Warriors Rumors & News

  • Warriors earn 10th straight win over rival Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Even after nine consecutive head-to-head wins, the Golden State Warriors approached the Los Angeles Clippers like a rival Thursday night. When the final firework exploded in a highly emotional, technical-foul-marred game, the Warriors had win No. 10. Stephen Curry..." February 24

  • KD slams 'no skill' Shaq for abusing his influence by picking on JaVale

    Sporting News "JaVale McGee has been an easy target for Shaquille O'Neal for quite some time, but the Warriors center is done with the constant ridicule — and so are his teammates and coaches. After McGee and Shaq engaged in an ugly Twitter beef following the Warriors' win over the Clippers on Thursday night,..." February 24

  • The Shaq-Javale McGee feud went nuclear overnight

    Fox Sports "Javale McGee has been a frequent target for Shaquille O’Neal’s “Shaqtin’ a Fool” segments on TNT, and on Thursday night, he decided he’d had enough. Shaq recently promised to lay off McGee, but on Thursday night he had to get in one last parting shot. And man, was it good. First off, the..." February 24

  • Andrew Bogut reportedly eligible to rejoin Warriors due to a loophole in NBA rules

    Fox Sports "Andrew Bogut, who went to the Finals with the Warriors for the past two seasons, was dealt from Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, and according to reports, the Sixers don’t plan on keeping him around. With the trade deadline passed, the Sixers likely will buy him out, leaving the 7-foot..." February 24

  • Draymond Green to Paul Pierce: ‘You thought you was Kobe’

    Sportsnaut "Draymond Green loves to talk trash on the court. Draymond Green does not love the Los Angeles Clippers. So it stands to reason that Green would be pumped up when his Golden State Warriors took on the Clippers Thursday night in Oakland. The game wasn’t more than a minute in before Draymond..." February 24

  • Did Draymond Green deliberately kick an opponent again?

    USA Today "What a night for Draymond Green. On Thursday, he made some stat-sheet contributions to the Golden State Warriors in their win over the Los Angeles Clippers, he talked some serious trash to Clips vet Paul Pierce and, oh yeah, everyone’s now speculating that, yet again, he may have kicked an..." February 24

  • Tempers high as Green gets heated at Kerr, official

    San Jose Mercury News "Draymond Green was unhappy with a foul call in transition early in the third quarter. After crashing to the court with Blake Griffin and getting the wrong end of the whistle, he stormed away yelling at official Scott Foster. Green was nailed with his 10th technical of the season and looked to..." February 24

  • Kevin Durant wants to be NBA GM or owner after playing career

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant tries not to pay too much attention to trade rumors at the deadline and during the offseason, but he doesn’t want to ignore them altogether. If he shields himself from that part of the business entirely, it may be more difficult for him to achieve his post-playing career..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

    CSN Bay Area "On Tuesday morning, the Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office. Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations and both general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive VP of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired. Los Angeles -- looking to hire a new GM -- originally..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • LeBron James: Can't compare me vs. Stephen Curry to classic rivalries

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have met in the NBA Finals the past two seasons, and LeBron James and Stephen Curry are two of the biggest names in the NBA. James is a four-time MVP. Curry has won the past two MVP awards, and last year he was the league's first unanimous..." February 19

  • Draymond Green on Carmelo Anthony: ‘The way he’s been treated pisses me off’

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green has never been afraid to speak his mind publicly. In addition to his sometimes violent play on the court, this is what makes Green such a divisive figure. With that said, Green himself is liked by fellow NBA players. His hard-nosed approach..." February 19

  • Mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ‘sisters for life’

    Larry Brown Sports "The mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook posed for a pretty perfect photo during NBA All-Star Weekend. Much of the talk leading up to this year’s festivities in New Orleans has been about the reuniting of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the Western Conference squad. Westbrook..." February 19

  • Draymond Green sides with Kyrie Irving’s ‘earth is flat’ stance

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors forward Draymond Green and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving have something in common besides their championship rings and Nike endorsements. “Ky got me thinking about that, though,” Green said on his Dray Day podcast for Uninterrupted, co-hosted by yours truly. “I’m rocking with Ky. … How..." February 19

  • Lavar Ball: Have Lonzo, Curry switch places and see what happens

    CBS Sports "The father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball made headlines last week telling TMZ that Lonzo will be a better version of Steph Curry in the NBA. “He’s going to be better than Steph Curry,” LaVar Ball said. “Steph Curry’s really good, but my son is young, he’s got time to go. And you only consider him..." February 19

  • KD wasn't happy to be announced as 'OKC's own'

    USA Today "Kevin Durant has been having an interesting couple weeks. Last weekend, he played in Oklahoma City for the first time since joining the Warriors, and on Sunday he’ll play in the All-Star Game on the same team as Russell Westbrook — something a lot of people, including Draymond Green’s mom, are..." February 19

