Warriors Rumors & News

  • Steve Kerr will travel to Cleveland, but might not coach

    Sporting News "Steve Kerr isn't quite ready to return to the sideline on a fulltime basis, but the Warriors coach says he's getting close. Kerr is still dealing with complications from back surgery in 2015. Kerr missed 43 games during the 2015-16 season and has not been on the sideline since Game 2 of the..." May 29

  • Warriors, Cavaliers meeting in most star-studded NBA Finals ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, Klay Thompson – the 2017 NBA Finals will be oozing with stars. Seven All-Stars appearing in the Finals the same year is tied for the most ever with 1983 (76ers: Andrew Toney, Moses Malone, Julius Erving,..." May 29

  • Warriors fan brings Stephen Curry jersey to top of Mt. Everest

    Sportsnaut "A Golden State Warriors fan has high hopes for his favorite team. So high, in fact, that he took his Stephen Curry jersey to the highest point on Earth. Nima Tenji Sherpa, who says he’s climbed to the top of Mt. Everest seven times now, posted some extraordinary pictures of himself holding a..." May 29

  • Stephen Curry seeks turnaround performance in 2017 Finals

    ESPN "It was a low-scoring, sluggish affair. The Golden State Warriors were ahead by one against the Cleveland Cavaliers with five minutes left in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Each decision, each pass down the stretch was of extreme importance. Stephen Curry remembers one particular pass..." May 29

  • Amid MVP-filled series, this is Draymond Green's chance to steal the show

    CBS Sports "Draymond Green is the best story in basketball. A great story isn't one thing. It's not just positive and inspiring. It's not just controversial and wild. It has to have nuance, and figures you can debate the decisions of. You have to have conflict and something you can take away from the..." May 29

  • Andre Iguodala feeling better just in time for tough assignment

    CBS Sports "Sweeping the San Antonio Spurs and earning 10 days of rest in between the West finals and the NBA Finals is paying off for the Golden State Warriors and particularly Andre Iguodala, who battled through injury in the conference finals and is now getting added rest in preparation of the..." May 29

  • Chris Cohan Vetoed Warriors' Kevin Garnett Trade In 2007 For Financial Reasons

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors were close to trading for Kevin Garnett in 2007 before the Minnesota Timberwolves eventually dealt him to the Boston Celtics. The Warriors were coming off a first round upset of the Dallas Mavericks and were one of the NBA's most compelling teams. "After the playoff..." May 28

  • How Knicks and Nets unwittingly created the NBA juggernauts

    New York Post "With June approaching, that emptiness every New York basketball fan has felt since 2003 is returning. Here come the NBA Finals. Where are the Knicks and Nets? Right, lounging. The Nets last made the Finals in 2003 and lost to the Spurs, the team that beat the Knicks in their most recent..." May 28

  • Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green’s ‘annihilation’ trash talk

    The Sports Daily "The NBA Finals don’t tip off until Thursday, but the trash talk is already heating up ahead of the three-match between the Warriors and Cavs. Golden State hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy when the teams first met, but Cleveland returned the favor coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win last..." May 28

  • Warriors center Zaza Pachulia a full go for the NBA Finals

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors finished off the Spurs on Monday night and then took Tuesday and Wednesday off before returning to practice each of the past three days. Zaza Pachulia, the only injured Warrior rotation player late in the Spurs series, has participated in all parts of all three practices, without..." May 28

  • Warriors, Jerry West nearing deal to keep him with franchise

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors decision-making process as a franchise is one of inclusion: A lot of voices in the room, a lot of discussion from different points of view, all ultimately synthesized by GM Bob Myers. One of the most trusted voices in that room belongs to NBA legend — as a player and a front office..." May 28

  • Ty Lue hilariously explains why he still owes Mike Brown $100

    Yardbarker "Tyronn Lue enters the NBA Finals in debt to Mike Brown, and it’s for a funny reason. Lue, who is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ coach, shared the story with the media on Saturday. He says that back when he was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Brown, then a coach with the San Antonio Spurs, bet him..." May 27

