Warriors Rumors & News

  • Kevin Durant: Liking anti-Russell Westbrook Instagram comment was ‘total accident’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant liked an Instagram comment critical of Russell Westbrook. Here we go again? Royce Young of ESPN I’m not inside Durant’s mind. He could be lying to cover another burner Instagram snafu. But I tend to believe him. It’s easy enough to accidentally click like, and the greater..." April 24

  • Draymond Green is texting Joel Embiid advice during playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "In Game 1 of their series, the Philadelphia 76ers — without Joel Embiid — blew the doors off the Miami Heat, winning by 27. It’s the kind of game that can lead a young team to overconfidence. That’s when Draymond Green texted Joel Embiid some words of advice, reports Jessica Camerato of NBC..." April 24

  • Warriors reporter pulled from coverage after allegedly stealing jacket from team

    Larry Brown Sports "A longtime Bay Area sports anchor been removed from covering the Warriors during their playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs after he allegedly stole a jacket from a team staffer. Steve Berman of The Athletic reports that a video appeared to show ABC7/KGO-TV sports anchor Mike Shumann..." April 24

  • Steph Curry Closes Multi-Year Production Deal With Sony

    Variety "Sony Pictures has closed a multi-year development and production deal with NBA superstar Stephen Curry across its film, television, and worldwide partnerships operations in the biggest media deal of any athlete to date. Curry’s newly formed production company, Unanimous Media, founded by Curry..." April 23

  • TV anchor Mike Shumann allegedly stole Warriors staffer's jacket

    ESPN "A Bay Area reporter who covers the Golden State Warriors has been caught on tape taking a security staffer's jacket after a team practice last week in San Antonio, The Athletic reported Monday. Mike Shumann, a sports anchor of KGO-TV in San Francisco, is visible on the tape, which ESPN has..." April 23

  • Klay Thompson is the Warriors’ master of efficiency

    San Francisco Gate "Late Thursday night, when he saw more than a dozen reporters packed into a small interview room in the AT&T Center, Warriors guard Klay Thompson shook his head and muttered to himself. “Let’s make this quick,” Thompson said, his voice barely audible. It was quintessential Klay: A master of..." April 23

  • Kerr: Curry ‘is not going to play anytime soon’

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors were correct in saying that Stephen Curry would not play in the first round of the playoffs. But will he play in the second round of the NBA playoffs? “Steph is not going to play anytime soon,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “But he’s come along well and has looked good in..." April 22

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant to Giannis Antetokounmpo: Don't stay with Bucks if you're not having fun

    ESPN "Giannis Antetokounmpo has a vision. He looks into his future and sees his jersey being raised to the rafters, ideally next to a new championship banner or two, after an entire career spent playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. "Definitely. That's one of my goals," Antetokounmpo told ESPN..." April 22

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Stephen Curry to begin participating in practice Saturday

    Larry Brown Sports "Stephen Curry is getting closer. The Golden State Warriors guard is still making progress in his recovery from an MCL sprain, and the team announced that he will be back in practice on a limited basis on Saturday." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Kevin Durant not concerned about his ankle: ‘I’m good’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is dismissing any concerns about an ankle injury. Durant rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ Game 3 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. He was able to walk off the floor after turning his ankle, and he headed to the locker room..." April 20

  • Report: Curry 'not close' to return; may miss start of 2nd round

    The Score "The Golden State Warriors could be without Stephen Curry for the start of the second round as he continues to recover from a sprained MCL. Curry is still "not close to playing" and will likely require the full six weeks in his recovery, which means his absence could extend into the next series,..." April 20

  • Warriors’ Steve Kerr cited “miscommunication” on TNT report saying Stephen Curry out for 3 more weeks

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors coach Steve Kerr disputed a report from TNT play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan during Game 2 that said Kerr informed him Stephen Curry would be sidelined for an additional three weeks to rehab his Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee. “It was probably a miscommunication when we met..." April 19

  • Warriors’ Mike Brown more selective about his head-coaching aspirations

    San Jose Mercury News "Through his boisterous laugh and infectious smile, Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown seemed at ease. And why not? The Warriors enter Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday with a 2-0 first-round series lead. Brown said he often feels energized from his versatile playlist that..." April 18

  • As smart as he is intense, don't worry about possible Draymond suspension

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When the announcement blasted from the Oracle Arena sound system that Draymond Green had been assessed with a flagrant foul the reaction from the sellout crowd was disapproval with a generous undercurrent of dread. The officials are targeting Draymond. Draymond didn’t deserve such harsh..." April 18