  • Durant declares Westbrook NBA's best in-game dunker

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors in free agency, he will be back on the same team as Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Duarnt and Westbrook played together for eight seasons in Oklahoma City from the 2008-09..." February 18

  • Westbrook prefers talking fashion over Durant

    ESPN "Neither Russell Westbrook nor Kevin Durant were interested at Friday's All-Star media availability in talking about their relationship and how a weekend of being teammates again will play out. Westbrook avoided every Durant related question by redirecting his answer to talk about..." February 17

  • James Harden on Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook feud: ‘I don’t understand what is going on’

    Sportsnaut "James Harden, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will all be teammates once again when the All-Star Game tips off in New Orleans on Sunday. The three former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates were part of one of the most-talented non-championship teams in recent NBA history from 2010-12. Now, they..." February 17

  • Kendrick Perkins 'wouldn't be surprised' if Kevin Durant returned to Thunder

    CBS Sports "Kendrick Perkins visited his old stomping grounds on Wednesday, attending the Oklahoma City Thunder’s shootaround and watching them beat the New York Knicks 106-105 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. In an interview with The Oklahoman, he said that he was surprised that his former teammate Kevin Durant..." February 17

  • Draymond Green: Remarks about James Dolan 'came off the wrong way'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN that his comments about New York Knicks owner James Dolan using a "slave master mentality" toward Charles Oakley "came off the wrong way." Green originally made his comments earlier this week on his on his "Dray Day" podcast on..." February 17

  • Kerr won't say if he'll play Durant with Westbrook in All-Star Game

    ESPN "Golden State coach Steve Kerr isn't ready to reveal whether he plans to play Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant and the Warriors' other three All-Stars in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. "I've definitely considered it," Kerr told ESPN Radio on Thursday. "The only thing..." February 17

  • Warriors roll into break with rout of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Less talent, more passion. It was a winning combination for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Down at halftime and without Draymond Green for the rest of the game, an inspired Warriors squad vented the frustration of six consecutive substandard quarters..." February 16

  • Magic Johnson says he turned down opportunity to own the Warriors

    Sportsnaut "With Magic Johnson working for the Los Angeles Lakers, all seems right with the world. But it nearly didn’t happen. In fact, Magic was given the chance to work in the front office of at least three other teams. Included that group is the Golden State Warriors. According to Magic, Joe Lacob and..." February 16

  • John Calipari says team of ex-UK players would win NBA title over Warriors, Cavs

    CBS Sports "While the NBA universe revolves around superteams like the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers and their All-Star littered rosters, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari says he has a formula a -- at least a theoretical one -- to top them all and take the NBA title. In a recent..." February 15

  • Draymond Green: James Dolan had 'slave master mentality' toward Oakley

    USA Today "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green weighed in on the James Dolan-Charles Oakley situation on Wednesday afternoon, and he didn't hold back. "No. 1 — (Oakley) is a legend. Treat him as such," Green said on his Uninterrupted podcast. "Why is (Oakley) buying a ticket to a game, first off?..." February 15

  • Klay Thompson responds to LaMarcus Aldridge’s All Star gripe

    San Jose Mercury News "Klay Thompson recognized LaMarcus Aldridge’s gripe about the Warriors having four players in the NBA All-Star Game while Aldridge’s Spurs sent just one (not him). That doesn’t mean Thompson agreed with the Spurs forward. Thompson told FS1 that Golden State had “a better case” due to their..." February 15

  • Nuggets bury Warriors with record-tying 24 treys

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic did everything but attempt a 3-pointer Monday night. If he had, the Denver Nuggets might have set an NBA record from beyond the arc. Instead, they settled for sharing the record in a statement victory against the league's best team. Juancho Hernangomez hit six of..." February 14

  • Kevin Durant to Nuggets Fan Chirping About Playoffs: "We'll Sweep Your Ass"

    The Big Lead "The Denver Nuggets sank an NBA-record 24 threes on Monday night in a 132-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors. If the season ended today, these two teams would meet in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. A hopeful Nuggets fan aware of the possibility told some of the Warriors players..." February 14

  • Warriors unlikely to be active before trade deadline

    East Bay Times "Don’t expect the Warriors to make much trade-deadline noise. Though not entirely surprising, that is essentially what Warriors director of player personnel Larry Harris told KNBR on Monday. “We’ll take phone calls. We’re not going to initiate any,” Harris said. “But we’ll take phone calls if..." February 14

  • LaMarcus Aldridge: ‘Wrong’ for Warriors to have four All-Stars to Spurs’ one

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 46-8 Warriors have four All-Stars: Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. The 41-13 Spurs have one All-Star: Kawhi Leonard. San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge, via Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports: “I’m older, so I’m not going to come home and be mad or..." February 14

  • Doc Rivers' All-Star Game advice: Keep your enemies happy

    ESPN "If Doc Rivers had any advice for Steve Kerr, it probably would be to forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans. Worry about making Russell Westbrook happy, instead. Rivers said his strategy when he coached the midseason game was to make sure the..." February 13

