Warriors Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Stephen Curry, enjoying ‘rewarding journey’ to stardom, says he still has room to grow

    Washington Post "Stephen Curry is no longer the overlooked overachiever who routinely silenced those with modest to low expectations for his game or his career. Curry is now a star with playmaking skills to accompany that pure shooting stroke and has stepped into a world where outside perceptions of his talent..." August 26

  • Klay Thompson's father says Jerry West, Kerr prevented Love trade

    CBSSports.com "Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group transcribed a radio interview with Klay Thompson's father, who said that owner Joe Lacob and GM Bob Myer wanted to trade Thompson for then-Minnesota-Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, but front office advisor Jerry West and coach Steve Kerr "took (Thompson)..." August 25

  • Klay Thompson: “I’m Looking to Take a Huge Leap”

    San Jose Mercury News "Klay Thompson isn’t much of a talker, especially not to the media. He’s a nice guy who will give an interview if you ask him in person. But he’s not volunteering to be anybody’s spokesperson. Which is why when I texted him to ask for an interview, and he immediately responded in the..." August 24

  • Thompson ‘pissed’ that Warriors legitimately considered trading him

    Bleacher Report "There is no column in an NBA box score for playing through an injury, just as there are no bonus clauses in contracts based on defensive assignments accepted to cover a teammate's ass. It's why such players, especially ones whose place or paycheck in the league already is secure, are to be..." August 23

  • Warriors’ Nemanja Nedovic to miss FIBA World Cup

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple weeks back, it was reported that Warriors’ guard Nemanja Nedovic suffered a stress fracture in his foot that would cause him to miss out on playing for Serbia in the FIBA World Cup. It was later revealed that the injury was not a fracture, which gave Nedovic hope that Golden State..." August 21

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Warriors say G Shaun Livingston had arthroscopic surgery on his right foot big toe earlier this week & is expected out a min of 6-to-8 weeks

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    While Coach K wouldn't reveal the starters,a source said Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden & Anthony Davis likely vs Brazil w/1 TBD.

  • Stephen Curry Has Had Thoughts About Playing For Hometown Hornets

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry was asked if watching LeBron James returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers would lead him to consider playing for his hometown Charlotte Hornets. "I've always had thoughts about playing at home, what it would be like," Curry said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. "My dad played..." August 15

  • The time an ID-less Stephen Curry was denied a beer at California Pizza Kitchen

    Yahoo! Sports "Few destinations have benefited from the craft beer boom more than the Bay Area. Breweries and beer gardens abound, so naturally when Golden State's most famous basketball player drowns his sorrows after a first-round playoff loss to the L.A. Clippers, he orders some suds at California Pizza..." August 14

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Arraignment for Marreese Speights, who last week was charged with driving under the influence, is scheduled for Sept. 16 in Tampa.

  • Warriors consulted Curry, who wouldn't trade Klay for Love

    CSN Bay Area "On May 29, amid swirling rumors that the Warriors were reportedly contemplating trading Klay Thompson to Minnesota for power forward Kevin Love, Stephen Curry let it be known he didn't want Thompson to be dealt. "I definitely want him to continue to be my backcourt mate and keep pushing," Curry..." August 13

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry says he's a better offensive player than LeBron James

    Fox Sports "Stephen Curry has never shied away from a good offense -- the Warriors star has made a career scoring a barrage of baskets throughout his five years in the NBA. But the guard beefed up his offensive prowess even more on Tuesday by taking a shot at the King himself. During a call-in to the Dan..." August 12

  • Report: Warriors’ Nemanja Nedovic didn’t fracture foot, hopes to play for Serbia in FIBA World Cup

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nemanja Nedovic reportedly suffered a stress fracture in his foot earlier this summer that was of little concern to the Warriors, but would have kept him from playing for Serbia in the FIBA World Cup. It appears that the injury was not as serious as originally believed, and Nedovic now hopes to..." August 11

  • Warriors’ Steve Kerr said likely same starting five, but Iguodala could come off bench

    San Jose Mercury News "Asked about his reaction to Minnesota reportedly reaching an agreement in principle to trade forward Kevin Love to Cleveland, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he didn't have one. "It doesn't include our team, so when other teams make moves, that's really their business," Kerr said..." August 11

  • Draymond Green talks China trip, USA National Team and NBA future at free basketball clinic

    Michigan Live "Draymond Green is heading into the biggest season of his young NBA career. A veteran of two NBA seasons with the Golden State Warriors, Green became an impact player last season after helping lead the team to a seven-game playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, and he's heading into..." August 10

  • Brian Scalabrine calls out Mark Jackson’s coaching style. Again.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Golden State won 51 games last season and pushed a very good, deep Clippers team to seven games in the first round. That locker room, led by Stephen Curry, played hard for Mark Jackson and believed what he sold in the locker room. Notice that when Steve Kerr got hired there were not tweets about..." August 09

  • Warriors ownership offered chance to interview for job after Steve Kerr’s hiring

    Pro Basketball Talk "Brian Scalabrine is “coming home” to be an analyst with CSN New England, after spending part of last season as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. Mark Jackson had a rough year in what was his final one as the team’s head coach, and sent more than one of his assistants away..." August 06

  • Aaron Craft signs partially guaranteed 1-year deal with Warriors

    CBSSports.com "Aaron Craft has signed a one-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Golden State Warriors, his agent, Lance Young, told Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group. Craft averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.4 assists in five summer league games for the Warriors last month,..." August 06

  • Report: Warriors’ guard Nemanja Nedovic has stress fracture in foot, out for World Cup

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors traded for Nemanja Nedovic back on draft night in 2013 to gamble on his potential. He bounced between the Warriors bench and the D-League last season, then this summer was off to his native Serbia to be on that team’s roster for the World Cup. But that’s not happening, according to..." August 05

  • Is Klay Thompson the next Eric Bledsoe?

