Warriors Rumors & News

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant trolls Russell Westbrook with cupcake hat featuring ring

    Sporting News "It all started with Russell Westbrook's seemingly innocuous Instagram post of a cupcake display last Fourth of July. On face value, the picture appeared to be a patriotic gesture by Westbrook, but Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated later revealed that Thunder players used to use the term..." June 24

  • Draymond Green sent Warriors GM expletive-laden texts after Jordan Bell pick

    CBS Sports "The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors initially didn't own a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but thanks to the most successful three-year run in franchise history, an overflow of cash helped them land the 38th overall selection by sending a boatload of dough to Chicago, netting them Oregon..." June 24

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Warriors sign Chris Boucher to two-way contract

    247 Sports "Chris Boucher went undrafted Thursday evening, but he found a landing spot with the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. According to DraftExpress.com's Shams Charania, Boucher and the Warriors have aggreed to a two-year two-way contract. A two-way NBA contract is a G-League..." June 23

  • Warriors reportedly pay $3.5M for second-round pick Jordan Bell

    CBS Sports "The champion Warriors didn't have a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but that didn't stop them from swooping in to take a player that they apparently really liked. According to Marcus Thompson of The Mercury News, the Warriors paid $3.5 million to the Chicago Bulls for the rights to second-rounder..." June 23

  • Vince Carter is open to take less to sign with the Warriors

    Sportsnaut "And so it begins. Last year saw the likes of Zaza Pachulia and David West take considerably less to chase a ring with the Golden State Warriors. Following their second title in three years, it now looks like other veterans might come flocking to the Warriors. Appearing on ESPN’s The Jump,..." June 22

  • Kerr reiterates Warriors should consider White House visit

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that although the NBA champions have not received an invitation to visit the White House, he would urge his players to consider going as a gesture of goodwill. "I would want to make sure the players gave this really a lot of thought," Kerr..." June 22

  • Steve Kerr: 'Greedy' Warriors 'will definitely be better next year'

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors went 67-15 during the regular season. They went 16-1 in the playoffs and nearly became the first team ever to sweep through the postseason. And according to Steve Kerr... "I think we will definitely be better next year, from the experience of this year -- from having KD have..." June 22

  • The Pacers contacted the Warriors about Paul George?

    Indy Sports Central "Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George has reportedly told the Indiana Pacers that he plans to leave the franchise in free agency during the summer of 2018. George’s preferred destination is the Los Angeles Lakers. This story was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports and then..." June 20

  • Steve Kerr to continue seeking solution to chronic pain

    San Francisco Chronicle "Shortly after arriving in San Diego on Friday, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr swam in the Pacific Ocean. “Saltwater therapy,” Kerr said in a conference call with reporters Monday. Over the last four games of the NBA Finals, Kerr managed his head and neck pain well enough to coach from the..." June 20

  • Kevin Durant will take less to help Warriors keep Iguodala

    Yardbarker "Kevin Durant is reportedly planning to decline his player option for the 2017-2018 season and become a free agent, but only for a very brief moment. Sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that Durant will sign a new contract with the Golden State Warriors when he becomes a free agent on July 1...." June 19

  • Kevin Durant will decline player option with Warriors

    247 Sports "Kevin Durant will decline his 2017-18 player option with the Golden State Warriors. According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, Durant will decline his player option with Golden State, but is expected to re-sign with the Warriors on a new deal over the summer: Haynes details how Durant's new deal..." June 19

  • Stephen Curry Didn't Want to Play For the Timberwolves, But David Kahn Still Messed Up By Passing on Him

    The Big Lead "David Kahn was president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2009 to 2013. His most famous move was passing on Stephen Curry with both the 5th and 6th picks in 2009. The Warriors then drafted Curry 7th and have now won two titles with him as their starting point guard...." June 19

  • Andre Iguodala to Reportedly Seriously Consider Leaving Warriors in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Andre Iguodala has been a key part of the Golden State Warriors' success over the past three years, but he could be moving on this offseason. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the free agent will "seriously consider" other teams this offseason. The Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers,..." June 19

