Warriors Rumors & News

  • Kevin Durant jerseys selling for 48 cents at Oklahoma City store

    San Jose Mercury News "Rub two quarters together, hand them over and, viola, you get a Kevin Durant jersey. A store in Oklahoma City sold the former Thunder star's jersey for 48 cents, or 99 percent off the $69.99 tag price, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. Even though Oklahoma is unhappy with Durant for joining..." July 22

  • Draymond Green reaches plea deal on assault charge

    Lansing State Journal "NBA star Draymond Green has reached a plea agreement that will allow him to avoid jail time and reduce the charges he faced for allegedly slapping a Michigan State University football player to a noise violation, officials announced Friday. Green will pay a $500 fine and $60 restitution fee. He..." July 22

  • Remember When Kevin Durant Wasn't a Tupac Fan?

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant now has a giant Tupac tattoo on his left leg. This is something only a giant Tupac fan would have on his body forever. Or so one would think. Durant explained the inspiration for the ink and it’s quite cerebral." July 22

  • Stephen Curry 'wasn't too happy' about withdrawing from Olympics

    San Jose Mercury News "Stephen Curry would have preferred to play in the Rio Olympics. "I wasn't too happy with the situation of having to pull out of the games," he said in a Facebook Live news conference from the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe. "I wish I would be able to play..." July 22

  • Kevin Durant Cites 'Shoe War' As Factor In Withdrawing From 2014 World Cup

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant's decision to pull out of the 2014 FIBA World Cup following the injury to Paul George received scrutiny. Durant said he was distracted even after arriving for training camp and he "felt weird" after returning to Los Angeles following George's injury. “I was tired. I felt like I..." July 21

  • Jae Crowder: Celtics pitch showed Kevin Durant 'everything we had' on Warriors: 'And he went and joined them'

    Mass Live "Jae Crowder was a part of the Boston Celtics' pitch to Kevin Durant this summer, and after the meeting, he said he felt pretty confident. "I came home after the meeting and told them, like, if he leaves, he's coming to us," Crowder said before a 60 Days of Summer appearance at the Naismith..." July 21

  • No more Mr. Nice Guy: Kevin Durant's new role as NBA villain

    ESPN "The family vacation was planned months in advance. As soon as free agency was over, DeAndre Jordan was heading to a resort in Jamaica where -- theoretically -- he would put his phone in airplane mode, surround himself with family and friends, and all the noise would stop. That was the plan,..." July 21

  • With Durant's arrival, Klay Thompson says he'll sacrifice like Manu Ginobili

    CBS Sports "When players say individual statistics don't matter, they're usually lying. Yes, some accomplished veterans and dedicated role players are secure enough to ignore their numbers, but everybody around the league knows you're judged on your stats and often paid because of them. Just like fans do,..." July 21

  • Why Kevin Durant isn't worried about his legacy

    Yahoo! Sports "Kevin Durant started scribbling “Have Fun” at the toes of his sneakers last postseason to remind himself why he started playing basketball – and fell in love with it – any time he looked down because he was too tense or too upset with his performance. Forgetting that simple motivation can be easy..." July 21

  • Harrison Barnes ready to move on

    San Jose Mercury News "They were side by side again, Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson. After playing on the same team in practice at Team USA camp, Thompson intentionally walked in front of Barnes' interview to take the seat next to the former Warrior. "I didn't get invited to Topgolf. He made me pay for my own..." July 21

  • Kevin Durant: “I just made a decision based on where I wanted to go. Simple as that.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "“We got one goal and one goal only: to win. Nobody cares about stats or whatever, we’re just trying to come out there and win. You try not to put too much pressure on yourself, it’s a game, but we’re not going to be halfway about the process.” That is Kevin Durant, talking about Team USA..." July 20

  • Kevin Durant talks about mentality after signing with the Warriors

    Sportsnaut "New Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant hasn’t talked a whole lot about his league-altering decision to move on from the Oklahoma City Thunder since publicly announcing that move. Sure Durant did take part in a Q&A with members of the media after the signing became official, but that was..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • Draymond says he texted Durant as friend, not recruiter

    The Score "There are few people, if any, more excited about Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors than Draymond Green. It's no secret the two are friends and that Green was instrumental in recruiting the former league MVP. The 26-year-old Michigan native clarified, however, that while he's pals..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Kevin Durant says he stayed in bed for two days after choosing Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant considered the Warriors for months. Golden State players recruited him throughout the season. He met with the Warriors in the Hamptons. He had all the knowledge to make a sound decision, one he could feel good about. And it seemed he did. Choosing Golden State appeared to be..." July 19

  • Draymond Green on adding KD: 'I'd sacrifice everything for championships'

    Yahoo! Sports "The credit for which moment, which words, which person helped push Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors has been passed around better than the ball movement for one of the team’s precision-orchestrated offensive possessions. Durant acknowledged at his introductory news conference that the..." July 19

  • Durant opens up about free agency, criticism, Westbrook

    USA Today "Two weeks later, we still didn’t have many answers about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave Oklahoma City behind and form the NBA’s latest super team with the Golden State Warriors. His introductory news conference in Oakland on July 7 was the kind of controlled spectacle that makes it tough for..." July 19

