Warriors Rumors & News

  • Guy Fieri helped recruit Durant to the Warriors

    The Score "Celebrity chef Guy Fieri claims he played a role in the Golden State Warriors' biggest free-agent signing of the summer. In an interview with Justin Bolois of First We Feast, Fieri said he told Kevin Durant's agent during the playoffs to bring his client to the Warriors." July 30

  • Warriors cap ridiculous offseason, reportedly sign the ever-bizarre JaVale McGee

    Fox Sports "The Warriors signed Kevin Durant this offseason, but after seeing Mo Speights leave town to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, they were in the market for a strange, inscrutable center. According to a report, they signed that center Friday. JaValle McGee, who played 34 games for the..." July 29

  • Draymond Green: ‘Me and LeBron are friends’

    Sportsnaut "As Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green prepares to help Team USA to gold this summer in Rio, the enigmatic big man took time out of his busy schedule to discuss some recent on-court incidents. Unless you were hiding under a rock back in June, you know very well that Green’s antics..." July 29

  • Rivers: Clippers were in Durant's top 3, Griffin was key to pitch

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Durant's camp told him his team was among his top-three choices during free agency this month. The problem: the Clippers were not in Durant's top two. "The first question we asked is 'are we in the top three?' and they said..." July 28

  • A Title Contender Is Supposedly Hoping To Poach Curry If There’s A Rift With Durant

    Uproxx "The newly minted Golden State Warriors superteam has not played one minute on the floor together, but teams are already scheming for their improbable demise. Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson have all said the right things about shared sacrifice for this upcoming season...." July 28

  • Warriors president says waiting list for season tickets at 32,000

    The Undefeated "Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry returned to Oracle Arena on Tuesday night for the first time since losing in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. LeBron James and the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, however, weren’t on the two-time NBA MVP’s mind as he strolled to his courtside seat. While..." July 28

  • ESPN report Durant lied to Westbrook about re-signing with OKC is false

    Sporting News "It sounded too good to be true. Weeks after Kevin Durant made the biggest free-agent move since LeBron James decided to return to the Cavs and left the Thunder to join the rival Warriors, an even juicier tidbit about the signing emerged. According to ESPN's Royce Young, Durant told his running..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Draymond Green okay with losing NBA Finals to land Kevin Durant

    Sportsnaut "We all know it. The Golden State Warriors wouldn’t have landed Kevin Durant if they had won the NBA Finals. Draymond Green knows these this is true, so he’s okay with having lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals, now that Durant is on board. Speaking about the events that transpired and..." July 27

  • Kevin Durant Apparently Told Russell Westbrook He Was Returning To The Thunder

    Uproxx "It’s no surprise the relationship between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will never be the same. That was an inevitable consequence of the pair going from teammates to adversaries upon Durant rocking the basketball world by signing with the Golden State Warriors in early July. Time heals..." July 27

  • Brooks happy for Durant, respects Warriors decision

    The Score "In the two years leading up to Kevin Durant's free agency this summer, many expected his hometown Washington Wizards to at least get a meeting with the superstar. Some even theorized that the team's hiring of his former coach Scott Brooks this spring was solely an attempt to lure him home. In..." July 26

  • Anderson Varejao likely out of Olympics with back injury

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors big man Anderson Varejao is likely to miss the upcoming Olympics in his native Brazil due to a back injury, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that, after a Monday examination in Los Angeles by noted back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, it's been recommended..." July 26

  • Durant's Warriors jersey highest selling in 30 states, including Oklahoma

    The Score "Golden State Warriors jerseys with Kevin Durant's name on the back are a hot commodity in the month of July, despite him seemingly becoming a villain overnight by signing with the 73-win squad. The four-time scoring champion's new jersey sold more than any other player's in the month of the..." July 26

  • Kevin Durant OKC-based restaurant shuts down for name change

    ESPN "Three weeks after Kevin Durant announced he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, the local restaurant bearing his name temporarily shut down Sunday to assume a new identity. Oklahoma-based restaurant group Hal Smith Restaurants, which owns a majority stake in..." July 25

  • Durant says he didn't notice getting booed by L.A. crowd

    The Score "Some elite performers have the ability to completely tune out noise around them. Others simply don't acknowledge negativity. It's not known which camp Kevin Durant is in after he was roundly booed by Los Angeles fans during Team USA's 106-57 crushing of China in a pre-Olympic exhibition game..." July 25

  • Curry: Barkley's skepticism 'means good things will happen' to Warriors

    The Score "The Golden State Warriors won 73 games during the 2015-16 regular season and came just short of repeating as NBA champions - without Kevin Durant. Of course, they added the megastar in the offseason while keeping their best players, but Charles Barkley still isn't sold on them. "Kevin..." July 24

  • Kevin Durant: Nobody has said something negative to my face about joining Warriors

    Yahoo! Sports "Kevin Durant started scribbling “Have Fun” at the toes of his sneakers last postseason to remind himself why he started playing basketball – and fell in love with it – any time he looked down because he was too tense or too upset with his performance. Forgetting that simple motivation can be..." July 23