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • Warriors’ Stephen Curry to travel with team to San Antonio for rehab

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors guard Stephen Curry may not play in the first round of the NBA playoffs. But he will still travel with the Warriors to San Antonio on Wednesday for Games 3 (Thursday) and 4 (Sunday) of their first-round series against the Spurs. That way, Curry can both continue rehabbing his Grade 2 MCL..." April 17

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Steph Curry expected to miss another three weeks

    Larry Brown Sports "Steph Curry has already been all but ruled out for the Golden State Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, and now his potential availability for the second round appears to be in doubt as well. During the national TV broadcast of Warriors-Spurs Game 2 on Monday,..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Patrick McCaw can't sleep due to back injury pain

    247 Sports "In a scary moment, Patrick McCaw was accidentally undercut by Vince Carter during Golden State's victory over the Sacramento Kings on March 31 and collapsed to the court. McCaw had to immediately be transported off the court in a stretcher and he remained in the hospital for a couple of days..." April 16

  • JaVale McGee will remain as Warriors’ starting center

    Clutch Points "As anticipated, Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee will continue to start in head coach Steve Kerr’s lineup following Saturday’s impressive Game 1 performance against the San Antonio Spurs. Following Golden State’s 113-92 victory over the Spurs at Oracle Arena, Warriors beat reporter..." April 16

  • Draymond Green: 'A lot of people have forgotten what we're capable of'

    SI "Draymond Green is reminding everyone that the Warriors are primed for success in the playoffs after beating the Spurs in Game 1. "Regardless of what everyone's saying," Green said to reporters during the post game press conference. "'The Warriors have lost it. They're not together. They can't..." April 15

  • Stephen Curry making progress with MCL sprain, will soon 'intensify' on-court rehab

    USA Today "The Golden State Warriors on Saturday announced that Stephen Curry has made "steady functional progress" since his injury and "will intensify his on-court rehabilitation in the coming days." He was examined Friday by the team's medical staff and will be re-evaluated in one week, according to..." April 14

  • JaVale McGee starting Game 1 vs. Spurs

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs will tip off the 2018 NBA postseason Saturday, and JaVale McGee is expected to have a place in the starting lineup. ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports the Warriors plan to start McGee at center in Game 1 against the Spurs. McGee opened 17 contests for..." April 14

  • Warriors look to push recent struggles aside, focus on another NBA Finals run

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA playoffs are now upon us, and the Golden State Warriors come in as a two-seed in the West — having the third-most wins in the NBA at 58. Despite the usual dominance and top-tier finish, the Warriors have dealt with injuries and fatigue issues amid their uncommon struggles. The Warriors..." April 14

  • Warriors Could Aggresively Reshuffle Roster If Team Falls Short in Playoffs

    Complex "According to The Athletic's Anthony Slater, the Warriors could reshuffle their roster should the team have an unexpectedly hard time in the postseason. I'd like to point out that this would be an insane overreaction after amassing so much talent. But, to be fair, I'm not sure how realistic it is,..." April 13

  • Steve Kerr: Warriors will refocus vs. Spurs after slump down stretch

    ESPN "For all their dominance in recent seasons, the Golden State Warriors struggled mightily down the stretch of the regular season, finishing with six losses in their last 10 games and 10 losses in their last 17 overall. But with their postseason quest toward a fourth consecutive Finals..." April 13

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry Targeting Second-Round Return

    Hoops Rumors "Stephen Curry, who remains sidelined with an MCL injury, will look to get back on the court sometime during the Western Conference Semifinals, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Curry, who sprained his left MCL sprain in March, was initially ruled out at least three weeks,..." April 13

  • Steve Kerr Says The Warriors Don’t Expect Kawhi Leonard To Play During Their Series

    Uproxx "The Golden State Warriors have a first-round matchup against the San Antonio Spurs to start the postseason, and as of right now, the defending champs aren’t expecting any surprises from the Spurs lineup over the course of their series. Despite the enigmatic status of Kawhi Leonard, Warriors..." April 13

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Kevin Durant says injuries have killed Warriors’ morale

    Larry Brown Sports "The usually formidable Golden State Warriors stumbled their way to the end of the regular season, and Kevin Durant thinks that the team’s recent slate of injuries had a big effect on them psychologically. After the Warriors were blown out by the Utah Jazz 119-79 on Tuesday in their final game..." April 12

  • Some rival coaches, execs would rather face Warriors in 1st round than Jazz or Thunder

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The regular-season finale on Tuesday night for the Warriors... did not go well. Golden State lost at Utah by 40 points -- 119 to 79. On Wednesday morning, ESPN's Zach Lowe revealed the following on his podcast: I was talking with several coaches and execs from teams in the West morass –..." April 11

