Warriors Rumors & News

  • LeBron James sends get-well message to Warriors coach Steve Kerr

    CBS Sports "We have a long way to go before a possible rubber match between the Cavaliers and Warriors in the NBA Finals, but it's still a real possibility. One hurdle standing in the way is that the Warriors could be without head coach Steve Kerr for the entire playoffs as he deals with complications..." April 24

  • Tyronn Lue calls Warriors-Cavs a ‘rivalry’

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is confirming what his players and everybody else essentially knew all along. In an appearance Monday on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike,” Lue spoke on his team’s dynamic with the Golden State Warriors. “I think it’s a rivalry,” said Lue. “I think these two..." April 24

  • Steve Kerr says he could miss the rest of the playoffs due to complications from back surgery

    Fox Sports "Warriors head coach Steve Kerr missed his team’s Game 3 win over the Blazers due to what was only described as an “illness” at the time, but after reports emerged that Kerr may have been dealing with something far more serious, he surprised reporters at the team’s media availability on Sunday to..." April 24

  • Warriors bracing for long-term absense of Steve Kerr

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors took a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. They did so without former MVP Kevin Durant and head coach Steve Kerr. While Durant will likely be back from his calf injury here soon, it looks like the Warriors will be without..." April 24

  • Curry helps Warriors rally past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Golden State Warriors entered Saturday night's Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers without head coach Steve Kerr. And star forward Kevin Durant. And key reserves Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes. But the Warriors..." April 23

  • Steve Kerr, not Kevin Durant, is Warriors’ biggest health concern

    San Jose Mercury News "After scoring the Warriors’ last nine points, including a dagger 3-pointer, Stephen Curry walked off the court with the ball tucked under his arm. He had a game-high 34 points as the Warriors won 119-113, taking a 3-0 lead in the first-round, best-of-seven series against Portland. But the ball..." April 23

  • Warriors coach Steve Kerr out for first-round series

    ESPN "A timetable for the bench return of Steve Kerr remained unknown Saturday night after the Golden State Warriors recorded a come-from-behind playoff victory without their ailing coach. The Warriors announced Saturday afternoon that Kerr would be forced to skip Game 3 of Golden State's..." April 23

  • Kevin Durant questionable to play in Game 3 against Blazers

    CBS Sports "After missing Game 2 with a left calf sprain, Kevin Durant's status for Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers is listed as questionable, according to ESPN. Durant injured himself in Game 1 -- the same game in which he scored 32 points and logged 10 rebounds in the Warriors win. Although..." April 22

  • James Worthy Fires Back At Kevin Durant ... After KD Trashed Him

    TMZ "James Worthy ain't backing down from Kevin Durant -- saying the NBA star was not only WRONG when he trashed him on a recent podcast, but claims KD's underhanded allegations could seriously damage his career. Worthy is upset about a story Durant told on "The Bill Simmons Podcast" -- in which KD..." April 22

  • Durant returns to practice, upgraded to questionable for Game 3

    CSN Bay Area "After four days away from the game, Kevin Durant returned to the basketball court Friday. Participating in a relatively easy practice with his Warriors teammates before the team flight to Portland, Durant also engaged Stephen Curry in a post-practice shooting session. There was no visible..." April 21

  • Kevin Durant offers update on calf injury with YouTube live stream

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant called his recent calf strain “a bummer” on his latest YouTube offering. The Warriors star spent a few minutes Thursday updating fans via YouTube live streaming session. Durant talked mostly about his recovery from a calf issue sustained in the third quarter of Sunday’s Game 1..." April 21

  • Warriors' D snuffs Blazers in Game 2 win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday night he didn't have to implore his guys to ramp up their defensive intensity with star forward Kevin Durant out of the lineup. They already knew. The Warriors tightened the defensive screws with Durant on the..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Warriors' Draymond Green explains why people love to hate on Steph Curry

    CBS Sports "Stephen Curry is beloved by millions of people across the world, and especially by residents in the Bay Area. He's the two-time reigning MVP and was the leader of the team that brought an NBA title to Golden State in 2015. He's also, increasingly, become a player people -- notably current and..." April 20

  • Kevin Durant unlikely to play in Game 2

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is questionable for the Golden State Warriors’ playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, and one report says he is unlikely to play. The San Jose Mercury News’ Anthony Slater says that although no official decision has been made yet, all signs point to Durant..." April 19

  • Stephen Curry Deletes All Social Media Apps From Phone For Playoffs

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry has deleted all social media apps from his phone for the playoffs. Curry said this is the third consecutive year he has taken this approach. “When you’re really trying to zone in and keep your focus, you don’t want to have any unnecessary distractions during this point of the..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Andre Iguodala Likely To Re-Sign With Warriors

