Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view as NBA commissioner David Stern (right) , deputy commissioner Adam Silver (left) and former NBA player Hakeem Olajuwon speak on stage after the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 6/28: Warriors Play Poker, Kings Draft Guards, 49ers Not Winning Offseason

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The Wheelin’, Deelin’ Warriors Buy in and Play Some Aggressive Draft Poker

Joe Lacob comes up with the cash to get the Warriors to the table, and Bob Myers plays the cards.

It’s who the Warriors are now—high-stakes owner and aggressive general manager examining all angles all the time.

And if they keep playing it right, it’s pushing them to the cutting edge of the league.

Once again on Thursday, the Warriors were the action kings, scrambling and spending and wheeling and dealing all over the back end of the first round of this draft.

– Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News

Sacramento Kings Take a Pair of Guards in Draft

The Sacramento Kings are taking another chance on a Kansas product with potential.

With Thomas Robinson’s first-round flop still fresh from last season, Sacramento’s new ownership and basketball operations team selected the latest Jayhawks standout with the seventh pick in the NBA draft Thursday night: shooting guard Ben McLemore.

– Antonio Gonzalez, Associated Press

49ers Are Not Winning the Offseason

Thus far in the offseason, no team in the NFC West has separated itself from their rivals — in players arrested, anyways. Of the 28 NFL players arrested since the Super Bowl, the 49ers, Seahawks, Rams, and Cardinals each own an equal share.

The offseason is still young, and given the quality of individuals they employ, I would not at all be shocked if the Seahawks ended up taking the offseason trophy for the most arrests. A title in 2013 would mark Seattle’s second in as many. Last offseason, three Seahawks were arrested, including running back Marshawn Lynch, who was arrested for a DUI in July of 2012. Were this to happen, we could certainly see how Vernon Davis was justified in calling them a “dynasty.”

– Bay Area Sports Guy

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