Warriors Rumors & News

  • Durant declares Westbrook NBA's best in-game dunker

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors in free agency, he will be back on the same team as Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Duarnt and Westbrook played together for eight seasons in Oklahoma City from the 2008-09..." February 18

  • Westbrook prefers talking fashion over Durant

    ESPN "Neither Russell Westbrook nor Kevin Durant were interested at Friday's All-Star media availability in talking about their relationship and how a weekend of being teammates again will play out. Westbrook avoided every Durant related question by redirecting his answer to talk about..." February 17

  • James Harden on Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook feud: ‘I don’t understand what is going on’

    Sportsnaut "James Harden, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will all be teammates once again when the All-Star Game tips off in New Orleans on Sunday. The three former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates were part of one of the most-talented non-championship teams in recent NBA history from 2010-12. Now, they..." February 17

  • Kendrick Perkins 'wouldn't be surprised' if Kevin Durant returned to Thunder

    CBS Sports "Kendrick Perkins visited his old stomping grounds on Wednesday, attending the Oklahoma City Thunder’s shootaround and watching them beat the New York Knicks 106-105 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. In an interview with The Oklahoman, he said that he was surprised that his former teammate Kevin Durant..." February 17

  • Draymond Green: Remarks about James Dolan 'came off the wrong way'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN that his comments about New York Knicks owner James Dolan using a "slave master mentality" toward Charles Oakley "came off the wrong way." Green originally made his comments earlier this week on his on his "Dray Day" podcast on..." February 17

  • Kerr won't say if he'll play Durant with Westbrook in All-Star Game

    ESPN "Golden State coach Steve Kerr isn't ready to reveal whether he plans to play Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant and the Warriors' other three All-Stars in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. "I've definitely considered it," Kerr told ESPN Radio on Thursday. "The only thing..." February 17

  • Warriors roll into break with rout of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Less talent, more passion. It was a winning combination for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Down at halftime and without Draymond Green for the rest of the game, an inspired Warriors squad vented the frustration of six consecutive substandard quarters..." February 16

  • Magic Johnson says he turned down opportunity to own the Warriors

    Sportsnaut "With Magic Johnson working for the Los Angeles Lakers, all seems right with the world. But it nearly didn’t happen. In fact, Magic was given the chance to work in the front office of at least three other teams. Included that group is the Golden State Warriors. According to Magic, Joe Lacob and..." February 16

  • John Calipari says team of ex-UK players would win NBA title over Warriors, Cavs

    CBS Sports "While the NBA universe revolves around superteams like the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers and their All-Star littered rosters, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari says he has a formula a -- at least a theoretical one -- to top them all and take the NBA title. In a recent..." February 15

  • Draymond Green: James Dolan had 'slave master mentality' toward Oakley

    USA Today "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green weighed in on the James Dolan-Charles Oakley situation on Wednesday afternoon, and he didn't hold back. "No. 1 — (Oakley) is a legend. Treat him as such," Green said on his Uninterrupted podcast. "Why is (Oakley) buying a ticket to a game, first off?..." February 15

  • Klay Thompson responds to LaMarcus Aldridge’s All Star gripe

    San Jose Mercury News "Klay Thompson recognized LaMarcus Aldridge’s gripe about the Warriors having four players in the NBA All-Star Game while Aldridge’s Spurs sent just one (not him). That doesn’t mean Thompson agreed with the Spurs forward. Thompson told FS1 that Golden State had “a better case” due to their..." February 15

  • Nuggets bury Warriors with record-tying 24 treys

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic did everything but attempt a 3-pointer Monday night. If he had, the Denver Nuggets might have set an NBA record from beyond the arc. Instead, they settled for sharing the record in a statement victory against the league's best team. Juancho Hernangomez hit six of..." February 14

  • Kevin Durant to Nuggets Fan Chirping About Playoffs: "We'll Sweep Your Ass"

    The Big Lead "The Denver Nuggets sank an NBA-record 24 threes on Monday night in a 132-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors. If the season ended today, these two teams would meet in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. A hopeful Nuggets fan aware of the possibility told some of the Warriors players..." February 14

  • Warriors unlikely to be active before trade deadline

    East Bay Times "Don’t expect the Warriors to make much trade-deadline noise. Though not entirely surprising, that is essentially what Warriors director of player personnel Larry Harris told KNBR on Monday. “We’ll take phone calls. We’re not going to initiate any,” Harris said. “But we’ll take phone calls if..." February 14

  • LaMarcus Aldridge: ‘Wrong’ for Warriors to have four All-Stars to Spurs’ one

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 46-8 Warriors have four All-Stars: Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. The 41-13 Spurs have one All-Star: Kawhi Leonard. San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge, via Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports: “I’m older, so I’m not going to come home and be mad or..." February 14