  • Kevin Durant to decline player option, rework deal with Warriors

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant plans to decline his player option for the 2018-19 season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told ESPN. His time on the open market, however, will be brief. A nine-time All-Star and the reigning NBA Finals MVP,..." April 11

  • Kevon Looney thriving as Warriors’ small-ball center

    San Francisco Gate "Last summer, after another injury-marred season, Warriors forward Kevon Looney was desperate for something — anything — to help him resuscitate a career on life support. He thought about teammates Draymond Green and James Michael McAdoo, both of whom had used an increasingly valuable skill —..." April 10

  • Kevin Durant says Michael Beasley probably had as much talent as he did

    Clutch Points "When Michael Beasley was drafted with the second pick in the 2008 draft by the Miami Heat many thought the Kansas State Wildcats forward would be a once in a generation talent, as long as he was able to keep his head straight. Unfortunately for Beasley though he got himself into his fair share..." April 10

  • Kevin Durant Argues The One-And-Done Rule Has Turned College Basketball Coaches Into ‘Daycare Owners’

    Dime Magazine "Just about everyone in basketball agrees that the one-and-done rule has to be changed. The NBA appears to be taking steps forward to find a way to replace the rule as it currently exists, but until then, top high school basketball prospects will be required to spend a year playing college ball...." April 09

  • Steph Curry says he hasn't had any setbacks in MCL rehab

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors guard Stephen Curry spoke to NBC Sports Bay Area during the second quarter of Sunday’s 117-110 win over the Phoenix Suns. During the 21 minute interview, the all-star guard talked about his rehab status, the state of the team and the rise of guard Quinn Cook. Curry, who suffered a..." April 09

  • Steve Kerr explains Warriors’ decision to waive Omri Casspi

    San Francisco Gate "Before Sunday evening’s game against the Suns, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr detailed the reasoning behind the team’s decision to waive forward Omri Casspi on Saturday, a week before the playoffs. “It actually wasn’t a difficult decision because he was injured,” Kerr said of Casspi, who missed..." April 09

  • ‘I love you guys. I understand’: Why Omri Casspi must wait for first playoff action

    Sacramento Bee "Omri Casspi’s run of miserable luck continues. The popular former King, who signed a minimum contract with the Golden State Warriors last offseason, was waived Sunday – mere days before what would have been his first NBA playoff appearance. The 10-year veteran reached the postseason with the..." April 09

  • Warriors' Durant-heavy crunch time without Curry could be problematic in NBA playoffs

    CBS Sports "This is why Golden State was Kevin Durant's "next chapter." After pretty much single-handedly keeping the Warriors in the game with an explosive 19-point third quarter in which he eviscerated the Pelicans' turnstile of defenders they sent his way, Durant was ready to get his team a win. But..." April 08

  • Warriors, Quinn Cook Agree on Multi-year NBA Deal

    NBC Sports "On Wednesday, sources confirmed to Insider Monte Poole that the Warriors and point guard Quinn Cook were working on a multi-year NBA contract. And, only four days later, the two sides have reportedly agreed to terms. Cook, who the Warriors signed as a two-way player before the season,..." April 08

  • Kerr on Warriors: ‘Our season begins next week’

    The Sports Post "The Golden State Warriors are going to the playoffs, but not as the 1-seed. Instead, they fiend themselves No. 2 out west with a record of 57-23. Needless to say, they have not been the Warriors of old this season. Injuries don’t help, of course, but head coach Steve Kerr isn’t making excuses. And..." April 08

  • Steve Kerr says Warriors' effort better despite dropping second straight

    ESPN "After saying his team put forth a "pathetic effort" in a blowout loss Thursday to the Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said his squad's effort was better after Saturday night's 126-120 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena. "We're going to be all right," Kerr..." April 08

  • Warriors waive Omri Casspi to clear playoff roster spot for Quinn Cook

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors waived forward Omri Casspi after their loss to New Orleans on Saturday, clearing a roster spot in order to make room for Quinn Cook to be on the playoff roster. Sources told ESPN earlier this week that Casspi has inflammation as well as a bone bruise on the side of his..." April 08

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • Steph Curry Forgets to Name Damian Lillard Among NBA's Elite Point Guards

    12 Up "​​Steph Curry was recently asked who are the toughest match ups he faces at point guard. He rattled off a bunch of names that we'd expect on this list, but he forgot about one of the NBA's best players; ​Damian Lillard. ​​"You could look at all 30 of the starting point guards across the..." April 06

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