  • Inside Stephen Curry’s inner circle: Three mentors share their stories

    San Jose Mercury News "In a high school office 3,000 miles from Oracle Arena, Shonn Brown and Chad Fair typically begin their chats by marveling at Stephen Curry’s latest feat. The exchanges quickly veer in directions unlike those of any other Curry conversations on the planet. “Have you talked to him..." May 27

  • Stephen Curry sees the Cavs having fun, and he wants 'to do something about that'

    CBS Sports "The Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals trilogy is exactly the matchup everyone expected. The two teams have dominated the postseason thus far with a combined 24-1 record -- with the only loss coming at the buzzer for the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. The juicy matchup isn't a..." May 27

  • Stephen Curry on criticism of lack of parity: ‘Almost disrespectful’

    Sportsnaut "There’s been a whole lot of talk surrounding a lack of parity leading up to the third consecutive NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin Durant seems to think that the failures of some of the worst organizations have played the largest role in this lack of..." May 27

  • Draymond Green Is The Most Efficient Defender In The NBA

    The Sports Quotient "“He’s that person that wants to be all things to all people,” Mary Babers-Green says of her son, Warriors star Draymond Green. “His attitude is ‘I can handle it.’” And he can. Green—karate kicks, technical fouls, and all—is the epitome of position-less basketball, defending point guards through..." May 27

  • Warriors’ Mike Brown ‘eventually’ wants to be head coach again

    San Francisco Chronicle "In July, when he was hired as Steve Kerr’s lead assistant, Mike Brown appeared done as an NBA head coach. All three of his previous head-coaching stints had ended in firings, including two after no more than 82 games. Now, as he prepares to shepherd the Warriors into the NBA Finals, Brown is..." May 27

  • Draymond: Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry 'won't be appreciated until it's over'

    SLAM Online "Parity is dead in the NBA. Rather than bemoaning the fact, Draymond Green says fans should appreciate the Cavs and Warriors for being historically great and not complain about a lopsided game or series sweep. “I think maybe people fail to realize that you just have two great teams and don’t..." May 27

  • Draymond Green says Warriors are “more relaxed” this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last year, the Warriors entered the NBA Finals with the weight of expectations: Defending NBA champions, 73 regular season wins, if they got the title they would leap up the ladder of all-time great teams, lose and it would be a massive let down. We all know what happened from there. The..." May 27

  • Mike Brown: Coaching against Cavs in NBA Finals is just 'the circle of life'

    Fanrag Sports "With Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr still on the mend with back problems, it’s acting head coach Mike Brown who faced the media Friday as the team prepared for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers next Thursday. Brown served as the Cavaliers’ head coach from..." May 27

  • Steph Curry: Talking about lack of parity disrespectful to Warriors, Cavs

    CBS Sports "Steph Curry and the Warriors have reached their third straight NBA Finals. Their opponent, for the third year in a row, will be the Cavaliers. With two teams so consistently dominating the league there are growing concerns about the lack of parity across the NBA. The NBA has always had less parity..." May 27

  • Kevin Durant Explains Why He Stopped Clapping Back at Angry Opposing Fans

    Complex "At the start of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, there were a lot of NBA fans outside of Oakland who were not happy about Kevin Durant playing for the Warriors. Those fans gave KD a lot of grief during games, and initially, he struggled to deal with the heckling he faced. Who can forget the time he..." May 26

  • Warriors’ Mike Brown: Steve Kerr may be back for the Finals

    Sportsnaut "A day after Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers didn’t sound too optimistic about the return of head coach Steve Kerr, acting head coach Mike Brown seems to be a bit more confident. In talking about a wide array of stories leading up to the start of the 2017 NBA Finals against his..." May 26

  • History Tells Us To Always Pick Against Stephen A. Smith In The NBA Finals

    Dime Magazine "Stephen A. Smith‘s record in picking recent NBA Finals winners is, quite frankly, preposterous. The crab rangoon king has had a tough time picking NBA Finals winners in recent memory, missing on the last seven seasons. As the 2017 version of Cavaliers/Warriors gets set for tipoff next week,..." May 26

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Durant says it's not his fault the NBA has a lack of parity, blame the bad teams

