Warriors Rumors & News

  • Mark Jackson expects Warriors' Klay Thompson to get max deal

    Oakland Tribune "Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson at a time when the team is negotiating a contract extension for Klay Thompson said he expects the guard will ultimately receive a maximum-salary contract. "He's a guy that will make a boatload of money and in my opinion the best two-way shooting guard in the..." October 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • The weird Warriors are the perfect team for the modern NBA

    SB Nation "Because of the style they play, the Golden State Warriors sometimes look like a fatally flawed team. The Warriors shoot as many three-pointers as anyone, often play loose on offense and gamble constantly. They get up and down the floor, have little collective conscience and evoke memories of the..." October 20

  • Sean Kilpatrick Signs With Warriors

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract. Kilpatrick, 24, earned First Team All-America honors as a senior at the University of Cincinnati in 2013-14." October 20

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Warriors big man Mo Speights, who was attending his grandfather's funeral in Florida, has rejoined the team in Hidalgo, Texas.

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will get the night off in hidalgo. Starters: Nedovic, Iguodala, Barnes, Lee, Bogut.

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Warriors list Brandon Rush (back spasms) as questionable for Sunday. Rush told reporters he first felt it weightlifting a couple weeks ago.

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • The Klay Thompson gamble will determine fate of 3 franchises

    New York Post "As the NBA playoffs rolled on last spring, there was a steady undercurrent of trade talks between the Timberwolves and Warriors over a blockbuster Kevin Love deal. Even while LeBron James and Tim Duncan were facing off in the Finals, the expectation was the Warriors would eventually relent,..." October 16

  • Iguodala unsure if he'd be OK coming off Warriors bench

    CSN Bay Area "Andre Iguodala came to the Warriors last season and played 63 games, never once coming off the bench. That could change for the upcoming season. Iguodala might need some gentle persuading from the coaching staff, but the veteran small forward on Tuesday seemed open to the..." October 15

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Steve Kerr said he may end up using Iguodala off the bench early in season (starting Barnes) for playmaking ability while Livingston is out.

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Andre Iguodala will wear a mask when he plays with a broken nose.

  • Klay Thompson staying on target

    ESPN.com "Pick any of the NBA hot topics from the offseason -- be it the influx of big money or gruesome injuries or the latest superteam assembly -- and there's a connection to Klay Thompson. We're not used to placing Thompson at the axis of the NBA news wheel. Maybe we should start training for it. He..." October 12

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Warriors' Iguodala suffers broken nose against Lakers

    CSN Bay Area "Andre Iguodala says his broken nose is nothing to worry about. He would, however, like it to step bleeding. More than an hour after Iguodala sustained the injury at the end of the first half of a 120-105 preseason win over the Lakers, the Warriors forward stood in the locker room with tissue..." October 10

  • Sources: Warriors, Klay remain millions apart on extension

    CSN Bay Area "After his "Splash Brothers" sidekick, Stephen Curry, fouled out midway through the third quarter Tuesday night, Klay Thompson seized the preseason moment, which lasted precisely 112 seconds. Thompson furrowed his brow, cranked up his passion and poured in the points. He made a turnaround..." October 09

  • Camden's Dajuan Wagner aims to play again in NBA

    Philly.com "Dajuan Wagner says he never frets over the misfortune that followed him once he left Camden High School as perhaps the best basketball player in New Jersey history. From the stomach aches during his one year at the University of Memphis - omens of a life-threatening condition that would require..." October 08

  • Bogut: Warriors, Clippers 'definitely don't like each other'

    CSN Bay Area "It's only preseason, just an exhibition game, a training exercise for the teams and leisurely entertainment of the fans. But when it's Warriors-Clippers, as it will be Tuesday night at Staples Center, well, those meetings are accompanied by a palpable rage that surely went to another level last..." October 08

  • Harrison Barnes should benefit from new offense

    San Jose Mercury News "The prime beneficiary from Warriors coach Steve Kerr preaching better ball movement could be Harrison Barnes. Barnes suffered a setback in his second season while playing mostly off the bench for former coach Mark Jackson, who unsuccessfully ran isolation plays through a young forward..." October 06

  • Harrison Barnes should benefit from new offense

    San Jose Mercury News "The prime beneficiary from Warriors coach Steve Kerr preaching better ball movement could be Harrison Barnes. Barnes suffered a setback in his second season while playing mostly off the bench for former coach Mark Jackson, who unsuccessfully ran isolation plays through a young forward..." October 04

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Festus Ezeli missed his second consecutive practice with right shin inflammation.

  • Warriors’ Lee rediscovers his midrange jumper

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors power forward David Lee averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds last season, but still, he wasn’t satisfied with his individual performance. It must be nice to be upset about finishing 47 rebounds shy of averaging a double-double for a fifth season. As Lee researched what he needed to..." October 02

  • Does Klay Thompson deserve a max contract?

    Hoops Hype "When you are one of the best players on the international stage of the FIBA World Cup, should there even be a debate on who is the best player in your household? Don’t ask that question to the 1978 No. 1 overall pick Mychal Thompson, you already know the answer you are going to get. Selected..." October 02

  • Green: Contract situation 'will take care of itself'

    CSN Bay Area "Draymond Green's value to the Warriors is as evident when he's in the game as it is when he's on the bench. He's like WD-40, greatly reliable in times of need and deeply missed when not available. That he is such a commodity – and knows it – surely provides a measure of serenity for Green, now..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Warriors PF David Lee said he's 100 percent after his "minor core muscle" surgery. He's just upset that he missed Team USA play.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent Jason Kapono has agreed to a training camp deal with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Kerr to ask more of Curry on defense

    CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry has spent five seasons burnishing his offensive credentials, which rank among the five most impressive in the league. Now the All-Star point guard will be asked to put greater emphasis on defense. Rookie coach Steve Kerr said Thursday that he and his staff have studied enough..." September 26

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    Bay Area Sports Guy @BASportsGuy

    Bob Myers said Jermaine O'Neal won't come to camp and "probably won't be with us next year." Said they're happy w/ Bogut, Ezeli & Kuzmic.

