingly, Oubre wasn’t interested in discussing whether or not he would take less money to stay with the Warriors next season. In response to the borderline offensive question on Thursday, Oubre said, “I’m not answering your questions no more. I’m sorry. Next question.”
Oubre is putting up 15.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in his first season with the Warriors, which on the face might seem like decent numbers, but he’s largely been disappointing save for a blistering February. Even with that recent hot streak, he’s still only shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from 3-point land. He also has one of the worst on/off splits on the team. The Warriors have a plus 4.6 net rating when he sits, and a minus-3.7 net rating when he’s on the court.
He’s still fairly young, a great athlete and a hard worker who can guard multiple positions on the defensive end. Despite the brutal shooting numbers, you can understand why the Warriors would be interested in keeping him around in a more reduced role next season. At the same time, if he did move on it’s hard to imagine the Warriors would miss him all that much.
Is Bob Myers steering Warriors’ ship in right direction?
The best part about being Bob Myers these days, I’m guessing, is that you’ve got a lot of expert advisers. Roughly a million of them, and that’s just here in the Bay Area.
Myers will need ’em all. The Warriors’ genial general manager and his front-office crew are sailing into waters that are uncharted, storm-tossed and shark-infested.
This is the most crucial juncture of Myers’ nine-year run as GM. A dynasty hangs in the balance. The franchise that is light-years ahead is playing catch-up with the league that is using the Warriors’ tactics — 3s and D and clever front-office moves — to beat the Warriors.
Can Myers sail the Warriors back to the land of greatness? He does have all that help — all the radio-call-in advisers, the media geniuses, the basketball savants who have managed to gain access to Twitter.
Fortunately for Myers’ sanity, he does not have rabbit ears. He does not spend hours a day on Twitter, gauging the collective mood of Warriors’ fandom, listening to the sage advice.
Still, Myers knows the heat is on, and there are no simple solutions, and the luster of the five-season run of brilliance is starting to fade.
Bob Myers Golden State Warriors’ president of basketball operations speaks about Kevin Durant’s injury after game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Yader Guzman / The Chronicle
Myers inherited Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and there was some luck involved in drafting Draymond Green. Myers presided over two monumental moves, hiring Steve Kerr as head coach and luring Kevin Durant, but the case could be made that those two recruited themselves, no sales job necessary.
The draft has not been kind to the Warriors under Myers, but don’t forget dynasty helper Harrison Barnes in 2012 and the promising James Wiseman in 2020. Wiseman has tons of promise, but LaMelo Ball is an instant jaw-dropper. Will that go down as a Myers mistake?
Myers has pulled rabbits out of his hat: Andre Iguodala (twice) and Shaun Livingston. But there are also the Nick Youngs and the Brad Wanamakers.
While you were kicking back enjoying the All-Star Game and a Curry fireworks display Sunday, Myers probably was working his phone to the melting point, plotting his team’s future, hoping he’s in it.
So many decisions. What to do about Kelly Oubre Jr.? Trade him ASAP and avoid losing him with nothing in return after this season, or keep him to give the team a better shot at a top-six seed in the West?
Oubre has become a fan favorite. He’s got style, he plays hard, he seems to be catching on to the unique basketball skill of playing alongside Curry and Green.
In the recent past, the Warriors were such a Garden of Eden that a David West would sign at a significant discount, and a Durant would jump at the opportunity to be part of this crew. Would Oubre take a big discount to sign back on next season and continue his higher basketball education?
The Warriors are making it clear that their vision is the future, like next season and beyond. They’re not going to go blockbuster deal now in hopes of going deeper in this year’s playoffs. They’re thinking ahead to Thompson’s return from a torn Achilles tendon.
That doesn’t sit well with some fans and critics, who see the Warriors as wasting a year of Curry’s prime, as his biological clock ticks away. But if the Warriors go all-in on this season, that could cost them in the next season or two, when Curry/Thompson/Green still will be in their primes.
Curry is an unrestricted free agent after next season. Myers and the Warriors have to win him over.
When that momentous decision comes down, how much weight will Curry give to past front-office performance? The Warriors helped his career blossom when they traded Monta Ellis to Milwaukee for Andrew Bogut, a month before Myers officially moved into the GM chair, and when they hired Kerr.
You could say that Myers helped make Curry a superstar by building his supporting cast. But Curry’s got to look out for his future. So everything Myers and his crew do has to be with an eye to keeping Curry’s faith — starting now.
Do the Warriors take a shot at Lonzo Ball, especially now that the family name has new gravitas? How much of a run do they give Jordan Poole and Nico Mannion? How much playing time do they give Wiseman, whose on-the-job training is valuable, but costly in the short term?
The pressure, risks and high stakes, the random nature of fate — it’s enough to drive a man crazy. Fortunately, Myers doesn’t have to do it alone. He’s got a million Helpy Helpertons.
