Warriors Rumors & News

  • Draymond Green rails against Charles Barkley comparison

    San Francisco Chronicle "The parallels are obvious: In addition to both being undersized power forwards, Charles Barkley and Draymond Green seize any opportunity to trash talk. Green, however, isn’t a fan of being compared to anyone — even a Hall of Famer. “Hell no,” Green said when asked Sunday if he is the..." April 30

  • Warriors update health status of Livingston, Barnes

    CSN Bay Area "One day after every member of the Warriors participated in a full scrimmage, the official health updates were released. Veteran forward Matt Barnes, out since April 8, is listed as probable for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals that begin Tuesday at Oracle Arena. Veteran guard..." April 30

  • Warriors’ Durant making most of extended time off

    San Francisco Chronicle "Kevin Durant is more than ready for the Western Conference semifinals to begin. The Warriors reaped many benefits from their first-round sweep of Portland, and none more important than this: Durant had time to get himself right. He returned from his strained calf Monday night in Game 4, and..." April 30

  • Kevin Durant Trolls Russell Westbrook, Takes Picture with Cupcakes

    SLAM Online "On the same day that Kevin Durant announced he was leaving the Thunder to sign with the Warriors, Russell Westbrook posted a picture on his Instagram. The picture of cupcakes was reportedly Russell taking a shot at Durant. According to former teammate Kendrick Perkins, Westbrook used a specific..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Warriors invite members of ‘We Believe’ team to playoff game

    Yardbarker "In 2007, the Golden State Warriors took the basketball world by storm. For the first time in 13 years, the Warriors made the playoffs. Once there, they eliminated the No. 1 overall seed — the 67-win Dallas Mavericks — in the first round. They were dubbed the “We Believe” team. The 2017 Warriors..." April 27

  • Curry 3 shoe sales don't hit the mark for Under Armour

    ESPN "Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank admitted Thursday that sales for Stephen Curry's current signature basketball shoe have been disappointing. "Our success in basketball hasn't been without its learning," Plank said on the company's earnings call, during which Under Armour reported its first..." April 27

  • Kevin Durant likes the Blazers' future, sees one big hole they need to plug

    CBS Sports "For the second season in a row, the Portland Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postseason by the Golden State Warriors, as they were swept, 4-0, in the first-round. Like last season, they put up a pretty solid effort, however, with Games 1 and 3 going down to the final few minutes. In the..." April 27

  • Warriors' Steve Kerr to visit back specialists, optimistic about return in NBA playoffs

    CSN Bay Area "After a full week of sheer agony, Steve Kerr walked out of Moda Center late Monday night with hardly a bounce in his step but at least a modicum of hope in his heart. That’s the power of the Warriors coach feeling optimistic about his future health if not his present condition. The Warriors..." April 26

  • Warriors rout Trail Blazers to complete series sweep

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Golden State Warriors wasted no time exerting their authority in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers. With Stephen Curry leading the way and each of his teammates doing his part, the Warriors dominated from the opening tip in a..." April 25

  • Warriors go bonkers in Game 4, tie NBA record with 45 points in first quarter

    CBS Sports "The Warriors continued to score well in the second quarter, putting up 27 points in that frame to finish the first half up 72-48. Per the TNT broadcast, that 72 point-mark by the Warriors was just one point shy of the NBA record for postseason points in a first half. The Golden State Warriors..." April 25

  • Draymond Green gets in Harkless' head with very specific trash talk

    CBS Sports "Draymond Green has never been shy about trash-talking his opponents on the court, as Portland forward Maurice Harkless has found out first-hand during the Warriors' first-round series against the Trail Blazers. Green has been messing with him all series long, particularly when Harkless has the..." April 25

  • Lillard says he's obsessed with taking down Warriors

    ESPN "After the Portland Trail Blazers were swept by the Golden State Warriors on Monday, point guard Damian Lillard told ESPN he's developed a newfound obsession with trying to take down the Warriors. "You have to be obsessed with that because you know that they're so good that they're going to be..." April 25

  • LeBron James sends get-well message to Warriors coach Steve Kerr

    CBS Sports "We have a long way to go before a possible rubber match between the Cavaliers and Warriors in the NBA Finals, but it's still a real possibility. One hurdle standing in the way is that the Warriors could be without head coach Steve Kerr for the entire playoffs as he deals with complications..." April 24

  • Tyronn Lue calls Warriors-Cavs a ‘rivalry’

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is confirming what his players and everybody else essentially knew all along. In an appearance Monday on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike,” Lue spoke on his team’s dynamic with the Golden State Warriors. “I think it’s a rivalry,” said Lue. “I think these two..." April 24

  • Steve Kerr says he could miss the rest of the playoffs due to complications from back surgery