  • Steve Kerr says Warriors will push pace, expect more ball movement this year

    Pro Basketball Talk "There were a lot of factors that went into Mark Jackson being let go as Golden State’s head coach, but there was one key on the court: Despite all that firepower on offense, the Golden State Warriors were 12th in the NBA in offensive efficiency (points per possession). They were middle of the..." September 26

  • Warriors want to sign Klay Thompson to extension

    Oakland Tribune "Warriors general manager Bob Myers offered no comment on how contract extension talks are going with guard Klay Thompson, but he made it clear the team wants to get a deal done. "We value him in the highest way, and we want to keep him on this team for a long time," Myers said..." September 24

  • Theory behind Jackson's firing too logical to dismiss?

    CSN Bay Area "The buzz around the Warriors throughout a summer now down to its final hours can be distilled mostly to two questions, one related to acquiring Kevin Love and the other to the dismissal of Mark Jackson. One of those questions was answered definitively, with Love going to the Cavaliers. The..." September 24

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Warriors GM Bob Myers said Shaun Livingston will most, if not all, of training camp recovering from toe surgery.

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Bob Myers talked to Jermaine O'Neal yesterday, and the big man is still trying to decide if he'll play in 2014-15.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Warriors @andrewbogut & @Dlee042 expected to be healthy & ready for camp. Bogut has been playing 5-on-5 at team facility in recent weeks.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Warriors are about uncertain when @ShaunLivingston will return from toe surgery. @fezzyfel is on pace to return early in training camp.

  • Kerr: Craft's 'broken jump shot' dramatically improved

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors signed free agent point guard Aaron Craft two weeks ago. The 23-year old averaged 7.4 points, 2.4 assists and 2.6 steals for the Warriors at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Over four seasons at Ohio State, Aaron Craft started 112 games, including all 111 contests over his..." September 18

  • Clock ticking for Warriors, Thompson

    CSN Bay Area "With an expiring contract, rising stock, an astute agent and an employer that loves him, Klay Thompson is positioned to receive one of the largest contracts in Warriors history. The Warriors say they want to reward him. But giving him an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline, without first..." September 18

  • Report: Free agent Jordan Crawford signs deal to play in China

    CBSSports.com "The free agent market has dried up quite a bit as we're about two weeks away from training camp starting. Greg Monroe signed his qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, the Phoenix Suns are still waiting on Eric Bledsoe to make a decision with his, and you're seeing a lot of teams filling out..." September 18

  • Steve Kerr said Danny Ferry made mistake but is a “man of high character”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Through the entire mess that may cost Danny Ferry his job in Atlanta his supporters have had his back. It started with a conference call with team owners Ferry said of free agent Luol Deng, “He has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he’s like a guy who would have a nice store out..." September 18

  • Warriors’ Marreese Speights pleads not guilty to DUI charge

    Inside the Warriors "Warriors center Marreese Speights pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest in August in Tampa. A written not guilty plea was entered by an attorney at Speights’ arraignment, Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office spokesman Mark Cox said..." September 18

  • Festus Ezeli: ‘hungry, itching’ to get back on the court

    San Francisco Gate "It didn’t take long for Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams to develop a relationship with center Festus Ezeli. During one of their initial meetings, Adams told Ezeli that he worked with Chicago center Joakim Noah from 2010-13. “That was the first thing he sold me on,” Ezeli said Tuesday..." September 17

  • Klay Thompson rises to NBA elite with golden offseason

    USA Today "Klay Thompson bound out of the celebratory Team USA locker room, his feet floating forward but his eyes focused downward on the new piece of memorabilia that he carried like a newborn. It was the kind of basketball you never bounce. Each of his NBA brethren on this American team that won the..." September 16

  • Jerry West agrees to a two-year extension with the Warriors

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors executive board member Jerry West has agreed to a two-year extension with the team through the 2016-2017 season, an NBA source confirmed to this newspaper on Wednesday. West had one year remaining on his original deal with the team and this new deal will be tacked on, for a total of a..." September 10

  • Warriors Sign Justin Holiday

    NBA.com "The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Justin Holiday, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Holiday played for the Warriors at the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, starting all five games and averaging a team-high 14.8 points to go..." September 09

  • Warriors GM Bob Myers and the team have agreed to a three-year extension through 2017-2018

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors general manager Bob Myers has agreed to a three-year extension with the team that will keep him under contract through the 2017-2018 season, an NBA source confirmed to the Mercury News on Thursday night. Myers, whose deal was due to expire at the end of the coming season, has been the..." September 06

  • Andre Iguodala Pokes Fun At Haka Dance; Steven Adams Is Not Amused

    Deadspin.com "The New Zealand national team did a haka dance before playing Team USA in the FIBA World Cup Tuesday, and it was neat to watch, as haka dances are. (James Harden and Derrick Rose seemed puzzled as it happened, but whatever.) The Warriors' Andre Iguodala, who isn't playing in the tournament,..." September 04

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    The Warriors signed Aaron Craft, James Michael McAdoo and Mitchell Watt to make-good contracts. Camp begins at the end of the month.

  • Sources: Brazil guard Barbosa, Warriors agree

    ESPN.com "‎Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season, ESPN.com has learned. After Barbosa received initial interest from the Miami Heat, Golden State has secured a commitment from the 31-year-old on a one-year deal at the veteran..." August 29