  • Andre Iguodala To Receive Interest From Jazz, Clippers, Bulls, Wolves, Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Iguodala plans to give serious consideration to leaving the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Teams would have to show Iguodala a vision of moving towards contention. The Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks are expected to pursue..." June 19

  • Kevin Durant has been sparring with haters on Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is finally in a position to let his championship ring and NBA Finals MVP trophy do the talking for him, but the Golden State Warriors star must find it entertaining to engage his critics on social media. Over the past several days, Durant has responded to dozens of trolls on..." June 19

  • Steve Kerr wins title with super team but loses name game during celebration speech

    San Jose Mercury News "Steve Kerr finished his speech and handed the microphone back to Bob Fitzgerald, the MC at the Warriors’ championship parade rally. He took his seat next to his wife, Margot, and immediately got in trouble. “You didn’t mention Steph,” she told him. First Kerr denied it. But his wife was so..." June 18

  • Report: NBA championship parade cost Warriors owners roughly $4 million

    CBS Sports "The Warriors NBA championship victory parade that marched through the streets of downtown Oakland lasted four hours, was attended by an estimated 1 million people and featured exactly one fantastic wallet chain from Mike Brown. The best part for the city of Oakland, though, is that it didn't have..." June 16

  • Andre Iguodala Expected To Re-Sign With Warriors For Up To $12M Per Season

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Iguodala is expected to sign a multi-year deal with the Golden State Warriors in free agency worth anywhere between $8 million and $12 million per season. Iguodala has already indicated that negotiations on a deal are nearly done and that he will re-sign. The number of guaranteed years..." June 16

  • LeBron fires back at Draymond Green: 'My name is in your head'

    USA Today "The LeBron James vs. Draymond Green trash talk battle continues. A day after the Golden State Warriors NBA championship parade, in which Green trolled James with a funny T-shirt and called him out for saying he didn’t play on a super team, James appeared as a guest on the Road Trippin’ podcast..." June 16

  • LeBron on Draymond chatter: I didn’t start superteams

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James and Draymond Green, pals off the court, have engaged in some spirited banter in the wake of the Golden State Warriors eliminating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals in five games. While one instance took a more whimsical tone, another one set James and Green on the path to a..." June 16

  • How the Warriors are set to re-sign Durant, Curry, Iguodala and others

    San Jose Mercury News "They’ve won the title, dumped a lot of beer and champagne onto each other and onto many dozens of other bystanders, smoked some cigars, held the parade, worn some interesting T-shirts, and now… Off to Las Vegas! And yes I imagine we’ll see several Warriors players ringside for this weekend’s..." June 16

  • Channing Frye Explains He Would Talk More Trash About Warriors But He Only Scored 2 Points in Series, So He Can’t

    Black Sports Online "In the immortal words of LaVar Ball… “STAY IN YOUR LANE” Channing Frye wanted to let loose on Warriors, but realized he was Channing Frye, so didn’t say much. Frye said he would have been able to trash-talk more had he played more in the Finals. He appeared in one of the five games,..." June 16

  • Will Jerry West be a catalyst for change for the Clippers after leaving Warriors?

    CBS Sports "Jerry West's departure from the Golden State Warriors for the Los Angeles Clippers won't save the Clippers, either in a perilous free agency beginning July 1 with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and J.J. Redick unrestricted, or beyond should those three return for another run with the club. And West's..." June 16

  • Draymond elaborates on belief that LeBron started superteams

    USA Today "Draymond Green had already dropped the mic at the Golden State Warriors’ latest championship parade. He has made a habit out of this sort of thing at these gatherings, always saying something that makes the million or so fans on hand either cheer or cringe. This time, after claiming to the..." June 16

  • Draymond cracks back at LeBron on Instagram: Warriors 'finally made him go bald'

    CBS Sports "Draymond Green wore a "Quickie" shirt with a championship trophy to the Warriors championship parade. The "Q" from the shirt was the same "Q" from the Quicken Loans Arena logo. It was to troll Cavs fans and emphasize that the Warriors got LeBron James and the Cavaliers out of the NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Steve Kerr reaffirms desire to coach Warriors ‘for a long time’