  • Durant 'didn't really notice' 1st time playing with Thompson, Green

    The Score "It was only for a short two-minute span, but for the first time since agreeing to sign with the 73-win Golden State Warriors near the start of free agency, Kevin Durant was on the floor in an actual game with his new teammates in Draymond Green and Klay Thompson for the U.S. men's Olympic..." July 23

  • Kevin Durant jerseys selling for 48 cents at Oklahoma City store

    San Jose Mercury News "Rub two quarters together, hand them over and, viola, you get a Kevin Durant jersey. A store in Oklahoma City sold the former Thunder star's jersey for 48 cents, or 99 percent off the $69.99 tag price, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. Even though Oklahoma is unhappy with Durant for joining..." July 22

  • Draymond Green reaches plea deal on assault charge

    Lansing State Journal "NBA star Draymond Green has reached a plea agreement that will allow him to avoid jail time and reduce the charges he faced for allegedly slapping a Michigan State University football player to a noise violation, officials announced Friday. Green will pay a $500 fine and $60 restitution fee. He..." July 22

  • Remember When Kevin Durant Wasn't a Tupac Fan?

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant now has a giant Tupac tattoo on his left leg. This is something only a giant Tupac fan would have on his body forever. Or so one would think. Durant explained the inspiration for the ink and it’s quite cerebral." July 22

  • Stephen Curry 'wasn't too happy' about withdrawing from Olympics

    San Jose Mercury News "Stephen Curry would have preferred to play in the Rio Olympics. "I wasn't too happy with the situation of having to pull out of the games," he said in a Facebook Live news conference from the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe. "I wish I would be able to play..." July 22

  • Kevin Durant Cites 'Shoe War' As Factor In Withdrawing From 2014 World Cup

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant's decision to pull out of the 2014 FIBA World Cup following the injury to Paul George received scrutiny. Durant said he was distracted even after arriving for training camp and he "felt weird" after returning to Los Angeles following George's injury. “I was tired. I felt like I..." July 21

  • Jae Crowder: Celtics pitch showed Kevin Durant 'everything we had' on Warriors: 'And he went and joined them'

    Mass Live "Jae Crowder was a part of the Boston Celtics' pitch to Kevin Durant this summer, and after the meeting, he said he felt pretty confident. "I came home after the meeting and told them, like, if he leaves, he's coming to us," Crowder said before a 60 Days of Summer appearance at the Naismith..." July 21

  • No more Mr. Nice Guy: Kevin Durant's new role as NBA villain

    ESPN "The family vacation was planned months in advance. As soon as free agency was over, DeAndre Jordan was heading to a resort in Jamaica where -- theoretically -- he would put his phone in airplane mode, surround himself with family and friends, and all the noise would stop. That was the plan,..." July 21

  • With Durant's arrival, Klay Thompson says he'll sacrifice like Manu Ginobili

    CBS Sports "When players say individual statistics don't matter, they're usually lying. Yes, some accomplished veterans and dedicated role players are secure enough to ignore their numbers, but everybody around the league knows you're judged on your stats and often paid because of them. Just like fans do,..." July 21

  • Why Kevin Durant isn't worried about his legacy

    Yahoo! Sports "Kevin Durant started scribbling “Have Fun” at the toes of his sneakers last postseason to remind himself why he started playing basketball – and fell in love with it – any time he looked down because he was too tense or too upset with his performance. Forgetting that simple motivation can be easy..." July 21

  • Harrison Barnes ready to move on

    San Jose Mercury News "They were side by side again, Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson. After playing on the same team in practice at Team USA camp, Thompson intentionally walked in front of Barnes' interview to take the seat next to the former Warrior. "I didn't get invited to Topgolf. He made me pay for my own..." July 21

  • Kevin Durant: “I just made a decision based on where I wanted to go. Simple as that.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "“We got one goal and one goal only: to win. Nobody cares about stats or whatever, we’re just trying to come out there and win. You try not to put too much pressure on yourself, it’s a game, but we’re not going to be halfway about the process.” That is Kevin Durant, talking about Team USA..." July 20

  • Kevin Durant talks about mentality after signing with the Warriors

    Sportsnaut "New Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant hasn’t talked a whole lot about his league-altering decision to move on from the Oklahoma City Thunder since publicly announcing that move. Sure Durant did take part in a Q&A with members of the media after the signing became official, but that was..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • Draymond says he texted Durant as friend, not recruiter

    The Score "There are few people, if any, more excited about Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors than Draymond Green. It's no secret the two are friends and that Green was instrumental in recruiting the former league MVP. The 26-year-old Michigan native clarified, however, that while he's pals..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Kevin Durant says he stayed in bed for two days after choosing Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant considered the Warriors for months. Golden State players recruited him throughout the season. He met with the Warriors in the Hamptons. He had all the knowledge to make a sound decision, one he could feel good about. And it seemed he did. Choosing Golden State appeared to be..." July 19

  • Draymond Green on adding KD: 'I'd sacrifice everything for championships'

    Yahoo! Sports "The credit for which moment, which words, which person helped push Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors has been passed around better than the ball movement for one of the team’s precision-orchestrated offensive possessions. Durant acknowledged at his introductory news conference that the..." July 19

