Warriors Rumors & News

  • Social Media All-Star Joel Embiid Trolls KD Ghost Twitter Account

    Black Sports Online "Joel Embiid has had his share of bad fortune on the hardwood but he’s top five all-time when it comes to social media trolling. As the Twitter world dug deeper into KD’s rumored ghost account after the forward accidentally used his verified account to send out slanderous OKC tweets, Embiid did..." September 19

  • Why Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia believes “we’re going to be even better this year”

    San Jose Mercury News "The jet leg caught up to Warriors center Zaza Pachulia, as he adjusted both to a drastic time-zone difference and varying sleeping patterns. Those two things paled, however, to the countless sources of energy that have left him in high spirits. Pachulia is only three months removed from winning..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • Kevin Durant Trashes Former Coach, Teammates On Twitter

    Deadspin "Thanks to the eagle eye of Twitter user @harrisonmc15, we get to enjoy these since-deleted tweets from Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant. Okay, so one of two things happened here. Either Durant was feeling particularly feisty and wanted to tweet at a hater in the third person, or, as..." September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Richard Jefferson says NBA Finals was closer than it looked

    CSN Bay Area "Richard Jefferson is still very upset that the Cavs lost to the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals. And according to the 37-year old, the series could have gone the other way. "Fans don't fully grasp it," he explained on The Bill Simmons Podcast. "We lose 4-1, right. We didn't play great. But..." September 17

  • Durant dismisses rift with Curry: Everyone's trying to 'break us up'

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant not-so-subtly took a jab at Under Armour and, by extension, his teammate Stephen Curry by saying earlier this summer that no one wants to play in Under Armours. It wasn't a direct shot aimed at his teammate from Durant, a marquee Nike athlete, but considering Curry is the brand's..." September 16

  • Durant: I support Jemele Hill 'for standing up for what she believes in'

    TMZ "Kevin Durant says he's 100% behind Jemele Hill "standing up for what she believes in" ... telling TMZ Sports he totally supports the embattled ESPN star. "I'm behind Jemele -- I support her," Durant told us outside Poppy in L.A. Donald Trump came at ESPN on Friday for Hill's "white..." September 15

  • Draymond Green offers Carmelo defense — and dose of reality

    New York Post "Draymond Green agrees with Carmelo Anthony to an extent. The Warriors volatile forward talked to ESPN.com about the website’s controversial list that set Anthony off on Twitter, and led to other NBA players venting their frustration on social media. “I think when you look at Melo, Melo has..." September 15

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Warriors rookie Jordan Bell on guarding LeBron as best he could: 'It didn’t matter'

    CBS Sports "Guarding LeBron James is one of the tougher -- if not toughest -- tasks in the NBA. Even the most dominant of defenders in the league have faltered when given the difficult assignment of guarding No. 23. Warriors rookie forward Jordan Bell says he learned this valuable lesson the hard way last..." September 14

  • Draymond Green respects Kyrie Irving's choice to leave LeBron: 'That's tough to do'

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors have made more history, inking the most lucrative NBA jersey advertisement deal ever, entering into a three-year, $20M partnership with Japanese tech firm Rakuten, which they officially announced during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Following the presser,..." September 13

  • Kevin Durant releases NBA Finals shoes

    Fanrag Sports "The shoes that Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant wore during the 2017 NBA Finals hit the market on Tuesday. While finally capturing his first title as a professional, Durant was also selected as the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. What do we think NBA fans? Yay or nay? That’s right: Nike’s KD 10..." September 12

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Magic Johnson Turned Down Offers From The Knicks And Warriors Before Getting The Lakers Job

    Uproxx "It feels like Magic Johnson was always going to be involved with the Los Angeles Lakers somehow, but it turns out the Lake Show’s current team president had a number of other offers before the Lakers finally came calling. Johnson appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” on Tuesday and said the Lakers..." September 12

  • Warriors' Steph Curry 'not on the extreme' but wants to be more of a social activist

    CBS Sports "Stephen Curry recently attended a 49ers game where he posted on his Snapchat, #FreeKaep in reference to Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned by a single NFL team. Many believe that he remains unsigned due to his decision to kneel during the national anthem last season in protest of racial violence..." September 12

  • Warriors sign jersey patch advertising deal with Rakuten

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors signed the largest of the NBA ad patch deals this week, selling the space on its jersey for the next three years to Japanese tech holding company Rakuten. Sources say the deal is worth $20 million a year, nearly doubling the second-highest deal signed by the Cleveland..." September 12

  • Bucks, Wolves Interested In Jason Terry

    Real GM Basketball "Jason Terry is receiving free agent interest from the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves. Terry played for the Bucks last season. Terry averaged 4.1 points in 18.4 minutes a game and shot the ball well, connecting on 43 percent from the field and 3-point range." September 11

