Warriors Rumors & News

  • Warriors cap comeback, KO Thunder in Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors are returning to the NBA Finals. "By the skin of our teeth," coach Steve Kerr admitted. The defending NBA champions, who fell behind the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-1 in the Western Conference finals, capped their comeback with a barrage of..." May 31

  • Lue: 'We just want the winner' of Game 7

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Following his typical afternoon nap, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue will grab his notebook, break down film of Oklahoma City and Golden State -- some of the Finals games from last season included -- and then watch Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. As always, he will be taking..." May 30

  • Ticket Prices For Game 7 Of Warriors-Thunder Are Completely Obnoxious

    Dime Magazine "The Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder have been compelling — although, at times, one-sided — and incredibly fun. Even as someone who doesn’t care all that much about the NBA, this has been an enjoyable product. But something this great comes..." May 30

  • Kobe once warned Iguodala he would drop 50 points on him

    San Jose Mercury News "Andre Iguodala registered one of the most memorable, clutch defensive performances in Western Conference finals history. Yet, he doesn't consider it his best defensive performance. Saturday, he harassed Kevin Durant into 10-for-31 shooting, Phase I in the Warriors' timely defensive stand. Then..." May 30

  • Stephen Curry's corrected Game 6 stats caused a Las Vegas controversy

    Fox Sports "Stephen Curry was initially credited with 29 points in the Golden State Warriors' Game 6 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, but he really had 31. This was Curry's last bucket of the game, which was somehow credited to Draymond Green in the boxscore. On Sunday, the NBA..." May 30

  • Warriors win vs. Thunder highest rated Game 6 of all time

    USA Today "Most everyone involved in Saturday's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals thinks it was one of the best games they've been involved in — OK, maybe not the Oklahoma City Thunder players and coaches — and so did viewers. The TNT broadcast of the Golden State Warriors' 108-101 win vs. the..." May 30

  • 'Professional scorer' Kevin Durant tasked with solving professional defender Andre Iguodala as Game 7 looms

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant has an earned offensive arrogance. He won a scoring title at age 21 and three more before his 26th birthday. So even after the roughest of performances — like, say, a 10-of-31 showing in a gut-wrenching Game 6 home loss with the NBA Finals on the line — Durant's refuses to doubt..." May 30

  • Harrison Barnes' illegal screen missed by officials

    East Bay Times "The NBA reported Sunday that Warrior forward Harrison Barnes set an illegal screen on Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook in Game 6 that officials incorrectly did not call with 23.7 seconds left and the Warriors leading 104-101. Stephen Curry later in the possession scored to give the Warriors a..." May 30

  • Adam Silver says Draymond Green’s kick was reckless but unintentional, swears there’s no conspiracy

    Inside the Warriors "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that while Draymond Green’s kick in the groin of Steven Adams in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals was reckless, the league determined it was unintentional. “I acknowledge that that was a close decision on upgrading Draymond’s kick to a Flagrant 2, but..." May 30

  • Durant says OKC players won't watch film from Game 6 collapse vs. Warriors

    CBS Sports "Losing to the Golden State Warriors at home for the first time in the Western Conference finals on Saturday, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder have to now head on the road to play a win-or-go-home. Golden State now seemingly has the momentum heading into Game 7 and have also been..." May 30

  • NBA Facebook Page Already Selling Tickets for Warriors vs. Cavs Finals

    Black Sports Online "Home teams are 100-24 in Game 7s in the NBA playoffs, so there is essentially a 75% shot that the Warriors are indeed going to make it to the Finals. The NBA is trying to prepare in advance, especially because of the short turnaround, but SB Nation noticed they were already selling tickets for..." May 29

  • The secret to Klay Thompson's epic record-breaking performance

    Yahoo! Sports "Before he leaned back in his chair in the visitor's locker room at Chesapeake Energy Arena to check his phone for text messages and social media mentions, Klay Thompson revealed the secret to the night in which he authored the kind of performance that could make him a legend in Oakland for life –..." May 29

  • Curry on Westbrook: 'I could care less about people's opinion of me'

    The Score "Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook couldn't contain his laughter when asked about Stephen Curry being underrated as a defender following a 120-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 on Thursday. Westbrook's snickering didn't seem to faze the league's back-to-back Most..." May 28

  • Why would Westbrook, Durant take shots at Curry?

