Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he could turn to rookie James Michael McAdoo in the defensive rotation trying to slow down Pels Anthony Davis
David Lee out for Game 1
Warriors' David Lee will miss Game 1 on Saturday vs. Pelicans because of lower back strain.
Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17
Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.
CSN Bay Area "It was only fitting the Warriors would close this remarkable regular season by passing a few more milestones. Their 133-126 victory over Denver in the season finale Wednesday night at Oracle Arena made the final regular-season statement about their superiority over the past six months. The..." April 16
Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors finished the 14-15 season first in the NBA in efficiency differential in the regular season at +10.3 per 100 possessions. The Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers round out the top-5. The Warriors, Spurs, Hawks and Portland..." April 16
Larry Brown Sports "Watching Stephen Curry effortlessly drain 3-pointers never gets old. Curry, who could be on his way to winning the NBA MVP award during a year in which he broke the record — his own — for 3-pointers made in a season, seems to never miss in practice. On Tuesday, he set a personal record in..." April 15
Oakland Tribune "Klay Thompson has been solid throughout the Warriors' second half, but perhaps not at the All-Star level he played at during the first three months of the season. But Monday night, the more spectacular version of Thompson returned, scoring 42 points in the Warriors' wire-to-wire 111-107 victory..." April 14
NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14
Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13
Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13
Stephen Curry has his NBA-record 72nd career game with at least five threes and five assists. Next closest: Ray Allen with 50
San Francisco Chronicle "Even with little for which to play, the Warriors keep finding ways to win. They sleepwalked into a little pressure from the Timberwolves on Saturday night and then dominated the game’s final four minutes to take a 110-101 victory in front of a sellout crowd at Oracle Arena. “We weren’t very..." April 12
Leandro Barbosa out
Leandro Barbosa questionable vs Minnesota with sore Achilles.
CSN Bay Area "The Warriors on Thursday night, for the fourth time this season, entered a game having lost two in a row. And for the fourth time, they avoided a third consecutive loss. Stephen Curry made sure of that, scoring 19 of his game-high 45 points in the fourth quarter and leading the Warriors to a..." April 10
CSN Bay Area "There was a time when the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association was feared and respected. It had many fearsome teams, and every game mattered greatly and was stuffed with near cosmic import. And then the Golden State Warriors happened. And then the injuries happened. And..." April 10
Sporting News "When it comes to long-range shooting, the case can be made that the Warriors' Stephen Curry is in a league of his own. The guard hit his 273rd 3-pointer against the Trail Blazers Thursday night, breaking the record of 272 he set in 2013. In fact, Curry now owns three of the top five 3-point..." April 10
Draymond Green to @Jpdabrams: "You haven't asked me do I think if I'm the def player of the yr. Yes, I think I'm the def player of the yr."
Barbosa out with sore Achilles.
Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers and Warriors don’t like each other very much. That’s common knowledge — their games against each other are always highly physical and they met in the playoffs last season. Draymond Green has been the most outspoken proponent of the anti-Clipper sentiment on the Warriors, most notably..." April 09
New Orleans Times-Picayune "After halftime, Anthony Davis was determined to carry his teammates. He particularly didn't like how the first half ended with the Pelicans sputtering against the hard-charging Golden State Warriors. Trailing by an early 14-point deficit, the Pelicans struggled to make shots and during a..." April 08
USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he won't rest anyone tonight vs. New Orleans. He's focused on a bounce-back game after San Antonio loss.