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers has already announced that Steve Kerr will be back next season. The coach told ESPN he plans to be around for many more after that as well. Appearing on Lowe Post podcast, hosted by ESPN's Zach Lowe, Kerr didn't address his health status -- he was..." June 15

  • Durant denies Dubs are superteam: 'We just work extremely well together'

    ESPN "On Wednesday during exit interviews, Kevin Durant dismissed the notion that the Golden State Warriors are constructed as a superteam. In making his point, he directed attention to the organization's drafting prowess and recruiting targets rather than just focusing on the fact that the team has..." June 15

  • Klay Thompson's father predicts 4 rings in next 5 years for Warriors

    San Jose Mercury News "Can someone have hubris by extension? It goes against the definition of the word, but a similarly prideful feeling has overtaken Klay Thompson’s dad. Mychal Thompson offered a less-vitriolic version of vicarious pride than LaVar Ball’s methods during an appearance with The Greg Papa Show on..." June 15

  • Owner of Warriors toaster confirms invite to parade from Klay Thompson

    Sportress of Blogitude "The fan who infamously had Klay Thompson sign a Golden State Warriors toaster at an autograph event earlier this season has confirmed a personal invite to the team’s championship parade. Thompson, after the Warriors closed out the Cavaliers in five games in the NBA Finals earlier this week,..." June 15

  • Jerry West leaving Warriors, reportedly for Clippers

    USA Today "Golden State Warriors consultant and Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West will be taking a similar role with the Los Angeles Clippers, Sports Illustrated reported. Warriors owner Joe Lacob confirmed that West would be departing the team in a statement. The news comes just two days after the..." June 15

  • Warriors owner will 'do whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry, who is eligible for a $205-million deal

    Los Angeles Times "Stephen Curry is eligible to receive a maximum contract this summer. For two-time NBA champion and two-time league MVP, that would come out to be a whopping $205 million over five years. But in case there's any concern among Warriors fans, recent comments by one of the people who would be..." June 14

  • Stephen Curry wouldn't go to White House, says team hasn't talked about it

    Sportsnaut "Stephen Curry addressed the question of whether he’d go to the White House if invited by the President for winning the NBA title. The Golden State Warriors star point guard said that, as he’s noted in the past, he wouldn’t be inclined to go to the White House. He also confirmed that the team..." June 14

  • Kevin Durant almost certainly re-signing with Warriors

    Fanrag Sports "Kevin Durant’s two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors last summer provided one of the most seismic moments in NBA history, but the reigning NBA Finals MVP will likely be opting out of that deal. But he plans on re-signing to stay with the Warriors. Finances will make a difference in a..." June 14

  • Report: Thunder ‘haven’t completely moved on’ from Kevin Durant departure

    Larry Brown Sports "If you didn’t enjoy watching Kevin Durant win the NBA title with the Golden State Warriors, consider how the Oklahoma City Thunder must feel. ESPN’s Royce Young told Outside the Lines that, much as they’ve tried to distance themselves from the story, those associated with the Thunder..." June 14

  • Barack Obama Texted Kevin Durant After Finals Win, Praised His Defense

    NESN "Winning your first NBA Finals must be pretty amazing on its own, but winning your first NBA Finals and getting congratulated by a former president must be even better. It was for Kevin Durant, at least. Durant helped lead the Golden State Warriors to their second title in three years with..." June 14

  • Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Better Than Allen Iverson, Has 'More Skill'

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant got a firsthand account of what Kyrie Irving was capable of during the 2017 NBA Finals as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games, and the 2013-14 MVP came away impressed. During a Tuesday appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast, Durant said he..." June 14

  • Adam Silver changes his stance on super-teams after Warriors win

    Larry Brown Sports "When the Golden State Warriors rocked the landscape of the NBA by signing Kevin Durant last summer, NBA commissioner Adam Silver was one of the first to say he did not think the move was good for the league. It didn’t take long for him to change his mind. Before Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Silver..." June 14

