Festus Ezeli RUMORS & NEWS

  • How to solve a free-agent problem like Festus Ezeli? $50 million works

    Sporting News "Three years and $50 million? According to several league executives, that is likely to be what it takes to land Warriors restricted free agent center Festus Ezeli this summer. “Obviously there are health issues you’re worried about,” one general manager told Sporting News. “So I don’t think..." May 05

  • Warriors’ Festus Ezeli could return Sunday

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the Warriors enter the home stretch of their chase for 73 wins, they may be getting a pretty important piece back soon. Backup center Festus Ezeli, who has been recovering from knee surgery and last played on January 25, could return Sunday against the Trail Blazers." April 02

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Festus Ezeli said he's really close to returning to games. He smacked Andre Iguodala with another cake this morning.

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Festus Ezeli is having surgery on his left knee, according to the Warriors. Updates later.

  • Warriors' Festus Ezeli out until after All-Star break

    Oakland Tribune "Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli, who has missed the past four games because of a knee injury, isn't likely to return to action until after the NBA All-Star Game, coach Steve Kerr said Friday. "We're going to be cautious," Kerr said after Golden State completed practice in preparation for..." February 05

  • Ezeli's knee injury getting more mysterious by the day

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors center Festus Ezeli will miss his fourth consecutive game with soreness in his left knee that seems to get more mysterious by the day. “He will not play tonight,” coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday, prior to tipoff against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center. “We’ll probably talk to..." February 04

  • MRI on Ezeli’s left knee inconclusive, Warriors say

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli missed his second straight game Saturday because of a sore left knee. The 6-foot-11, 265-pounder tweaked his knee during a 10-minute stretch Monday against San Antonio, and he had an MRI exam Tuesday. The results of the exam were inconclusive, so the..." January 30

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli (left knee) is doubtful tonight vs. Dallas, according to the team.

  • Source: Bogut likely to start over Ezeli when Warriors face Raptors

    CSN Bay Area "After raising the team’s defensive standard while grabbing 18 rebounds in a win over Brooklyn last Saturday, center Andrew Bogut will return to the starting lineup for the Warriors. The move could happen as soon as Tuesday night, when the Warriors meet Toronto at Oracle Arena. After starting..." November 17

  • Warriors confident Barnes, Ezeli won’t be distracted

    CSN Bay Area "The vast majority of players eligible for contract extensions signed during their rookie year will become restricted free agents next summer, and the group includes Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli of the Warriors. Both Barnes and Ezeli rejected formal offers, according to Warriors general..." November 03

  • Warriors, Festus Ezeli haven't discussed a contract extension

    CBS Sports "Festus Ezeli burst on the national stage during the NBA Finals last season, making a number of highlight-worthy dunks and big plays in key moments. Ezeli is entering his third season in the NBA, and with his rookie deal set to expire at the end of the season, the Warriors have not even talked with..." October 27

  • Bob Myers says Warriors working on extensions for Barnes, Ezeli

    The Score "With the deadline for teams to reach contract extensions with members of the 2012 draft class soon approaching, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors have a couple of decisions to make as it pertains to two of their key role players. Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli can hit..." August 29

  • Bob Myers says Warriors working on extensions for Barnes and Ezeli

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors go into the 2015-16 season as the defending champions, and immediately after winning a title people start wondering if you can do it again. The Warriors will have to traverse the difficult Western Conference in order to get back in position to win another title, but to..." August 28

  • Making strides, Warriors' Ezeli focused on slowing game down

    CSN Bay Area "Festus Ezeli’s oft-criticized hands are no bigger or softer or more flexible than they were three years ago. Yet they’ve gotten appreciably better. The progression of his ability to grasp the ball has evolved from dreadful to acceptable. To hear the Warriors center tell it, the development is..." August 14

  • How NBA champ Festus Ezeli fell into basketball after emigrating from Nigeria at 14

    Yahoo! Sports "Festus Ezeli departed from Nigeria in July 2004 as a nervous 14-year-old who stood 6-foot-8 and dreamed of becoming a doctor. While there is no medical degree 11 years later, the Golden State Warriors' center on Wednesday returned to Africa three inches taller and an NBA champion after living a..." July 29

  • Mark Jackson tried to poison Warriors against Festus Ezeli

    Grantland "It’s official: The Warriors are NBA champions. Now is the time to look back at the cast of characters who helped turn them into a 67-win juggernaut with a point differential — in both the regular season and the playoffs — that puts them among the greatest teams in league history. Those who base..." June 22

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Warriors announce they recalled Festus Ezeli from the D-League, and NBA announces Steve Kerr is the West Coach of the Month.

  • Warriors call up Kuzmic, send Ezeli to D-League

    Covers.com "The Golden State Warriors recalled center Ognjen Kuzmic and assigned center Festus Ezeli to Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League on Wednesday. Kuzmic had 10 points and 13 rebounds in 28 minutes of Santa Cruz's 102-89 loss to Bakersfield on Tuesday night" January 29

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Warriors will exercise center Festus Ezeli's contract for the 2015-16 season, a source told Yahoo Sports.

  • Festus Ezeli: ‘hungry, itching’ to get back on the court

    San Francisco Gate "It didn’t take long for Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams to develop a relationship with center Festus Ezeli. During one of their initial meetings, Adams told Ezeli that he worked with Chicago center Joakim Noah from 2010-13. “That was the first thing he sold me on,” Ezeli said Tuesday..." September 17

  • Warriors' Ezeli likely to miss Summer League

    CSN Bay Area "The Wait for Festus, expanded from six months to nine, and then to 13, continues. Festus Ezeli, confirmed Monday morning to be on the Warriors Summer League roster, was directed back to the sidelines on Monday night. The 6-foot-11 center, who spent the season rehabbing his surgically..." July 09

  • Warriors center Festus Ezeli could return Tuesday

    San Francisco Chronicle "Festus Ezeli on Thursday got his most positive health update since June knee surgery sidelined him, with Warriors head coach Mark Jackson even leaving open the possibility of the second-year center returning for Game 5 on Tuesday. Ezeli, who was originally expected to miss six to nine months..." April 25

  • W's GM Myers lays out timeline for return of O'Neal, Ezeli

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors general manager Bob Myers joined Jim Kozimor on Wednesday's edition of Yahoo! SportsTalk Live to discuss several topics, one of which centered around injured big men Festus Ezeli and Jermaine O'Neal. When asked if he expects both players to help the Warriors this season, Myers sounded..." January 16

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  • Warriors exercise options on Barnes, Thompson and Ezeli

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors announced Friday the team has exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Klay Thompson and the third-year contract options on forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli, which are all for the 2014-15 NBA season. Under the terms of the NBA’s current collective..." October 26

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Festus Ezeli said his knee rehab is going well and he thinks he's on pace to return for the Warriors between January and March.

  • Ezeli has successful surgery on right knee

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors center Festus Ezeli underwent successful surgery yesterday on his right knee, the team announced Thursday. The procedure, which was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, was necessary to reinforce both the medial collateral ligament and posterior..." June 15