    Sheridan Hoops "Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been the subject of trade rumors in the summer before he becomes a restricted free agent. The Warriors brass has refused to include the lesser acclaimed Splash Brother in a trade with Minnesota for Kevin Love, opting to keep one of the league’s most..." August 05

  • Warriors’ Marreese Speights arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Tampa

    San Francisco Examiner "Warriors center Marreese Speights was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence the morning after his 27thbirthday early Tuesday in Tampa, according to the Tampa Police Department. Speights was arrested at 3:31 a.m. ET after submitting to two breathalyzer tests showing blood alcohol..." August 05

  • Warriors To Waive Hilton Armstrong

    Hoops Rumors "The Warriors are waiving center Hilton Armstrong, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Armstrong’s minimum-salary deal has been to set to become fully guaranteed if the team doesn’t waive him by the end of Friday, but it appears Golden State will do so. The 29-year-old..." July 31

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Klay Thompson initially hoped extension done b4 USA camp, but source says "he's honored to play for USA & not thinking about anything else"

  • Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry don't believe Golden State will break up backcourt duo for Kevin Love

    Yahoo! Sports "Klay Thompson is confident he will still be with the Golden State Warriors next season amid the Kevin Love trade talk. The Warriors have spoken with the Minnesota Timberwolves about acquiring Love, but also have strong competition from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and..." July 28

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

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    Monte Poole @MontePooleCSN

    In a deal agreed to last week, #Warriors today announce official signing of 6-6 wing Brandon Rush.

  • The Warriors have a decision to make on 2013 first-rounder Nemanja Nedovic

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors have an interesting decision to make on 2013 first-round pick Nemanja Nedovic, who did not exactly inspire gushing reviews through the team’s Las Vegas Summer League run, which just ended yesterday. It’s certainly not a Kevin Love/Klay Thompson level decision; just one of those..." July 20

  • Defense the reason Warriors won’t include Klay Thompson in trade for Kevin Love

    USA Today "Kevin Love and Stephen Curry will be teammates soon enough, but not in the sense that so many have expected. The Minnesota Timberwolves forward who wants to wear a new jersey will suit up for Team USA later this month, as will the Golden State Warriors point guard whose team has been debating..." July 20

  • Warriors' Klay Thompson looking for a max extension

    CBSSports.com "The Golden State Warriors have reportedly said time and again that they want to keep Klay Thompson and not include him in a potential deal for Kevin Love. If they do keep Thompson, it looks like it's going to cost them a whole lot. From USA Today: The Thompson debate doesn't stop with the..." July 20

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    Probasketballdraft @Probballdraft

    Not to burst Cavs fans bubble but if Warriors are willing to include Thompson that trumps Cavs. Wolves prefer Klay bc more ready per source.

  • Love Willing to Exercise Option if Traded to Warriors

    Basketball Insiders "According to a source with knowledge of the situation the Golden State Warriors are increasing their efforts to land Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love. Love has recently been linked to trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James has even reached out and voiced his..." July 18

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    NBA Reporters @TheNBAReporters

    Reports.. Staff and personnel of the Warriors Organization are becoming frustrated in Kerr's un-willingness to deal Klay Thompson

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Warriors To Sign Brandon Rush

    Hoops Rumors "The Warriors and Brandon Rush have reached agreement on a two-year deal with a player option for the final season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter links). It’ll be worth a total of $2.5MM, a source tells Shams Charania of RealGM (Twitter link). The precise value is most likely..." July 16

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Since arriving at summer league, #TWolves and #Warriors have re-engaged in trade discussions for Kevin Love, I'm told.

  • Baron Davis Ready For NBA Return, Interested In Joining Clippers Or Warriors

    Real GM Basketball "Baron Davis has been training and hopes to make a return to the NBA this season. Davis said the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors would be the best fits and that he could play 15 to 20 minutes per game." July 15

  • David Lee’s surgery keeps him out of Team USA training

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors David Lee was omitted from the 19-man roster of participants for Team USA training released Monday, because the power forward had surgery to repair a core muscle in his pelvic area. The Warriors consider the injury to very minor and expect Lee to be fully recovered by early August." July 14

  • Warriors coach Steve Kerr has talked to David Lee, Klay Thompson about possible trades

    Oakland Tribune "Warriors coach Steve Kerr has yet to get together with forward David Lee after several meetings were postponed, including the forward's trip to Las Vegas. But the two have spoken several times, with Kerr early on having talked to both Lee and Klay Thompson about their names surfacing in trade..." July 13