  • Klay Thompson: ‘I hope to do this for a long time for the Warriors’

    Sportsnaut "There was a lot made about Klay Thompson’s role during the Golden State Warriors’ championship run. He averaged just 15.0 points and shot 40 percent from the field during the playoffs. Having been one of the focal points on offense, Thompson was left watching the team run through MVP’s Kevin..." June 14

  • Warriors' Andre Iguodala in response to visiting the White House: 'Hell nah'

    CBS Sports "In the wake of rumors Tuesday that the Golden State Warriors would decline their invitation to visit the White House following their NBA championship, the team released a statement saying they would make that decision "when and if necessary." The Warriors' 2015 Finals MVP winner Andre Iguodala,..." June 14

  • Lacob: Warriors Will Do ‘Whatever It Takes’ To Keep Curry

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA Finals are in the books and the Warriors captured their second title in three years; now the attention turns to keeping the championship-winning core intact and it starts with two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry. Curry, 29, will see the four-year, $44MM pact he signed prior..." June 14

  • Why NBA champion Warriors could skip visit to Trump White House

    USA Today "Will the Golden State Warriors visit President Trump’s White House now that they’ve been crowned champions of the NBA? Anyone who has paid attention to this group since Trump’s ascent to power began knows where they stand on this front. From coach Steve Kerr and back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry..." June 14

  • Forget breaking up the Warriors, the NBA commissioner wants more teams like them

    Washington Post "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver does not want to break up the Golden State Warriors. He just wants the rest of the league to catch up to them. The Warriors stormed to an NBA championship with a 16-1 record, one year after winning a record 73 games in the regular season. They have a nucleus of..." June 14

  • Warriors consultant Steve Nash won his first NBA championship

    Hoops Hype "Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash never made it to the Finals. But as a player developmental consultant for the Warriors, he got his first title. Nash, 43, began working with Golden State in November of 2015. Steve Kerr, who is the coach of the Warriors, was the GM of the Suns from 2007 until 2010...." June 13

  • Warriors Trying To Trade Into Draft

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors are trying to buy back into the 2017 NBA Draft. The Warriors owe their first rounder this year to the Utah Jazz as part of their salary cap clearing maneuvering for Andre Iguodala. The Warriors are also without their second round picks in each of the next three..." June 13

  • LeBron James ‘Not Happy at All’ for Kevin Durant

    SLAM Online "Kevin Durant’s first NBA championship, quite understandably, did not fill LeBron James’ heart with joy. KD’s title, after all, came at LeBron’s expense. James won his first championship back in 2012 against, yes, Kevin Durant. Per Cleveland.com: Q: It was mentioned before that Kevin..." June 13

  • Warriors to decide on White House visit 'when and if necessary'

    ESPN "The reigning champion Golden State Warriors addressed speculation about whether they will make the traditional visit to the White House, saying they "will make those decisions when and if necessary." "Today is all about celebrating our championship," the team said in a statement Tuesday. "We..." June 13

  • The Hypocrisy of Criticizing Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "The one part of the National Anthem that always makes me cringe no matter how many times I hear it. “Land of the free….” As a black man in this country, the FREE part wasn’t always true and even now it feels like we aren’t truly free and definitely not treated as equals. So, when it comes..." June 13

  • 'I'm Ready': The Text That Started The Warriors' Dynasty

    SI "About 30 minutes after Game 7 of the 2016 Finals, Warriors forward Draymond Green sat at his locker in full uniform, fiddling with his phone. All around him, teammates hastily showered and dressed, rushing from Oracle Arena and the champagne fumes that polluted the air. But Green was in no hurry..." June 13

  • Warriors GM says Steve Kerr will be back as coach next season

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers said Steve Kerr will be back to coach the 2017-18 season. "There's no doubt in my mind that he will return as the coach of this team," Myers told ESPN after the Warriors won the NBA championship after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five..." June 13