    USA Today "The noise that surrounds Kevin Durant is growing louder by the minute. But this isn’t the latest hot take about how the Golden State Warriors star is allegedly arrogant. Nor is this the chorus of nationwide boos relating to the lack of competition in the NBA playoffs, with Durant and his..." May 26

  • The Warriors Haven't Lost in the Last 27 Games in Which Klay Thompson Has Played

    The Big Lead "We know Golden State’s Big 4 – Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant – haven’t lost a game they’ve started and finished since February 4th. That’s 16-0. But here’s an even more impressive fact: In the last 27 games Klay Thompson has played, the Warriors are 27-0. Perhaps..." May 26

  • LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

    ESPN "As they celebrated defending their Eastern Conference title Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't ready to focus on defending their NBA championship. Despite going through the East playoffs at 12-1 and appearing destined for a rematch against the Golden State Warriors for months, the..." May 26

  • Warriors favorites over Cavaliers, according to Vegas

    CBS Sports "The NBA Finals are set and shocking nobody it's going to the Warriors taking on the Cavaliers for the third year in a row. The Warriors won it in round one, but Cleveland pulled off an upset storming down from a 3-1 deficit to win the rematch. With a score to settle between the two this is the..." May 26

  • LeBron James calls Warriors a ‘juggernaut’

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Cavaliers knocked the Boston Celtics out of the playoffs, but LeBron James knows there is still a very difficult road ahead. After winning Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals 135-103 on Thursday night, James was interviewed by TNT and said his team would enjoy the victory for..." May 26

  • Warriors’ JaVale McGee sued by former landlord, agrees to pay $9,350 in ‘cat-related fees’

    Deadspin "JaVale McGee has had a resurgent season with the Golden State Warriors, playing in more games than he has since 2012-13 and averaging seven points per game in the playoffs. He’s emerged as a reliable alley-oop muse within the Warriors hyperkinetic offense, and he has rescued a once-moribund..." May 26

  • Cavs, Warriors become 1st teams to meet in 3 consecutive NBA Finals

    Fox News Sports "Here they go again. For the third straight year, it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals. The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions . The first "threematch" — rematch of a rematch — in league history. It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the..." May 26

  • Steve Kerr not ready to coach on bench, but Warriors still not closing door on it

    San Jose Mercury News "Steve Kerr is not ready to return to the bench as Warriors coach due to lingering health issues, general manager Bob Myers said Thursday, but Myers did not completely close the door on the notion that Kerr would be unable to do so by the time the NBA Finals start on June 1. “At this point, he’s..." May 25

  • Brown: Lue thinking Celtics harder to guard than Warriors is 'cute'

    Pro Basketball Talk "Celtics’ coach Brad Steven is already one of the best in the NBA. His out of time out plays are brilliant, and his Boston team’s flow of ball and player movement is among the best in the league. It’s those things that were giving the Cavaliers trouble in the first half of Game 4 Tuesday, and..." May 25

  • Klay Thompson thinks about avenging Finals loss to Cavs 'every day'

    CSN Bay Area "In case you have been living under a rock ... last year, the Warriors became the first team in NBA history to lose in the Finals after taking a 3-1 series lead. After sweeping the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, Klay Thompson was asked how much he thought about returning to the Finals..." May 25

  • Kevin Durant opens up about how he shuts out the haters

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors earned him plenty of scorn. So, how did he deal with it? In an interview with Michael Lee of The Vertical, Durant was asked if he called LeBron James for advice on how to handle the backlash. LeBron would probably have some insight on..." May 25

  • Lue: Thomas-less Celtics are harder than Warriors to prepare for

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals and another rematch with the Golden State Warriors. Many believe it will be the ultimate test for these two star-studded teams, but when it comes to Xs and Os, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue thinks the Boston..." May 24

  • Pau Gasol on Warriors: “In all my years in the league, they’re playing at the highest level right now”

    San Jose Mercury News "In what could have been the last postgame press conference of his 14-year NBA career, Manu Ginobili described to reporters the magnitude of the Spurs’ task against the Warriors with a metaphor in his native tongue. “I said in Spanish, you go to war with a bat,” Ginobili said. “You can swing,..." May 24

  • Hawks likely to hire Warriors assistant to be new GM

    Yardbarker "The Atlanta Hawks are looking to make a rather big move even before free agency starts this summer. After moving on from general manager Wes Wilcox earlier in the spring, it looks like Atlanta will be bringing in Golden State Warriors executive Travis Schlenk to the same role. According to..." May 24

  • Seth Curry thinks he's a better shooter than brother Stephen, but what do the numbers say?

