Warriors Rumors & News

  • Warriors take flight, out-slug Rockets

    CSN Bay Area "With a pulsating 123-110 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, the Warriors became the first team in NBA history to reach 47 wins before getting its fifth loss. With Stephen Curry leading the offense and Andrew Bogut laying down the defense, the Warriors (47-4) overcame sluggish..." February 10

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Rumor: Lakers would fire Byron Scott for Luke Walton

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers reportedly view the rest of the season as a tryout for Byron Scott. Unless Warriors assistant Luke Walton wants the job. Then, Scott is out. So says a notable Lakers rumormonger. Stephen A. Smith on ESPN LA on Scott: I’m hearing he’s gone if Luke Walton wants to come in and..." February 09

  • Report: Luke Walton will not consider coaching offers until offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks firing Derek Fisher as head coach on Monday led to immediate speculation that they might be interested in Luke Walton. Unfortunately for them, it sounds like Walton may not be ready to discuss coaching jobs just yet. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Walton will not consider..." February 08

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Festus Ezeli is having surgery on his left knee, according to the Warriors. Updates later.

  • Luke Walton and Brian Shaw top Knicks’ candidates to replace Derek Fisher

    Pro Basketball Talk "Out: Derek Fisher. In: Kurt Rambis. That’s only the first step of the Knicks’ coaching change. Of course, Luke Walton and Brian Shaw – like Fisher and the other top candidate in 2014, Steve Kerr – played for Phil Jackson. The Knicks president has a type, one that includes both good and..." February 08

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    Bill Simmons @BillSimmons

    Meanwhile - Luke Walton might have the Knicks AND Lakers bidding for him this summer. Time to buy some Luke Walton stock.

  • Warriors survive scare from Thunder in Oracle

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors confronted another “statement game” Saturday night and, once again, made a semi-convincing argument on their behalf. Meeting Oklahoma City for the first time this season, the defending champions blew a 20-point lead but summoned just enough defense at crucial times to post a..." February 07

  • Kevin Durant says the Thunder are not 'scared' of the Warriors or Spurs

    CBS Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder stormed back in the second half against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, but their comeback fell short as they lost 116-108. Kevin Durant was instrumental in the Thunder's rally, hitting big threes down the stretch and finishing with a double-double of 40 points..." February 07

  • Hall of Fame NCAA coach calls Curry 'best player of all time'

    CSN Bay Area "In College Park on Saturday to watch No. 4 Maryland beat No. 18 Purdue, 72-61, legendary Maryland coach Lefty Driesell spoke one-on-one with CSN's Chick Hernandez about a range of topics, an interview that you saw in Saturday's 10 p.m. edition of SportsNet Central. One topic the two hit on?..." February 07

  • Warriors' Steve Kerr downplays Kevin Durant-Golden State rumors

    CBS Sports "There has been a lot of chatter about Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant potentially joining the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that the champs were the "significant frontrunners" if he chooses to jump ship. Before the Warriors'..." February 07

  • Rookie Stephen Curry trash-talking Kobe Bryant didn’t end well

    New York Post "Retiring Lakers legend Kobe has said that he appreciates guys who can talk trash. But from a rookie questioning his mettle at the free-throw line? That one didn’t fly, as reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry recalled in an interview with GQ about a meeting between the Warriors and Lakers during..." February 06

  • Warriors' Festus Ezeli out until after All-Star break

    Oakland Tribune "Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli, who has missed the past four games because of a knee injury, isn't likely to return to action until after the NBA All-Star Game, coach Steve Kerr said Friday. "We're going to be cautious," Kerr said after Golden State completed practice in preparation for..." February 05

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Ezeli's knee injury getting more mysterious by the day

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors center Festus Ezeli will miss his fourth consecutive game with soreness in his left knee that seems to get more mysterious by the day. “He will not play tonight,” coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday, prior to tipoff against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center. “We’ll probably talk to..." February 04

  • Curry drops 51 in Warriors' win over Wizards

    CSN Bay Area "It’s on to the White House for the Warriors, who can celebrate their NBA 2015 championship in the wake of a victory in the nation’s capital. The Warriors once again gave back a big lead but were able to hang on for a 134-121 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday before a sellout..." February 04

