Warriors Rumors & News

  • Kendrick Lamar references Westbrook-Durant feud on new track

    SI "Kendrick Lamar brought the Internet to a standstill on Thursday night with the release of his newest song “The Heart Part 4,” and there were two particular bars that had NBA fans hitting the rewind button. Late in his newest track, which you can hear on Apple Music here, Kendrick likened..." March 24

  • Warriors' Barnes: 'I'm trying to kill' Kings

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes has a candid message for his former team, the Sacramento Kings. "I'm trying to kill them," Barnes told reporters Thursday. "Plain and simple. Things didn't go well there." Barnes' new team will play host to his former squad Friday. The..." March 24

  • Why Cavs' defensive struggles are bad news for a potential Finals rematch with Warriors

    CBS Sports "-- LeBron James was pissed. Not frustrated. I’ve seen him frustrated. Not upset, I’ve seen that too, after Finals losses. He was pissed. Short with reporters, snarky, and fuming about his Cavaliers’ defense, which once again got shredded. It’s not November, anymore. It’s late March, and the..." March 24

  • Steve Kerr responds to notion Andre Iguodala's hip strain a white lie

    CSN Bay Area "On Tuesday morning, the Warriors announced that Andre Iguodala would not play against the Mavs because of a left hip strain "I would go with 'hip' every single night I was looking to rest a player from now on," 95.7 The Game's Damon Bruce said to Steve Kerr on Wednesday. "A little white lie..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Matt Barnes on Derek Fisher chants: ‘I’m sick of that s—’

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Barnes will likely forever be linked with Derek Fisher after their infamous 2015 confrontation, but the veteran swingman has gotten to the point where he would very much like to be excluded from this narrative. In a recent interview with Nubyjas Wilborn of Sporting News, Barnes said he was..." March 23

  • Warriors crush Mavericks with balanced attack

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Golden State Warriors found their groove without injured star forward Kevin Durant. After an impressive victory at Oklahoma City the night before, the Warriors put on an offensive clinic Tuesday at Dallas, drilling the Mavericks 112-87 at American Airlines Center. The..." March 22

  • Warriors optimistic Durant could return before end of regular season

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors are on a five-game winning streak, and now there’s more good news coming out of Golden State. According to an ESPN report, the Warriors are optimistic about Kevin Durant’s recovery process, and believe he may return before the end of the regular season: The Golden..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Warriors tie franchise record for 30-assist games in a season

    Fanrag Sports "Dishing out 33 assists against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, the Golden State Warriors continued to match or set records. Golden State is on its way to a blowout win over Dallas and has made some history in doing so. The Warriors surpassed the 30-assist mark as a team for the 43rd time..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Thompson, Curry carry Warriors past Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Golden State's Klay Thompson loves playing in Oklahoma City. Thunder fans remember all the way back to Game 6 of last season's Western Conference finals when he singlehandedly sank the home team with a barrage of 3-pointers. Thompson had a deja vu type performance..." March 21

  • Kevin Garnett To Warriors, Not Celtics? 2007 Trade Was ‘Basically Done’

    NESN "A lot had to fall into place for the Boston Celtics to win the 2008 NBA title. But Kevin Garnett arguably was the most important piece of the puzzle, and it turns out the Celtics indeed were lucky to land the All-Star big man. We know the facts: Boston swung a blockbuster deal with the..." March 21

  • Russell Westbrook and Steph Curry Speak on Scuffle That Broke Out Between Thunder and Warriors

    Complex "The Warriors/Thunder game in Oklahoma City on Monday night wasn’t much of a game at all. Golden State knocked off OKC 111-95 behind 34 points from Klay Thompson and 23 points from Steph Curry to complete a season sweep of Russell Westbrook & Co. And the intensity inside of Chesapeake Energy Arena..." March 21

  • Warriors, T-Wolves to play 2 preseason games in China

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that NBA Global Games China 2017 presented by Master Kong will feature two preseason games in China between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Warriors and Timberwolves will play Oct. 5 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen..." March 20

  • Durant rides stationary bike in OKC

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant joined the Warriors on this current road trip partly because of his boredom from sitting at home during the last Warrior road trip. He wants to be around the team. But it also gives him a chance to continue his rehab with the franchise’s main trainers, which is exactly what he was..." March 20

  • Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry deny Warriors upset with how OKC handled Durant's return

    ESPN "The Warriors' Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry disputed an ESPN report that Golden State was furious about the inactivity from Thunder leadership leading up to Kevin Durant's first return visit to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11. Sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes that the Warriors were of the mindset that..." March 20

  • Draymond Green with ultimate troll job, has JaVale McGee toilet paper

    Sportsnaut "Draymond Green and JaVale McGee are teammates. They both play for the Golden State Warriors and aren’t known to have any feud. So why the heck does Green have toilet paper with McGee’s face on it? Well, it likely has to do with recent, seemingly unceasing disparaging comments made by Shaquille..." March 20