Scott Ostler is a columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @scottostler
GM Bob Myers — Warriors would ‘love’ to keep Kelly Oubre Jr. beyond season, but it ‘takes two’ to agree
SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers is hopeful Kelly Oubre Jr. will decide to re-sign with the organization this summer after deciding against dealing the 25-year-old swingman prior to Thursday’s trade deadline despite “high-level” interest.
“Kelly’s done a great job,” Myers said during a video conference call with reporters Friday, praising Oubre for the way he’s handled the speculation surrounding his future. Myers then posed the question that has hovered over the organization since Oubre’s arrival: “Are we going to keep him or are we not going to keep him?”
Myers continued by saying that Oubre has “done a good job of just playing basketball. And those are conversations we’ll have — I can’t, per the rules, promise anything, but we like Kelly and we’d love to be able to see him in our future plans, but that’s four or five, six months away, and we’ll see what happens with us and obviously it takes two. So that decision will be made down the line.”
There was speculation around the league that the Warriors might decide to move Oubre on Thursday given that he is in the final year of his contract and it would be so punitive for them to keep the swingman because of how deep that would have to go into the luxury tax. But Myers remained optimistic about coming to an agreement, pointing to the fact that Oubre wasn’t dealt in the first place.
“I think a lot of people thought he might be available,” Myers said. “But we value him too, as evidenced by not trading him. … He handled it very well. I think our actions spoke to how we view him. “
Oubre, who has not spoken to the media as often as some of his teammates this season after getting off to a slow start, made headlines after Thursday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings when he said the Warriors hadn’t spoken to him about his future before prior to the deadline and bristled at the notion of potentially coming off the bench. Former All-Star Klay Thompson is expected to go back into the starting lineup at some point next season as he continues rehabbing from an Achilles injury.
“I can’t speak for the future, brother,” Oubre said after the game. “You keep asking me questions like I’m a psychic. But at the end of the day, I’m growing, I’m honing in on my skills in this league and I can offer a lot more than coming off the bench, so at the end of the day, this is my life. I can’t tell the future. Only God can.”
Echoing what Warriors coach Steve Kerr said earlier in the week, Myers said that Oubre had been “informed” of the potential role the Warriors see him in for the future, noting that he liked what Oubre said in his remarks to reporters about his desire to start moving forward.
“I talked to his agent the other night in person, his dad comes to a lot of games,” Myers said. “I’m not going to bother Kelly about whether you’re going to start next year in the middle of our season. He knows. That’s a better conversation for his representation to have when they want to have it. So we had that conversation privately, so he’s informed. His focus should be on playing basketball and winning games. I like what he said last night; he should want to start. That’s what you should want. Every player should want to start.
“I represented a lot of guys. I don’t know that anybody, even [Andre] Iguodala when he was here, I think he probably liked it when he said, ‘Hey, I’m going to start you in the Finals.’ I’m sure he probably didn’t say, ‘Well, I want to stay on the bench.’ But everybody figures it out as they move. Every team has a different roster; every team has different personnel. “
As ESPN’s Bobby Marks noted recently, the Warriors are already way over the luxury tax line and will see their tax penalties double next year because of the repeater status. That would come on the heels of the tens of millions the Warriors are already paying in tax payments to keep Oubre this year.
Oubre declined to answer a question on Thursday night about whether or not he would be willing to take less money to stay with the Warriors. When asked if Oubre’s desire to start would hurt the Warriors’ chances of re-signing the swingman, Myers left all possibilities open.
“Who knows?” Myers said. “I don’t know. I don’t know who’s going to start. I don’t know who’s [going to be] on the team. That’s a good conversation to have in four or five months based on how we finish. But the good news is nobody has to answer that now. It shouldn’t be answered now. We got a draft to go through. We don’t know what pick we have; we don’t know what happens there — things happen so fast now, with your own team, with other teams, there’s never been more big moves, small moves, rumors, player movement … Looking ahead is something we do do, but you also have to be nimble enough to make changes … but we like him, he’s done a great job, and we’ll have those conversations when free agency gets here.”
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Golden State Warriors’ GM Bob Myers shares when he realized Steph Curry was special
Golden State Warriors’ general manager Bob Myers was still an agent when then GM Larry Riley selected Steph Curry with the seventh pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Myers went on to become Riley’s assistance prior to the 2011-2012 season, and didn’t quite realize what the team had with Curry manning the point guard position.
It was a down-year for Steph. He only appeared in 26 games during the lockout shortened season, averaging a career-low 14.7 points per game. Myers would take over the GM job, and added some key pieces to help the tone for the Warriors to become a juggernaut.
Golden State won its first-round series of the 2013 playoffs, setting up a Western Conference semi-final matchup with the San Antonio Spurs. It was during Game 2 that Myers realized just how special Curry was (h/t NBC Bay Area’s Drew Shiller):
“He came off a screen at the top and he took a one-footed 3-point shot — in the halfcourt, I looked at Travis (Schlenk) — our assistant GM at the time — and said, ‘Did he just shoot that off one foot?’ It looked so natural. I said, ‘This guy is different, man.’ That is so unusual and the way he did it. There’s a difference between being great and transcendent. There are a lot of great players in the NBA, but then there’s the ones like Steph that go beyond that category … You have a responsibility because when you’re gifted with somebody like that, all you can do is say, ‘Let’s try to give this guy a chance to win a championship,’ you don’t get that lucky very often.”
