Warriors Rumors & News

  • Warriors come alive after slow start for seventh win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even when they are half asleep, the Golden State Warriors still dominate the NBA. With an East Coast start time of noon (9 a.m. on the West Coast), the Warriors awakened slowly Sunday morning but finished with a flourish, overpowering the Orlando Magic 118-98 at the Amway..." January 22

  • Raja Bell rips Thunder for not defending Russell Westbrook after Pachulia flagrant

    CBS Sports "In the Warriors' blowout win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Zaza Pachulia leveled Russell Westbrook and then stood over him, earning a flagrant foul. The most notable thing from this sequence actually had nothing to do with either of those players, but instead the fact that no Oklahoma City..." January 22

  • Steph Curry Not Happy About ESPN Sharing Video of Daughter Riley Singing

    Black Sports Online "We can only assume that Steph is really mad at Ayesha, but took it out on ESPN for providing too much coverage of his daughter Riley. Curry — likely feeling like ESPN went the blog route with their video — took offense to the World Wide Network sharing footage of internet sensation Riley Curry..." January 21

  • Why players snubbed the Golden State Warriors in All-Star voting

    Fox Sports "The biggest story of this year’s NBA All-Star voting, which for the first time featured player and media voting in addition to fan voting, is the snub of Russell Westbrook — despite the fact that he’s averaging a triple-double. Westbrook was one of the top two vote-getters among guards in..." January 21

  • Pachulia on All-Star voting: ‘Call it Zaza rules’

    USA Today "The NBA changed the format for All-Star voting this year. Instead of leaving it all up to the fans, votes from players and select media members were also counted. This is how things would've ended up if the format wasn't changed. The Warriors' Zaza Pachulia would've been named a starter. His..." January 21

  • Warriors top Rockets for 6th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Having already delivered convincing statements earlier this week by drubbing the Cavaliers and Thunder, the Warriors were quick to send the message early Friday night that exacting revenge for a previous loss was a pressing priority. While All-Star Game starters Kevin Durant and..." January 20

  • Warriors owner confident Curry, Durant will re-sign in free agency

    CBS Sports "With the signing of Kevin Durant last summer, the Warriors were especially busy re-tooling their roster after losing in the NBA Finals. But with Durant possibly opting out of his contract and Stephen Curry becoming a free agent, Golden State will be busier than ever this upcoming..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Durant leads Warriors to rout of Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- When the Golden State Warriors dueled the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals last season, the then-defending champions barely survived. One key transaction later, things have changed big-time. Kevin Durant terrorized his former team for the second..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • NBA to review Zaza Pachulia-Russell Westbrook incident, report says

    Sporting News "The NBA plans to look into Wednesday night's ‎hard foul by the Warriors' Zaza Pachulia on Thunder guard Russell Westbrook as well as Westbrook's postgame vow to "get his ass back," ESPN reported Thursday, citing unidentified league sources. As a matter of routine, the NBA reviews all flagrant..." January 19

  • Have the Golden State Warriors become Kevin Durant’s team?

    Fox Sports "The Warriors already had the NBA’s back-to-back MVP, Stephen Curry, when they added the man who preceded him in winning the award, Kevin Durant, this summer. Add in Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, and you have a lot of star power on one team, yet there..." January 19

  • Are Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on speaking terms after apparent conversation? Westbrook: ‘Nah’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook deleted Kevin Durant‘s goodbye text and, months later, told the whole world they still hadn’t talked. That apparently changed during the Warriors’ win over the Thunder yesterday – though not if you ask Westbrook. Westbrook dunked in the third quarter, and according to ESPN..." January 19

  • Kevin Durant: Outside world making Thunder rivalry bigger than it is

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant has always downplayed the bad feelings between himself and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and in his mind, outside observers continue to make much more of it than is really happening. Durant told Michael Lee of the Vertical that his rivalry with Russell Westbrook isn’t nearly as big a..." January 19

  • Thunder's Russell Westbrook says he'll get Warriors' Zaza Pachulia back

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook isn't pleased with Zaza Pachulia. After the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory against the Thunder on Wednesday, in which the center gave Westbrook a flagrant foul and then stood over him, Westbrook told reporters that he'll get revenge..." January 19

  • Ty Lue says Draymond Green ‘wanted to send a message’ with flagrant foul on LeBron

    Fox Sports "Midway through the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Draymond Green collided with LeBron James and was whistled for a flagrant foul for his actions. It probably should have been only a common foul, but given Green’s history and..." January 18

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are reportedly still not on speaking terms

    CBS Sports "The adage "time heals all wounds," does not apply to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. At least not yet. Since Durant decided to sign with the Warriors in the offseason, the two sides have not been on speaking terms. This is likely because of how the partnership on the court ended. Durant..." January 18

