Warriors Rumors & News

  • Warriors pledging $75,000 more on heels of deadly Oakland fire

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors are pledging $75,000 more to help relief efforts following a fire in Oakland that killed 36 people. Warriors’ star Draymond Green commented on the efforts coming from the team’s players and coaches. “As a team that calls the Bay Area our home, we are all devastated..." December 07

  • Thompson scores 60 as Warriors pound Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson remembers the night Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006. Thompson, a teenager growing up in Los Angeles as the son of an NBA player, was offered tickets to the game. He opted not to go. Almost 11 years later,..." December 06

  • Spurs, Warriors Tried To Trade Up In 2011 For Jonas Valanciunas

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs walked away from the 2011 NBA Draft with Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard, but both teams were looking to trade into the top-5 to select Jonas Valanciunas. Valanciunas fell to the Toronto Raptors at No. 5 as he wasn't planning on coming over to the..." December 06

  • Warriors, Drive-Through Rivals And More

    SI "When the Warriors visit the Clippers on Wednesday night, the two Pacific Division rivals will play the type of game that needs no extra hype. Years of bad blood and hard feelings. Star-studded head-to-head matchups. Two championship coaches. The NBA’s No. 1 offense (Golden State) and the NBA’s No...." December 06

  • The Best Locker Room in the Biz

    The Ringer "Back in October, Connor Letourneau and Anthony Slater, two writers new to the Golden State Warriors beat, were at a preseason practice in Denver. On any other NBA beat, such a practice would amount to a news-less Siberia. But these are the Warriors. There is always news on the Warriors beat. “We..." December 06

  • Klay, what? Thompson dropped 60 -- and it could have been more

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors rudely blasted the Indiana Pacers 142-106 as Klay Thompson seized a career-high 60 points in his three quarters of play. It was less a game than a chance for the Warriors to explore their imaginations as Thompson tested the outer reaches of his basketball..." December 06

  • Kevin Durant calls Pacers’ Paul George his ‘favorite player’

    San Francisco Chronicle "The similarities are obvious: They’re both All-Star small forwards with laid-back personalities, silky jump shots and dogged work ethics. It is the foundation of a bond based on mutual respect. Because when the Warriors host the Pacers on Monday night, Kevin Durant will not only match up..." December 05

  • Kiki VanDeWeghe clarifies the flagrant foul flail rulings against Draymond Green

    San Jose Mercury News "Last postseason’s most controversial storyline has leaked into the regular season. Draymond Green’s after-foul body movements cost the Warriors in their late-Thursday night, double-overtime loss to the Rockets. Green was called for a crucial flagrant foul with under three minutes left. Going..." December 05

  • Klay Thompson Doesn’t Think Marijuana Should Ever Be Used Recreationally

    Dime Magazine "On Friday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr made the somewhat surprising admission that he’s used marijuana on a couple of occasions during the past year and a half to help treat his ongoing back issues. Kerr missed a significant portion of Golden State’s historic 73-9 season due to complications from a..." December 05

  • Warriors extend record for avoiding losing streaks

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors had gone an NBA-record 105 games without consecutive regular-season losses before facing the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson made sure that record streak stayed alive at 106. Curry scored 31..." December 04

  • Harden responds to Green's 'unnatural' comments

    SI "James Harden has been doing more than ever for the Rockets this season, posting a career-high usage rate and leading the league in assists, so it’s only natural that he served as the hype man and bouncer at his own invite-only sneaker party. The four-time All-Star celebrated the launch of his..." December 04

  • Draymond Green Defends His Kicking Habit Then Kicks Marquese Chriss

    Ball Is Life "One game after kicking James Harden in the face and hours after making the following comments about the league’s take on his habit of kicking people, Draymond Green struck again. I just laugh at it. It’s funny how you can tell me how I get hit and how my body is supposed to react. I didn’t know..." December 04

  • Warriors' Draymond Green criticizes league, and actually has a good point

    Complex "Draymond Green is still standing on his IDGAF soapbox regarding the NBA's flagrant foul rule change for this season. It was in reference to the Flagrant Foul 1 that the officials tagged Green for his kick (or elbow) during his mid-air entanglement with James Harden in Thursday's Rockets-Warriors..." December 04

  • Warriors donate $50K to support families of Oakland warehouse fire

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors announced they will donate $50,000 to help families who were affected by a deadly fire in Oakland, California, on Friday night. At least nine people were killed in the fire, which occurred during an electronic music party in a warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale..." December 04

  • Kerr Acknowledges Marijuana Use for Chronic Back Pain, Advocates for Change

    CSN Bay Area "There were days and nights when he was in agony, when no medication – and he tried many – could stop the headaches from corroding his mere existence. So Steve Kerr tried something once considered radical. The Warriors coach sought relief in weed. “I guess maybe I can even get in some..." December 03

  • Harden, Rockets outlast Warriors in double OT

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- When asked before the Thursday game about the key to beating the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr insisted his team must keep from fouling James Harden. Never in his wildest imagination could Kerr have envisioned how one foul on the Rockets standout..." December 02