  • Warriors have day to remember at White House

    San Francisco Chronicle "President Barack Obama sashayed to a podium in the East Room on Thursday afternoon and said he was disappointed Riley Curry didn’t join the Warriors on their championship tour of the White House. With that, Obama set the tenor of a day filled with blissful reflection on the Warriors’ 2015 title..." February 04

  • Scalabrine opens up on tiff with Jackson that led to firing

    CSN Bay Area "Brian Scalabrine, the first casualty of the Warriors' 2013-14 coaching staff, has finally detailed the events that led to his unceremonious exit. Mark Jackson, Golden State's head coach at the time, was naturally right in the middle of Scalabrine's demotion to the D-League and ultimate..." February 04

  • Report: Warriors disenchanted with Barnes’s slow recovery

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors are reportedly not thrilled with Harrison Barnes these days. According to CSN Bay Area’s Monte Poole, there is “an undercurrent of disenchantment” within the organization surrounding Barnes and his slow recovery from a recent ankle sprain. Barnes, who is a..." February 03

  • The NBA's nightmare of Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors is very real

    SB Nation "As Kevin Durant's free agency draws closer, rumblings that the Golden State Warriors could somehow sign the 2014 MVP keep getting louder. Those whispers exploded Tuesday when Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the defending champs are the "significant" front-runners to sign Durant if..." February 03

  • Harrison Barnes Calls Kevin Durant Report 'Part Of The Business'

    Real GM Basketball "Harrison Barnes seemed genuinely surprised to hear the Golden State Warriors intend to pursue Kevin Durant to replace him this offseason. “Oh man, that’s part of the business,” Barnes said on a phone call before the team’s plane left New York for Washington, D.C. “He’s a great player. If that’s..." February 03

  • Warriors serious threat to sign Kevin Durant

    Yahoo! Sports "The Golden State Warriors’ plan of pursuit predates their 2015 championship run, a bold plot to declare the futility of resistance. It isn’t only that the NBA champions are determined to recruit Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, the truth is that they’re the most intriguing destination to him. If..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Stephen Curry on 73 wins: “If we have an opportunity to go for it, we’ll go for it”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Golden State Warriors are on pace for 75 wins this season — it would be the best record in NBA history. But getting past the Bulls 72-win record is not going to be that simple, in part because the Warriors’ schedule is getting much tougher — they face Oklahoma City three times in their next 12..." February 02

  • Klay Thompson scores 34 in Warriors’ win over Knicks

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors have gotten so good that they can romp to victories even on nights when Stephen Curry doesn’t make his usual MVP impact. The Warriors rolled past New York 116-95 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden for their seventh straight win, including the past three when Curry wasn’t quite..." February 01

  • How Golden State Went to War Over Peanut Butter and Jelly

    The Wall Street Journal "The Golden State Warriors seem to have everything an NBA team could ever want. Until recently, though, they still felt there was something missing from another dream season: peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. In an effort to defend their NBA title, Golden State’s training staff all but..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Warriors slip into clown suits, barely survive 76ers

    CSN Bay Area "After a splendid first half Saturday in which they revealed the best of themselves, wowing a surly Philadelphia audience, the Warriors slipped into clown suits in the second half and resorted to slapstick. The defending champs were mordantly substandard in the third quarter and comically awful..." January 31

  • Draymond Green admits stat chasing nearly resulted in loss to Sixers

    The Score "Everything was going according to plan for the league's best team against the ultimate bottom dwellers on Saturday. The Warriors raced out to a 73-54 lead at halftime over the Sixers, and it looked as if the humiliation would only double in the second half. However, the Warriors took their foot..." January 31

  • Soulja Boy insults Stephen Curry by naming a song after him

    Sporting News "Some things are great. Some things are good. Some things are just OK. Other things aren't very good while some are plain bad. Then, there's what Soulja Boy's done to Stephen Curry. The Atlanta-based rapper named a song after the reigning NBA MVP and 2015-2016 scoring leader and shot video to..." January 31

  • Are the Warriors better starting Harrison Barnes or Brandon Rush?

