Bay Area Buzz 4/12: 49ers in Perfect Position, Warriors Hope to Take Next Step


It’s Friday! Good morning Bay Area, and here’s your daily morning buzz:

Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh watches the workouts during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers Find Themselves in Perfect Position

"San Francisco has the 31st and 34th picks, and a total of 13 picks overall. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the 49ers bundle those two picks to move up in the first round to get an impact player.It is a scary thought to think that the 49ers could get even better, especially if they can get another defensive end or can pick up a starting safety. The offense appears in great shape with Kaepernick, Frank Gore and Vernon Davis so adding to the defense might be the priority.– Andy Schmidt, Rant Sports"

After Clinching Rare Playoff Berth, Golden State Warriors Now Hope to Take Next Step

"Nobody expects the Warriors will even come close to reaching basketball’s biggest stage this season — not even Lacob, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who bought the franchise along with movie mogul Peter Guber for an NBA-record $450 million in 2010. But if they want to make any more noise this year, they’ll need to finish out the regular season strong.– Associated Press"

Reasons for San Francisco Giants Fans to Hate the Los Angeles Dodgers

"Almost every single Giants-Dodgers game in L.A. that I’ve seen gets interrupted by a beach ball coming onto the field. Seriously, watch a run of Dodgers games from Dodger Stadium and count how many times a beach ball falls from the stands into the field of play. It’s incredibly annoying and ultimately puzzling.You start asking yourself, why are fans bringing beach balls to the ballpark to begin with? Shouldn’t the game be enough to keep their attention? And then you realize they’re watching the Dodgers and it starts to make sense.– Dave Tobener, Yahoo! Sports"

Jimmer Fredette’s Playing Time Dropping With Sacramento Kings

"While Fredette has shot an impressive 42.4 percent from beyond the three-point arc, his playing time has actually dropped in recent weeks. In the Kings’ last 20 games, Fredette did not play in six of them. He has averaged just 11 minutes per game in March and April.The reason for the Fredette’s lack of playing time appears mainly to be due to head coach Keith Smart’s preference to play Toney Douglas ahead of Fredette, and to give more minutes to starters.– International Business Times"