Warriors Rumors & News

  • Warriors make qualifying offers to Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors have extended qualifying offers to forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli. The moves, which were made Wednesday, mean Barnes and Ezeli will be restricted free agents in July, and the Warriors will have the right to match any offer sheet that Barnes and Ezeli..." June 30

  • Kyrie plans to throw championship jabs at Warriors teammates in Rio

    The Score "Fresh off winning the NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving is gearing up for the Olympics. He's the only Cavs representative on Team USA's roster after teammate LeBron James passed up the opportunity. Instead, joining Irving on the U.S. men's national team are some..." June 29

  • Warriors don't extend a qualifying offer to James Michael McAdoo

    247 Sports "The Golden State Warriors have started shedding salary ahead of the first day of NBA free agency. According to a report from Chris Haynes of cleveland.com, Golden State's front office has decided against extending a qualifying offer to reserve forward James Michael McAdoo making him an..." June 29

  • Report: Durant was recruited by Warriors players all season

    The Score "If Kevin Durant decides to take his talents to the Bay Area to join the 73-win Golden State Warriors as an unrestricted free agent, it would perhaps be the result of several recruitment pitches dating back to early in the regular season. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski noted during his most..." June 29

  • Sources: Warriors' frustration with Bogut could lead to trade

    CSN Bay Area "When the Warriors chose a 6-foot-11 center from Vanderbilt in the first round of the draft last week, the immediate reaction was that they were ready to move on from their incumbent 6-11 center from Vanderbilt. That taking Damian Jones was a pointed message to backup big man Festus..." June 29

  • Iman Shumpert takes verbal jab at Stephen Curry

    Sporting News "The Cavs finally brought a title home to Cleveland, but winning a championship for the first time isn't pleasure enough. The players now feel the need to gloat about the victory, as evidenced by Iman Shumpert at a basketball camp. Shumpert could have offered up a cheesy response like, "Curry is..." June 29

  • Report: Warriors want Stephen Jackson on coaching staff, he wants to play

    The Score "After losing the NBA Finals in gut-wrenching fashion, the Golden State Warriors are looking to rekindle some of the magic of a bygone era. The Warriors are interested in bringing back beloved former swingman Stephen Jackson in a coaching role, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Trouble is,..." June 29

  • Report: Warriors to consider Gasol, Noah, West, Mozgov if Durant pitch fails

    The Score "After a season in which they won a record 73 games but ultimately finished one win shy of a repeat championship, the Golden State Warriors aren't sitting on their hands. With free agency fast approaching, the Warriors are both actively recruiting Kevin Durant and drawing up fallback plans in..." June 28

  • Report: Warriors will keep Shaun Livingston, which creates other questions

    CBS Sports "The Warriors are trying to balance a lot of things heading into free agency. There's a widespread feeling that the bench will be reconfigured, whether Kevin Durant hops on board or not. Steve Kerr said as much in his podcast with Tim Kawakami last week. To make room for Durant, or to keep Harrison..." June 28

  • Report: 76ers to be serious suitors for Warriors' Barnes

    The Score "The Philadelphia 76ers plan to be serious suitors for Golden State Warriors restricted free agent Harrison Barnes, sources tell Marc Stein of ESPN. After years of rebuilding, new 76ers general manager Brian Colangelo has said he plans to be highly aggressive this offseason in an attempt to..." June 28

  • Steve Kerr Is Still Experiencing Searing Pain And Dizziness After His Botched Back Surgery

    Dime Magazine "Steve Kerr missed over half of the Warriors’ 73-win season while he recovered from offseason back surgery. Luke Walton manned the ship for the first 43 games, guiding the team to a 39-4 record (and landing the Lakers’ head coaching job as a result), and Kerr returned in January. But the side..." June 28

  • Barnes hopes to re-sign with Warriors: 'I want to come back'

    The Score "The Golden State Warriors are the only NBA franchise Harrison Barnes has ever known, and he's hoping to keep it that way. Set to become a restricted free agent on July 1, the 24-year-old has made it clear he wishes to remain with the organization that selected him with the seventh pick in the..." June 28

  • Draymond Green: Finals loss will 'never wear off' but ready for Rio

    ESPN "It has been just over seven days since Game 7, and Draymond Green is still reeling from the NBA Finals loss to Cleveland. "That will never wear off," Green said, even as he was proud to be introduced with the rest of the 2016 USA Men's Basketball Olympic squad at a youth clinic in Harlem. "We..." June 28

  • Warriors offer Mike Brown top assistant job

    Yahoo! Sports "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has offered his top assistant coaching job to Mike Brown, league sources told The Vertical. Terms of the deal still need to be worked out, sources said. Brown has been an NBA head coach three times – twice with the Cleveland Cavaliers and once with the..." June 27

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Where Will Kevin Durant Sign? Ranking Six Contenders For NBA Free Agent Superstar

    NESN "It isn’t quite The Decision, but it’s close. Roughly six years after LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has the chance to alter the NBA landscape when he enters unrestricted free agency July 1. As expected, there are suitors aplenty for the..." June 27