    USA Today "If Russell Westbrook is a tornado, as Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr described the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard recently, then Stephen Curry is a basketball earthquake. He simmers beneath the surface before the eruption comes, the force unleashed by all those shifts in the soil..." May 28

  • Cavs upset Draymond Green isn't being punished for kicks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be focused on closing out the Toronto Raptors this evening on Canadian soil. Head coach Tyronn Lue and his players had few words in advance of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. They know it's about action. The theme for tonight's game is that it's Game 7..." May 28

  • Andrew Bogut steps up when Warriors needed him most

    USA Today "Andrew Bogut always said the right things. But it had to hurt last June, when his Golden State Warriors celebrated that title in Cleveland and the veteran big man whose arrival in March 2012 sparked such a culture shift for this once-flailing franchise found himself in a most uncomfortable..." May 27

  • Warriors shoot past Thunder, extend West finals

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors believe their championship team showed up for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night. Now the question is: Does it travel? Andre Iguodala and Harrison Barnes bombed in 3-pointers on consecutive possessions during an..." May 27

  • Draymond Green Kicked Andre Roberson in the Face

    The Big Lead "The NBA declined to suspend Draymond Green for kicking Steven Adams in the groin. Many men consider that region to be an important part of the body. Also important? The face. Green continued his Rockette-like moves in Game 5 because the league has already sent the message that he won’t be..." May 27

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have fun with question about Stephen Curry’s defense

    Washington Post "The saying goes that a picture paints a thousand words. The video of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant attempting to respond to a question about Stephen Curry’s defense, however, said much more than that. Following Thursday night’s 120-111 win for the Golden State Warriors over the Oklahoma..." May 27

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Warriors owner Joe Lacob got into it with Thunder fan

    Larry Brown Sports "After setting the NBA record for wins in a single season with 73, the Golden State Warriors have found themselves in the unexpected predicament of being on the brink of playoff elimination. From the sound of it, team owner Joe Lacob is not taking it all that well. In a feature that examines the..." May 26

  • Kobe texted Draymond Green advice after Warriors' Game 4 loss to Thunder

    Fox Sports "Earlier this season, the Golden State Warriors suffered a loss far more embarrassing than their back-to-back beatdowns by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals. An overconfident Warriors squad strolled into Staples Center on Sunday, March 6 expecting to..." May 26

  • Steve Kerr says Warriors' psyche isn't damaged

    The Oklahoman "Warriors coach Steve Kerr chatted with the media in Oakland on Wednesday. Here’s part of what he had to say, with my comments following: Kerr, on the series: “It's just kind of a reality, sense of reality staring us in the face. We're down 3-1, obviously. So we've got to win tomorrow. Momentum..." May 26

  • Warriors need more from Andrew Bogut, coach says

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that Andrew Bogut isn't hurt and that the team needs its 7-foot veteran center to stay on the floor and be effective if the club is to come back from a 3-1 deficit against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Bogut has averaged only 14 minutes through the first..." May 26

  • Stephen Curry 'Playing At 70 Percent, At Best'

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry has struggled in Games 3 and 4 of the Golden State Warriors' series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, not showing any of the explosion he had during his MVP season before injuring his knee. "He's playing at 70 percent, at best," a source close to Curry said. Curry has..." May 26

  • The Warriors are stressed out like never before

    USA Today "The signs of stress were everywhere for the Golden State Warriors and their frazzled fans the past few days. All the growing angst, this nightmare unfolding before them after a season of history-making harmony, wasn’t limited to the Chesapeake Arena court where the Oklahoma City Thunder..." May 26

  • Thunder one win from Finals after Game 4 blowout

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook collected 36 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, leading the Oklahoma City to an 118-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday and moving the Thunder within one victory of the NBA Finals. Oklahoma City grabbed a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference..." May 25

  • Report: Draymond avoids suspension from Kanter trip

    The Score "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will once again avoid suspension. The NBA won't upgrade Green's trip against Enes Kanter to a flagrant 1, reports USA Today's Sam Amick. Green's feet got tangled up with Kanter's in the second quarter of Tuesday's Game 4. Upon falling to the..." May 25

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Nick Young Says Warriors “Ain’t Been the Same” Since Losing to Lakers

    Complex "It's been awhile since we've talked about the Lakers in May. They've been complete trash for about five years now and haven't made a playoff run since back in 2011-12 when they advanced to the Western Conference semifinals against the Thunder. It's also been awhile since we've talked about Nick..." May 25

  • NBA Playoffs Odds 2016: Warriors Lose Status As Championship Favorites

    NESN "For the first time in many months, the Golden State Warriors no longer are the favorites to win the 2016 NBA Finals. The defending champions trail the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-1 in their Western Conference finals series after losing Game 4 on Tuesday night. Golden State will try to become just the..." May 25

  • Derek Fisher Reportedly Agrees to Pay Ex-Wife $1.3 Million in Annual Spousal Support

    The Big Lead "Derek Fisher and his ex-wife Candace have finalized their divorce settlement. According to TMZ, court documents indicated that the former Knicks coach has agreed to pay $109,000 per month – or $1.3 million per year – in spousal support, in addition to $15,000 per month in child support for their..." May 25

  • Adam Silver explains why he left Steph Curry hanging at the MVP trophy ceremony