  • Report: Green not expected to face discipline after kicking Harden

    Fanrag Sports "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green received a Flagrant 1 for kicking Houston Rockets guard James Harden in the face on Thursday night, but Green will not face further discipline, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. The play occurred late in the second overtime. Harden actually committed..." December 02

  • Rachel Nichols criticizes Charles Barkley for 'girly basketball' comments

    Sporting News "Charles Barkley's opinions have gotten him into hot water with a lot of people over the years. Add Rachel Nichols to that list. The ESPN reporter on Friday was critical of Barkley for his use of the term "girly" when describing passive basketball. "Think about how it feels for girls..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Draymond after kicking Harden: Rockets deserved flagrant as well

    San Jose Mercury News "Let’s just say two things right off the bat: I totally understand the flagrant foul assessment on Draymond Green in double-overtime of the Warriors’ loss to Houston tonight, because it’s impossible to toss away his recent history with kicking out and striking opponents in sensitive areas, and..." December 02

  • Charles Barkley slams Warriors: 'I'm never gonna like that girly basketball'

    Deadspin "Charles Barkley’s role on Inside the NBA is to spout unfiltered takes and tell viewers how the NBA is stupid now because nobody punches each other. Occasionally he lays down a good take but, more often than not, he grumbles out crotchety opinions about back in the day and straddles the border..." December 02

  • Harden becomes Draymond's latest kicking victim

    USA Today "Draymond Green kicked someone — again. Late in the second overtime period of the Houston Rockets'132-127 victory over the Golden State Warriors, Green was fouled by James Harden but flung his leg up on the way down following a shot, catching Harden with a foot to the face. The play, which..." December 02

  • Efficient as ever, Kevin Durant on pace for historic season

    USA Today "Andre Iguodala, resident Golden State Warriors veteran and would-be analyst, isn’t one for platitudes. So when the 32-year-old whose career began alongside Allen Iverson in Philadelphia says that Kevin Durant is only going to get better in his new basketball home, it’s worth taking note. “KD..." December 01

  • Iman Shumpert on potential Cavs-Warriors Finals rematch: ‘We gon’ bust they a**’

    Larry Brown Sports "The juiciest rivalry in the NBA today just got another layer of intrigue. In an interview with Karizza Sanchez of Complex, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert was asked about Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green’s recent trash talk regarding a potential NBA Finals rematch between..." November 30

  • Stephen Curry won't rule out signing with the Hornets in 2017

    CBS Sports "It would take an enormous mistake for the Golden State Warriors to allow Stephen Curry to walk this summer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Curry has repeatedly responded to rumors about his upcoming free agency by saying that he would love to remain with Golden State. The two-time MVP..." November 30

  • Green's D sparks Warriors to tight win over Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors didn't have Andrew Bogut around to duel with Atlanta Hawks big man Dwight Howard on Monday night. Just gimpy-ankled, undersized Draymond Green. Turns out, that was plenty good enough. Andre Iguodala powered a key run early in the..." November 29

  • Stephen Curry: It's Hard To See Myself Anywhere Else

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry said the Bay Area feels like home to him just a few months before he's set to become a free agent for the first time in his career. “It’s hard to see myself anywhere else,” said Curry. Curry will come off a four-year, $44 million extension signed in 2012." November 29

  • Hawks announcer agitated by Draymond’s dancing after game-winning block

    KNBR "Draymond Green was the talk of the interview room after the Warriors’s 12th victory in a row, this time a 105-100 win against the Atlanta Hawks. With 45 seconds left, Green blocked back-to-back shots, both on driving Hawks guards Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore. It was one the most impressive..." November 29

  • Draymond Green and Adam Schefter trade barbs via Twitter

    KNBR "Outspoken Warriors power forward Draymond Green got into a minor spat with ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter of all people via Twitter on Sunday evening, with the conversation continuing into Monday morning. It all started with a rather innocuous tweet by Schefter regarding the Sunday night football..." November 29

  • Stephen Curry wears Raiders jersey after losing bet

    Larry Brown Sports "The Raiders defeated the Panthers on Sunday. That meant Stephen Curry had to don the silver & black. Curry, a noted Panthers fan, had to be feeling pretty good when Carolina held a 32-24 lead early in the fourth quarter. However, Oakland scored the final 11 points of the game to come away with..." November 28

  • Curry (34 points) helps Warriors win 11th straight

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The last time Draymond Green missed a game, the Golden State Warriors began a tailspin into a runner-up finish in the NBA Finals. This time, they're streaking in the other direction. Stephen Curry poured in 17 of his game-high 34 points in the third quarter Saturday..." November 27

  • Warriors top Lakers for 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Despite a 24-point rout of the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr wasn't impressed. "It was one of the worst basketball games I've seen in my life," Kerr said. "We were awful, and they were awful. The people who bought tickets should get their money..." November 26

