Warriors Rumors & News

  • Warriors blitz Blazers in 4th quarter, take 2-0 lead

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Everyone expected the guy who didn't play in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers eventually to have an impact on the series. But who would have thought that guy would be Warriors backup center Festus..." May 04

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Warriors' Barbosa credits his longevity to horse medicine

    New York Times "Shaun Livingston traveled to Brazil last summer to hang out with Leandro Barbosa, a teammate on the Golden State Warriors. Livingston went to see the country and visit his friend, but he also took advantage of an opportunity to dig into the secrets behind Barbosa’s durability. Barbosa was a..." May 04

  • Stephen Curry's return in Saturday-Monday range

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects Stephen Curry to return from a sprained knee "somewhere around" the team's two-week timetable, but said Tuesday doesn't know for sure. "I don't know that it'll be before," Myers told 95.7 The Game. "It might be after." "I know everybody wants to..." May 04

  • Details On Steph Curry Using Plasma-Therapy On Injured Knee

    Black Sports Online "Injured Warriors star PG, Steph Curry is doing his best to fight his way through a sprained right knee to get back on the court for the post-season (although the Warriors don’t need him at this point), and that includes pulling out all the stops in the treatment room. Larry Brown Sports is..." May 04

  • Harrison Barnes mum on Lakers possibility, Mychal Thompson says ‘he could be more of a featured scorer’ in LA

    Inside the Warriors "Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will be a restricted free agent this summer, and Golden State would watch him depart if it chooses not to match a lucrative offer sheet he signs. Might that the team that lands Barnes be the Los Angeles Lakers, where current Warriors assistant Luke Walton will..." May 04

  • Charles Barkley says Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and the Blazers must play 'smarter' against the Warriors

    Oregonian "Following the Portland Trail Blazers deflating Game 2 loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors in their best-of-seven second round NBA Playoffs series, the TNT crew on Inside the NBA took a look at the game tape and offered the opinions on the Trail Blazers fourth quarter meltdown, CJ..." May 04

  • Warriors' Steve Kerr on Varejao ruling: 'Probably fair'

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it was "probably fair" that the NBA assessed Anderson Varejao with a retroactive Flagrant 1 foul for his trip of Portland's Gerald Henderson. The NBA made that announcement Tuesday morning after Varejao had originally been awarded only a technical foul for the..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Steve Kerr: Stephen Curry not playing in Game 2

    Sportsnaut "Steve Kerr likes to have fun with the media, and he invoked his inner Gregg Popovich once again talking about Stephen Curry, who will not play in Game 2, per Rusty Simmons of of the San Francisco Chronicle. Kerr better be careful to monitor his “weirdness factor,” or he’ll shift from..." May 03

  • Stephen Curry Wins Magic Johnson Award

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry has won the 2015-16 Magic Johnson Award, which honors the player who best combines excellence on the basketball court with cooperation and dignity in dealing with the media and the public, the Professional Basketball Writers Association announced. Curry led the league in scoring,..." May 03

  • Blazers' CJ McCollum: Golden State setting illegal screens to free up Klay Thompson

    CSN Northwest "If it wasn’t tough enough defending Klay Thompson and the rest of the Golden State Warriors, the Trail Blazers found in Game 1 they have another hurdle to overcome. “They set a lot of illegal screens,’’ Blazers guard CJ McCollum said Tuesday at the team’s shootaround at The Olympic Club. “They..." May 03

  • Terry Stotts: Warriors' Anderson Varejao made 'dangerous play'

    East Bay Times "Portland coach Terry Stotts said Warriors center Anderson Varejao made a dirty play in tripping Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 1 on Sunday. "It was a leg whip, and I thought it was a dangerous play," Stotts said Monday. The tripping incident in the third quarter with the..." May 02

  • Steph Curry: Chances are 'pretty good' I will play in Game 3

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sprained his MCL during the team’s first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets last Sunday. Initial indications were that Curry was going to miss two weeks after an MRI showed a Grade-1 sprain. Since advancing to the second round of the..." May 02

  • Thompson pours in 37 as Warriors jump on Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- If the Golden State Warriors miss star guard Stephen Curry, they sure didn't show it in their first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. And here they go again in Round 2. Klay Thompson bombed in a game-high 37 points and Draymond Green recorded his..." May 01

  • Stephen Curry shoots at Warriors practice, not ruled out for Game 2

    SI "Stephen Curry participated in some stationary shooting drills at team practice on Saturday as the Warriors prepared for their series against the Blazers, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Curry sprained his MCL in Game 4 of Golden State’s opening round series with the Rockets, but the..." May 01

  • Warriors to replace Luke Walton from outside the organization

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors plan on hiring a replacement for Luke Walton from outside the organization. Walton has become the second member of the Warriors' coaching staff to get a head coaching job following Alvin Gentry with the New Orleans Pelicans." May 01

