Festus Ezeli (knee) will not play in Game 3 and Game 4 vs. the Clippers.
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He is up to 5-on-0 workouts and has been out for 10 months due to knee surgery. There seems to be a very little chance he'll be able to play in this series against the Clippers since he's still not taking on contact -- arguably the biggest step of his rehab. The Warriors will have to use Jermaine O'Neal, David Lee, Hilton Armstrong, Marreese Speights and Draymond Green a bit more to alleviate the loss of Andrew Bogut (ribs).
Warriors owner Joe Lacob said on Thursday that the team will "unequivocally" re-sign Klay Thompson.
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Thompson does not hit restricted free agency until the 2015-2016 season, but the Warriors are committed to making him and Steph Curry the backcourt duo in Golden State for the foreseeable future. Thompson has increased his scoring average each year of his career, and was second in the league this season in 3-pointers made with 223. If Thompson continues to improve his game, not only will he be one of the top fantasy shooting guards, he will also be in line for a huge pay day.
Pelicans coach Monty Williams feels his team needs to add a center and a wing shooter this offseason.
"We did the center position by committee. Some nights it worked, some nights it didn't work," said Williams, tactfully describing the Pelicans' platoon of guys like Greg Stiemsma and Alexis Ajinca. His comment about the need for wing shooting is also well taken, as New Orleans ranked 29th in 3-pointers made this season. "We have to have a wing shooter out there ... so that teams can't put their small forward on Ryan [Anderson]," he said. Pelicans GM Dell Demps will have a busy summer patching the holes around franchise centerpiece Anthony Davis.