  • Report: Clips, Warriors among six teams interested in DeRozan

    USA Today "If the Toronto Raptors want DeMar DeRozan, they can have DeMar DeRozan. All it takes is a five-year, maximum salary contract offer of nearly $153 million. Put that on the table when free agency tips off on July 1, and he may never even visit with another team. But the truth about DeRozan’s..." June 27

  • Warriors select Patrick McCaw out of UNLV, ho-hum second round

    Golden State Of Mind "Give the Warriors brass this much: they want to win, and they're willing to put their money where their mouth is. The Warriors sent $2.4 million in cash considerations to the Milwaukee Bucks to select shooting guard Patrick McCaw with the 38th pick of the NBA Draft. McCaw is a multi-threat..." June 26

  • Report: Mike Brown a 'strong contender' to join Warriors

    The Score "Having lost two prominent assistant coaches in the last two years, the Golden State Warriors have a sizable gap to fill on their coaching staff. One solution is former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown. ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the defensively-minded Brown is a strong contender to..." June 26

  • Ayesha Curry on 'inappropriate' tweets: 'You guys are insulting both sides'

    USA Today "The Cavaliers’ NBA championship was a historic accomplishment for the city of Cleveland. It showed the great side of sports and its ability to bring a city together. But a look into the mentions of Ayesha Curry’s Twitter will reveal a far different story. Every time Curry tweets, her mentions..." June 26

  • Report: Heat, Warriors have best chance to sign Durant away from OKC

    SI "The Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors have the best opportunity to steal NBA star Kevin Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder, a source told Erik Horne of the Oklahoman. In the story, which quotes NBA agents on the condition of anonymity, an agent said that Durant, “needs to be a good..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Warriors reportedly believe losing NBA Finals helps their Kevin Durant pursuit

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors seem to be of the belief that every cloud has a silver lining, at least when it comes to losing the NBA Finals. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Warriors believe that their NBA Finals loss actually improves their chances of landing Kevin Durant in free..." June 25

  • Harrison Barnes on Team USA

    Yahoo! Sports "Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes has been selected as a member of the final 12-man Team USA roster for the Rio Olympic Games this summer, league sources told The Vertical. Barnes, 24, a restricted free agent,will join Warriors teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green on the Team..." June 25

  • Steph Curry applies to trademark 'Curry'

    The Score "The two-time MVP is seizing control of his personal brand. Stephen Curry applied for trademarks on four name-related phrases, according to Darren Heitner of Forbes.com. Those four are "Steph Curry," "Stephen Curry," "Chef Curry," and "Curry."" June 25

  • Durant reportedly choosing between these six teams

    Yahoo! Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is planning to host free-agency meetings at a singular location starting July 1, league sources told The Vertical. Durant’s representatives at Roc Nation are working to solidify invitations with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles..." June 25

  • Steve Kerr on gun control: 'Our government is insane'

    USA Today "Try telling Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr to stick to sports. It’s a popular refrain often seen on social media when sports reporters wade into the dubious arena of politics or social justice. Kerr appeared on a podcast hosted by Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami, a..." June 25

  • ESPN Leaves Steph Curry Out Of Elite PGs List

    Black Sports Online "Maybe it was an intern blunder or someone was just not paying attention — either way, I’m sure Stephen Curry is somewhere getting ready for his camp wondering how ESPN could turn on him. While discussing some of the top point guards in the game on their NBA Draft coverage, Curry was..." June 25


    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Robert Carter sat home with his family in Thomasville, Ga., to find out where his NBA career would begin Thursday. It'll be with the Golden State Warriors for Las Vegas summer league because the 6-9 forward went undrafted out of Maryland. Carter, his agent Todd Ramasar told CSNmidatlantic.com..." June 24

  • Warriors eye Durant backup plans, FAs including Horford, Whiteside, Batum

    The Score "Despite winning a record 73 regular-season games, some of the Golden State Warriors' flaws were exposed during the playoffs, which culminated in a Game 7 NBA Finals loss after they held a 3-1 series lead. Key rotation players Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli may walk as restricted free agents..." June 24

  • No. 38 pick Patrick McCaw agrees to two-year deal with Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors got one of the best values of the draft with Patrick McCaw at No. 38. I rated him in the 12-19 range. He’s the exact type of player positioned to cash in this year – a second-round pick with some first-round credentials. But McCaw isn’t exactly taking advantage of the..." June 24

  • Warriors owner boasts about being ahead of rest of NBA again

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors are just days away from suffering the worst collapse in NBA Finals history, but that hasn’t changed owner Joe Lacob’s opinion of his team. In a lengthy New York Times feature about the Warriors’ business model earlier this year, Lacob bragged that his team is..." June 23

  • Durant Likes Warriors' Silicon Valley Connections, 'Sees Advantages Beyond Basketball'

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant will reportedly consider signing with the Golden State Warriors in the offseason. While the Oklahoma City Thunder are the favorites to re-sign Durant, the Warriors present a compelling case with how he would fit in replacing Harrison Barnes and for potential business opportunities. " June 23

  • Warriors Fan Reveals How He Used Fake Press Pass to Sneak Into Game 7 of NBA Finals