CBSSports.com "As a show of appreciation, the Dallas Mavericks treated their season ticket holders yesterday to an exclusive event at Six Flags Over Texas. Mavs fans got to go on rides and also got to meet the team. There was even a question and answer session, where fans could ask the Mavs all sorts of..." April 07
San Antonio Express-News "Statement games can be a dubious prospect, especially when one of the participants has nothing to play for with homecourt advantage clinched throughout the playoffs. That said, the Warriors offered up absolutely no excuses after the Spurs, battling to claw their way up to a more desirable playoff..." April 06
Detroit Free Press "Draymond Green put on his happy face. The date was June 28, 2012. It was the night of the NBA draft and the Michigan State senior and two-time state champion at Saginaw had just waited several hours to hear then-deputy commissioner Adam Silver call his name. "With the 35th pick of the..." April 06
Shaun Livingston has been suspended for tonight's game @ SAS for his shot to Dirk Nowitzki's groin: http://t.co/mh6Lcpy5E3
ESPN.com "The Splash Brothers had a little help from the big guys, and the Golden State Warriors had a little present for record-setting coach Steve Kerr. Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Marreese Speights and Andre Iguodala had 18 apiece with a little long-range work to make Stephen Curry proud and the..." April 05
ESPN.com "While Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said he'd give Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston "the benefit of the doubt" that a low blow in Saturday's game was unintentional, not everyone on his team saw it that way. The 7-foot Nowitzki was posting up the 6-foot-7 Livingston late in the third..." April 05
Draymond Green (shins) will start tonight vs. Dallas, but head coach Steve Kerr said he won't be overloaded with minutes.
ESPN.com "Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has become a popular name when it comes to the MVP debate, but to Curry's surprise his former coach isn't part of that chorus. ESPN analyst and former Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Wednesday on the "Dan Patrick Show" that while Curry (along with..." April 04
Injury update: Draymond Green (shin inflammation) will play tomorrow night in Dallas.
CSN Bay Area "The Warriors have owned their home court this season, losing only twice, once to the defending champion Spurs and once to the formidable Bulls. So the Phoenix Suns, losers of four straight, would seem to be the perfect snack before the Warriors take off for a three-game road trip through Texas..." April 03
CBSSports.com "It's always amusing when Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut utters former head coach Mark Jackson's name. Or, as was the case on Thursday night, when he pretends to have forgotten it. After the Warriors' dramatic 107-106 win over the Phoenix Suns, the topic of Jackson choosing James Harden..." April 03
Draymond Green (shin inflammation) will not play tonight against the Suns.
NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' David Blatt and the Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in March. Blatt led the Cavaliers to the best record in the East during March at 11-4 (.733). The Cavaliers..." April 01
CSN Bay Area "The Warriors tipped off against the Clippers on Tuesday night knowing the outcome was inconsequential to their primary pursuit. And there were times when it showed. And, still, the Warriors had enough to put away their rivals. Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and Andre Iguodala combined for..." April 01
CBSSports.com "On Tuesday, I wrote about how the MVP race is down to a two-man race. One of the Sportsbook agrees. The odds are off the books at Sportsbook.com and TheGreek.com (the two I typically use for these posts, as well as at PinnacleSports).But Bovada.lv released their odds Wednesday, and it's pretty..." April 01
ESPN Los Angeles "Just because Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr are two of the newest arrivals in the Clippers-Warriors rivalry it doesn't mean they can't sling barbs as well as the more established veterans. The latest bit of verbal jousting came before the Clippers hosted the Warriors at Staples Center on Tuesday..." April 01
Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31
Steve Kerr said Draymond Green has a minor shin issue that could cost him tomorrow's game vs. the Clippers.
ESPN.com "In what could prove to be a landmark case in the sports ticket marketplace, StubHub filed a lawsuit against the Golden State Warriors and Ticketmaster in the northern district of California on Sunday, accusing the two of conspiring to create an illegal resale market by telling season-ticket..." March 30
ESPN.com "This was supposed to be a possible preview of the Western Conference finals, with the Golden State Warriors rolling into Memphis one victory shy of matching a franchise record and facing the only team they've yet to beat during their remarkable run this season. The only suspense, though, came..." March 29
Andre Iguodala (rest) and Draymond Green (rest) will not play tonight at Milwaukee.
Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28
Steve Kerr said he doesn't plan to rest anyone tonight vs. Memphis.
CSN Bay Area "Andrew Bogut didn't want to reveal any more of his personal secrets, the little things he does to augment his game on the court. He was, however, willing to offer his opinion on why the Warriors are 58-13 and having, so far, the best regular season in franchise history. He credits widespread..." March 27
CSN Washington "Marreese Speights should check his mail in a few weeks. If the sliding Washington Wizards start winning games, coach Randy Wittman might send the Golden State center a thank you card. The Wizards returned home following a 107-76 blowout against the Warriors on Monday, their third straight loss...." March 26