Warriors Rumors & News

  • Ty Lue says Draymond Green ‘wanted to send a message’ with flagrant foul on LeBron

    Fox Sports "Midway through the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Draymond Green collided with LeBron James and was whistled for a flagrant foul for his actions. It probably should have been only a common foul, but given Green’s history and..." January 18

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are reportedly still not on speaking terms

    CBS Sports "The adage "time heals all wounds," does not apply to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. At least not yet. Since Durant decided to sign with the Warriors in the offseason, the two sides have not been on speaking terms. This is likely because of how the partnership on the court ended. Durant..." January 18

  • Durant: Harden could've been satisfied as OKC's 6th man

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant spent the weeks following the 2009 season scouting draft prospects. This was a monster moment for his young Thunder. The two Junes prior, Sam Presti nailed his top picks, selecting Durant second in 2007 and Russell Westbrook fourth in 2008. Hit on one more — right before the flood of..." January 18

  • Why Steph Curry and Kevin Durant haven't clicked -- yet

    ESPN "IN THE AFTERMATH of Golden State's Monday route of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Kerr said, "I thought Steph was great. His energy was great, and he set the tone. I love that he took 20 shots." Then, the money phrase: "When he's aggressive, we go." As Kerr spoke, Klay Thompson leaned against..." January 18

  • Durant: Playing Thunder will never be a normal game for me

    ESPN "Round 2 of Kevin Durant's clash with his former Oklahoma City Thunder squad on Wednesday won't be any easier than his first meeting on Nov. 3, a game the Golden State Warriors won easily 122-96. "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant told ESPN in advance of his second go-around..." January 18

  • When put on the spot, Kevin Durant hints that he'll re-sign with the Warriors

    CBS Sports "Although he just signed with the Warriors last offseason, Kevin Durant could potentially opt out of his contract and head elsewhere this upcoming summer. But similar to Stephen Curry, Duranthas no reason to leave this team, especially since he wants to play in their brand new arena. On hand for..." January 18

  • Lacob Has ‘Every Expectation’ Durant Will Re-Sign

    Hoops Rumors "While they may not be chasing history as they were last year, all signs point to the Warriors being as scary a team as ever now with Kevin Durant in the mix. Speaking today at the groundbreaking of the franchise’s new arena in San Francisco, team owner Joe Lacob mentioned to Marc Spears of The..." January 18

  • Golden State Warriors break ground on new Chase Center arena in bizarre scene

    USA Today "As memorable moments go, nothing from the Golden State Warriors’ arena groundbreaking on Tuesday trumped the synchronized backhoe dancing act. Those faux construction workers did backflips down the aisles, all part of the circus that was the Chase Center celebration party. More than 700..." January 18

  • Draymond Green disagrees with LeBron James, says Warriors-Cavs is a rivalry

    CBS Sports "Unlike LeBron James, Draymond Green is willing to say that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors indeed have a rivalry. Before the Warriors' 126-91 blowout victory on Monday, James insisted that the Cavaliers have no rivals. Green essentially said James was lying. "I don't have much..." January 17

  • Stephen Curry comfortable with his $44 million contract

    Sporting News "Stephen Curry isn't making the most money on his team, and that's perfectly fine. The Golden State star revealed Sunday it doesn't bother him that he's the fourth-highest paid player on the Warriors. "One thing my Pops always told me is you never count another man's money," Curry told the..." January 17

  • Flagrant or flop? Draymond Green crashes into LeBron James

    New York Daily News "Draymond Green appears to be up to his dirty tricks again. Or has LeBron James just mastered the art of flopping? Things got a little chippy between the Cavaliers and Warriors Monday night as James and Green collided into each other during the second quarter in a rematch of last season’s NBA..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Warriors end Cavs' hex with blowout win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Draymond Green recorded a knockdown on LeBron James, but neither team was claiming a knockout Monday night when the Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers, crushing the defending NBA champions 126-91. Klay Thompson..." January 16

  • Draymond Green to wear ‘Sideline Racism’ shoes on MLK Day

    Sportsnaut "There are many different ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has chosen to make a statement about the state of current events to honor the legacy of the legendary civil-rights leader. In basketball terms, Green is clearly saying it’s time to..." January 16

  • Lue disagrees with LeBron, believes Cavaliers-Warriors is a rivalry

    USA Today "By the time LeBron James throws his next Halloween party, this Monday showdown between his defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena will be a forgotten memory. If James makes another batch of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson “RIP” cookies like he did..." January 16

  • Curry doesn't care about being 4th-highest paid Warrior

    San Jose Mercury News "Yes, Stephen Curry thinks back on the painful final seconds–and everything immediately afterwards–of Game 7 of the NBA Finals against Cleveland last June. Yes, there was a reason he stayed on the floor to watch LeBron James and the rest of the Cavaliers celebrate their championship on the..." January 16

