Warriors Rumors & News

  • Spurs dominate Warriors in Durant's debut

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- It usually isn't a surprise when the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA's most successful franchise over the past two decades, win a basketball game. But opening the season without Tim Duncan for the first time in 20 years and going on the road against the two-time Western..." October 26

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant 'jealous' of Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan relationship

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is jealous of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan's friendship, according to Toronto Raptors assistant coach Rex Kalamian. Kalamian, who was an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach under Scott Brooks from 2009 to 2015, told Chris O'Leary of the Toronto Star that Durant texted him in August..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

  • Stephen Curry defends Draymond Green, calls criticism ‘ridiculous’

    USA Today "Stephen Curry pushed back against the public narrative surrounding his Golden State Warriors super team after practice on Sunday, coming to the defense of teammate Draymond Green after a recent ESPN article painted him in quite the unflattering light. This comes after new addition Kevin Durant..." October 24

  • Draymond: Warriors don't care about 'villain' label

    ESPN "The past few years the Golden State Warriors have enjoyed a hearty, warm embrace from the basketball community. That community consisted of the NBA, players, fans and media members. The way they played so freely with an aggressive, controlled-chaos style of play was an unconventional attractive..." October 24

  • Draymond digs Durant: 'I like that dude because he's a lot like me'

    Bleacher Report "It’s a simple question. Four little words. But Draymond Green is struck silent. And quite easily so. He stares ahead, then at the floor. Rocks back and forth. Fiddles with the drawstring on his shorts. Goes to speak. Stops. Nearly 20 seconds pass. He is surprised by the fact he’s caught..." October 23

  • Durant asks Redditors for tips on what to do in Bay Area

    San Francisco Chronicle "The new guy on the Warriors — Kevin Durant — ventured onto Reddit Thursday to ask users what Bay Area places he should check out. Local Redditers, starstruck by KD's impromptu appearance, were only too happy to oblige. They welcomed him like royalty and suggested restaurants, coffee joints,..." October 23

  • LeBron: Curry proves I can win MVP despite limited minutes

    ESPN "Even with his coach vowing to limit his minutes during the regular season, LeBron James thinks he can win a fifth MVP this year and only has to look to the guy that beat him out for the award the past two seasons, Stephen Curry, for evidence. “No,” James said Saturday when asked if he was..." October 22

  • Rip Hamilton believes 2004 Pistons would beat 2016 Warriors

    247 Sports "In yet another case of former NBA players denouncing today's Golden State Warriors, Rip Hamilton is now in on the action. The former NBA champion, who won a title as the Detroit Pistons' starting shooting guard in 2004, believes his team would defeat the 2016-17 Warriors, via CBS Sports' NBA..." October 22

  • Love claims he 'blacked out' when guarding Curry in Game 7

    SI "On June 19, Tyler Kandel sat at a back table at Warren 77 in New York City, eating chicken nachos and drinking craft beer. The TVs were tuned to Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and Kandel was rooting for the Cavaliers because he went to college with their power forward, Kevin Love. With 44 seconds left..." October 22

  • Draymond Green up to old leg-kicking ways, gets into scuffle with Trail Blazers

    Sporting News "Apparently Draymond Green hasn't learned to keep his legs away from the opponent's belts when trying to draw a foul. The Warriors forward, who blatantly kicked Thunder big man Steven Adams in the groin during last year's playoffs, aggravated another player Friday night in a preseason game with..." October 22

  • Durant: Seattle NBA team something 'every player wants to see'

    SI "This was the third Friday of September, just before the start of Warriors training camp. The plan called for Durant to arrive at Powell Barnett park in east Seattle at 1 PM, speak to the crowd, knock down an inaugural jumper on the refurbished court—the work of his Kevin Durant Charity..." October 22

  • Steve Kerr explains decision to give JaVale McGee final roster spot

    San Francisco Chronicle "A day after the Warriors announced that JaVale McGee had earned the team’s 15th and final roster spot, Steve Kerr offered insight into the decision. “I think he had a good camp,” Kerr said Friday before Golden State’s preseason game against Portland. “He gives us something that we don’t have..." October 22

  • Klay Thompson upset over anonymous 'cowards' quote

    San Jose Mercury News "Klay Thompson was a bit grumpy this morning. He blew his tire on the way to the practice facility. “Get ready for some short answers,” he said before sitting down for an interview with reporters. But then Thompson was asked about ESPN’s recent story on Draymond Green, which detailed the fiery..." October 21

  • Warriors Make Three Cuts, Retain JaVale McGee

    Hoops Rumors "JaVale McGee appears to have earned a spot on the Warriors’ regular season roster, having survived the cut down to 15 players. Golden State announced three cuts today, tweeting that the team has parted ways with Elliot Williams, Phil Pressey, and Cameron Jones. The moves reduce the club’s roster..." October 20

