OAKLAND –- At no point this season have the Warriors been healthier than they were Monday afternoon as they boarded the bus to Sacramento, where on Tuesday night they will face the Kings at Sleep Train Arena.
Backup center Festus Ezeli, who sprained an ankle on Dec. 23, has recovered and rejoined the team Monday after playing two rehabilitation games for the D-League Santa Cruz Warriors.
"It was good to get him down the Santa Cruz," coach Steve Kerr said. "He needed to play. He needed to get his conditioning, feel the burn in his lungs a little bit. He practiced really well and should be active and ready to go (Tuesday)."
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Ezeli could be called on quickly in support of starter Andrew Bogut. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who was a late addition to the Western Conference All-Star team, may be the most offensively skilled big man in the NBA.
The Warriors now have 15 healthy players, giving Kerr the flexibility to choose which 13 will dress and be available for the game on Tuesday.
Kerr receives monthly honor:
The NBA handed out its monthly awards on Monday and Kerr was named Western Conference Coach of the Month for the month of January.
He wasn't terribly impressed with his work.
"I don't understand," Kerr said, grinning. "I had my worst month. We had a bad month, too, most losses. What the hell? It doesn’t make any sense."
He's right, sort of. After going 1-0 in October, then 14-2 in November and 11-3 in December, the Warriors were 12-3 in January.
In addition to the record, though, the Warriors also led the league in points per game (116.2), shooting percentage (48.5) and point differential (14.0).
Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer received the honor in the Eastern Conference.
Big Mac is back:
The Warriors also signed 6-foot-9 power forward James McAdoo to a second 10-day contract, and he joined the team for the trip to Sacramento.
McAdoo appeared in three games during his first 10-day stint, making an impression in his debut by finishing with 11 points, five rebounds and a blocked shot in 13 minutes in a rout of the Denver Nuggets.
McAdoo spent the weekend with the Santa Cruz Warriors, averaging 37.5 points and 13 rebounds in two games against the Reno Bighorns.