Nelson won't say if Randolph is on block
Rusty Simmons, Chronicle Staff Writer
Coach Don Nelson acknowledged Wednesday that the front office is
evaluating the Warriors’ entire roster, but refused to address reports
that Anthony Randolph is available for trade.
Two high-level executives said Tuesday that the second-year forward,
who was considered off-limits a month ago, has been discussed in talks.
Warriors sources said nothing is imminent.
"We’re definitely looking at big-picture stuff," Nelson said. "We know that we’re 7-17. We understand.
"We still don’t have a clue about the team, because we haven’t been together, haven’t had a full roster."
The troubling thing for the Warriors is that they won’t have a full roster the entire season as Kelenna Azubuike (knee) and Brandan Wright (shoulder) have been lost and Raja Bell (wrist) isn’t expected to return. They’ll have to make decisions without seeing the current group as a unit.
Randolph was once considered a cornerstone of that future. He was a star in the Las Vegas Summer League and was invited to the U.S. Basketball minicamp.