Randolph might have fractured left ankle
Warriors forward Anthony Randolph might miss a significant amount of time after injuring his left ankle on the final play of the first quarter in Friday's 108-101 win over Sacramento.
After the game, the team announced that X-rays showed Randolph suffered a sprain and a possible fracture. Team sources said the preliminary diagnosis is a fracture and he'd be out four to six weeks. Randolph will have a CT scan today to confirm the initial diagnosis.
Randolph was trying to contest a shot by Sacramento forward Jason Thompson when he landed awkwardly on his ankle. He was down for a couple minutes before being helped off the court and into the locker room.
Martin, who is averaging 14.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 12 games with the Iowa Energy, is expected to come in this weekend. He was on the Warriors' summer league team in July and played well enough to earn a training camp invite. But Martin chose to go overseas instead.
The Warriors can sign Martin for no more than two 10-day contracts. If they want to keep him after that, they'd have to guarantee his contract for the remainder of the season. Since the Warriors have 15 players under contract already, they would have to clear a spot on the roster to keep Martin longer than 20 days.
"We don't have poker games on our flights, but we did when (Stephen) Jackson was here," Nelson said. "I don't think I have to have a rule, because we don't have a game right now, but maybe the league ought to think about doing something."
Gambling is prevalent among NBA players, where charter flights can be like flying casinos. The Gilbert Arenas gun drama, which reportedly stemmed from a debt he owed to teammate Javaris Crittenton, has made gambling an issue in NBA circles.
His high level of play lately is good news for the Warriors both on and off the court. With the Feb. 18 trade deadline just over a month away, Maggette is providing general manager Larry Riley exactly what he needs — a reason for a team to take on Maggette and his contract, which has three years and more than $30 million left on it.
A couple of league executives and a Warriors source confirmed Maggette's value is on the rise. Teams in need of a boost from a proven veteran scorer might be more willing to take on his contract.
In addition to Maggette, the Warriors have more than $10 million worth of expiring contracts to use in a trade, and some excess at a couple positions.
— Marcus Thompson II