  • Luke Walton lands 5-year deal to become Lakers head coach

    The Score "Luke Walton is set to cash in on a big payday with his new team. The 36-year-old bench boss has reportedly signed a five-year deal (four years guaranteed) at $5-6 million annually to becomes the Los Angeles Lakers next head coach. The Lakers announced Friday that Walton would join the team..." April 30

  • Kerr: 'Obviously not much of a chance' Curry plays Game 2

    The Score "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Saturday that Stephen Curry, already ruled out for Game 1 of the second-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, is unlikely to play in Game 2, either. "I'm not going to rule him out for Tuesday," Kerr said, according to ESPN's Marc Stein...." April 30

  • Luke Walton says he won’t run the triangle as Lakers coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Friday night, the Lakers announced that they’re hiring Luke Walton as their next head coach, effective as soon as the Warriors’ playoff run is over. It’s a good hire, but it’s especially interesting given Walton’s close relationship with Phil Jackson and the rumors that never seem to go away,..." April 30

  • Walton says he was nervous telling Kerr about Lakers job

    ESPN "Most NBA coaching staffs would've watched the game at the office and ordered in some dinner. But Steve Kerr has built more than a coaching staff in his two seasons as head coach of the Golden State Warriors. He's created a family, just as the patriarch of his coaching tree, Lute Olson, did at the..." April 30

  • Philly drug dealers stamping Steph Curry's face onto heroin packets

    Yahoo! Sports "As Stephen Curry has improved and developed into the NBA's most potent offensive force and its Most Valuable Player over the past couple of years, he has also become one of the sport's highest-profile superstars, a pitchman par excellence who has become ubiquitous thanks in part to endorsement..." April 30

  • Warriors star Stephen Curry trying to return before May 9 target date

    San Jose Mercury News "Upbeat and walking without a limp but still unable to run or shoot a basketball, Warriors guard Stephen Curry said Friday he's optimistic he can return from his sprained right knee within the two-week estimate and perhaps even sooner. "I always have an optimistic view, no matter what it is, so..." April 30

  • Lakers Announce Agreement With Luke Walton to Become New Head Coach

    NBA.com "Earlier today, the Los Angeles Lakers and Luke Walton reached an agreement on a multi-year contract for Walton to become the next Head Coach of the team, it was announced by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Walton will begin his new duties at the conclusion of the Golden State Warriors..." April 30

  • Carmelo belives he's a better scorer than Curry, LeBron

    SLAM Online "During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was asked if he believes he’s a better scorer than both LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and he (of course) answered in the affirmative. " April 29

  • Steph Curry Admits Wife Ayesha Rejected Him the First Time He Tried to Kiss Her: “I Struck Out”

    Complex "Steph and Ayesha Curry might be one of the most powerful couples in professional sports today—with a video of Ayesha throwing confetti on Steph recently sending her name soaring to the top of Twitter’s trending topics list—but about a decade ago, Steph was stuck in the friend zone with Ayesha. The..." April 29

  • Stephen Curry replacement Shaun Livingston helps Warriors not miss a beat

    San Jose Mercury News "Whether he has been asked to provide 15-20 minutes of stability off the bench or step in for the best, flashiest basketball player on the planet, Shaun Livingston's demeanor hasn't seemed to waver. He's the same self-assured, buttoned-down, laconic Livingston. Take over for Stephen Curry as the..." April 28

  • Rockets reportedly receive permission to interview Luke Walton

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite all the issues they’ve had to deal with this season, the Houston Rockets coaching job is actually a fairly attractive one. No surprise, then, that one of the hottest potential candidates is on their radar. According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, the Rockets have received..." April 28

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  • Warriors easily eliminate Rockets in Game 5

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors believe in their strength in numbers. Those numbers are so strong, even Stephen Curry's knee injury turned into an addition by subtraction Wednesday night. The Warriors didn't skip a beat without their star point guard, routing the Houston..." April 28

  • Stephen Curry To Begin Testing Knee Next Week

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry is starting to feel better a few days after injuring his MCL. Curry is expected to begin testing his knee on the court next week." April 28

  • Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview Luke Walton

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors have granted permission to the Los Angeles Lakers to interview Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy. Steve Kerr, who was named the NBA Coach of the Year on Tuesday, revealed before Wednesday night's series-clinching Game 5 win over the..." April 28

  • Green: Warriors remain confident despite Curry injury

    The Score "Draymond Green believes the Golden State Warriors will have no problem navigating their way through the playoffs despite a knee injury to Stephen Curry. "We're still very confident, but if I told you our confidence level was the same without Steph, that's a lie," Green told reporters Wednesday...." April 27

  • Draymond Green Put The Injuries To Chris Paul And Steph Curry In The Proper Perspective

    Dime Magazine "Draymond Green does a lot of things on a basketball court, and he’ll be asked to do even more with Steph Curry sidelined. Off the court, however, he only does one thing: He keeps it real. He kept it real when a reporter asked him an inappropriate question about Houston floods, for example, and it..." April 27