  • Russell Westbrook ‘Ticked Off’ Kevin Durant Left

    SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook trade rumors dominated the headlines last week as reports came out that the Celtics are a likely destination for the superstar guard. However, Westbrook has not publicly stated that he wants to be anywhere else but OKC. The Thunder front office now face a conundrum: either the..." July 19

  • Anderson Varejao Won't Accept Cavaliers Championship Ring That Was Never Offered

    The Big Lead "Anderson Varejao was a fun trivia debate during the NBA Finals. Varejao started the season with the Cavaliers and ended the season with the Warriors, becoming the first person to ever play for both Finals teams in the same season. Many people wrongly believed that he was guaranteed a championship..." July 18

  • Draymond Green apologized to Olympic teammates for arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "Draymond Green’s abrasive personality is both blessing and curse. But in representing our country at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Green will have to leave it at the door, and he understands that. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said on Monday that Green has apologized to his..." July 18

  • Brandon Ingram Plans To Seek Out Kevin Durant For Advice, But Not For What You Think

    Uproxx "Brandon Ingram had an up-and-down Summer League, but he did show flashes of the player the Lakers were expecting when they took him second overall in last month’s NBA Draft. Before the season starts, Ingram will have more opportunities to improve his game, as he was selected to be a member of..." July 18

  • Lil B Writes Open Letter to Kevin Durant: "Our 1-on-1 Game Still Has to Happen"

    Complex "Shortly after Kevin Durant announced that he was going to be leaving the Thunder to sign with the Warriors in early July, Lil B made an announcement of his own. He revealed that, effective immediately, he was lifting the Based God Curse from KD, even though he had previously said that he would..." July 18

  • Warriors team president says they never really expected to land Kevin Durant

    CBS Sports "Golden State Warriors president and COO Rick Welts appeared on the CBS Sports Radio's Tiki and Tierney on Friday, and he didn't exactly brag about landing the biggest free agent to switch teams since LeBron James. Welts said that the Warriors never expected to actually sign Kevin Durant, and now..." July 18

  • Report: Varejao would not accept title ring from Cavs

    Sportsnaut "Anderson Varejao has a right to receive an NBA championship ring after spending part of the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But he has no plans to accept one as a current member of the Golden State Warriors, who lost to the Cavs in the NBA Finals. Varejao appeared in more regular season..." July 18

  • Warriors were surprised to nab Kevin Durant

    CBS Sports "Now that the Kevin Durant free-agency dust has settled, let’s be real: did Golden State actually think it could land this offseason’s most coveted player? “Well, I think we had hope,” Warriors President and COO Rick Welts said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “We, like every other team,..." July 17

  • Crocs trolls Steph Curry's Under Armour sneakers

    The Score "The world still isn't done poking fun at Stephen Curry's Curry 2 Low "Chef" sneakers from Under Armour. At Wednesday's ESPY Awards, comedian Hannibal Buress joked that he'd traveled back in time from 2026 in a pair of "Stephen Curry 34s," which were actually just all-white Crocs." July 16

  • Warriors legend Nate Thurmond passes away at age 74

    CSN Bay Area "Nate Thurmond, voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history and a member of the Warriors organization for more than four decades as both a player and a Community Relations Ambassador, passed away this morning in San Francisco at the age of 74 after a short battle with..." July 16

  • Warriors want advertisers to pay up to $20M for jersey patch

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors are asking for $15 million to $20 million per year for the rights for a company to put its logo on their jersey starting in the 2017-18 season, sources told ESPN. It is believed that the Warriors, who won the NBA title in 2015 but lost in the Finals to the Cleveland..." July 15

  • The Mavericks Envision Career Role Player Harrison Barnes As Their Next ‘Go-To Guy’

    Dime Magazine "While Harrison Barnes was a high draft pick, he was never asked to play a big role on the Golden State Warriors. There, he was a complementary piece alongside the likes of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Now, though, Barnes has left the Warriors to sign a max contract with the..." July 15

  • Report: Draymond Green's Crew Also Allegedly Choked MSU Cornerback's Girlfriend

    12 Up "​The Draymond Green incident just got another chapter added to it. Here's what we already knew: Green punched Michigan State cornerback Jermaine Edmondson at a bar in East Lansing, Michigan, for which he was arrested and charged with assault. After the police report was released, it seems as..." July 15

  • Warriors big man Anderson Varejao to return next season

    San Jose Mercury News "Anderson Varejao will return to the Warriors next season, according to his communications and marketing agency, MPC Rio Communication. The agency sent out a tweet late Thursday afternoon that said, "@VAREJAOANDERSON Renews with the @warriors 2016/2017 season of @NBA @NBABrasil."" July 15

  • Report: Warriors nearing deal with Anderson Varejao

    CSN Bay Area "It appears that Anderson Varejao may be returning to the Warriors. Golden State is nearing agreement on a one-year deal with the Brazilian big man, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Varejao was traded from Cleveland to Portland on Feb. 18 and immediately waived. The Warriors signed the..." July 14