  • Doc Rivers' All-Star Game advice: Keep your enemies happy

    ESPN "If Doc Rivers had any advice for Steve Kerr, it probably would be to forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans. Worry about making Russell Westbrook happy, instead. Rivers said his strategy when he coached the midseason game was to make sure the..." February 13

  • Durant leads Warriors to win in return to Oklahoma City

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant scored 34 points in his return to Oklahoma City to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 130-114 victory over the Thunder on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Durant was 12-of-21 shooting from the field to go with nine rebounds in his first game back in..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook dined at same restaurant Saturday night

    Sportsnaut "Despite their strained relationship, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant just can’t seem to avoid one another, either on or off the court. Durant and the Golden State Warriors visited Oklahoma City Saturday night for a much publicized game against the Thunder. It was Durant’s first trip back to..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant's mom deeply hurt by 'vicious things' said in return to OKC

    ESPN "Kevin Durant's mother said she was deeply hurt by the treatment she and her son received Saturday night in his return to the city where he played his first eight seasons. "The most vicious things you could say, they said about my son tonight. It's hurtful," Wanda Durant told ESPN after the..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant on Thunder boos: I thought they'd be louder

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant got a frosty reception on his return to Oklahoma City with the Golden State Warriors, but claimed he was expecting the boos to be louder. Durant left the Thunder in free agency after last season and made his first appearance at Chesapeake Arena since then in the Warriors'..." February 12

  • Cops Have to Stop an Altercation Between Draymond Green and OKC Fan

    Black Sports Online "Everyone needs to chill. It is getting a little chippy and Draymond might go Artest at any moment. If what Draymond is saying is true, the fan should be banned for life, racist comments should not be allowed at any stadium or arena." February 12

  • Thunder fans welcome Kevin Durant back to OKC with a shower of boos

    CBS Sports "The reaction for Kevin Durant when he was introduced Saturday night as a member of the visiting Warriors for the first time was what you would expect. It was loud. There were boos. It was sustained. There was debate leading up to the game about whether fans should boo or cheer Durant after..." February 12

  • Green's odd triple-double leads Warriors past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In the first quarter Friday night at FedExForum, Golden State forward Draymond Green was having so much trouble with his contact lenses that he was seeing double and hoping he would not have to take a shot. By night's end, Green was seeing triple-double. Although he only..." February 11

  • Thunder C Steven Adams on if he’s talked to Kevin Durant: ‘No’

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant returns to Oklahoma City for the first time since he shocked the basketball world by signing with the Golden State Warriors this past summer. Durant himself is expecting a chorus of boos to descend upon him when he takes to the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC, a city he..." February 11

  • Oklahoma City steakhouse owner on why he denied Kevin Durant's business

    USA Today "Dave Osborn is no dummy. So when the proprietor of Mahogany Steakhouse in downtown Oklahoma City heard that the Thunder’s prodigal son, Kevin Durant, wanted to rent out his restaurant after his first return with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, it didn’t take Osborn long to..." February 11

  • Did the Warriors Diss Russell Westbrook on Twitter Before Matchup With Kevin Durant?

    CBS Sports "Look, Kevin Durant can say he holds no ill will all he wants for Oklahoma City. Bottom line, though, is the Warriors pretty clearly love sticking it to the Thunder, for some reason. Durant makes his return to Oklahoma City for the first time since abandoning them last summer, and the Warriors..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook on Kevin Durant's return: Time to 'move forward'

    USA Today "Is the ice melting between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? It sure sounded that way Saturday morning, when the Oklahoma City Thunder star showed none of the edge that was so prevalent in his first two meetings against his former co-star. Just hours before Durant and his Golden State..." February 11

  • No Doubt Draymond Green Is the League's Most Unique Player

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant doesn't want to talk anymore about his first return trip to Oklahoma City, which is due up on Saturday night. "I ain't got nothing for y'all!" Durant said after the Golden State Warriors' 123-92 annihilation of the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, per Bleacher Report's Erik..." February 11

  • Kevin Durant traveling with enhanced security on OKC visit

    Sporting News "No one knows exactly how the crowd will react when Kevin Durant returns for the first time to Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena as a member of the Warriors. But Durant is taking no chances. ESPN reports that the star forward has hired extra security for the team's visit to the city and..." February 11

  • OKC Restaurant Turning Down $40k Private Party Because of Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "Kevin Durant wanted a nice place to eat after the Warriors play the Thunder on Saturday night. Unfortunately, he is going to have to find another restaurant if this is true." February 11

  • Kevin Durant Will Face EPIC HATE In OKC Return ... Says Kenny Smith

    TMZ "Kevin Durant will face hatred of LEGENDARY PROPORTIONS when he returns to OKC to face his old team Saturday night ... with Kenny Smith saying the crowd is going to destroy him! It's KD's first time playing in OKC since defecting for the Golden State Warriors -- and Smith says there's NO CHANCE..." February 11

