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  • Report: After deal with Warriors leaked, opposing players called DeMarcus Cousins about reneging

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins agreeing to sign with the Warriors sent shockwaves through the NBA. But a few astute players noticed he hadn’t yet put pen to paper. Chris Haynes of ESPN: As soon as word leaked that Cousins was Bay Area-bound, players..." July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 'Man, Draymond probably had the worst pitch'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "On the morning of July 2, DeMarcus Cousins called Bob Myers to let the general manager know that he was very interested in signing with the Warriors. Before any sort of verbal agreement, Myers and Steve Kerr wanted Cousins to speak with several Warriors players. Weeks ago,..." July 20

  • Kevin Durant supports LeBron James' decision to join Lakers

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kevin Durant on Thursday praised LeBron James' decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The Golden State Warriors star suggested that not only was it a good move for James, the decision could have ripple effect that benefits other NBA players. In essence, James’ ability to..." July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins would accept bench role with Warriors if asked

    247 Sports "With the addition of DeMarcus Cousins this offseason, the Golden State Warriors amazingly now have a starting lineup of five All-Stars. Cousins however, wouldn't mind coming off the bench if that's what the Warriors wanted him to do. While talking with reporters at..." July 20

  • Warriors' Cousins makes cryptic remark about contract offer from Pelicans

    The Score "DeMarcus Cousins reportedly turned down a two-year, $40-million offer to return to the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this month, opting instead to join the superpower Golden State Warriors for one year at the $5.3-million mid-level exception. Cousins wouldn't confirm or deny that..." July 19

  • Magic Johnson Says He's 'Not Scared' of Warriors on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    Bleacher Report "Adding LeBron James to your team does a lot to help everyone's confidence. Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnsonsaid he isn't scared of the Golden State Warriors during an interview Wednesday on Jimmy Kimmel..." July 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins to wear No. 0 for Warriors

    Clutch Points "Four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins sent shockwaves across the NBA landscape when news of his deal with the Golden State Warriors broke earlier this month. The Dubs offered Boogie a one-year, $5.3 million mid-level exception, which he accepted. Now, with introductions in full swing,..." July 19

  • LeBron James, Kevin Durant Spotted Leaving LA Bar After Star's Move to Lakers

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James and Kevin Durant are rivals on the court, but they were seen together in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.  TMZ Sports posted the following video of James and Durant leaving the same L.A. bar:

    July 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins admits having lost sleep over lack of substantial offers

    Clutch Points "If anyone’s wondering why DeMarcus Cousins — a multiple-time All-Star center who’s still barely into his prime – decided to sign for peanuts with the Golden State Warriors, it’s because he apparently did not get much (or any) offers. The former New..." July 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Warriors: “This was my nuclear bomb. My last resort.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "A year before, DeMarcus Cousins was a lock max player, a guy the New Orleans Pelicans could not let get away. A guy with options. A guy about to make not just life-changing money but family generational changing money. DeMarcus Cousins was at his peak. But on Jan. 30, everything..." July 18

  • Warriors officially sign Steve Kerr to contract extension

    Sportsnaut "In a move that has been in the works for some time now, the Golden State Warriors have officially signed three-time NBA championship head coach Steve Kerr to a contract extension. It was reported late last month that Kerr was finalizing an extension that would make him among the..." July 17

  • Stephen Curry also skipping Team USA minicamp

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2015, then-USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo declared a minicamp mandatory for invited players who wanted a chance to join Team USA in the Olympics the following year. (Colangelo didn’t exactly stick with that.) New USA Basketball chairman Martin Dempsey isn’t..." July 17

  • Rajon Rondo: Lakers can overtake Warriors next season

    Sportsnaut "If LeBron James is going to reach the NBA Finals for the ninth straight year, it would mean his Los Angeles Lakers dethroning the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. But one of LeBron’s new teammates, Rajon Rondo, made it clear that he expects just..." July 16

  • All the Ways the Warriors Dynasty Could Be Brought to an End

    SLAM Online "The Golden State Warriors are a mess. Have you seen these guys lately? Just days after the season ended, the team’s GM, head coach and play-by-play guy—their play-by-play guy—were caught on camera cracking jokes about how their best player..." July 16

  • Report: Former Warriors big man close to contract with Italian team

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It appears James Michael McAdoo is headed to Italy. The former Warriors big man is nearing a deal with Fiat Torino of Italian Serie A, according to Sportando. In 2015, McAdoo won two championships with the Warriors -- one in Golden State and one in Santa Cruz. He..." July 13

  • LeBron James-era Lakers built to battle Warriors, not beat them at their own game, GM says

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers were unquestionably the winners of free agency. How could they not be after signing LeBron James, the best player on the planet? But the margin of their victory in this subjective game has been lessened by some of their follow-up moves, which included..." July 13