    Fox Sports "Warriors head coach Steve Kerr missed his team’s Game 3 win over the Blazers due to what was only described as an “illness” at the time, but after reports emerged that Kerr may have been dealing with something far more serious, he surprised reporters at the team’s media availability on Sunday to..." April 24

  • Warriors bracing for long-term absense of Steve Kerr

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors took a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. They did so without former MVP Kevin Durant and head coach Steve Kerr. While Durant will likely be back from his calf injury here soon, it looks like the Warriors will be without..." April 24

  • Curry helps Warriors rally past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Golden State Warriors entered Saturday night's Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers without head coach Steve Kerr. And star forward Kevin Durant. And key reserves Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes. But the Warriors..." April 23

  • Steve Kerr, not Kevin Durant, is Warriors’ biggest health concern

    San Jose Mercury News "After scoring the Warriors’ last nine points, including a dagger 3-pointer, Stephen Curry walked off the court with the ball tucked under his arm. He had a game-high 34 points as the Warriors won 119-113, taking a 3-0 lead in the first-round, best-of-seven series against Portland. But the ball..." April 23

  • Warriors coach Steve Kerr out for first-round series

    ESPN "A timetable for the bench return of Steve Kerr remained unknown Saturday night after the Golden State Warriors recorded a come-from-behind playoff victory without their ailing coach. The Warriors announced Saturday afternoon that Kerr would be forced to skip Game 3 of Golden State's..." April 23

  • Kevin Durant questionable to play in Game 3 against Blazers

    CBS Sports "After missing Game 2 with a left calf sprain, Kevin Durant's status for Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers is listed as questionable, according to ESPN. Durant injured himself in Game 1 -- the same game in which he scored 32 points and logged 10 rebounds in the Warriors win. Although..." April 22

  • James Worthy Fires Back At Kevin Durant ... After KD Trashed Him

    TMZ "James Worthy ain't backing down from Kevin Durant -- saying the NBA star was not only WRONG when he trashed him on a recent podcast, but claims KD's underhanded allegations could seriously damage his career. Worthy is upset about a story Durant told on "The Bill Simmons Podcast" -- in which KD..." April 22

  • Durant returns to practice, upgraded to questionable for Game 3

    CSN Bay Area "After four days away from the game, Kevin Durant returned to the basketball court Friday. Participating in a relatively easy practice with his Warriors teammates before the team flight to Portland, Durant also engaged Stephen Curry in a post-practice shooting session. There was no visible..." April 21

  • Kevin Durant offers update on calf injury with YouTube live stream

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant called his recent calf strain “a bummer” on his latest YouTube offering. The Warriors star spent a few minutes Thursday updating fans via YouTube live streaming session. Durant talked mostly about his recovery from a calf issue sustained in the third quarter of Sunday’s Game 1..." April 21

  • Warriors' D snuffs Blazers in Game 2 win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday night he didn't have to implore his guys to ramp up their defensive intensity with star forward Kevin Durant out of the lineup. They already knew. The Warriors tightened the defensive screws with Durant on the..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Warriors' Draymond Green explains why people love to hate on Steph Curry

    CBS Sports "Stephen Curry is beloved by millions of people across the world, and especially by residents in the Bay Area. He's the two-time reigning MVP and was the leader of the team that brought an NBA title to Golden State in 2015. He's also, increasingly, become a player people -- notably current and..." April 20

  • Kevin Durant unlikely to play in Game 2

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is questionable for the Golden State Warriors’ playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, and one report says he is unlikely to play. The San Jose Mercury News’ Anthony Slater says that although no official decision has been made yet, all signs point to Durant..." April 19

  • Stephen Curry Deletes All Social Media Apps From Phone For Playoffs

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry has deleted all social media apps from his phone for the playoffs. Curry said this is the third consecutive year he has taken this approach. “When you’re really trying to zone in and keep your focus, you don’t want to have any unnecessary distractions during this point of the..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Andre Iguodala Likely To Re-Sign With Warriors

    Real GM Basketball "If the Golden State Warriors are able to retain Andre Iguodala's Bird Rights, they are almost assured of re-signing him. The Warriors would need Kevin Durant to take a 20 percent raise from this season's salary of $26.5 million up to $31.8 million to not need to fit him into cap space in order..." April 18

  • Durant, Livingston, Barnes Questionable for Game 2

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors may be without several players on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant (left calf strain), Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain and hand contusion) and Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain) are questionable for Game 2 vs Portland. More to come..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • The Warriors’ long-term Stephen Curry + Kevin Durant Plan

    San Jose Mercury News "They did not fly out to The Hamptons last July to plot out a quick-flip, damn-the-future, short-term plan. No, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson journeyed to Kevin Durant’s Hamptons free-agent hideout as personal representatives of the Warriors’ plan for all..." April 18

  • Curry Would Have Left Under Armour If They Weren't Aligned With 'Core Values'