    Real GM Basketball "If the Golden State Warriors are able to retain Andre Iguodala's Bird Rights, they are almost assured of re-signing him. The Warriors would need Kevin Durant to take a 20 percent raise from this season's salary of $26.5 million up to $31.8 million to not need to fit him into cap space in order..." April 18

  • Durant, Livingston, Barnes Questionable for Game 2

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors may be without several players on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant (left calf strain), Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain and hand contusion) and Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain) are questionable for Game 2 vs Portland. More to come..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • The Warriors’ long-term Stephen Curry + Kevin Durant Plan

    San Jose Mercury News "They did not fly out to The Hamptons last July to plot out a quick-flip, damn-the-future, short-term plan. No, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson journeyed to Kevin Durant’s Hamptons free-agent hideout as personal representatives of the Warriors’ plan for all..." April 18

  • Curry Would Have Left Under Armour If They Weren't Aligned With 'Core Values'

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry reportedly considered walking away from his Under Armour endorsement deal worth $32 million per year through 2024 following Kevin Plank's comments about Donald Trump. Curry spent an entire day on the phone with various Under Armour personnel, “pursuing clarification about what was..." April 18

  • Twitter Roasts Warriors for Using Slogan Similar to Cavaliers' 'Defend the Land'

    Bleacher Report "Since LeBron James returned to the Cavaliers, the team has adopted "The Land" as a term for Cleveland. Fresh off their first-ever NBA title, the Cavs have made "#DefendTheLand" their postseason motto. Apparently, the Golden State Warriors liked it. Sunday's 121-109 win over the Portland..." April 17

  • Kevin Durant ‘fine’ after receiving treatment for calf cramping

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors fans might have been a bit worried seeing Kevin Durant getting treatment on his lower left leg on Sunday. Because Durant missed more than a month of action right before the playoffs due to a left knee injury, there was real cause for concern. Thankfully, it was nothing..." April 17

  • Damian Lillard Explains How Draymond Green's Trash Talking Is Going to Help Him and Blazers

    Complex "We learned two things during Game 1 of the Warriors/Trail Blazers playoff series on Sunday afternoon. The first is that these two teams are going to score a lot of points when they take the court during the series. Golden State beat Portland 121-109 in Game 1, and we would guess that the..." April 17

  • Warriors use fourth-quarter surge to beat Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The NBA's highest scoring team reminded everyone Sunday why it is the top seed in the playoffs. Because it's pretty good on defense, too. Draymond Green led a defensive surge early in the fourth quarter and backup point guard Ian Clark contributed seven points to a..." April 16

  • Kevin Durant, Warriors ignoring heavy favorite tag against Blazers

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors aren't trying to hear about how much they're favored to advance past the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. Kevin Durant took issue with the premise. "Man, this the NBA," Durant said. "We don't look at paper, we don't look at who's the..." April 16

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers are Muting Drake’s Golden State Warriors References

    Complex "Aside from parlaying his success into an official NBA job with his hometown Toronto Raptors, you can still catch Drake regularly dropping references to his favorite NBA players. But if you’re hoping to hear bars about “Chef Curry with the shot” or “gettin’ cheddar packs like KD,” don’t expect the..." April 16

  • Stephen Curry reflects on Finals meltdown last season

    The Undefeated "Stephen Curry knows that the NBA MVP award is landing in someone else’s hands after he owned it for the past two years. But don’t feel bad for the 2015 NBA champion, as his life is pretty darn phenomenal on and off the court with the Golden State Warriors. Curry is playing for the NBA team with..." April 14

  • Warriors' Draymond Green embraces playoff scrutiny: 'It's fun'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is "absolutely" ready for the extra spotlight and scrutiny he's sure to attract during the postseason, he told ESPN's Marc Stein. ‎"I'm looking forward to that scrutiny, because it's great," Green said in the SportsCenter interview, which aired..." April 14

  • Durant wants to re-sign with Dubs: 'I don't plan on going anywhere else'

    Bleacher Report "While Kevin Durant has the option to become a free agent once again this summer, he said he hasn't entertained the notion. "I haven't even thought about it that much, but I don't plan on going anywhere else," Durant told Warriors Plus/Minus with Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami on..." April 14

  • Durant tunes up for playoffs with 29 points in Warriors' win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kevin Durant is ready for the postseason. Because of that, the Golden State Warriors are ready as well. Durant stamped himself healthy for the playoffs by scoring 29 points in 27 minutes Wednesday night, lifting the Warriors to a 109-94 victory over the Los Angeles..." April 13