  • Durant leads Warriors to win in return to Oklahoma City

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant scored 34 points in his return to Oklahoma City to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 130-114 victory over the Thunder on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Durant was 12-of-21 shooting from the field to go with nine rebounds in his first game back in..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook dined at same restaurant Saturday night

    Sportsnaut "Despite their strained relationship, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant just can’t seem to avoid one another, either on or off the court. Durant and the Golden State Warriors visited Oklahoma City Saturday night for a much publicized game against the Thunder. It was Durant’s first trip back to..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant's mom deeply hurt by 'vicious things' said in return to OKC

    ESPN "Kevin Durant's mother said she was deeply hurt by the treatment she and her son received Saturday night in his return to the city where he played his first eight seasons. "The most vicious things you could say, they said about my son tonight. It's hurtful," Wanda Durant told ESPN after the..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant on Thunder boos: I thought they'd be louder

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant got a frosty reception on his return to Oklahoma City with the Golden State Warriors, but claimed he was expecting the boos to be louder. Durant left the Thunder in free agency after last season and made his first appearance at Chesapeake Arena since then in the Warriors'..." February 12

  • Cops Have to Stop an Altercation Between Draymond Green and OKC Fan

    Black Sports Online "Everyone needs to chill. It is getting a little chippy and Draymond might go Artest at any moment. If what Draymond is saying is true, the fan should be banned for life, racist comments should not be allowed at any stadium or arena." February 12

  • Thunder fans welcome Kevin Durant back to OKC with a shower of boos

    CBS Sports "The reaction for Kevin Durant when he was introduced Saturday night as a member of the visiting Warriors for the first time was what you would expect. It was loud. There were boos. It was sustained. There was debate leading up to the game about whether fans should boo or cheer Durant after..." February 12

  • Green's odd triple-double leads Warriors past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In the first quarter Friday night at FedExForum, Golden State forward Draymond Green was having so much trouble with his contact lenses that he was seeing double and hoping he would not have to take a shot. By night's end, Green was seeing triple-double. Although he only..." February 11

  • Thunder C Steven Adams on if he’s talked to Kevin Durant: ‘No’

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant returns to Oklahoma City for the first time since he shocked the basketball world by signing with the Golden State Warriors this past summer. Durant himself is expecting a chorus of boos to descend upon him when he takes to the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC, a city he..." February 11

  • Oklahoma City steakhouse owner on why he denied Kevin Durant's business

    USA Today "Dave Osborn is no dummy. So when the proprietor of Mahogany Steakhouse in downtown Oklahoma City heard that the Thunder’s prodigal son, Kevin Durant, wanted to rent out his restaurant after his first return with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, it didn’t take Osborn long to..." February 11

  • Did the Warriors Diss Russell Westbrook on Twitter Before Matchup With Kevin Durant?

    CBS Sports "Look, Kevin Durant can say he holds no ill will all he wants for Oklahoma City. Bottom line, though, is the Warriors pretty clearly love sticking it to the Thunder, for some reason. Durant makes his return to Oklahoma City for the first time since abandoning them last summer, and the Warriors..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook on Kevin Durant's return: Time to 'move forward'

    USA Today "Is the ice melting between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? It sure sounded that way Saturday morning, when the Oklahoma City Thunder star showed none of the edge that was so prevalent in his first two meetings against his former co-star. Just hours before Durant and his Golden State..." February 11

  • No Doubt Draymond Green Is the League's Most Unique Player

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant doesn't want to talk anymore about his first return trip to Oklahoma City, which is due up on Saturday night. "I ain't got nothing for y'all!" Durant said after the Golden State Warriors' 123-92 annihilation of the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, per Bleacher Report's Erik..." February 11

  • Kevin Durant traveling with enhanced security on OKC visit

    Sporting News "No one knows exactly how the crowd will react when Kevin Durant returns for the first time to Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena as a member of the Warriors. But Durant is taking no chances. ESPN reports that the star forward has hired extra security for the team's visit to the city and..." February 11

  • OKC Restaurant Turning Down $40k Private Party Because of Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "Kevin Durant wanted a nice place to eat after the Warriors play the Thunder on Saturday night. Unfortunately, he is going to have to find another restaurant if this is true." February 11

  • Kevin Durant Will Face EPIC HATE In OKC Return ... Says Kenny Smith

    TMZ "Kevin Durant will face hatred of LEGENDARY PROPORTIONS when he returns to OKC to face his old team Saturday night ... with Kenny Smith saying the crowd is going to destroy him! It's KD's first time playing in OKC since defecting for the Golden State Warriors -- and Smith says there's NO CHANCE..." February 11

  • Warriors Shaun Livingston won’t go to the White House if team wins title

    Sportsnaut "Shaun Livingston and his Golden State Warriors visited the White House when the team won the NBA title back in 2015. For most of the players on the team, it was the first time that they have ever met a sitting president. Of course, that was former President Barack Obama who greeted them at the..." February 11