  • Warriors furious over Durant's treatment in OKC return

    ESPN "Kevin Durant will enter Chesapeake Arena as a visitor for the second time Monday, and even though he'll be sidelined with a knee injury, he most likely still won't get the welcome back treatment. The Golden State Warriors organization was furious and bewildered about the inactivity from..." March 20

  • Barnes helps Warriors surge past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors were so desperate in the wake of Kevin Durant's knee injury earlier this month, they turned to a Sacramento Kings castoff for help. For 12 minutes Saturday night, it appeared to be a brilliant move. Veteran Matt Barnes contributed seven..." March 19

  • Kevin Durant takes next step in rehab from knee injury

    San Francisco Chronicle "Late Saturday morning, when the doors opened to media at Warriors shoot-around, Kevin Durant was hoisting three-point attempts next to Stephen Curry. It was a sign of progress for a player expected to have his left knee re-evaluated in little more than a week. Still, his teammates are careful..." March 19

  • Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant: ‘He’s clearly making progress’

    CSN Bay Area "Kevin Durant over the past 10 days has progressed from taking shots from a chair to set shots to firing up jumpers. Though there still is no timetable for his return, Durant will be on the team flight Sunday when the Warriors travel to Oklahoma City. “He’s clearly making progress. It’s..." March 19

  • Kevin Durant to travel with team during upcoming road trip

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will accompany the team on its upcoming trip to Oklahoma City and Dallas, marking his first travel since he suffered a left knee MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise on Feb. 28. The Warriors hit the road Sunday for a back-to-back that begins Monday in..." March 19

  • D'Angelo Russell's cowardice in Lakers-Bucks fight made Draymond Green angry

    Sporting News "As if Friday night's shove match between the Lakers and Bucks could not get more embarrassing, Warriors forward Draymond Green, who of course had nothing to do with the altercation, on Saturday pointed out arguably its most embarrassing aspect. That would be Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell's..." March 18

  • Russell Westbrook’s wife fires back at Kevin Durant’s brother

    Larry Brown Sports "The war of words continues between Team Durant and Team Westbrook. A day after Kevin Durant’s older brother Tony sent a couple of tweets that appeared to shade Russell Westbrook for chasing triple-doubles (which you can read here), Westbrook’s wife Nina got in on the fun Friday and clapped back..." March 18

  • Thompson, Warriors shoot past Magic

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- For a team with eight 30-point wins already this season, the Golden State Warriors sure embraced their ninth Thursday night. Klay Thompson exploded for 21 of his game-high 29 points in the first quarter as the Warriors ran away from the Orlando Magic early en route to a..." March 17

  • Steve Kerr: Don't think LaVar Ball's remarks are 'helping' his kids

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he doesn't think LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, is doing Lonzo or his brothers any favors with the "outlandish" remarks he has made in recent weeks. Appearing on Waddle & Silvy on ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Thursday,..." March 17

  • Russell Westbrook on Stephen Curry's MVP prediction: 'Who's he?'

    USA Today "Earlier this week, the reigning, back-to-back NBA MVP Stephen Curry picked James Harden over Russell Westbrook to be this season's MVP because, based on the history of the award, you "have to reward the better team, I would think, record wise." The better team Curry was referring to? Harden's..." March 16

  • Draymond: No. 1 seed 'not really important anymore' for Warriors

    247 Sports "It looks like the Golden State Warriors really don't care about the No. 1 seed. Less than a week after sitting all of their star players in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Draymond Green recently came clean to the media—the Warriors no longer care about the No. 1 seed. The Warriors enter..." March 16

  • Unnamed Warrior: We've Got Problems And It Ain't Basketball

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors have already lost five more games this season than they did in all of 15-16 and the joy in which they've played the game hasn't been as prevalent. The Warriors signed Kevin Durant in the offseason, who is out with a knee injury. Since Durant's injury, the Warriors..." March 16

  • Curry's birthday present: Warriors rally past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Philadelphia 76ers were not in a giving mood on Stephen Curry's 29th birthday Tuesday night. Fortunately for the Golden State Warriors, Curry invited Draymond Green to the party. Curry saved 12 of his game-high 29 points for a fourth-quarter rally, and Green..." March 15

  • Draymond Green’s mother critical of Warriors roster

    Larry Brown Sports "Draymond Green turned in one of his best performances of the season on Tuesday night to lead the Warriors to a win, which believe it or not was just the team’s third in eight games. If you’re looking for someone to blame for Golden State’s recent struggles, Green’s mother says the front office is..." March 15

  • Curry says Harden deserves MVP

    Obsev "Back in 2015, Stephen Curry beat out James Harden for the NBA's MVP award, earning 100 first place votes and 1,198 voting points to the Houston Rockets guard's 25 and 936. Now, two years later, the Golden State Warriors superstar and reigning two-time MVP believes Harden is the most deserving..." March 15

  • The Warriors Could End Up With A Better Three-Season Stretch Than The 90s Bulls

    Dime Magazine "When the Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Durant last summer, they knew they’d have to sacrifice a certain amount of depth. That was a trade-off they were willing to make. If we’re being honest, so would every other team in the NBA. So far, it’s worked out pretty well for them, that is until a..." March 14