  • Damian Lillard Boldy Predicts 'Blazers in 6' in Playoff Series Against Warriors

    Complex "Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers will start their first-round playoff series against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and the Warriors on Sunday, and it seems as though Lillard is confident with regards to the matchup. Even though Portland lost all four games it played against Golden State during..." April 13

  • Eight players looking to cash in during NBA playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Around this time last season, Bismack Biyombo was just a second-string center for the Toronto Raptors. Brought to Toronto for one year at $2.8 million, Biyombo was likely to decline his player option at the end of the season, but he wasn’t in line for much of a raise. After all, who would shell..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Jazz snap Warriors' 14-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Although 50 wins represents a nice round number, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder seemed more impressed with his team's well-rounded effort in a 105-99 win over the Golden State Warriors Monday night at Oracle Arena. In ending both the Warriors' 14-game winning streak and a..." April 11

  • Westbrook, LeBron & CP3 Have Disdain for Curry, Book Claims

    The Big Lead "In the midst of Cleveland’s historic NBA Finals rally from a 3-1 deficit against Golden State in 2016, this happened in Game 6: An uncharacteristic moment of trash talk from LeBron to the 2-time MVP, Stephen Curry. Friends talk trash all the time, and make no mistake, LeBron and Curry were..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Thunder GM: Kevin Durant departure has made Russell Westbrook better

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti thinks Russell Westbrook is getting better, and his new role as the undisputed leader of the franchise is a reason why. After Westbrook broke the single-season record for triple-doubles, Presti noted that, in his mind, his star guard is still..." April 10

  • Durant impacts Warriors' win in first game back

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- With Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins all on the sidelines watching, Saturday's game between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans had the feeling of an exhibition. Which is probably exactly what Kevin Durant needed. Durant made a..." April 09

  • Steve Kerr Says Warriors Don't Need Kevin Durant to Focus on Scoring

    Complex "It doesn't seem fair for a team with 60+ wins to add an MVP-caliber player in the season's final stretch, but that's exactly what the Golden State Warriors are doing. After an extended layoff thanks to issues with his MCL, Kevin Durant is back in action for the defending Western Conference champs,..." April 09

  • With Kevin Durant back, Warriors enter playoffs as clear front-runners

    USA Today "For someone who thought less than six weeks ago that he’d broken his leg, this wasn’t half bad. Kevin Durant, as evidenced by his plus-22 outing in the Golden State Warriors’ 123-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena on Saturday night, is not only healthy again but still very..." April 09

  • Shaun Livingston has funny quote about wanting to avoid Nuggets in playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Shaun Livingston is keeping it real about the challenges of playing in Denver. Speaking with the media on Saturday, the Golden State Warriors guard dropped this funny line about why he would prefer to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs instead of the Denver..." April 09

  • Warriors' Curry out vs. Pelicans with left knee contusion

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will miss Saturday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a left knee contusion, the team announced. A year after he secured unanimous MVP honors, Curry has largely been healthy for the two-time defending Western Conference..." April 08

  • Kevin Durant has classic response when asked if he missed media during injury

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant doesn’t have time for jokes. Out since late February with an MCL sprain, the former MVP is slated to return for Saturday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. This will allow Durant the ability to suit up for the Golden State Warriors’ final three regular season games before the..." April 08

  • Kevin Durant to start in Warriors' final three games without any minutes restriction

    CBS Sports "On Thursday afternoon, we learned that Kevin Durant has been cleared to practice, and that the Warriors “anticipated” that he would return on Saturday against the Pelicans. But after Friday, there was no more anticipation, or hope, or any other type of qualifier. When the Warriors square off..." April 07

  • The Warriors don’t need a healthy Kevin Durant to win the NBA title

    Fox Sports "The rich get richer on Saturday, as Kevin Durant is set to make his return for the Golden State Warriors. Durant will have three regular-season games (and a couple of easy playoff series) to knock off the rust and stop all the "The Warriors are better without KD!" talk we've heard for the past..." April 07

  • Richard Jefferson on Draymond Green’s podcast: It’s ‘something you try and fall asleep to’

    Sportsnaut "The level of petty in today’s NBA just continues to be taken to another level. Whether rival players actually don’t like one another or if it’s just for show, there’s a lot of trash-talking taking place around the Association. From LeBron James’ Warriors-themed birthday party to Stephen Curry..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Curry, Warriors douse Suns, clinch No. 1 seed in West

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- With their regular-season goals achieved, the Golden State Warriors can focus on getting healthy for the playoffs and reclaiming the NBA championship. Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 42 points in the first 10 minutes, and the Warriors clinched the top spot in the Western Conference..." April 06

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