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Draymond Green Can't Be Controlled by the Warriors, Which Could Potentially Blow up Golden State's Dynasty

    The Big Lead "This is an unassailable fact about the 2016 NBA Finals: Draymond Green’s suspension in the NBA Finals cost the Warriors a title. Up 3-1, they lost Green, then Andrew Bogut got hurt, and it snowballed. LeBron went bananas for 40+ points twice in a row – he hadn’t scored 40 in a game all season –..." October 20

  • The Time Coach Mike Brown Nearly Had to Fight Metta World Peace

    San Jose Mercury News "This was back when Metta World Peace was still named Ron Artest, the 24-year-old, unstable version. Mike Brown, the Indiana Pacers new, young, 33-year-old assistant, was still learning the volatile quirks of his new player. Brown remembers a road trip to New York City. The plane landed and..." October 20

  • If you want a Warriors ticket this season, it will cost you big time

    Fox Sports "Get ready to fork over some big cash if you want to catch a glimpse of the NBA Super Team this season. The Golden State Warriors have the most expensive ticket prices on the secondary market by a pretty wide margin as of Thursday, according to data from VividSeats.com. The median price for a..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • When cops nearly had to stop Draymond Green from attacking Steve Kerr

    New York Post "The heart of the Warriors wanted to rip the team’s head off. That’s the picture of the Golden State locker room during a February game last season, when Draymond Green erupted at coach Steve Kerr in a tirade that had a police officer ready to bust through the door to settle the storm. A..." October 20

  • Jerry West on Kevin Durant criticism: ‘It’s disgusting’

    Sportsnaut "It’s safe to say that NBA legend and Golden State Warriors executive Jerry West doesn’t appreciate the criticism Kevin Durant is facing for joining Golden State. “There were all kinds of players that signed contracts, and we were the ones who got criticized for it when I thought it was..." October 19

  • Russell Westbrook Asked Durant How He Could Change During Meeting

    Real GM Basketball "Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison met with Kevin Durant in West Hollywood shortly before the start of free agency. Westbrook asked Durant what he could do and how he could change. Durant was set to meet with several teams during the first few days of July. “He went above and beyond,”..." October 19

  • Twitter roasts Kevin Durant for questionable outfit on 'Rolling Stone' cover

    CBS Sports "Just when you think the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook saga is over, it rears its ugly head. Durant is currently generating headlines for a recently published Rolling Stone story, in which he says some not-so-favorable things about his former Thunder teammate. Durant also revealed in the piece..." October 19

  • Kevin Durant on going to Warriors: “I damn sure wasn’t going there if they’d won”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Everyone sensed it. Kevin Durant finally admitted it. If Draymond Green had been able to keep his hands to himself and not gotten suspended. If LeBron James hadn’t stepped up and had three of the best Finals game performances ever. If Andrew Bogut had been healthy. If Stephen Curry could have..." October 19

  • Golden State's Draymond Green problem

    ESPN "All in all, it was not the best few months for Draymond Green. On June 10, during Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers, some 20 million viewers caught him in the act of trying to slap LeBron James in the groin. Three days later, after being suspended for that act, he watched his Warriors..." October 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins Calls the Media Out for How They Treat Kevin Durant

    Complex "Kevin Durant is, by almost all accounts, a really nice guy. So nice that, once upon a time, Nike put together an entire campaign to try and convince people that KD was not nice. At least on the basketball court. But ever since KD decided to sign with the Warriors this summer, things have..." October 19

  • Charles Barkley Still Doesn't Believe in the Warriors, Even With Kevin Durant

    Complex "In the past, Charles Barkley has said lots of things that have upset Warriors fans and players. For example, he once said the Warriors play "girly" basketball, and during Golden State's historic 73-win run last season, he said that he thought the 1995-96 Bulls would "kill" that team if they ever..." October 18

  • GMs Predict Warriors Win 2017 Finals, LeBron For MVP

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors are predicted to win the 2017 NBA Finals by 69 percent of general managers while 31 percent predict the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs received 53.6 percent of the vote last season. LeBron James received the most votes in predicting the 16-17 MVP at 46.7 percent,..." October 18

  • Warriors' Draymond Green says Lakers' Julius Randle 'has potential' to be better than him

    Orange County Register "With the ball in his hands, Lakers forward Julius Randle stared straight ahead at one of his mentors, but he didn’t look intimidated by Draymond Green’s formidable presence. Instead, Randle charged past him. After drawing a foul on the Golden State Warriors’ All-Star forward, Randle shouted..." October 17

  • Laid-back Luke Walton looks to duplicate Warriors' culture with Lakers

    ESPN "Luke Walton was late -- not for the game but the pregame media session. He wasn't late by a whole lot but just enough to technically qualify. And as the Los Angeles Lakers coach strolled into T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night, Walton was stopped by his old boss, Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers,..." October 17