    Complex "The young man you see in the photo above is Micah Poag. Poag, a sophomore at the University of Texas, is a Warriors fan, and he wanted to go to Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday (what basketball fan wouldn't?). Tickets were reselling for an average of about $3,000, though—with one fan purchasing..." June 23

  • NBA Finals Fight Victim -- 'Fighting for His Life' ... Pushed By 'Rival Fan'

    TMZ "The 21-year-old fan who was pushed off an upper level deck at Oracle Arena during Game 7 of the NBA Finals is in intensive care and fighting for his life ... this according to his father. The victim is Salvator Bimbo -- a Golden State Warriors fan who traveled from L.A. to see the game with..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Is Draymond Green Throwing Shade At Klay Thompson For Not Congratulating The Cavs?

    Uproxx "Say what you will about Draymond Green and his cockiness and his borderline questionable play, but at the end Game 7 on Sunday, when the Cleveland Cavaliers had just spoiled his team’s historic season and snatched away the NBA title on their home court, the Warriors’ forward swallowed his pride..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Draymond Green Dancing on the Stairs at a Strip Club

    The Big Lead "Draymond Green went to Ace of Diamonds in Los Angeles on Monday night. Ace of Diamonds is a strip club that is only open on Monday nights, so the Warriors perfectly timed their collapse so that the guy who was suspended for Game 5 could dance his troubles away at a strip club. TMZ has video of..." June 21

  • Stephen Curry explains the lesson he'll learn from losing Game 7

    Fox Sports "The 2016 NBA Finals did not finish how the Golden State Warriors had hoped, as they lost Game 7 at home on Sunday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and now begins the slow process of scrubbing away that bitterness and improving for next season. It'll be a particularly interesting offseason for..." June 21

  • Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors - not the Knicks - makes perfect sense now

    New York Daily News "Kevin Durant doesn’t exactly sound like a guy who is seriously considering New York as a free-agent destination. This is what happens when you win just one playoff series in 16 years and spend the last three postseasons at home. Durant wants to win titles right now, which puts the Knicks at a..." June 21

  • Start the summer speculation with Kevin Durant and… maybe Dirk Nowitzki as Future Warriors

    San Jose Mercury News "This is why the Warriors want Dirk Nowitzki. Did I surprise you with that name? I was surprised when I heard that a run for Nowitzki was bouncing around the Warriors’ thought process recently, but it makes sense. Joe Lacob and Bob Myers’ Warriors are going to be aggressive–we always know..." June 21

  • Draymond Green accepts invitation to play for USA Basketball in Rio

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green recently accepted an invitation to play for USA Basketball at the 2016 Rio Olympics, a source told The Undefeated on Monday. Green has never played for USA Basketball's national team but previously has played on the 2015 USA Showcase and on Team..." June 21

  • Cavs top Warriors, bring long-awaited title to Cleveland

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- LeBron James was unanimously selected as the best player in the 2016 NBA Finals. But when it came time to being the hero of the biggest game of the series, Kyrie Irving seized that moment and wore that crown. Irving buried a 3-pointer over regular-season Most..." June 20

  • Steph Curry had the worst Finals performance by an MVP in NBA history

    Fox Sports "Outside of one especially compelling performance in Game 4, Stephen Curry just completed the worst Finals you'll ever see from a reigning MVP. Actually, check that. There's always a chance that a future MVP will play even worse than Curry did in the 2016 Finals. But at this moment, Curry..." June 20

  • Cavs Fans Apparently Purchasing "Bye Ayesha" Shirts in Droves

    The Big Lead "Ayesha Curry’s tweets garnered a lot of attention during these NBA Finals. The two biggest instances came when she mocked LeBron’s “high road” presser before Game 5, and when she accused the NBA of being rigged after her husband fouled out of Game 6. At that point, at least two variations of a..." June 20

  • NBA Finals Game 7 Most Watched Game Ever On ABC As Cavs Win First Title

    Deadline "The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed their very first NBA championship last night in what was a nail-bitting 93-89 of a Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors. But the real winner was ABC, which drew its biggest audience ever for an NBA game. With the LeBron James-led Cavs’ 100th playoff win, the..." June 20

  • Warriors owner: Team will be aggressive during the summer

    Sportsnaut "An otherwise historical season for the Golden State Warriors came to a gut-wrenching conclusion Sunday night after the team fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. As fans and players alike look to move on from this most disappointing end to the season, the Warriors’ front..." June 20

  • Rihanna throws shade at Curry on Instagram

    The Score "With the 73-win Golden State Warriors falling short in their bid to become NBA champions for a second straight season, it was inevitable that someone was going to take shots and kick the team while its down. Singer-songwriter Rihanna took to Instagram to throw some serious shade at back-to-back..." June 20

  • President Obama stayed on Air Force One after landing to watch end of Game 7

    CBS Sports "With Draymond Green putting together an uncanny performance, the Warriors bombing away from long range, the Cavs responding to Golden State's runs and LeBron James being LeBron James, Game 7 of the NBA Finals is already an instant classic. Sunday's game was so enthralling that even President..." June 20