Warriors Rumors & News

  • Warriors will play Durant at PF, 'expect a lot' from him defensively

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams is practically rubbing his hands. His eyes are lighting up. With camp about a month away, his mind is spinning with creative ideas, inventive ways to use Kevin Durant. On defense, that is. “Ron can’t wait,” Leah Adams, wife of the veteran assistant, tells..." August 29

  • Harrison Barnes gets engaged

    Sports Day "New Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes is having an offseason to remember. After signing his $94 million deal with Dallas, Barnes went to Brazil to represent the United States in the Summer Olympics, where he won himself a gold medal. So how do you top both of those accomplishments?" August 28

  • Does Jordan's Russell Westbrook ad throw shade on Kevin Durant?

    Yardbarker "If you ask Oklahoma City Thunder fans, Kevin Durant ran from a challenge when he jumped ship and signed with the Golden State Warriors this summer. A new Jordan ad featuring Russell Westbrook appears to capitalize on that sentiment." August 27

  • Donovan: I think Westbrook and Durant had a good relationship

    The Oklahoman "On Friday, The Vertical posted a podcast with Thunder coach Billy Donovan in which he discussed a range of OKC-related topics, from the Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant relationship to Serge Ibaka wanting an expanded role offensively. After Durant left for Golden State, reports surfaced from a..." August 27

  • Kobe: ‘A real competitor’ would not be intimidated by Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant wouldn’t be scared of the Golden State Warriors, and he doesn’t think you should be either. Bryant appeared on Thursday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show” and said he was happy for Kevin Durant, but he wouldn’t be scared of him and his teammates. “I was happy for him. This is..." August 26

  • Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Star in New Nike Campaign

    Complex "To announce the launch of its fall tech pack, Nike brought a handful of Olympic athletes together to model the new collection. The new campaign features NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as well as tennis's Rafael Nadal, soccer player Neymar, and Argentine Rugby player Juan Martin..." August 25

  • Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan: Bikinis, Bottles & Zero Shirts ... Victory Turn Up In Greece

    TMZ "Here are Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan enjoying the spoils of their Olympic victory ... with a world champion day party turn up sesh in Mykonos. After absolutely pummeling Serbia in the gold medal game, the guys headed over to Greece and proved once again that America is #1 ... at partying our..." August 24

  • Festus Ezeli To Miss Six Weeks

    Hoops Rumors "The Trail Blazers announced today that Festus Ezeli will be sidelined for six weeks. The center had his left knee injected with a bone marrow aspirate concentrate and Orthovisc today in Chicago. The treatment is designed to alleviate pain and improve function in the joint, per the announcement. If..." August 23

  • David Robinson says Warriors' window is short

    CBS Sports "Are you ready for old-time NBA players to weigh in on this year's Warriors? It's like the sequel you never wanted. After last year's cavalcade of stars comparing the eventual-73-win Warriors to their respective great teams from the days of yesteryear, you can expect the same kind of..." August 23

  • Former No. 1 Overall Pick Kwame Brown Reportedly Has His Eyes Set On An NBA Comeback

    Uproxx "really deserved the literal and metaphorical beatings he took during his disappointing NBA journeyman’s career. He didn’t ask to be the No. 1 pick in the 2001 Draft, and he certainly didn’t ask for the burden of expectation that came along with having to make front-office neophyte Michael Jordan..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant on Team USA: ‘It was therapy for me’

    Today's Fastbreak "In an interview with Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical on Monday morning, Kevin Durant reflected extensively on his experience with the gold medal-winning Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 27-year-old superstar entered the 2016 Summer Olympics having to defend himself after..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Andrew Bogut rips refs after Australia's controversial loss

    CBS Sports "Australia came as close as you can get to a medal in men's basketball at the 2016 Olympic Games. It lost 89-88 to Spain in the bronze medal game on Sunday, surrendering a one-point lead after Patty Mills was whistled for a controversial foul with 5.4 seconds left. The crucial call was made when..." August 21

  • Someone bought a used Stephen Curry mouthguard for $3,190

    CBS Sports "In pretty gross news, a fan paid $3,190 for a used Stephen Curry mouthguard in an online auction on Sunday morning, per ESPN's Darren Rovell. The Golden State Warriors superstar's name appears on both the mouthguard itself and the carrying case, so it has to be authentic. Apparently a fan found it..." August 21

  • Kevin Durant: ‘I’m at my best if I don’t care if we win or lose’

    USA Today "Mike Krzyzewski wanted to see the Kevin Durant of Istanbul from the 2010 FIBA World Cup and from London at the 2012 Olympics. That Durant dominated. The Durant in Rio was good in the first five games of the competition, but not great against the better teams in group play. Until the U.S...." August 20