  • Stephen Curry Refuses To Use Word 'Slump'

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry has made just 18 of his past 76 three-pointers, a percentage of 23.7. Curry is the fourth most accurate three-point shooter in NBA history. “I never really use that word,” Curry said. “Because a slump to me almost (sounds) like you’re losing confidence. Obviously I’d like to..." March 14

  • Colin Cowherd: Steph Curry proved this year how overrated he was

    Fox Sports "Steph Curry and the Warriors have endured a miserable stretch since Kevin Durant left the lineup with a knee injury, losing five of their last seven games as the Spurs challenge for the top seed in the Western Conference. Individually, Curry is mired in a shocking shooting slump. The two-time..." March 14

  • Warriors, Clippers, OKC among 8 teams that should jump at signing Omri Casspi

    CBS Sports "Free agent forward Omri Casspi has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities after breaking his thumb on Feb. 23, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly among the playoff teams interested in signing him. Casspi, 28, suffered the..." March 14

  • Draymond Green tells Isiah Thomas the Warriors weren’t scared of Spurs

    San Jose Mercury News "TNT handled its Monday night NBA coverage differently this week, using only former players on the air as studio analysts, play-by-play broadcasters and sideline reporters. On the pregame show, Warriors forward Draymond Green joined a panel — talking to Chris Webber, Baron Davis, Isiah Thomas..." March 14

  • Warriors' Iguodala fined $10K for inappropriate postgame comments

    Fanrag Sports "Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for “inappropriate comments” during a post-game interview. Iguodala was critical of head coach Steve Kerr for deciding to rest him, along with other key members of the Warriors’ roster for Saturday’s game against the..." March 14

  • Steve Kerr says he actually enjoys the adversity the Warriors are dealing with

    CBS Sports "Down to only three healthy stars and just one MVP while still holding the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference doesn’t sound like too much adversity, but for the Golden State Warriors, things right now are about as rough as they’ve been for them in the regular season in years. They’re..." March 13

  • Matt Barnes likes being the 'tough guy' — just not all that comes with it

    Sporting News "Matt Barnes has been a cause of consternation since he left UCLA in 2002. He was drafted by the Grizzlies in the second round and has been on a Don Quixote-type journey ever since. The 37-year-old mercurial forward has played for 12 different teams. His stops include two years in the NBDL in..." March 13

  • Mills leads Spurs past Warriors

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Saturday's contest between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs was a game that NBA fans had circled on their calendar for months, a supposed battle between two of the league's marquee teams with playoff implications aplenty and a lot of pride on the line. But..." March 12

  • Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings waived Matt Barnes to create a roster spot following the DeMarcus Cousins trade despite owning a $6.4 million option for 17-18. Barnes was a veteran presence to help the Kings push for the playoffs with DeMarcus Cousins. “They were so adamant in not trading DeMarcus, so..." March 12

  • Steve Kerr on Andre Iguodala's remarks: 'It's just Andre being Andre'

    Sporting News "Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Saturday he wasn't offended by Andre Iguodala's comment the night before referring to him as "master." That's because Kerr says he knows Iguodala loves to be edgy when talking to reporters. "Andre is one of those guys who likes to stir the pot and has a lot of..." March 12

  • Steve Kerr spoke with Adam Silver about Warriors’ travel schedule

    ESPN "Steve Kerr, the guy who announced Friday night that he'd rest his stars during Saturday's nationally-televised marquee matchup between the Warriors and Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC). Kerr walked into his hotel room in San Antonio this morning just in time to see the clock flip to 3 a.m. The weight..." March 12

  • Warriors-Spurs matchup turns into battle of backups; fans not pleased

    ESPN "A combination of San Antonio Spurs injuries and the Golden State Warriors' desire for rest transformed a highly anticipated marquee matchup on Saturday into a battle of backups, resulting in disappointed fans. "I just think it takes away from it because we are here to see all the players," said..." March 12

  • Draymond Green: Refs applying double standard to me

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said he is playing with a "different set of rules" after receiving his 12th technical foul of the season Friday night at Minnesota. Green expressed frustration about a technical he received after a third-quarter personal foul on Timberwolves center..." March 11

  • Andre Iguodala's race-related comments cause stir

    Sporting News "Andre Iguodala created an "awkward" situation Friday night with some controversial race-related comments in the locker room following the Warriors' loss to the Timberwolves. After a reporter asked the Warriors swingman if he had known coach Steve Kerr planned to rest Iguodala and three Warriors..." March 11

  • Steph Curry Passed His Own Father On The NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

    Uproxx "A lot of former NBA players have produced offspring who themselves have gone on to varying degrees of basketball stardom. Joe “Jelly Bean” gave life to Kobe Bryant, for instance, and more recently, the league now features a slew of sons who bear their father’s namesake. Larry Nance Jr. and Glen..." March 11

  • Stephen Curry, Draymond Green among Warriors to rest vs. Spurs

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors will rest Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala for Saturday's showdown with the San Antonio Spurs. Head coach Steve Kerr announced his decision after Friday night's 103-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The loss was the Warriors' fourth..." March 11