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ZagRum
10-01-2008, 01:20 PM
KNBR in the Bay Area just announced that Dan has signed with the Golden State Warriors. He's got a shot of making the team with Ellis being hurt. Two Zags on one team would be cool to watch.

Sarenyon
10-01-2008, 01:36 PM
Meehan (over on S-R SportsLink) posted a couple of links about Dickau and Avellino parting ways. In one of the links it mentions that Dan is having "persistant back problems"

If it's true he is trying out for GS, I wonder what the "real" story is.

VinnyZag
10-01-2008, 04:13 PM
He's not 'trying out,' he's going to make the team. Nelly says so.
This is from an AP story currently on the wire:


To give themselves some insurance in the backcourt, Golden State
signed Dan Dickau on Wednesday and coach Don Nelson plans to carry three point guards on his roster - at least until Ellis returns to take one of those
roster places.

"Once he gets off his scooter," Nelson said half-jokingly of Ellis
after practice Wednesday. "Funny thing is, he's probably faster than any
of the other point guards I have out here on his scooter. 5 It's good to
have (Dickau) in camp. I'm going to keep three point guards. Veteran
point guards are hard to find."

C.J. Watson is the leading candidate to start in Ellis' place - "It's
C.J.'s job now to lose," Nelson said - with Marcus Williams and Dickau
also expected to get regular playing time in Nelson's up-tempo,
guard-oriented offense.

The 30-year-old Dickau had playing for Air Avellino in Italy since
August, then he and the team mutually agreed to part ways earlier this
week. Dickau, who was drafted 28th overall in the first round by the
Sacramento Kings in 2002 and has been traded eight times during his NBA
career, said he was happy the Warriors had a spot for him.

Dickau appeared in 67 games and made eight starts for the Clippers
last season, averaging 5.3 points, 2.6 assists and 1.4 rebounds in just more
than 15 minutes per game.

"I think it's a good situation," Dickau said. "Obviously coming in
late is going to make it tougher for me. I was in a situation overseas that
wasn't working out. Fortunately we were able to make this happen. We're
here and looking forward to making the most of it."
AP-WS-10-01-08 1930EDT!

Zag79
10-01-2008, 05:58 PM
ive always been surprised dan couldnt keep a spot with a team, even when he proved he could play at the nba level.


Dickau appeared in 67 games and made eight starts for the Clippers
last season, averaging 5.3 points, 2.6 assists and 1.4 rebounds in just more
than 15 minutes per game.

so if he played most of the game those numbers would be very good. too bad the nba doesnt like the small guy with skills. hope this works out and we can see him play often!

zagirl2k
10-01-2008, 09:13 PM
http://www.nba.com/warriors/fanzone/2008_training_camp_blog.html

More info on the Dickau signing (which is apparently a done deal now), including some comments from Ronny at about 5:30 on the video that starts with Don Nelson. He says he won't give Dan #21 because Dan wouldn't give it to him in college.

It also looks like Ronny will have an ongoing blog for the Warriors this season which could be pretty entertaining.