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Lakers insist they’re trying to compete with Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors were already historically great, and then they signed DeMarcus Cousins. If all goes well, they could be the greatest team of all-time. Their floor is championship favorite. Plenty of teams seem content to wait out Golden State. Does that include the..." July 12

  • Warriors, Spurs, Grizzlies, Nets, Pacers interested in Rodney Stuckey

    Clutch Points "As many as five teams have sent representatives to watch guard Rodney Stuckey put out an individual workout in Las Vegas, according to international reporter David Pick. The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets, and..." July 12

  • History Shows the Lakers' Plan to Crack the Warriors' Code May Work with Kawhi Leonard

    The Big Lead "Everyone in the NBA is trying to solve the mystery of how to beat the Golden State Warriors. Lakers GM Rob Pelinka opened up on how his team is going about it. According to history, LA’s approach may work if a Kawhi Leonard-caliber player is added to the..." July 12

  • Report: Steph Curry's personal security guard is no longer with the Warriors

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Steph Curry is in the market for a new personal security guard. Ralph Walker -- who has been with the Warriors since the 2011-12 season -- is no longer with the team, according to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press. In March 2016, Chris Ballard of Sports..." July 11

  • Pelinka: Lakers designed to combat Warriors

    ESPN "Saying that the Los Angeles Lakers didn't want to fall into "the trap" of trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own offensively loaded game, general manager Rob Pelinka said the Lakers' goal in free agency was to purposely build a team "very differently than..." July 11

  • Adam Silver: Warriors dominate within the rules of 'parity of opportunity'

    Yardbarker "It isn’t “necessarily” bad that the Warriors are so dominant, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said during a Tuesday press conference in Las Vegas (link via Mark Medina of The Mercury News). Silver explained that the NBA isn’t trying to create a “forced..." July 11

  • Kevin Durant just keeps getting into it with people on social media

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant is one of the biggest superstars in the world of sports. He’s a two-time NBA champ, has won the NBA Finals MVP twice and was the 2014 NBA MVP. Yet for some strange reason Durant remains one of the most easily baited pro athletes out there, and he simply cannot stop..." July 11

  • The Warriors are ruining the NBA? Steph Curry says that's 'the dumbest phrase ever'

    CBS Sports "Stephen Curry and the Warriors have won three championships in four years. Typically when a team is that dominant they eventually reach a peak that can't be topped. The Warriors, however, seem to have avoided that trend. Every offseason they seem to come back even stronger..." July 11

  • Steph Curry talks DeMarcus Cousins signing, LeBron James' move: 'You've still got to beat us'

    USA Today "Steph Curry has been a busy man these past few weeks. While his Golden State Warriors were working to land a fifth All-Star in DeMarcus Cousins not long after winning their third title in four years, and the Los Angeles Lakers were adding longtime..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Stephen Curry's Future Brother-in-Law Damion Lee Agrees to Warriors Contract

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors have added a familiar face to their roster. They have reached an agreement to sign Damion Lee to a two-way contract, league sources confirmed to Bay Area News Group. ESPN first reported the story. Lee is the future brother-in-law of Warriors guard Stephen Curry and is..." July 11

  • Bob Myers on DeMarcus Cousins: “The goal for us is to have him in the playoffs”

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors carve out nearly an infinite amount of contingency plans based on best-case and worst-case scenarios Incidentally, acquiring All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins at the taxpayer mid-level exception ($5.3 million) did not represent any of those contingency plans. Even if the..." July 10

  • Alvin Gentry: Anthony Davis not wanting DeMarcus Cousins back 'couldn't be further from the truth'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When speaking to reporters at the Las Vegas Summer League Monday (July 9), Alvin Gentry acknowledged that Anthony Davis played a pivotal role in bringing Julius Randle to the New Orleans Pelicans. But the Pelicans coach also wanted to dispel a rumor he heard about All-Star..." July 10

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Warriors have no timeline for DeMarcus Cousins’ debut

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors did not sign DeMarcus Cousins with the intention of rushing him back to action. Last week, the NBA world was rocked with the news Cousins decided to join the champion Warriors on a one-year deal. The reaction, as you can probably imagine, was pretty..." July 09

  • Rajon Rondo: I Think Lakers Will Crack Code Beating Warriors

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers are building a roster with playmakers around LeBron James instead of the conventional wisdom of shooting. Rajon Rondo believes in the potential of the strategy. “We might have a roster where there’s five ball handlers on the court at one..." July 09

  • Warriors seem to be leaning on hope over promise with weakness on the bench

    NBC Sports Bay Area "If the next few days proceed to their satisfaction, there is a strong likelihood the Warriors will open training camp with a 14-man roster, leaving one spot vacant. Moreover, it would suggest they are taking an atypically passive approach to addressing their most glaring weakness,..." July 09