  • LeBron: Durant joining Warriors is 'great for our league'

    The Score "The King sees nothing wrong with Kevin Durant's decision to join a 73-win team. In fact, LeBron James applauded Durant's move to join the Golden State Warriors in a recent interview with Business Insider. "I think it's all great for our league," James said. "Our league is very competitive...." August 20

  • Durant passes LeBron to become USA's 2nd all-time leading Olympic scorer

    The Score "Move over again, LeBron James. Entering Rio 2016, James was Team USA's all-time leader in Olympic scoring. But as he watches the team from afar, he's seen his stock fall to No. 3 on the all-time list. I" August 19

  • Warriors' Thompson will approach gold-medal game like it's Game 7

    The Score "Look away, Golden State Warriors fans. Klay Thompson scored 22 points on Friday to push the United States into the gold-medal game, but in his excitement, the American sharpshooter had a slip of the tongue." August 19

  • Cleveland ice cream shop still going in on Steph Curry

    The Score "The Cavaliers may have defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, but some Clevelanders aren't ready to make nice with Stephen Curry just yet." August 19

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • With Olympic semifinals looming, here are eight guys Team USA could use over Harrison Barnes

    Sporting News "When he got here for the Olympics, Harrison Barnes said he came armed with some advice from friends who had participated in the Games before. “Take a lot of pictures,” he said. “Everybody I talked to said they which they would have done more. Take a minute to enjoy everything.” Barnes has..." August 19

  • Kevin Durant: Olympics taking on new meaning in light of troubles in U.S.

    USA Today "Kevin Durant had to ponder the question. Had he ever felt chills during an NBA game, the kind that made him feel the way he did in Wednesday’s Team USA win over Argentina when the player-inspired chants of “U-S-A” came pouring down? “I had some chills when we went to the Finals in 2012 (with..." August 19

  • Durant passes Jordan on U.S. men's Olympic scoring list

    The Score ""His Airness" Michael Jordan continued his descent down the U.S. men's Olympic all-time scoring list as yet another member of the roster in Rio de Janeiro moved up. Kevin Durant, a four-time NBA scoring champion on the Golden State Warriors, jumped Jordan for fourth place during Wednesday's..." August 18

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Baron Davis dreams of an NBA comeback

    Los Angeles Times "Outside of the high school gym, after signing autographs, taking selfies and laughing through some conversations, Baron Davis sat down and took a deep breath. It was a recent afternoon at the Drew League in South Central Los Angeles, where Davis has spent hundreds of summer days just like this..." August 15

  • Warriors Draymond Green will be traded for Pelicans’ Anthony Davis?

    Sportsrageous "There is absolutely no doubt that the Golden State Warriors is one of the strongest and toughest team to watch out for in the upcoming NBA season. Basketball enthusiast is very aware that Draymond Green has played a vital role in the team success aside from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The..." August 15

  • Coach K defends KD: Haters don't respect excellence

    The Score "United States head coach Mike Krzyzewski wanted to put Kevin Durant's mind at peace following his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors, so the two had a chat this summer. After being lauded for nine seasons as a first-class individual, Durant has been flooded with vitriol since he..." August 14

  • Warriors' schedule among NBA's toughest, Celtics face easiest path

    The Score "While the NBA has likely the most balanced schedule of the four major sports, the realities of divisions, travel, rest, and other factors make complete balance impossible. With that said, ESPN's Bradford Doolittle ran the new 2016-17 schedule through a simulator that takes all of those factors..." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Kevin Durant Causes Aussie Swimmer To Nearly Vomit Before Race

    Black Sports Online "Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers was so excited to see Kevin Durant at the Olympic pool his nearly took ill just prior to his gold medal winning race. Durant, and other members of Team USA were at the pool to support their fellow US Olympians but it made no difference to Chalmers. Speaking to..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Kerr admits Curry's injuries forced 'a few adjustments' in Finals

    CSN Bay Area "After sustaining a knee injury in Game 1 of the 2016 playoffs, Steph Curry spent the next two months dodging questions about his health, pronouncing himself fit each time he put on his Warriors jersey. His coach, Steve Kerr, whistled precisely the same tune all the way through losing the NBA..." August 11

  • Jason Terry: Durant to Warriors 'best thing' to happen to Clippers

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors won 73 games last season, won the Western Conference by six games and then added Kevin Durant in the offseason. So winning the West for a third straight year should be all but locked up, right? Free agent point guard Jason Terry doesn't think so. "The Clippers can easily win..." August 10

  • Willie Green Hired By Warriors As Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors have hired Willie Green as an assistant coach/player development on Steve Kerr's staff. Green played 12 NBA seasons " August 09

