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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:14 am
And the winner is ... former Kentucky guard Kelenna Azubuike
From Janny Hu of the Sporting Green/Chronicle staff.



Get ready to have a new Warrior in uniform against the Hornets. Golden State is expected to sign 6-5 guard Kelenna Azubuike as early as tonight to bolster its depleted backcourt. Azubuike is the D-league's leading scorer with a 26.2 ppg average for the Fort Worth Flyers.


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He's shooting 51 percent from the field and 49 percent from 3-point range.

He's also averaging 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

He left Kentucky after his junior year in 2005 and went undrafted.

He caught on with the Cavaliers for training camp that fall and played in five preseason games before he was cut.

The Rockets signed and waived him this preseason.

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Wonder whether this is true. The team does need another guard, depending on how Pietrus plays at SG and McCleod as backup PG. This guy won't be signed for more than 1 or 2 10 day contracts though because Monta is likely back soon as is Robertson
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:37 am
He has Krazy hop's and apparently can hit the 3 too :!:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:06 am
As long as he stays within the team concept, he could be capable
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:14 am
I'll go out on a limb and say... WHO? :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:15 am
I love Nellie (except regarding Ike, but, hey, nobody's perfect)

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound guard still needs to pass his physical and finalize his contact, but he's already received an amusing stamp of approval from Warriors' vice-president Chris Mullin and coach Don Nelson.

"Mully called me on New Years' Eve and asked me if I liked sambuca, and I said 'Yeah,' " Nelson recalled. "And he went out there and signed this guy, Azubuike.

"I thought it was a drink and he was talking about a player."



Here's the full article:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/02/WARRIORS.TMP

Seems like a decent signing. His numbers are not that impressive coming from the D-league (which Pape Saw dominated like Wilt in his prime :wink: ), but his % are good. .490 from 3pts shows the guy can shoot, at least. If he pans out, Roberson will be the odd man out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:37 pm
We could use another shooter. That seems to be our strength, lately. If we're living and dying by the 3, we might as well be prepared.
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The 6-foot-5, 220-pound guard still needs to pass his physical and finalize his contact, but he's already received an amusing stamp of approval from Warriors' vice-president Chris Mullin and coach Don Nelson.

"Mully called me on New Years' Eve and asked me if I liked sambuca, and I said 'Yeah,' " Nelson recalled. "And he went out there and signed this guy, Azubuike.

"I thought it was a drink and he was talking about a player."




Nelson's eyes must have lit up at the thought of an exotic drink and then he would have fell down to Earth when he realised it wasn't.

Drinky, drink, drink Nellie :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:14 pm
Whatever happened to all that alarmist bullshit, prior to the season, about Nelson's drinking becoming a huge problem for the Warriors...? :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:36 pm
Looks like Nellie was looking for some free booze from Mully. I like that Azubukie guy. Especially his last name, it's pretty cool.
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xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:Looks like Nellie was looking for some free booze from Mully. I like that Azubukie guy. Especially his last name, it's pretty cool.



Nelson must be getting plenty of drink from someone because the team is losing games against some of the worst teams lately and Diogu is not playing at all!
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The team can't really get dramatically away from .500 (not that I'm complaining).
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These last 5 games should have been wins! I say that Diogu could have made the big difference because of the way he has been playing and the skills he has that could open things up for other guys
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migya wrote:These last 5 games should have been wins! I say that Diogu could have made the big difference because of the way he has been playing and the skills he has that could open things up for other guys

Shut the f**k up, ya f**king whiner. Dunleavy is king. Say it. Ya wanna get your ass off the bench again? SAY ITand where the f**k is that sambuca Mully promised me?:mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:12 am
This kid is money, not monta money, more like Barnes money
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:37 am
I hope the Warriors offer him an extension before he gets too much pub. How nice would it be to have a legit backup 2 guard for the next 2-3 years for about 1.5 mil a pop?
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