Pacific Rumors: Warriors, Lakers, Clippers

We've heard plenty from the Warriors the last several hours, including official announcements of the Brandon Rush and Carl Landry signings, as well as an update on the team's plans for an arena in San Francisco. GM Bob Myers wouldn't promise a playoff berth, as coach Mark Jackson did last year, but said he thinks the team has a better chance of making it to the postseason this time around, as Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle notes (Sulia link). Rush, for one, will come into camp with plenty of confidence. Despite competition from Richard Jefferson and rookie Harrison Barnes, Rush told reporters he intends to be the starter at small forward, as CSNBayArea notes. There's more from by the Bay to pass along this evening, as well as items on the teams from Southern California:

  • Myers gave mixed messages about whether the Warriors are done dealing, saying, "We made our moves and are content with our roster," but also, "We have flexibility. We can go deeper into the tax if we want. Or we can find ways to get out. We’ll keep our eye on that," as Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News group documents (Twitter links). Thompson, recapping the busy day for the Warriors, believes the latter quote from Myers indicates the team will look to dump salary come February if it's struggling.
  • At the bottom of a piece that further examines last week's news that Andrew Bynum's agent is denying he and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak have talked about an extension for his client, Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times says the Lakers are pursuing backcourt help. The team reportedly has serious interest in swingman C.J. Miles.
  • Eric Patten of takes a look at the wealth of experience the Clippers' new additions bring to the team's bench.

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