    Sporting News "Seth Curry has laid claim to the throne sitting in the home of the First Family of Shooting. The Mavericks guard, brother of Warriors MVP Stephen and son of former Hornets 3-point ace Dell made an appearance on FS1's "Second Take" "Undisputed" on Tuesday and was posed an interesting question:..." May 23

  • Kevin Durant apologizes for response to fans complaining about blowouts

    ESPN "All-Star forward Kevin Durant has caught flack ever since he said, "If you don't like it, don't watch it," during a postgame interview session after Game 3 of the Western Conference finals pertaining to the plethora of blowouts this postseason. Although competitive games have been rare during..." May 23

  • Steve Kerr “uncertain” if he will coach in NBA Finals

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors have gone 12-0 through the playoffs, the first team to sweep the first three rounds of the playoffs since the NBA went to a best-of-7 in all three rounds (a couple Lakers teams did it when the first round was best-of-5). That doesn’t mean they haven’t missed Steve Kerr as coach,..." May 23

  • Gregg Popovich: Criticism of Warriors is ‘disrespectful’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors on Monday finished off a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, making them 12-0 in the playoffs so far. The Warriors were expected before the season to compete for the NBA title and reach their third consecutive finals, which they have done...." May 23

  • Warriors owner: We were better than Cavs last year

    Yardbarker "Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob just gave the Cleveland Cavaliers some bulletin board material for the NBA Finals. After his Warriors swept the San Antonio Spurs to reach their third consecutive finals, Lacob said he wants the Cavs again because he feels the Warriors were the better team..." May 23

  • Warriors owner wants Cavs again: 'We have some unfinished business'

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors finished their Western Conference Finals sweep of the San Antonio Spurs on Monday with a 129-115 victory, but owner Joe Lacob was already looking ahead to a potential Finals rematch. "I don't care who we play, but my preference is Cleveland," he said, per Marc J...." May 23

  • Warriors sweep Spurs to reach Finals, become 1st team to start playoffs 12-0

    USA Today "You knew it was over when Steph Curry put on his wizard’s hat in the first quarter. Sure, it was just four minutes in. And yes, the score of Game 4 in the Western Conference finals was still in single digits. But there was something about the way the Golden State Warriors star dribbled..." May 23

  • Kevin Durant Sends Another Veiled Criticism in Russell Westbrook's Direction About Having Fun

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant played alongside Russell Westbrook from 2008 to 2016. On the court they had great success, but their approaches to life were obviously very different. Westbrook turned out to be a crazy stat-hungry monster and Durant really just wanted to make friends and have fun. Here’s Durant’s..." May 22

  • Steph Curry still sore after 'dirty play' by Spurs big man Dedmon

    CSN Bay Area "With a bag of ice strapped to his left knee, Stephen Curry limped out of AT&T Center after Warriors shootaround Monday showing the effects of a play he considered dirty. With less than four minutes remaining in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday, Spurs backup center Dewayne..." May 22

  • Ayesha Curry: Hosting cooking show ‘was a nightmare’

    Sportsnaut "Golden Stater Warriors four-time All-Star Steph Curry is one of the most electrifying athletes of the current generation. He’s more than just a basketball talent, with his impressive off-the-court presence making him someone who has captured our attention. His wife Ayesha Curry has also made a..." May 22

  • Durant: ‘I Made The 100 Percent Correct Decision’ To Join The Warriors

    The Undefeated "Kevin Durant kept it “100” about his decision to join the Golden State Warriors. After a five-year hiatus, Durant is one win shy from returning to the NBA Finals with the Warriors. The Warriors can advance to their third straight Finals by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the..." May 22