  • Draymond Green court hearing to be held before Olympics

    The Score "A judge has agreed to move a hearing for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in his misdemeanor assault and battery case before he leaves next month for the Olympics. The Lansing State Journal reports that a pre-trial conference originally set for Aug. 4 will be held next Thursday. The..." July 14

  • Andre Iguodala: The Thunder Were the Best Team in NBA Playoffs Last Season

    Complex "Which team was the best team in the NBA Playoffs last season? Was it the Warriors, the team that finished 73-9 during the regular season, or the Cavaliers, the team that beat the Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals after rebounding from a 3-1 series deficit? The obvious answer is the Cavs..." July 14

  • Considering Russell Westbrook's future after Kevin Durant broke his Thunder buddy's heart

    Yahoo! Sports "If you were Robin, and Batman was like, “Hey, man, it’s been fun, but I think I’m going to go and join the Avengers now, so I guess I’ll see you later,” you’d probably be like, “Hey, what the hell, Batman?” So, you can imagine how Russell Westbrook feels after Thunder teammate Kevin Durant left..." July 14

  • Damian Lillard on playing for hometown Warriors: 'Hell no'

    CBS Sports "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard does not want to join a super team -- not even one that plays in his hometown of Oakland. A fan on Twitter asked Lillard if he would be switching teams, and he responded emphatically. Before turning Lillard into a hero and Kevin Durant or Dwyane Wade..." July 14

  • Charles Barkley praises Draymond Green after arrest: 'More power to Draymond'

    USA Today "Charles Barkley doesn’t have a problem with Draymond Green’s arrest Sunday morning for allegedly assaulting Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. The TNT analyst and Hall of Famer thinks that Green was justified to confront a heckling fan. In an interview with ESPN’s Dan Le Batard..." July 14

  • Mark Cuban: Warriors being the bad guy will be good for NBA

    ESPN "Mark Cuban believes Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors will benefit the NBA from a business perspective, despite commissioner Adam Silver's concerns about the forming of a superteam. Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner who has never shied away from going against the grain,..." July 14

  • Draymond alleged victim tells police he was choked, punched

    Yahoo! Sports "In his first public comments since his assault and battery arrest over the weekend in East Lansing, Mich., Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN he expects the matter to be “resolved really quickly,” but the police report tells a more complicated, albeit one-sided,..." July 14

  • Warriors Sign Damian Jones

    Hoops Rumors "The Warriors have locked up the final pick of the 2016 first round, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed center Damian Jones to his rookie contract. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Jones will get a four-year deal that features two guaranteed years and two teams..." July 13

  • Report: Warriors not interested in signing Larry Sanders

    The Score "Despite his coded lobbying for NBA work with either the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers, Larry Sanders will reportedly not land with Golden State, according to ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss. The Warriors looked into adding Sanders but decided against it, reports..." July 13

  • Police Report: Draymond Green Acts Like That In Real Life, Apparently

    Deadspin "Draymond Green was arrested on Sunday for an alleged assault. Details started to trickle out that Green had slapped a taunting fan, who was later rumored to be Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. The incident report came out today, and it confirms that the altercation took place..." July 13

  • Warriors owner Lacob dismisses Silver's competition concern

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver is clearly not a fan of Kevin Durant heading to the Golden State Warriors, even though it was all above board. But will a perceived superteam translate into league dominance? Only time will tell. The Golden State Warriors are technically playing by the rules, though..." July 13

  • Warriors' Draymond Green on arrest: 'I can't put myself in certain situations'

    CBS Sports "Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green was reportedly arrested on Sunday for an altercation in a bar in East Lansing, Michigan. Green was released though on a $200 bond and will be arraigned in court for the incident on July 20. If convicted, Green could serve a maximum 93 days in..." July 13

  • Which former NBA stars should the Warriors unretire?

    SI "Now that Kevin Durant has decided to join the Warriors, Golden State's roster is being called a super team. The belief that the Warriors have stacked the deck and should win an NBA title has brought former players out of the woodwork. Names like Ray Allen, Stephen Jackson and Jermaine O'Neal have..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Warriors getting Kevin Durant shows CBA needs change

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver expressed concern about the impact of Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors and indicated that changes are needed in the collective bargaining agreement to maintain the league's competitive balance. "Just to be absolutely clear, I do not think that's ideal..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Magic Johnson voices support for Draymond Green following assault arrest

    College Spun "Draymond Green was arrested in East Lansing, Mich. over the weekend for an alleged assault. The Golden State Warriors’ star forward allegedly slapped a taunting fan at a nightclub. Magic Johnson took to Twitter this afternoon to voice his support for Green, who, like Magic, played collegiately..." July 12

  • Warriors understood Spurs' flaws, never feared them

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs won 67 games last season, a remarkable if not incredible feat. They were soundly the second-best regular season team last year. By product of their being "The Spurs," as well as those 67 wins and the fact that they presented an issue on the surface for Golden State with their..." July 12