  • Like father, like son: Steph Curry says he wants to play at least 16 seasons like Dell

    CBS Sports "Stephen Curry isn't the first Curry to take the NBA by storm with his shooting. Curry's father, Dell Curry, was once one of the NBA's top shooters. Thanks to a jumper that aged like a fine wine, Dell Curry was able to play a long and successful career before retiring in 2002. He is now a..." September 11

  • Stephen Curry on Kevin Durant shoe comment: 'I know for a fact' people want Under Armours

    ESPN "Stephen Curry responded to Kevin Durant taking shots at Under Armour, telling the Charlotte Observer that the teammates had a conversation and that the issue won't affect the Golden State Warriors' chemistry. Durant, a Nike spokesperson, told The Ringer on a podcast last month that "nobody..." September 11

  • Chris Paul Told Celtics and Warriors He Wouldn’t Re-Sign in 2011

    SLAM Online "The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors went hard after Chris Paul back in 2011, but CP3 told both franchises that they were wasting their time. “I will not re-sign with you,” Paul reportedly said. Paul wanted to end up in L.A., and thought he had become a Laker, before eventually..." September 11

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Steph Curry, the NBA's Global Golden Boy, Can Handle the Good Guy Shade

    Complex "It’s 11:30 a.m. in Hangzhou, China. Stephen Curry is on the third leg of his annual Under Armour-sponsored Asia tour. You’d think he’d be tired from the 12-hour jet lag, nonstop promotional appearances, or two-a-day workouts that he’s been powering through the past four days, but the reigning NBA..." September 09

  • Nick Young Inadvertently Started the Gilbert Arenas Gun Drama

    TMZ "Nick Young says he taught JaVale McGee everything he knows about the card game Bourre ... which might be a problem since it was THAT game that ignited the biggest gun standoff in NBA history. Here's the deal ... Kevin Durant recently praised JaVale's Bourre card game skills during an interview..." September 08

  • Enes Kanter says teammate told him not to interact with Kevin Durant

    Fanrag Sports "For those still in Oklahoma City, the infamous departure of current Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant still serves as a very sore subject. However, this notion not only holds true with the Oklahoma City Thunder fan base, but also the team’s players — or so it appears at least. During a..." September 08

  • Jeff Van Gundy dismisses any chance of Warriors not repeating as NBA champs

    CBS Sports "With Kyrie Irving now a member of the Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers' odds of winning the 2018 NBA title have decreased drastically. Even if the Cavs dealt their newly acquired 2018 first-round pick for a plug-and-play talent to make a run at the title in LeBron James' contract year,..." September 07

  • How much will the Warriors pay city for NBA championship parade?

    San Jose Mercury News "Last June, as the Golden State Warriors basked in their second NBA title in three years, owner Joe Lacob told an adoring crowd on the shores of Lake Merritt that his franchise would pay for the day’s festivities. “We’d just like to say that this parade, this whole day, all the cost, every..." September 07

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Warriors Sign Michael Gbinije

    Hoops Rumors "The Warriors recently finalized a deal with free agent swingman Michael Gbinije, according to RealGM’s official NBA transactions log. Specific details aren’t known, but the contract appears to be a one-year pact and is unlikely to be fully guaranteed. Gbinije, the 49th overall pick in the 2016..." September 05

  • Kevin Durant overtakes LeBron James as NBA MVP favorite

    Sportsnaut "He outplayed LeBron James en route to earning the NBA Finals MVP this past June. He took his game to new heights in his first season with the defending champion Golden State Warriors. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Kevin Durant has surpassed James as the NBA MVP favorite heading into the..." September 05

  • LaVar says Steve Nash not working out with Lonzo, calls him 'short and slow'

    Total Pro Sports "It feels like it’s been a few weeks since LaVar Ball said something pretty stupid to make people go crazy. He made up for it on Saturday. LaVar was recently asked for his thoughts on the many rumors that former Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was working out with his son Lonzo. He pretty..." September 03

  • Curry accepts shot challenge, donates $118,000 to help aid Hurricane Harvey victims

    CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry has come forward with a six-figure donation to help relief efforts to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. In an Instagram video posted by Active Faith Sports, brand owner Lanny Smith enlisted the help of Curry to help raise funds for the cause. Smith, whose business is based out..." September 02

  • Kevin Durant: I told LeBron James I believe he’ll stay with Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant has followed LeBron James‘ free agencies closely. The Warriors star said LeBron joining the Heat paved the way for Durant signing with Golden State, reportedly wanted to be courted last year like LeBron was in 2010 and said he liked how LeBron returned to Cleveland. So, with all..." August 31

  • Las Vegas sportsbook offers 1-1,000 odds on Warriors making playoffs

    ESPN "Think the Golden State Warriors are locks to make the NBA playoffs? A Las Vegas sportsbook is willing to take that bet -- at 1-1,000 odds. To win $100 on the Warriors making the playoffs, a bettor has to put up $100,000 at the Westgate SuperBook. On the flip side, a $100 bet on Golden State to..." August 30