  • Kevin Durant jokes Warriors ‘ruined it’ with offseason moves

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is very tired of hearing about how the Golden State Warriors ruined the NBA despite teams passing up the chance to make moves to at least make things more difficult for them. At a Nike press conference in the Philippines on Sunday, Durant joked that the Warriors..." July 08

  • Zaza Pachulia, David West not expected back with Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "The fun may over in Golden State for a pair of veteran big men. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Saturday that versatile stretch forward Jonas Jerebko plans to sign with the Warriors upon clearing waivers. Anthony Slater of The Athletic then revealed that..." July 08

  • Warriors Re-sign Forward Kevin Durant

    NBA.com "The back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have re-signed free agent forward Kevin Durant, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. During the 2018 NBA Finals, Durant averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 2.00 blocks in four..." July 07

  • Steve Kerr explains why he’s not worried about dealing with Warriors’ new addition

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins has been known to have a rather intense attitude that sometimes goes too far, but his new coach isn’t worrying about that. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he isn’t worried about managing Cousins, who has gained a reputation as a somewhat..." July 07

  • Jonas Jerebko to sign with Warriors after being waived by Jazz

    Bleacher Report "Forward Jonas Jerebko reportedly plans to sign with the Golden State Warriors on Monday when he clears waivers, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski. Jerebko was waived by the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Per Wojnarowski, if Jerebko were to be claimed off waivers, he..." July 07

  • Donovan Mitchell & Jordan Bell Set the Record Straight on if Bell Was Shooting His Shot at Mitchell’s Girl

    Black Sports Online "Things were getting spicy in NBA Summer League out in Utah.  Last night, Golden State Warriors PF Jordan Bell appeared to be mouthing “Call Me” to Utah Jazz PG Donovan Mitchell’s girlfriend. Of course, the Twitter Police assumed that Bell and Mitchell..." July 07

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Warriors: 'The potential is scary, that's obvious'

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins was targeting training camp to make his return from a torn Achilles, but after further discussion with his new team, he's going to be a bit more patient. "I was aiming for training camp, but I've communicated with the staff and the coaches, and it's..." July 07

  • Former Golden State Warrior Clifford Rozier Has Passed Away At 45

    Hot New Hip Hop "The former NBA lottery pick had fallen on hard times. Clifford Rozier may be better known for his exploits at the University of Louisville where he was awarded All-American status in his senior year. The power forward then declared for the 1994 draft where he was selected 16th overall..." July 07

  • Zaza Pachulia Basically Caused the Kawhi-Spurs Feud

    12 Up "It doesn't seem too long ago when Kawhi Leonard was an MVP candidate and the San Antonio Spurs were the juggernaut that they've been for the past two decades. Fast forward to this summer and you never would've guessed these two sides ever lived together in..." July 06

  • Warriors turns attention to landing wings on minimum deals

    Clutch Points "Having secured the first 12 players on the roster, the Golden State Warriors will turn their attention to adding a couple of wing players, shortly after agreeing to terms with DeMarcus Cousins for the mid-level exception and Kevon Looney on a minimum..." July 04

  • Warriors' Steph Curry and wife welcome baby boy, Canon

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins wasn't the only new member of the Golden State Warriors' family to arrive on Monday. Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha, welcomed a baby boy on Monday, they announced on Instagram. Curry posted a photo of Canon W. Jack Curry on..." July 04

  • Why DeMarcus Cousins' biggest red flag for the Warriors is his Achilles

    USA Today "Imagine being Vivek Ranadive on Monday. It was tipoff time of the inaugural California Classic, the NBA summer league at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento where the Kings owner would have his latest chance to show off this beautiful new building while watching his..." July 04

  • Warriors Internally Rejected Idea Of Signing Dwight Howard

    Real GM Basketball "While DeMarcus Cousins has been a difficult personality at certain points in his career, the Golden State Warriors internally made clear that they preferred to add him as a teammate than Dwight Howard. Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson played with Cousins on the 2016..." July 04

  • DeMarcus Cousins: ‘It Was Very Insulting to Not Receive an Offer’

    SLAM Online "DeMarcus Cousins was “shocked” that he didn’t get any real offers during his brief free agency this summer—even from the New Orleans Pelicans—and found the whole thing insulting. Boogie then asked his agent to approach the defending two-time NBA..." July 04

  • The Lakers Reportedly Passed On Signing Cousins At A Similar Price As The Warriors

    Dime Magazine "DeMarcus Cousins chose to join the Golden State Warriors in free agency and, in short, his decision made the best team in the NBA an even more overwhelming favorite to claim the 2019 title. The specifics of the move will be litigated for some time but, in his newsletter on..." July 04

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