  • Steve Kerr reveals his secret to keeping Draymond Green under control

    Sporting News "Draymond Green's coaches know how valuable of a player he is to their respective teams, but they also know how emotional he can get. The NBA All-Star has built a not-so-favorable reputation because of his actions, especially ones that have landed him suspensions. He even had an off-court..." August 09

  • Kevin Durant to visit Oklahoma City as member of Warriors in February

    ESPN "The Oklahoma City Thunder are tentatively scheduled to play host to Kevin Durant as a member of the Golden State Warriors for the first time in February, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Thunder's first home date of the season against Durant and the Warriors has been..." August 09

  • Durant didn't like attention he received in Oklahoma City

    The Score "The level of celebrity status that emerges from being one of the most talented and successful basketball players on the planet may be easier to handle in some parts of the country in comparison to others. Kevin Durant must hope that's the case after signing a two-year, $54.3-million contract..." August 08

  • Steve Kerr Says It’s "Absurd" for People to Call Kevin Durant a Villain

    Complex "While many NBA fans have been quick to label the Warriors a "superteam" now that they have Kevin Durant in the mix, there have also been plenty of people—us included—who have called KD & Co. supervillains in light of the moves Golden State has made this summer. Yes, KD, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson,..." August 08

  • Andrew Bogut apologizes to Brazil, says his beef is with IOC

    USA Today "Andrew Bogut may have changed NBA teams recently, but nothing has changed about his candid and sometimes-cutting personality. After criticizing the International Olympic Committee via Twitter recently for poor athlete accommodations at the Rio Olympics, the 31-year-old Australian took a moment..." August 07

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Kevin Durant says talking to Russell Westbrook now is ‘a touchy deal’

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant’s foremost concern these days is playing for Team USA, but his decision to join a new NBA team is still a very hot topic. It’s one that followed him to Rio de Janeiro, where he and other members of the U.S. squad met with reporters Thursday. Given that Russell Westbrook, Durant’s..." August 05

  • Kevin Durant reportedly told Russell Westbrook he was leaving via text message

    Yahoo! Sports "The story about how Kevin Durant told former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook he was joining the Golden State Warriors keeps getting more and more intriguing. It was assumed, after the two spent eight years together with the Thunder, going to four Western Conference finals and a..." August 05

  • Westbrook reportedly deleted Durant's goodbye text

    Yahoo! Sports "When Russell Westbrook traveled to Oklahoma City to meet with general manager Sam Presti in the aftermath of the franchise’s lost weekend in the Hamptons, Westbrook held no interest for a post-mortem on Kevin Durant. For a front office still mired in angst and anger, Westbrook delivered a sobering..." August 04

  • Durant will hold off congratulating Westbrook on extension

    The Score "After spending eight seasons together as teammates, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are going their separate ways. Durant took his talents to form a superteam in Golden State, while Westbrook elected to continue building his legacy in Oklahoma City by signing an extension. Save for a..." August 04

  • Curry, LeBron favorites to win 2016-17 NBA MVP

    The Score "Four of the last five NBA Most Valuable Player awards have gone to either LeBron James or Stephen Curry, and Las Vegas oddsmakers don't see that trend changing for the 2016-17 regular season. The King and The Chef are the two heavy favorites to take home the Maurice Podoloff Trophy at the end..." August 04

  • Add Tracy McGrady to list of former players “highly disapointed” Durant chose Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tracy McGrady would also like you to get off his lawn. McGrady — the former NBA All-Star, legendary dunker, and current ESPN commentator — became roughly the 10,486,345th person to come out against Kevin Durant choosing to join the 73-win Golden State Warriors to form a new superteam. He was..." August 03

  • Jason Terry says the Warriors aren't a 'super-team' just yet

    CBS Sports "As soon as Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for the Golden State Warriors, the term "super-team" started popping up everywhere. It used to be all about forming a "Big Three" and that was the phrase being thrown around following Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen being traded to the Boston Celtics to join..." August 03

  • Draymond Green Gets $100k Porn Offer

    TMZ "The guy behind the Kim Kardashian sex tape says he wants a piece of Draymond Green -- saying he was so impressed with Dray's monster penis, he's offered the guy a 6-figure porn deal! Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch fired off a letter to DG saying he saw the dong selfie Green..." August 03

  • A Simulation Of The 2017 Season Has The Warriors Winning An Impossible 83 Regular Season Games

    Uproxx "With Kevin Durant in tow, everyone’s expecting the Golden State Warriors to be good, maybe even historically good. But at least one front office simulation is being a little overzealous about their chances, to the point where their algorithm is predicting that they’ll circumvent the fundamental..." August 02