  • Kevin Durant finds hate comments 'comical': 'Deep down inside, I don't get it'

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is slowly getting used to all the hate being lobbed at him for joining the Golden State Warriors. At least, that’s how it looked when Durant responded to a fan on Twitter asking him how he feels about being the villain for leaving Oklahoma City for the Bay Area." October 17

  • Kevin Durant, Draymond Green partied with Travis Scott in Las Vegas

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are clearly enjoying their time together as teammates on the Golden State Warriors. The Dubs played the Los Angeles Lakers in a preseason contest at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, winning by the final of 112-107. After the game, the gold medal-winning..." October 17

  • Lakers coach Luke Walton: I'll only talk trash to one Warriors player

    ESPN "As an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, Luke Walton enjoyed the luxury of not having to devise a game plan to stop Stephen Curry, a nightmare assignment that kept every other coaching staff up late into the evening trying to conjure up some defensive scheme that might slow the..." October 15

  • Kerr: LeBron's Finals streak one of the greatest feats ever

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors started last season with a record 24 consecutive victories on their way to a historic 73-win campaign. But expect a little more trial and error and a little less intensity this time around, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "I don't think we'll have that this year," Kerr..." October 15

  • Popovich: Golden State's small-ball offense is an 'anomaly'

    CBS Sports "Smallball is a big deal in today's NBA. Everyone is trying to find small combinations that put as much shooting and spacing on the floor, as if it's some sort of cosplay contest for who can dress up like the Warriors the most. However, with the influx of great big men in the league with..." October 15

  • Steve Kerr Says Jordan Would Have Won More Titles if Twitter Was Around Back Then

    Complex "Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr believes the rest of the NBA in the 1990s should consider themselves lucky that Twitter wasn't around during Michael Jordan's playing days. Kerr told ESPN's Marc Stein on Friday that if the social media platform existed back in the day, Jordan and the..." October 14

  • Draymond Green goes off on Paul Pierce for criticism of Kevin Durant

    SI "It’s safe to say Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder and join the Warriors was the biggest story of the NBA off-season. As the preseason winds down, there has been no shortage of critics. Future Hall of Famer and occasionally grumpy old man Paul Pierce was among them on Thursday,..." October 14

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of SonicsRising.com. While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Russell Westbrook Done Responding To Durant's Comments

    Real GM Basketball "Russell Westbrook was asked about comments made by Kevin Durant in which he said he feels "really grateful to play for a team like that and play with a bunch of players who are selfless and enjoy the game in its purest form." "That's cute man," said Westbrook. "My job is to worry about what's..." October 13

  • JaVale McGee trying to shed Shaqtin’ a Fool label, revive career with Warriors

    San Jose Mercury News "In his first Warriors practice, JaVale McGee, trailing from near halfcourt, galloped back in transition, caught Kevin Durant from behind and blocked his shot. There are few humans in the world capable of this feat. About an hour later, McGee couldn’t even recall the exact play. “I blocked like..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Bogut says Durant to Warriors was easy to forecast 'long before the summer'

    CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut isn't exactly surprised that Kevin Durant joined his former team. In an interview with ESPN's Tim McMahon, Bogut said that he and Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala knew before Durant signed that the team was going to trade of one of them. "That's..." October 12

  • The NBA's leaked Christmas jerseys are familiar, and that's a good thing

    CBS Sports "The NBA's Christmas Day slate might not be perfect, but it's going to look great. On Wednesday, the new Christmas jerseys leaked, via UniWatch's Paul Lukas, and they are essentially updated versions of what we saw last year: Not an eyesore in the bunch. It's a little weird that the Los Angeles..." October 12

  • Durant to the media: 'Going to say how I feel from now on'

    CSN Bay Area "Kevin Durant on Tuesday unveiled plans to embrace the kind of unambiguous candor that surely will reveal more of his true self. Durant didn’t exactly put it that way, but in the wake of comments he made Monday night that he feels were magnified by media, the Warriors forward was clear in saying..." October 12

  • Warriors CEO Lacob's Message to Owners on Durant: 'Sorry, We Got Him'

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors CEO Joe Lacob feels the chill directed at him and his team for the execution and extravagance displayed in the NBA-altering decision to pursue and persuade, and eventually sign Kevin Durant. Some of the cool air is coming from the commissioner’s office. Most is from his brethren in the..." October 11

  • Kevin Durant joined the Warriors because they blew a 3-1 Finals lead

    Sporting News "Don't ever forget that the Warriors blew a 3-1 NBA Finals lead to the Cavaliers. Free-agent acquisition Kevin Durant didn't forget; in fact, it's why he joined the team. The former league MVP was part of a panel at Monday night's ENCORE Award ceremony at the Stanford Graduate School of..." October 11

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