The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27
San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors center Andrew Bogut played more than 65 regular-season games and is expected to make one of the NBA’s All-Defensive teams this month. If that happens, Bogut will get a bonus of 15 percent of his salary — more than $1.9 million. The bonus will be added to the three-year, $36 million..." April 26
CSN Bay Area "Though the Warriors never ironed out their offense while winning the first three games in their first-round playoff series with the Pelicans, not a wrinkle was found in Game 4. In their most impressive performance of the series, the Warriors posted a 109-98 victory Saturday night at Smoothie..." April 26
David Lee will be active tonight after looking good in 3-on-3 scrimmage yesterday.
CBSSports.com "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard won the 2014-2015 Defensive Player. He has now won DPOY and Finals MVP within 10 months of each. An incredible accomplishment, and well-earned. Had Leonard played in all 82 games, or even 72, I would have thought him a shoo-in. He is without a doubt the most..." April 25
According to a couple sources, the explanation the Warriors received was that Curry would’ve gotten the foul if he had missed the 3
#Warriors' Justin Holiday prefers brother Jrue not play. "I think he's taking a chance and he's not himself, doesn't have his explosion.'
Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24
San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors have astronomical goals this season, but even they admitted that their goal in coming to the Big Easy was to steal one of two games. The heist won’t have to wait until Saturday. The Warriors were seemingly blown away Thursday night by a Smoothie King Center crowd with four years..." April 24
CSN Bay Area "New Orleans star Anthony Davis is 22 years old and already a Top-5 player in the NBA. He's 6-foot-10 but plays a foot taller. He covers so much ground on defense it's like a great centerfielder patrolling the basketball court. His defense may be the biggest reason the Warriors, even with a 2-0..." April 23
Yahoo! Sports "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green searched through his contacts on his cell phone long after a 97-87 Game 2 win against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night until he found "Mama." On Twitter, Mary Babers-Green is known as @babers_mary, and she has a growing number of basketball fans..." April 22
Detroit News "Pistons center Andre Drummond might have violated NBA tampering rules when he tweeted Saturday night that he wanted to play with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green. The tweet has been deleted. The tweet came shortly after Green scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Warriors'..." April 22
San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors did what they were supposed to do, but maybe not a whole lot more. The top-seeded Warriors held homecourt, backing up a Game 1 win with a 97-87 victory in Monday night’s Game 2 and sending the best-of-seven, first-round series to New Orleans with a reinforced respect for the..." April 21
Yahoo! Sports "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green searched through his contacts on his cell phone long after a 97-87 Game 2 win against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night until he found "Mama." On Twitter, Mary Babers-Green is known as @babers_mary, and she has a growing number of basketball fans..." April 21
San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala got seven first-place votes, 16 second-place votes and 17 third-place votes for a total of 100 points in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year balloting — and finished fourth, 402 points behind winner Lou Williams of Toronto. “I was hoping I didn’t get it,” Iguodala..." April 21
CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20
Contra Costa Times "The mayor of Oakland and the mayor of New Orleans made a friendly bet Friday on the outcome of the playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans, the mayor's office said. The mayor of the city with the winning team will receive some of the other city's best goods..." April 20
SB Nation "Former Golden State Warriors coach and current ESPN commentator Mark Jackson hasn't minced words about his ex-team. He even stated that, if you twisted his arm, Stephen Curry wasn't his MVP. But after the Warriors win over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 1 of the first round of the NBA..." April 19
San Francisco Chronicle "In looking around the Warriors’ postgame locker room Saturday afternoon, it wasn’t altogether obvious whether they had beaten New Orleans in Game 1 of the teams’ best-of-seven, first-round series. Many of the players cleared out of Oracle Arena quickly, instead of hanging around and messing..." April 19
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