Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Riley Responds to Jackson's Comments

The ears of Warriors fans are still ringing from the blast that came from Stephen Jackson and his sudden desire to get out of Oakland. The Warriors' general manager Larry Riley down played Jackson's comments stating "...our expectations of him have not changed despite his recent comments."

The Warriors have been negotiating with journeyman center Mikki Moore and will likely sign him this week. C.J. Watson turned down a $5.4 million three year contract, with the third year player option. Watson is concerned about being third in the point guard rotation behind Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry.

Adding Watson and Moore tells me the Warriors aspire to finish above the Clippers and Kings in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. If the Stephen Jackson drama gets uglier, beating out the Clips and Kings would be an ambitious goal.

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