  • Durant: Harden could've been satisfied as OKC's 6th man

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant spent the weeks following the 2009 season scouting draft prospects. This was a monster moment for his young Thunder. The two Junes prior, Sam Presti nailed his top picks, selecting Durant second in 2007 and Russell Westbrook fourth in 2008. Hit on one more — right before the flood of..." January 18

  • Why Steph Curry and Kevin Durant haven't clicked -- yet

    ESPN "IN THE AFTERMATH of Golden State's Monday route of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Kerr said, "I thought Steph was great. His energy was great, and he set the tone. I love that he took 20 shots." Then, the money phrase: "When he's aggressive, we go." As Kerr spoke, Klay Thompson leaned against..." January 18

  • Durant: Playing Thunder will never be a normal game for me

    ESPN "Round 2 of Kevin Durant's clash with his former Oklahoma City Thunder squad on Wednesday won't be any easier than his first meeting on Nov. 3, a game the Golden State Warriors won easily 122-96. "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant told ESPN in advance of his second go-around..." January 18

  • When put on the spot, Kevin Durant hints that he'll re-sign with the Warriors

    CBS Sports "Although he just signed with the Warriors last offseason, Kevin Durant could potentially opt out of his contract and head elsewhere this upcoming summer. But similar to Stephen Curry, Duranthas no reason to leave this team, especially since he wants to play in their brand new arena. On hand for..." January 18

  • Lacob Has ‘Every Expectation’ Durant Will Re-Sign

    Hoops Rumors "While they may not be chasing history as they were last year, all signs point to the Warriors being as scary a team as ever now with Kevin Durant in the mix. Speaking today at the groundbreaking of the franchise’s new arena in San Francisco, team owner Joe Lacob mentioned to Marc Spears of The..." January 18

  • Golden State Warriors break ground on new Chase Center arena in bizarre scene

    USA Today "As memorable moments go, nothing from the Golden State Warriors’ arena groundbreaking on Tuesday trumped the synchronized backhoe dancing act. Those faux construction workers did backflips down the aisles, all part of the circus that was the Chase Center celebration party. More than 700..." January 18

  • Draymond Green disagrees with LeBron James, says Warriors-Cavs is a rivalry

    CBS Sports "Unlike LeBron James, Draymond Green is willing to say that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors indeed have a rivalry. Before the Warriors' 126-91 blowout victory on Monday, James insisted that the Cavaliers have no rivals. Green essentially said James was lying. "I don't have much..." January 17

  • Stephen Curry comfortable with his $44 million contract

    Sporting News "Stephen Curry isn't making the most money on his team, and that's perfectly fine. The Golden State star revealed Sunday it doesn't bother him that he's the fourth-highest paid player on the Warriors. "One thing my Pops always told me is you never count another man's money," Curry told the..." January 17

  • Flagrant or flop? Draymond Green crashes into LeBron James

    New York Daily News "Draymond Green appears to be up to his dirty tricks again. Or has LeBron James just mastered the art of flopping? Things got a little chippy between the Cavaliers and Warriors Monday night as James and Green collided into each other during the second quarter in a rematch of last season’s NBA..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Warriors end Cavs' hex with blowout win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Draymond Green recorded a knockdown on LeBron James, but neither team was claiming a knockout Monday night when the Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers, crushing the defending NBA champions 126-91. Klay Thompson..." January 16

  • Draymond Green to wear ‘Sideline Racism’ shoes on MLK Day

    Sportsnaut "There are many different ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has chosen to make a statement about the state of current events to honor the legacy of the legendary civil-rights leader. In basketball terms, Green is clearly saying it’s time to..." January 16

  • Lue disagrees with LeBron, believes Cavaliers-Warriors is a rivalry

    USA Today "By the time LeBron James throws his next Halloween party, this Monday showdown between his defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena will be a forgotten memory. If James makes another batch of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson “RIP” cookies like he did..." January 16

  • Curry doesn't care about being 4th-highest paid Warrior

    San Jose Mercury News "Yes, Stephen Curry thinks back on the painful final seconds–and everything immediately afterwards–of Game 7 of the NBA Finals against Cleveland last June. Yes, there was a reason he stayed on the floor to watch LeBron James and the rest of the Cavaliers celebrate their championship on the..." January 16

  • Cavaliers considered sitting Big 3 vs. Warriors

    ESPN "There’s no denying the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James, at the moment, appear to have a mental edge over the rival Golden State Warriors. Overcoming a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals to secure Cleveland’s first championship in 52 years and coming back from a 14-point deficit on Christmas Day..." January 16

