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#1 Kam

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 03:00 PM

They keep taking our (former) players, darnit!

On the heels of adding point guard Marcus Williams yesterday, the Warriors are now reportedly adding free agent forward Maurice Evans, who played for both the Lakers and Magic last season.

The Warriors have signed Evans to a three-year, $6.4 million deal, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise. With the addition of Evans, Warriors VP Chris Millin will probably decide not to match the Los Angeles Clippers' offer sheet for athletic guard Kelenna Azubuike.

The Warriors had until Friday to match Azubuike's deal, but Evans represents a cheaper and more experienced player.

What do the Warriors get in Evans?

In Evans, the Warriors are getting an athletic swing man who's known as a solid defender and good three-point shooter (39 percent last season). The six-foot five-inch Evans averaged 9.3 points in 68 games for Orlando last season. He came to Orlando with Brian Cook in a November trade with the Los Angeles Lakers that sent Trevor Ariza to Southern California.

The 29-year-old has played five seasons in the NBA, including stops in Detroit and Sacramento.

With this signing, the Warriors are looking at a bench with a mixture of veterans who will certainly aid in the development of younger talents.

The Warriors have never looked quite this deep in quite a long time. However, don't get your hopes up too high yet Warriors' fans.

They may look like one outstanding team on paper, but this will only be a starting point for years to come.

Baron Davis, I would like to thank you on giving the Warriors this kind of opportunity to develop, probably the only sports team, that gives us hope in the Bay Area.

Despite all of this turbulent happenings, the off-season for the Warriors is not over yet.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 03:03 PM

mo was a pretty solid dude, i wish him the best of luck

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 03:14 PM

good for him

Nellie will love his versatility

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 03:20 PM

And the Lakers still do nothing...

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 03:57 PM

wait i rememebr reading mo was looking ofr other offers, adn the warriors matched azibuke. i think mo might end up in LA with the clippers, that would be a good move for them

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 03:59 PM

wait i rememebr reading mo was looking ofr other offers, adn the warriors matched azibuke. i think mo might end up in LA with the clippers, that would be a good move for them


Warriors already inked Mo. He's not going anywhere.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 04:04 PM

3 solid division rivals. Suns, Clippers, and Warriors. We all know about the suns. The Lakers play in the same building as the Clippers and they look like a solid team. And the Warriors are taking a lot of LA players, especially the ones that were well liked (Fish, Ronny, Mo).

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 05:02 PM

3 solid division rivals. Suns, Clippers, and Warriors. We all know about the suns. The Lakers play in the same building as the Clippers and they look like a solid team. And the Warriors are taking a lot of LA players, especially the ones that were well liked (Fish, Ronny, Mo).


Realistically, the only real division rival is Phoenix. Just because the rest aren't really competition.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 08:07 PM

Mo will fit well in Nellie's system.
good move

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 08:11 PM

Warriors already inked Mo. He's not going anywhere.

No, Mo backed out because he wanted more money. The Warriors decided to match Azibuke's offer sheet instead of paying Mo more money.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 08:13 PM

No, Mo backed out because he wanted more money. The Warriors decided to match Azibuke's offer sheet instead of paying Mo more money.


thats wut i read, maybe we can bring him back.

#12 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 08:15 PM

thats wut i read, maybe we can bring him back.

Yeah, it doesn't make any sense to bring in Mo, and match the offer sheet for Azibuke, when they already have a lot of guards on the team.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 08:17 PM

so this deal did not go through?
bring him back if sasha leaves

#14 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 08:21 PM

The Riverside Press Enterprise reported he signed for three years, $6.4 million. But he has not signed the deal, the source said. The numbers were settled on before Evans backed out. Why? You’re right. He wants more money.
So, here’s the deal. If Evans wants too much, the Warriors will match Kelenna Azubuike, who plays the same position.


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