  • Jason Terry Guarantees A Rockets Win Over The Warriors In Game 5

    Uproxx "With their first-round opponent missing their MVP and the frontrunner for a second-round matchup missing their two best players, the Houston Rockets should be feeling very lucky. No eighth seed in recent memory has had this many lucky breaks in such a short time. Maybe that’s why backup point..." April 27

  • Ettore Messina To Get ‘Legit Look’ If Luke Walton Declines

    Lakers Nation "Coaching rumors surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers have been moving furiously since the team decided to fire Byron Scott. Among the numerous candidates rumored as possibilities for the position, Warriors assistant Luke Walton and Spurs assistant Ettore Messina seem to be emerging as..." April 27

  • Reporter Who Asked Draymond Green That Odd Question About The Houston Floods Gets Fired

    Deadspin "After the Warriors beat the Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday, a reporter started to ask Draymond Green a strange question about the connection between the floods in Houston and his team’s performance when Green stopped him and went off on the guy for over a minute. Green said that the reporter had..." April 27

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Steve Kerr named 2016 NBA Coach of the Year, according to report

    SB Nation "After helping lead his team to a regular season record 73 wins, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been named NBA Coach of the Year, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Kerr, 50 and in his second year as Warriors head coach, was forced to miss Golden State's first 43 games after undergoing..." April 26

  • Steph Curry could have MCL sprain

    USA Today "If you didn’t know any better, you just might wonder if the Golden State Warriors were even worried about their Stephen Curry crisis. Not long after their Game 4 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday, in that visitor’s locker room inside the Toyota Center where a 3-1 series lead was nothing..." April 25

  • Spurs favored to win NBA championship following Curry injury

    ESPN "For months, the Golden State Warriors have been the clear-cut, outright favorites to win the NBA title. Not anymore. The San Antonio Spurs moved into the role of favorites Monday at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas after it was announced that Warriors star Stephen Curry will miss at least..." April 25

  • Stephen Curry's knee injury is an MCL sprain, will miss 1-2 weeks

    SB Nation "If the Warriors want to continue marching toward a title, they will have to do it without Stephen Curry for a little while. The NBA's reigning MVP suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain in Golden's State's Game 4 victory on Sunday and could miss about two weeks, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian..." April 25

  • Draymond calls out Rockets fans who cheered Curry's injury

    USA Today "Stephen Curry wanted back in — again. All around him at the Toyota Center on Sunday afternoon, with the Golden State Warriors’ hopes of a title defense hanging in the balance and the reigning MVP with tears in his eyes having just been told that a third-quarter return from this right knee..." April 25

  • Luke Walton, Kevin Ollie among Lakers' coach candidates

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are once again in the market for a head coach. A franchise known for its stability and continued excellence has suffered through an absence of both over the past four years. Mike Brown, Mike D'Antoni and now Byron Scott, all gone in less than two full years. The decision for..." April 25

  • Stephen Curry sprains knee in Game 4, doesn't return after half

    Sportsnaut "Right before halftime on Sunday, Stephen Curry slipped on a wet spot and took an awkward tumble. Afterwards, he limped off the court, which can only be bad news for the Golden State Warriors." April 25

  • Steve Kerr Says The Warriors ‘Have To Move On’ As They Await Results Of Steph Curry’s MRI

    Dime Magazine "The Warriors took a 3-1 series lead against the Rockets on Sunday, but yet another Steph Curry injury is giving fans in the Bay Area sweaty palms. After sitting out Games 2 and 3 with a tweaked ankle, the reigning MVP suited up and started Game 4 in Houston but slipped on a wet spot late in the..." April 25

  • Warriors set record for most 3-pointers made in playoff game

    The Score "The Golden State Warriors set the NBA record for most threes made in a playoff game on Sunday by hitting 21 treys in their emphatic Game 4 victory over the Houston Rockets. The previous mark of 20 had been matched by four different teams since 1996 - most recently by the Cleveland Cavaliers,..." April 24

  • Warriors win, but Curry injured again

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Having ignited the scoring barrage that not only secured Game 4 but in all likelihood this first-round series, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were pointed in their commentary regarding the loss of Stephen Curry and how the Golden State Warriors subsequently responded to it...." April 24

  • Curry returns for Game 4 vs. Rockets

    NESN "NBA Scoreboard Stats Standings Teams Players Odds Steph Curry Injury: Warriors PG Probable To Return In Game 4 Vs. Rockets by NESN Staff on Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 1:44PM 1,846 Share this: The Golden State Warriors are expecting to have reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry back in the lineup when they..." April 24

  • Steph Curry Joined Pope Francis As A ‘Titan’ Of Time’s 100 Most Influential People List

    Uproxx "When you start to break historic NBA records and knock down the most 3-pointers in a season (for the third time in your career) while becoming perhaps the first unanimous MVP in NBA history, people outside the world of basketball begin to notice. This year TIME has named Stephen Curry one of..." April 23