  • Fan pays $52,000 for four court-side tickets to Warriors-Cavs game

    Sportsnaut "If you don’t think the Golden State Warriors’ home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the hottest ticket in town, get a load of this. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, a fan paid over $52,000 for four court-side tickets to the game featuring the opponents in..." January 15

  • LeBron James said Golden State Warriors are NBA's 'best team,' not a 'rival'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James called the Golden State Warriors the "best" team in the NBA not once, but twice Friday night. How's that for stoking the flames of what's supposed to be the league's best rivalry? "We don't look at it as a rival," James said. "They're a great team. They've been the best team..." January 15

  • Durant finds himself entrenched in Cavs-Warriors rivalry already

    CSN Bay Area "Though he has experienced only one game, Kevin Durant already feels the heat that exists when the Warriors and Cavaliers share the court. Asked if Warriors-Cavaliers can be classified as a rivalry, Durant barely paused. “Yeah,” he said Saturday after practice. “I think so.” The teams meet..." January 15

  • Curry has no desire to leave Warriors in free agency

    San Jose Mercury News "Stephen Curry isn’t ready, willing or even curious about bolting from the Warriors in free agency this summer, which is no great surprise, but you still have to ask, right? So I asked him during our podcast conversation after practice on Saturday: Steph, given the huge new dollar-advantage..." January 15

  • How success could hurt the Warriors when Klay Thompson is a free agent

    CBS Sports "The new collective bargaining agreement will allow players to sign massive new contracts in free agency. Players re-signing with the team that drafted them will especially benefit superstars like Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousins can sign max deals worth upward of $207 million. Yet despite..." January 15

  • Warriors shoot past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After watching his team make more than half of its 3-point shots Thursday night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was reminded of a stat from the first 39 games that bothered him. A little more than two hours earlier, the Warriors took the court as the league's..." January 13

  • Warriors Hire Then Fire Ex-SF Police Chief Whose Cops Sent Racist Texts & Shot Unarmed Suspects

    Black Sports Online "Greg Suhr was forced to resign from his position as San Francisco Police Chief back in May of last year, after several incidents with his officers came to light, including some racist and homophobic texts, and finally the fatal shooting of an unarmed black woman. This is why it’s a bit..." January 13

  • Klay Thompson Would Have Interest In Extension

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement is expected to make contract extensions for veteran players more common, by loosening the restrictions on those deals, and – in some cases – making them more lucrative. Speaking to Sam Amick of USA Today, Klay Thompson was asked about the possibility..." January 12

  • Klay Thompson says his success has been surreal

    USA Today "Rocco was waiting. As anyone who knows Klay Thompson will tell you, there’s nothing the Golden State Warriors shooting guard loves more than spending time with his favorite English Bulldog (reading the USA TODAY Sports section before games, as it turns out, may be a close second). Yet still,..." January 12

  • Warriors shrug off Heat's challenge

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- When it comes to his next contract negotiation, or perhaps future consideration as a Most Valuable Player candidate, there is one stat Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson won't want to cite. The Warriors won the past six games he missed. Golden State ran that..." January 11

  • Russell Westbrook Asked Kevin Durant What He Could Do To Keep Him In OKC

    Dime Magazine "You can’t change the past, and in many cases, you don’t have much control over the future, either. It’s becoming increasingly-clear that there was little Russell Westbrook, or anybody else for that matter, could’ve done to convince Kevin Durant to stay in Oklahoma City last summer. His mind was..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry finds slump talk 'comical'

    Sporting News "Stephen Curry isn't having quite the year he had a season ago when he was named unanimous MVP, and that's led some to say he's in a slump. "That is the one that's most comical, because if you look at the numbers at that point, in the politest way, I'll take those slump numbers any day of the..." January 10

  • Warriors finish strong to beat Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors offered the Sacramento Kings and the rest of the NBA a refresher course Sunday night on what makes them tick. Here's a hint: It is not their offense. "I'm not saying we're invincible. We've proven that," Curry said after..." January 09

  • Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 8. Butler led the Bulls to a 3-0 week, averaging a league-leading 38.0 points..." January 09

  • Warriors Have Interest In Mike Dunleavy Jr. If Bought Out

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors would consider signing Mike Dunleavy Jr. if he secures a buyout from the Atlanta Hawks. Dunleavy was included in the Cleveland Cavaliers' trade for Kyle Korver. Dunleavy is trying to negotiate a buyout from the Hawks. The Warriors drafted Dunleavy with the third..." January 09

  • Draymond: Cousins is 'the best big man in the game hands down'

    ESPN "After beating the Sacramento Kings 117-106 on Sunday night, Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green declared Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, "The best big man in the league, hands down." "I think DeMarcus is the best center in the game," Draymond Green assessed after the game. "I think a..." January 09