    USA Today "Adam Silver knew something went terribly wrong at his MVP trophy presentation when he received a text from Bruce Bowen. The NBA commissioner had just returned to his seat to watch the game when Bowen pinged him. “I can’t believe you dissed Steph Curry,” he wrote. Silver, confused, asked what..." May 25

  • Draymond Green on Warriors' fall from 73 wins to 3-1 hole: 'It's stunning'

    Yahoo! Sports "These Golden State Warriors are a rollicking, rolling party bus, the loudest and surest sounds forever coming out this corner of the dressing room. For now, Draymond Green gathered himself in the stillness of the air, uncomfortable with the morose mood surrounding him. He sifted through text..." May 25

  • Kanter says Green kicked out leg to trip him in Game 4

    The Score "In the aftermath of another big Thunder win over the Warriors, Draymond Green may once again find himself in the spotlight over a contentious play involving his flailing legs. Green, who avoided suspension for kicking Steven Adams in the groin while trying to sell a foul call during Game 3 of..." May 25

  • Adam Silver Was Really Conflicted About Not Suspending Draymond Green

    Dime Magazine "On Monday evening, the NBA announced its decision to upgrade Draymond Green’s kick to the groin of Steven Adams in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals from a Flagrant 1 to a Flagrant 2, thereby avoiding a suspension for Green in tonight’s crucial Game 4. The decision was controversial,..." May 25

  • Kevin Durant on Draymond Green's Non-Suspension: NBA Is "Pro-Business"

    Complex "Draymond Green has been on many Thunder fans' shit list after he kicked Steven Adams in the nuts (twice!) during the Western Conference Finals. And it doesn't help his case that he explained in his "playoff diary" that, although he's sorry, he doesn't want to immediately make amends with Adams for..." May 24

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Will Steve Kerr shake up Warriors’ lineup for Game 4?

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors are not sponsored by a quickie oil-change franchise, but maybe it’s time for a change. For Game 4 of the Western Conference finals here Tuesday night, Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr might be contemplating a lineup shuffle. If so, the most likely switch would be moving Andre Iguodala..." May 24

  • DeMarcus Cousins sees double standard between himself and Draymond Green

    Sportsnaut "DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green are viewed by most in NBA circles in two completely different lights. Green is viewed by many as a firecracker who represents the heart and soul of the Golden State Warriors, as Carmichael Dave of 1140 AM in Sacramento put it on Twitter, while Cousins is..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • NBA doesn't suspend Warriors' Draymond Green for kick to groin

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has decided not to suspend Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green for kicking Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin. Green's foul – initially ruled a flagrant-1 during the game – was upgraded to a flagrant-2 after the league's investigation into the incident...." May 24

  • Green explains kick, cites Westbrook 'acting'

    ESPN "Draymond Green repeated his assertion that his kick to the groin of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams was accidental, while also pushing back against Russell Westbrook's statement that he thought the kick was intentional. "You know Russell [Westbrook] said I did it on purpose, but he's..." May 23

  • Portland’s Nate Tibbetts to meet about Warriors’ top assistant job

    Yahoo! Sports "Portland Trail Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts has emerged as a candidate for the Golden State Warriors’ top assistant-coaching job and will meet with Steve Kerr on Monday in Oklahoma City, league sources told The Vertical. Tibbetts and Charlotte assistant Stephen Silas are two of the serious..." May 23

  • Adams says apology from Green wouldn't matter, mulls wearing cup

    The Score "Count the man who was kicked as someone who thinks Draymond Green's legwork Sunday night was intentional. Thunder center Steven Adams told reporters Monday that watching replays of Green's kick to his groin "confirmed" to him that the act was intentional. When asked if an apology from Green..." May 23

  • NBA to decide on Draymond Green suspension by end of day

    Pro Basketball Talk "Will the NBA suspend Draymond Green for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals after he kicked Steven Adams‘ groin? The question that has the basketball world abuzz today will be answered soon." May 23

  • Kerr backs Green on kick to groin being accident

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he backs the assertion that Draymond Green's kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams during Sunday's Game 3 was an accident. Kerr, in fact, said the flagrant foul 1 Green received after the first-half play should be reversed by the NBA -- as..." May 23

  • Draymond 'didn't know I hit' Adams, doesn't expect suspension

    Sporting News "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was up to his usual antics during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday when he kicked Steven Adams in the groin as Green followed through on a shot attempt. Green was handed a flagrant foul 1 for his actions, but many are wondering whether..." May 23

  • Draymond records historically bad plus-minus

    The Score "All-Star forward Draymond Green and the rest of his Golden State Warriors teammates won't look back very fondly on their performance in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. In 31 minutes, Green racked up more combined turnovers and personal fouls (seven) than points as Golden..." May 23