  • Warriors Shaun Livingston won’t go to the White House if team wins title

    Sportsnaut "Shaun Livingston and his Golden State Warriors visited the White House when the team won the NBA title back in 2015. For most of the players on the team, it was the first time that they have ever met a sitting president. Of course, that was former President Barack Obama who greeted them at the..." February 11

  • Draymond Green records NBA's first triple-double scoring fewer than 10 points

    CBS Sports "Draymond Green did something no NBA player has ever done before. He recorded the first triple-double in league history while scoring fewer than 10 points. Green's final stat line: 4 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals. The Warriors, who defeated the Grizzlies 122-107 on Friday night,..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook won’t say if Thunder fans should boo Kevin Durant

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kevin Durant makes his first return to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday since he left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors during the offseason. But Russell Westbrook refused to say how Thunder fans should treat the onetime favorite son once he steps onto the court in..." February 10

  • Kevin Durant says 2010 tweet about LeBron James was a reaction to fake news

    The Ringer "Returning to OKC Won’t Be Easy Bill Simmons: It’s got to be emotional. Kevin Durant: I wouldn’t be human if I sat here and just acted like I’m this super tough Teflon, [like] nothing gets to me, man. That’s what NBA players got to stop doing, man. You’re not that tough. You’re human at the..." February 10

  • Birthday boy Thompson leads Warriors past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson celebrated his 27th birthday Wednesday like none of the previous 26. One day after attending the funeral of his grandfather, Thompson returned to the basketball court with a purpose -- to win an NBA game on his birthday for the..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, their incredible history together and a departure that will forever sting

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant announced his divorce from Oklahoma with a 351-word blog post on Independence Day. The Fourth of July is a holiday meant to be spent in public. Oklahoma is a state of small towns in middle America. They do the Fourth bigger and prouder than most: Parades before noon, cookouts..." February 09

  • Shaun Livingston: Teams might think Warriors aren’t tough because of skin color

    Sportsnaut "When asked by local media about the perception that the Golden State Warriors aren’t a tough team, Sean Livingston gave an interesting answer. 'Maybe because it's a bunch of light-skinned guys out there they thinking we ain't as tough' -Sean Livingston of Warriors' toughness..." February 09

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Charles Barkley: Dwyane Wade, Draymond Green are 'AAU babies' for backing LeBron

    CBS Sports "To no surprise to anyone, Charles Barkley is still talking about his war of words with LeBron James. The Cavaliers star took umbrage with Barkley saying James was whining about Cleveland needing to add another playmaker. Barkley also seemed to question James' competitive fire and spirit, which..." February 08

  • Draymond Green purposely tried to rile up, motivate Kevin Durant

    ESPN "The verbal altercation between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green on Saturday was nothing more than an attempt by Green to light a fire under his superstar teammate, league sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN that Green, trying to use reverse psychology, intentionally and aggressively..." February 08

  • Michael Jordan told Warriors owner that 73-win season means nothing

    Sporting News "Michael Jordan channeled his inner Ricky Bobby in a conversation with Warriors owner Joe Lacob. Instead of saying how impressive it was the Warriors made NBA history by winning 73 games (beating the record set by Jordan's Bulls), the basketball legend said the record was essentially..." February 08

  • Kevin Durant talks OKC return and 'fake drama' involving Russell Westbrook

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant said in a Tuesday interview with SportsCenter that he‎ has "been thinking" about Saturday night's highly anticipated return to Oklahoma City "for the last month" and just wants "to experience it [and] see how I feel once that moment comes." In a..." February 08

  • Draymond on his flare-up with Kevin Durant: ‘Anyone who knows anything about winning knows that’s going to happen’

    San Jose Mercury News "I’m writing a column on the Warriors’ unique public and behind-the-scenes chemistry–and occasional tendency to have large blow-ups in the middle of games–so I asked Draymond Green and Steve Kerr about this issue. Green and Kevin Durant were captured on video having quite an animated discussion..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Warriors raising ticket prices again

    ESPN "Being a Golden State Warriors season-ticket holder will be more costly next season. The team is raising ticket prices once again, according to invoices provided to ESPN. Increases vary from roughly 15 to 25 percent, depending on location. Prices on the cheapest seats for season-ticket..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Klay Thompson not with Warriors to attend grandfather’s funeral

    Larry Brown Sports "Klay Thompson will not be with the Golden State Warriors for the next few days because he will be with his family for his grandfather’s funeral. Thompson’s grandfather had been ill in recent weeks. Last month Thompson flew to Portland for what was believed to be a final visit with his..." February 07

  • Kerr fined $25K for outburst at referees

    CSN Bay Area "Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 for verbal abuse of game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after his ejection, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations." February 06

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