  • James Michael McAdoo Agrees to Contract with 76ers After 3 Seasons with Warriors

    Bleacher Report "James Michael McAdoo and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed to terms Wednesday on a two-way contract, according to Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com. The Sixers added roster depth by signing McAdoo, and they will have the ability to shuttle him between the NBA roster and G League due to the two-way nature..." August 30

  • Nike to release Kevin Durant's 'Red Velvet' shoe Friday

    ESPN "Kevin Durant isn't running from the "cupcake" moniker backhandedly given to him by former teammate Russell Westbrook. Instead, he's embracing it. Nike announced the newest colorway of Durant's signature KD 10 shoe on Tuesday, a red and black flyknit shoe with a frosty white sole, dubbed the..." August 30

  • Kevin Durant: Nobody Wants To Play In Under Armours

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant criticized Under Armour during a podcast. Durant endorses Nike, but Stephen Curry is the lead endorser for Under Armour. "Nobody wants to play in Under Armours. I'm sorry. The top kids don't because they all play Nike," Durant said. " August 29

  • Kevin Durant: Sonics Fans ‘Deserved to See Me Grow Up in the League’

    SLAM Online "When asked if he’d consider returning to Seattle to finish off his NBA career, Kevin Durant didn’t exactly rule out the possibility. KD left the city after his rookie season when the franchise moved to OKC, and says Sonics fans were robbed of the chance to see him “grow up in the..." August 29

  • Kevin Durant’s favorite part of living in the Bay? Hint: It’s yummy

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant clearly enjoys the cuisine in the Bay Area. The Warriors star fielded questions from fans on The Bill Simmons Podcast posted Sunday night, and one fan wondered what KD’s favorite part of the Bay is (beside winning the NBA championship with Golden State). “It’s just the culture,..." August 29

  • Kevin Durant’s been studying DeMar DeRozan’s ‘amazing’ footwork

    Sportsnet "Standing at six-foot-11 (don’t believe the six-foot-nine listing) and boasting a career shooting line of 48.8/37.9/88.2 to an average of 27.2 points per game, it’s pretty safe to say that Kevin Durant is among the most gifted talents in the NBA today. Turning 29 just before the regular season..." August 28

  • Kevin Durant wonders who will be willing to sacrifice to win in Minnesota

    Pro Basketball Talk "No doubt, the Minnesota Timberwolves are now one of the most talented young teams in the NBA. Karl-Anthony Towns is the best young center in the game and a true franchise cornerstone. They added Jimmy Butler, an All-NBA player who is a force on both ends. They have Andrew Wiggins, who averaged..." August 28

  • Kevin Durant on Clippers' offseason shake-up: 'They needed some new energy'

    CBS Sports "It has been one of the wildest NBA offseasons in recent memory, and the Los Angeles Clippers are a big reason why. They made a number of big moves, including sending Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Beverley and a number of other pieces, acquiring Danilo Gallinari in a three-team..." August 27

  • Durant shocked by OKC trade for George: 'Indiana just gave him away'

    CBS Sports "Lots of teams were in on the Paul George sweepstakes this summer: Cleveland, Boston, the Lakers ... but in the end it was the Oklahoma City Thunder coming out of nowhere to trade for the four-time All-Star. Even more surprising than the team that got him was the package that they sent to the..." August 27

  • KD: 2001 Lakers would give Warriors biggest challenge

    Lakers Nation "The NBA has steadily progressed into a worldwide phenomenon, with the Golden State Warriors capturing the 2017 championship after the acquisition of Kevin Durant. One of the brilliant parts about the NBA, and sports in general, is the discussions that are created talking about the history of the..." August 26

  • Kevin Durant: I love ScarJo, would still ‘drink her bath water’

    New York Post "Watch out, Colin Jost. Kevin Durant is ready to make a move on Scarlett Johansson. As a guest Thursday on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” the NBA Finals MVP was asked about a bizarre tweet from 2011, in which he makes an odd pledge of love to the “Ghost in the Shell” beauty. “I hope she was..." August 26

  • Kevin Durant says he and Russell Westbrook are still friends, they just don’t talk

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant recently reiterated his respect for Russell Westbrook in a way that might intrigue NBA fans. Much has been made of the former Thunder teammates’ relationship since KD left for Golden State and, on The Bill Simmons Podcast that posted Thursday, the Warriors star rejected the idea..." August 25

  • Durant: Irving 'showed a lot of courage' forcing trade from Cavs

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant said he knows exactly why Kyrie Irving wanted to leave LeBron James and the Cavaliers. The four-time All-Star point guard was dealt to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Nets' first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft Tuesday evening. Durant,..." August 25

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