  • Cavaliers considered sitting Big 3 vs. Warriors

    ESPN "There’s no denying the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James, at the moment, appear to have a mental edge over the rival Golden State Warriors. Overcoming a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals to secure Cleveland’s first championship in 52 years and coming back from a 14-point deficit on Christmas Day..." January 16

  • Fan pays $52,000 for four court-side tickets to Warriors-Cavs game

    Sportsnaut "If you don’t think the Golden State Warriors’ home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the hottest ticket in town, get a load of this. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, a fan paid over $52,000 for four court-side tickets to the game featuring the opponents in..." January 15

  • LeBron James said Golden State Warriors are NBA's 'best team,' not a 'rival'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James called the Golden State Warriors the "best" team in the NBA not once, but twice Friday night. How's that for stoking the flames of what's supposed to be the league's best rivalry? "We don't look at it as a rival," James said. "They're a great team. They've been the best team..." January 15

  • Durant finds himself entrenched in Cavs-Warriors rivalry already

    CSN Bay Area "Though he has experienced only one game, Kevin Durant already feels the heat that exists when the Warriors and Cavaliers share the court. Asked if Warriors-Cavaliers can be classified as a rivalry, Durant barely paused. “Yeah,” he said Saturday after practice. “I think so.” The teams meet..." January 15

  • Curry has no desire to leave Warriors in free agency

    San Jose Mercury News "Stephen Curry isn’t ready, willing or even curious about bolting from the Warriors in free agency this summer, which is no great surprise, but you still have to ask, right? So I asked him during our podcast conversation after practice on Saturday: Steph, given the huge new dollar-advantage..." January 15

  • How success could hurt the Warriors when Klay Thompson is a free agent

    CBS Sports "The new collective bargaining agreement will allow players to sign massive new contracts in free agency. Players re-signing with the team that drafted them will especially benefit superstars like Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousins can sign max deals worth upward of $207 million. Yet despite..." January 15

  • Warriors shoot past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After watching his team make more than half of its 3-point shots Thursday night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was reminded of a stat from the first 39 games that bothered him. A little more than two hours earlier, the Warriors took the court as the league's..." January 13

  • Warriors Hire Then Fire Ex-SF Police Chief Whose Cops Sent Racist Texts & Shot Unarmed Suspects

    Black Sports Online "Greg Suhr was forced to resign from his position as San Francisco Police Chief back in May of last year, after several incidents with his officers came to light, including some racist and homophobic texts, and finally the fatal shooting of an unarmed black woman. This is why it’s a bit..." January 13

  • Klay Thompson Would Have Interest In Extension

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement is expected to make contract extensions for veteran players more common, by loosening the restrictions on those deals, and – in some cases – making them more lucrative. Speaking to Sam Amick of USA Today, Klay Thompson was asked about the possibility..." January 12

  • Klay Thompson says his success has been surreal

    USA Today "Rocco was waiting. As anyone who knows Klay Thompson will tell you, there’s nothing the Golden State Warriors shooting guard loves more than spending time with his favorite English Bulldog (reading the USA TODAY Sports section before games, as it turns out, may be a close second). Yet still,..." January 12

  • Warriors shrug off Heat's challenge

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- When it comes to his next contract negotiation, or perhaps future consideration as a Most Valuable Player candidate, there is one stat Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson won't want to cite. The Warriors won the past six games he missed. Golden State ran that..." January 11

  • Russell Westbrook Asked Kevin Durant What He Could Do To Keep Him In OKC

    Dime Magazine "You can’t change the past, and in many cases, you don’t have much control over the future, either. It’s becoming increasingly-clear that there was little Russell Westbrook, or anybody else for that matter, could’ve done to convince Kevin Durant to stay in Oklahoma City last summer. His mind was..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry finds slump talk 'comical'

    Sporting News "Stephen Curry isn't having quite the year he had a season ago when he was named unanimous MVP, and that's led some to say he's in a slump. "That is the one that's most comical, because if you look at the numbers at that point, in the politest way, I'll take those slump numbers any day of the..." January 10

  • Warriors finish strong to beat Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors offered the Sacramento Kings and the rest of the NBA a refresher course Sunday night on what makes them tick. Here's a hint: It is not their offense. "I'm not saying we're invincible. We've proven that," Curry said after..." January 09

  • Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 8. Butler led the Bulls to a 3-0 week, averaging a league-leading 38.0 points..." January 09