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry reportedly considered walking away from his Under Armour endorsement deal worth $32 million per year through 2024 following Kevin Plank's comments about Donald Trump. Curry spent an entire day on the phone with various Under Armour personnel, “pursuing clarification about what was..." April 18

  • Twitter Roasts Warriors for Using Slogan Similar to Cavaliers' 'Defend the Land'

    Bleacher Report "Since LeBron James returned to the Cavaliers, the team has adopted "The Land" as a term for Cleveland. Fresh off their first-ever NBA title, the Cavs have made "#DefendTheLand" their postseason motto. Apparently, the Golden State Warriors liked it. Sunday's 121-109 win over the Portland..." April 17

  • Kevin Durant ‘fine’ after receiving treatment for calf cramping

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors fans might have been a bit worried seeing Kevin Durant getting treatment on his lower left leg on Sunday. Because Durant missed more than a month of action right before the playoffs due to a left knee injury, there was real cause for concern. Thankfully, it was nothing..." April 17

  • Damian Lillard Explains How Draymond Green's Trash Talking Is Going to Help Him and Blazers

    Complex "We learned two things during Game 1 of the Warriors/Trail Blazers playoff series on Sunday afternoon. The first is that these two teams are going to score a lot of points when they take the court during the series. Golden State beat Portland 121-109 in Game 1, and we would guess that the..." April 17

  • Warriors use fourth-quarter surge to beat Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The NBA's highest scoring team reminded everyone Sunday why it is the top seed in the playoffs. Because it's pretty good on defense, too. Draymond Green led a defensive surge early in the fourth quarter and backup point guard Ian Clark contributed seven points to a..." April 16

  • Kevin Durant, Warriors ignoring heavy favorite tag against Blazers

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors aren't trying to hear about how much they're favored to advance past the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. Kevin Durant took issue with the premise. "Man, this the NBA," Durant said. "We don't look at paper, we don't look at who's the..." April 16

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers are Muting Drake’s Golden State Warriors References

    Complex "Aside from parlaying his success into an official NBA job with his hometown Toronto Raptors, you can still catch Drake regularly dropping references to his favorite NBA players. But if you’re hoping to hear bars about “Chef Curry with the shot” or “gettin’ cheddar packs like KD,” don’t expect the..." April 16

  • Stephen Curry reflects on Finals meltdown last season

    The Undefeated "Stephen Curry knows that the NBA MVP award is landing in someone else’s hands after he owned it for the past two years. But don’t feel bad for the 2015 NBA champion, as his life is pretty darn phenomenal on and off the court with the Golden State Warriors. Curry is playing for the NBA team with..." April 14

  • Warriors' Draymond Green embraces playoff scrutiny: 'It's fun'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is "absolutely" ready for the extra spotlight and scrutiny he's sure to attract during the postseason, he told ESPN's Marc Stein. ‎"I'm looking forward to that scrutiny, because it's great," Green said in the SportsCenter interview, which aired..." April 14

  • Durant wants to re-sign with Dubs: 'I don't plan on going anywhere else'

    Bleacher Report "While Kevin Durant has the option to become a free agent once again this summer, he said he hasn't entertained the notion. "I haven't even thought about it that much, but I don't plan on going anywhere else," Durant told Warriors Plus/Minus with Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami on..." April 14

  • Durant tunes up for playoffs with 29 points in Warriors' win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kevin Durant is ready for the postseason. Because of that, the Golden State Warriors are ready as well. Durant stamped himself healthy for the playoffs by scoring 29 points in 27 minutes Wednesday night, lifting the Warriors to a 109-94 victory over the Los Angeles..." April 13

  • Damian Lillard Boldy Predicts 'Blazers in 6' in Playoff Series Against Warriors

    Complex "Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers will start their first-round playoff series against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and the Warriors on Sunday, and it seems as though Lillard is confident with regards to the matchup. Even though Portland lost all four games it played against Golden State during..." April 13

  • Eight players looking to cash in during NBA playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Around this time last season, Bismack Biyombo was just a second-string center for the Toronto Raptors. Brought to Toronto for one year at $2.8 million, Biyombo was likely to decline his player option at the end of the season, but he wasn’t in line for much of a raise. After all, who would shell..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Jazz snap Warriors' 14-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Although 50 wins represents a nice round number, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder seemed more impressed with his team's well-rounded effort in a 105-99 win over the Golden State Warriors Monday night at Oracle Arena. In ending both the Warriors' 14-game winning streak and a..." April 11

  • Westbrook, LeBron & CP3 Have Disdain for Curry, Book Claims

    The Big Lead "In the midst of Cleveland’s historic NBA Finals rally from a 3-1 deficit against Golden State in 2016, this happened in Game 6: An uncharacteristic moment of trash talk from LeBron to the 2-time MVP, Stephen Curry. Friends talk trash all the time, and make no mistake, LeBron and Curry were..." April 11