    Golden State Of Mind "The return of Steve Kerr has shifted the success of this team to new heights and expectations. The sacked city of San Antonio lies in ruins. The resounding cheers fall faint over the icy shores of Lake Erie, as the good people of Cleveland cry out, "The king is dead, long live the..." January 30

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Andre Iguodala will rest for Saturday's game at Philadelphia, according to the Warriors.

  • MRI on Ezeli’s left knee inconclusive, Warriors say

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli missed his second straight game Saturday because of a sore left knee. The 6-foot-11, 265-pounder tweaked his knee during a 10-minute stretch Monday against San Antonio, and he had an MRI exam Tuesday. The results of the exam were inconclusive, so the..." January 30

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Kevin Durant on Curry's comment: pic.twitter.com/gGMRIEq2aR

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • New Warriors’ arena to be named Chase Center

    Larry Brown Sports "The future home arena of the Golden State Warriors already has a name: Chase Center. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Warriors and Chase have reached agreement on a naming deal for the new arena. Financial terms of the agreement were not announced, but there is speculation it could..." January 28

  • Warriors smoke Mavs behind Klay's season-high

    CSN Bay Area "With a 127-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, the Warriors completed a one-year span without losing at Oracle Arena. Guard Klay Thompson carried his teammates much of the way, scoring a season-high 45 points as the Warriors raised their home record this season to 22-0 and..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Why Bob Ryan’s ‘Phony’ Comments About Mark Jackson Actually Had Merit

    Uproxx "Bob Ryan returned to ESPN airwaves Sunday night, and The Big Lead had the reason behind his suspension. SI‘s Richard Deitsch alluded to it Sunday night, but it was Ryan’s comments about fellow ESPN colleague, Mark Jackson, that got the famed Boston sports columnist suspended. Ryan disparaged..." January 28

  • Warriors arena to be named Chase Center — bank buys naming rights

    San Francisco Chronicle "More than three years before their new arena is set to open in Mission Bay, the Golden State Warriors have reached a naming rights deal with financial powerhouse JPMorgan Chase." January 27

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli (left knee) is doubtful tonight vs. Dallas, according to the team.

  • Warriors arena to be named Chase Center — bank buys naming rights

    San Francisco Chronicle "More than three years before their new arena is set to open in Mission Bay, the Golden State Warriors have reached a naming rights deal with financial powerhouse JPMorgan Chase. The 18,000-seat arena, set to open in time for the 2019-20 basketball season, will be called the Chase Center...." January 27

  • 'Complete players' Green, Leonard take similar path to stardom

    CSN Bay Area "Steph Curry is the reigning MVP and Tim Duncan is a two-time winner of the NBA’s highest individual award. But the Warriors and Spurs have other MVP candidates that have soared far beyond initial projections. That’s because Warriors forward Draymond Green and Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, both..." January 26

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Manu Ginobili: "At this point, they are better than us. I’m not embarrassed to face it."

  • Warriors dominate matchup of league’s best vs. Spurs

    San Francisco Chronicle "With a little more than four minutes remaining in the third quarter Monday night at Oracle Arena, the fans were chanting “M-V-P” and Draymond Green had his arm around Steve Kerr’s shoulders as the two admired the man receiving the adulation. Stephen Curry posted yet another virtuoso performance..." January 26

  • LaMarcus Aldridge disables Twitter account after Warriors pummel Spurs

    The Score "Where are you, LaMarcus Aldridge? After the Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 120-90 on Monday night, Aldridge - who managed just five points, three rebounds, and three turnovers in his 25 minutes on the court - disappeared from Twitter altogether." January 26

  • Kerr: Kawhi Leonard is 'probably the best 2-way player in the league'

    The Score "Steve Kerr's Golden State Warriors have a roster littered with excellent two-way players. That's why they rank first in offense and third in defense. No player on Kerr's roster exemplifies that more than breakout star Draymond Green, who's become a walking triple-double to this season to pair..." January 25