  • Warriors Have Interest In Mike Dunleavy Jr. If Bought Out

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors would consider signing Mike Dunleavy Jr. if he secures a buyout from the Atlanta Hawks. Dunleavy was included in the Cleveland Cavaliers' trade for Kyle Korver. Dunleavy is trying to negotiate a buyout from the Hawks. The Warriors drafted Dunleavy with the third..." January 09

  • Draymond: Cousins is 'the best big man in the game hands down'

    ESPN "After beating the Sacramento Kings 117-106 on Sunday night, Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green declared Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, "The best big man in the league, hands down." "I think DeMarcus is the best center in the game," Draymond Green assessed after the game. "I think a..." January 09

  • Mark Jackson thinks ESPN is too pro-Golden State with its coverage

    Uproxx "ESPN broadcaster Mark Jackson says his company disrespects Golden State’s opponents with ads focused only on a Warriors team loaded with talent. Jackson said ESPN’s advertising for Friday night’s Warriors/Grizzlies game only talked about players like Steph Curry and Kevin Durant while ignoring..." January 08

  • Durant: Exchange with Draymond 'wasn't an argument'

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant has opened up saying his heated discussion with Draymond Green in the final moments of regulation was nothing more than a simple pep talk. "He's and emotional guy," Durant told reporters after the game. "It wasn't an argument at all. It wasn't a disagreement. I felt like Draymond..." January 08

  • Smash Mouth Rips Draymond Green on Twitter for Yelling at Kevin Durant

    Complex "Draymond Green has never been one to mince words. Only eight days in 2017, he’s already stirred controversy for grilling Kevin Durant on the court after a recent loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Many people in the Bay blamed KD’s bad habits for that collapse, but Dray told reporters after the game..." January 08

  • Kings-Warriors to be 1st NBA regular-season game on Facebook Live

    Sport Techie "The NBA will stream a regular season game on Facebook Live for the first time Sunday when the Golden State Warriors visit the Sacramento Kings, with stream made available only to fans in another continent. The Facebook broadcast will be geo-fenced and only available to fans in India, where..." January 08

  • Grizzlies complete dramatic comeback vs. Warriors in OT

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Down by 18 points to the two-time defending Western Conference champions with 7:47 to play Friday, the Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to pack their bags and start heading home. Instead, they worked overtime to assure one of their most enjoyable cross-country flights of..." January 07

  • Here's why Draymond Green went off on Kevin Durant in Warriors' loss to Grizzlies

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors blew a 24-point lead, at home, to the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night in a 128-119 overtime loss, Golden State's sixth of the season, and fourth to a Western Conference playoff power this season. The play that caught everyone's attention, however, occurred with 41 seconds..." January 07

  • Steve Kerr: 'Body language was bad' in Warriors' collapse

    ESPN "Draymond Green didn't speak highly of the Golden State Warriors' fourth-quarter offense after they blew a 24-point lead at home and lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 128-119 in overtime Friday night. "Our fourth-quarter offense has been atrocious, and I don't know if you could see," Green said...." January 07

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • 'No final decision' on potential Warriors name change to 'San Francisco'

    CSN Bay Area "Any presumption that the Warriors, upon departing Oakland for San Francisco in 2019, will dump the Golden State moniker is premature, according to the team executive who has spent five years devoted to completing the impending move. Despite speculation that the Warriors will reassume the name..." January 06

  • Steve Nash: Kevin Durant signing with Warriors ‘the same thing LeBron did’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Steve Nash believes Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors is no different than when LeBron James took his talents to South Beach and play for the Miami Heat … and then return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nash currently serves as a part-time consultant with the Warriors and has been pals..." January 06

  • Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- One of the biggest surprises in the first 10 weeks of the NBA season has been that the Golden State Warriors lead the league. In blocked shots. Draymond Green contributed a block to a key 34-second sequence of the fourth quarter Wednesday night, helping the Warriors..." January 05

  • Draymond Green Reminds Everyone That ‘3-1 Still Sucks’

    Dime Magazine "The Golden State Warriors are just about as dominant as everyone expected them to be after the addition of Kevin Durant in the offseason, but though they have a new look, they still have some demons to exorcise — namely, the fact that they blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals to the Cavaliers after..." January 05

  • Zaza Pachulia Is Somehow In The Running For An All-Star Game Starting Spot

    Uproxx "The Golden State Warriors are laden with stars. Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are all among the very best players in the game, and all of them have been All-Stars before. So why, oh why, is Zaza Pachulia, who lost his starting job to JaVale McGee this season, in the..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Here's what Steve Nash told Durant to convince him to sign with Warriors

    CBS Sports "It took a total team effort for the Golden State Warriors to sign Kevin Durant this past offseason. Everyone in the Warriors organization from Draymond Green to Jerry West did their part to get Durant to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State. Even player development consultant Steve Nash, who works..." January 05