  • Durant opens up about free agency, criticism, Westbrook

    USA Today "Two weeks later, we still didn’t have many answers about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave Oklahoma City behind and form the NBA’s latest super team with the Golden State Warriors. His introductory news conference in Oakland on July 7 was the kind of controlled spectacle that makes it tough for..." July 19

  • Russell Westbrook ‘Ticked Off’ Kevin Durant Left

    SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook trade rumors dominated the headlines last week as reports came out that the Celtics are a likely destination for the superstar guard. However, Westbrook has not publicly stated that he wants to be anywhere else but OKC. The Thunder front office now face a conundrum: either the..." July 19

  • Anderson Varejao Won't Accept Cavaliers Championship Ring That Was Never Offered

    The Big Lead "Anderson Varejao was a fun trivia debate during the NBA Finals. Varejao started the season with the Cavaliers and ended the season with the Warriors, becoming the first person to ever play for both Finals teams in the same season. Many people wrongly believed that he was guaranteed a championship..." July 18

  • Draymond Green apologized to Olympic teammates for arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "Draymond Green’s abrasive personality is both blessing and curse. But in representing our country at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Green will have to leave it at the door, and he understands that. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said on Monday that Green has apologized to his..." July 18

  • Brandon Ingram Plans To Seek Out Kevin Durant For Advice, But Not For What You Think

    Uproxx "Brandon Ingram had an up-and-down Summer League, but he did show flashes of the player the Lakers were expecting when they took him second overall in last month’s NBA Draft. Before the season starts, Ingram will have more opportunities to improve his game, as he was selected to be a member of..." July 18

  • Lil B Writes Open Letter to Kevin Durant: "Our 1-on-1 Game Still Has to Happen"

    Complex "Shortly after Kevin Durant announced that he was going to be leaving the Thunder to sign with the Warriors in early July, Lil B made an announcement of his own. He revealed that, effective immediately, he was lifting the Based God Curse from KD, even though he had previously said that he would..." July 18

  • Warriors team president says they never really expected to land Kevin Durant

    CBS Sports "Golden State Warriors president and COO Rick Welts appeared on the CBS Sports Radio's Tiki and Tierney on Friday, and he didn't exactly brag about landing the biggest free agent to switch teams since LeBron James. Welts said that the Warriors never expected to actually sign Kevin Durant, and now..." July 18

  • Report: Varejao would not accept title ring from Cavs

    Sportsnaut "Anderson Varejao has a right to receive an NBA championship ring after spending part of the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But he has no plans to accept one as a current member of the Golden State Warriors, who lost to the Cavs in the NBA Finals. Varejao appeared in more regular season..." July 18

  • Warriors were surprised to nab Kevin Durant

    CBS Sports "Now that the Kevin Durant free-agency dust has settled, let’s be real: did Golden State actually think it could land this offseason’s most coveted player? “Well, I think we had hope,” Warriors President and COO Rick Welts said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “We, like every other team,..." July 17

  • Crocs trolls Steph Curry's Under Armour sneakers

    The Score "The world still isn't done poking fun at Stephen Curry's Curry 2 Low "Chef" sneakers from Under Armour. At Wednesday's ESPY Awards, comedian Hannibal Buress joked that he'd traveled back in time from 2026 in a pair of "Stephen Curry 34s," which were actually just all-white Crocs." July 16

  • Warriors legend Nate Thurmond passes away at age 74

    CSN Bay Area "Nate Thurmond, voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history and a member of the Warriors organization for more than four decades as both a player and a Community Relations Ambassador, passed away this morning in San Francisco at the age of 74 after a short battle with..." July 16

  • Warriors want advertisers to pay up to $20M for jersey patch

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors are asking for $15 million to $20 million per year for the rights for a company to put its logo on their jersey starting in the 2017-18 season, sources told ESPN. It is believed that the Warriors, who won the NBA title in 2015 but lost in the Finals to the Cleveland..." July 15

  • The Mavericks Envision Career Role Player Harrison Barnes As Their Next ‘Go-To Guy’

    Dime Magazine "While Harrison Barnes was a high draft pick, he was never asked to play a big role on the Golden State Warriors. There, he was a complementary piece alongside the likes of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Now, though, Barnes has left the Warriors to sign a max contract with the..." July 15

  • Report: Draymond Green's Crew Also Allegedly Choked MSU Cornerback's Girlfriend

    12 Up "​The Draymond Green incident just got another chapter added to it. Here's what we already knew: Green punched Michigan State cornerback Jermaine Edmondson at a bar in East Lansing, Michigan, for which he was arrested and charged with assault. After the police report was released, it seems as..." July 15

  • Warriors big man Anderson Varejao to return next season

    San Jose Mercury News "Anderson Varejao will return to the Warriors next season, according to his communications and marketing agency, MPC Rio Communication. The agency sent out a tweet late Thursday afternoon that said, "@VAREJAOANDERSON Renews with the @warriors 2016/2017 season of @NBA @NBABrasil."" July 15