In Game 2 against the Spurs in 2013, Steph Curry made a one-legged 3-pointer (check out Richard Jefferson’s reaction at the 15-second mark of this video ) pic. twitter.com/Vil8C9vwHe— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) June 25, 2020
Steph was just scratching the surface. Just two years later, he would go on to win his first of back-to-back MVPs, helping the Dubs to the NBA title in 2015.
Credit Myers for understanding that Golden State was entering its championship window. The GM finessed the roster around Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and eventually Kevin Durant, to help the team make five-straight NBA Finals appearances, winning three championships.
With Curry expected to be healthy, and ready to go for the start of next season, Myers will have to do the same during a very important offseason for the franchise.
Dubs fans know exactly who Steph is by now, but at what moment did you realize just how good Curry could become during his first few seasons in the league?
On to some more links:
Myers will have a few high draft picks over the next few seasons. Logan Newman of Warriors Wire looks back at the best selections Golden State has made at the draft during the modern era.
LaVar Ball went off about how LaMelo won’t be a good fit with the Dubs, but it looks his son doesn’t feel the same. NBC Bay Area’s Alex Didion highlighted LaMelo’s now deleted tweet contradicting his father’s comments.
Green has never been shy to speak his mind on various topics. The former Michigan State Spartan says the NCAA’s system is broken for student-athletes. (Bleacher Report)
Rug ZET GAMING GM-M Warriors | Rugs | Main page
The ZET GM-M Warriors rug has medium dimensions (35×27 cm), but creates a decent size for mouse maneuvers. Due to the fabric cover, the mouse moves smoothly on the mat and as accurately as possible affects the movement of the cursor on the screen. The minimum thickness of the mat (3 mm) allows the wrist to not get tired of high lifting during long playing sessions. In order to prevent the accessory from moving on the table while working at the computer or playing games, the ZET GM-M Warriors was equipped with a rubber base.Due to the fact that the edge of the product is processed with an overlock, the covering and the base of the mat do not come off from each other even after many months of use.
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Card Warriors / WarCraft 3 Reforged / ModdingCard Warriors / WarCraft 3 Reforged / Modding – XGM
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Card Warriors – board game for Warcraft 3.
The card is a card game in which the parties have to fight until complete destruction.
Genre: Board game
Number of players: Up to 8 (4×4) + AI
Description: On opposite sides are the positions of the players. Each player has an active deck (6 cards). Each time you use a card, it is replaced by another. Victory in each round is credited after the destruction of all opponents. The winner is the team that wins the first number of rounds specified in the mod.
There are also small bonus systems.
Several game mods are available.
Views: 7 872 Like +13 – 3 90,000 New Mechanics on the Global Map in Season Three | Clan Wars
New game mechanics were introduced on the Global Map, thanks to which clans received more tools for planning their strategy and conducting combat operations.
- Limit the yield by the number of provinces.
- Ban on attacking landing provinces from the ground.
- Displacement of the beginning of battles.
Yield cap by number of provinces
A new mechanic has been introduced that limits the number of provinces in which a clan can receive income. The balance value of the number of such provinces will be adjusted for each front separately. Income will be automatically calculated only from the most profitable provinces.
If the balance of the number of profitable provinces on the front is 10, then a clan that owns 15 provinces will only be able to receive income from the 10 most profitable of them.
If the profitability of a province changes after it has been “pumped”, the system will automatically take into account the changes and deduct income from the most profitable provinces. If several of the least profitable provinces have the same income value, then the system will account for income according to the unique province identifier recorded in the Global Map database.
The balance value of the number of profitable provinces is 10. 8 provinces of the clan have different highest profitability values, and 4 more – the same lowest profitability value. In this case, only 2 provinces will be counted according to their unique identifier. Thus, income will come from only 10 provinces.
This change will prevent the accumulation of vast profitable territories without hostilities, and clans that do not have profitable provinces will be able to compete for the right to earn in-game gold on the Global Map.
Ban on attacking landing provinces from the ground
If a clan landed on the Global Map through a tournament in a landing province and occupied several provinces, then if the landing province is lost, it will have to leave the map in order to take control of the landing again. Now clans that own a large number of territories will have to pay special attention to controlling the landing provinces. Having lost such a province, a clan will directly jeopardize the security of its possessions, and clans that have passed the landing tournament will be able to freely attack large clusters of provinces.This mechanic will make strategic planning of actions on the map more difficult, but also more interesting.
Displacement of the beginning of battles
In order for the same clan members to take part in battles in two provinces with the same prime time, the start time of battles in one of the provinces can be shifted. In this case, the battles in it will begin 15 minutes later.