  • Warriors receive good news on Draymond Green's scary ankle injury

    Fox Sports "Although the Golden State Warriors easily took care of business against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, the night did include one scare for Draymond Green's team. Late in the third quarter of Golden State's 109-85 win in Los Angeles, Green and teammate Ian Clark collided on the defensive end...." November 26

  • Steve Kerr calls Warriors’ win over Lakers one of the worst basketball games ever

    Larry Brown Sports "On Friday night, the Golden State Warriors went on the road and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by 24. They held Los Angeles to 85 points, won their tenth straight, and moved atop the Western Conference standings. Coach Steve Kerr hated it. In fact, he went as far as to say it was one of the..." November 26

  • Warriors' Draymond Green says he quickly learned Luke Walton was a go-to guy

    Los Angeles Times "When Draymond Green began working with Luke Walton, he knew right away Walton would be someone he could trust. “He understood what I was trying to do before I really knew what I was trying to do,” Green said. “He helped me out a lot. It was someone I could always talk to about anything. Luke..." November 26

  • Draymond sustains ankle injury following scary collision with Clark

    NBA.com "All-Star power forward Draymond Green and Warriors teammate Ian Clark left Friday night’s game against the Lakers after being hurt on the same play under the basket late in the third quarter in Los Angeles. Clark was on the court in the paint after getting tangled trying to get in position to..." November 26

  • Golden State Fan Roni Rose Gets Proposed to, Engaged, at Warriors-Lakers Game

    Complex "Roni Rose, the Golden State Warriors fan who either got caught trying her damnedest to seduce Stephen Curry, or simply got snapped yawning in an era where people think way too far into things on social media (depending on your point of view) got engaged at the Warriors' blowout of the Lakers on..." November 25

  • Warriors blast Walton's Lakers 149-106

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The NBA schedule conspired to doom the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. But truth be told, they brought some of it upon themselves. Stephen Curry bombed in four first-quarter 3-pointers as the Golden State Warriors ran off to a double-digit lead 3:33 into the..." November 24

  • Golden State Warriors head coach talks politics, Trump

    CNN "Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr hears the same refrain all the time from fans who think his sole focus should be basketball: "Stick to sports." But that has never been the approach of the well-traveled Kerr, who was born in Beirut, lived in Egypt, and hasn't shied away from..." November 24

  • Stephen Curry trolls Luke Walton after Warriors win over Lakers

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors more than made up for their early season loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night as they cruised to a 149-106 victory over their Pacific Division rival at Oracle Arena. Following the win, Warriors All-Star point guard Stephen Curry took a subtle shot at..." November 24

  • Warriors guard Shaun Livingston donates $1 million to his Peoria elementary school

    San Jose Mercury News "Late Saturday night, Shaun Livingston’s teammates took off on a private jet from Milwaukee to Indianapolis, zipping their way to the final leg of a tiring road trip. But the Warriors’ veteran point guard hung back, hopped in a car and made the long drive to Indianapolis with a rather important..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Stephen Curry shoe sales fall hard, along with Under Armour stock

    Sporting News "Under Armour lost about $600 million in value after retailer Foot Locker said sales of Steph Curry's new shoe were softer than expected. Foot Locker CEO Dick Johnson said (via ESPN.com ) the Curry 3 “started off a bit slower than the previous models,” causing a sell-off in the stock..." November 22

  • Warriors start push for Draymond Green as Defensive Player of Year

    ESPN "They're only 14 games into the regular season, but that isn't preventing the Golden State Warriors from campaigning for an individual honor on behalf of Draymond Green. "I hope he wins [Defensive Player of the Year]," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after Monday's 120-83 win over the Indiana..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Steph Curry hopes visit to hospital provides 'lasting memory' for Brody

    Indianapolis Star "Steph Curry stared down at the bracelet on his left wrist, turning it over as reporters gathered around him during the Golden State Warriors’ shootaround Monday morning at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This wasn’t the same yellow bracelet he had worn two nights earlier when he scored 20 points..." November 22

  • Warriors run away from injury-plagued Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- It's difficult enough to challenge the Golden State Warriors with a full complement of healthy players. The Indiana Pacers weren't close to full strength on Monday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse and outcome was predictable. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin..." November 21

  • Kevin Durant sees why LeBron James offended by Phil Jackson's posse remark

    ESPN "Include Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant as another high-profile player who didn’t approve of Phil Jackson’s use of the word “posse” when describing the business partners of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. “I see why LeBron took offense to it,” Durant told ESPN. “He doesn’t..." November 20

  • Warriors’ Steve Kerr fined $25,000 for public criticism of officials

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Sunday morning report from Marc J. Spears of ESPN, Golden State Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 for what is being referred to as public criticism of officiating during a recent radio interview. Kerr was specifically upset with the lack of traveling calls..." November 20

  • Is Warriors’ defense a problem?

    Fanrag Sports "It took a few games, but the Golden State Warriors have by-and-large righted themselves, as you knew they would. They’re 10-2, having won six in a row, a half-game behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the best record in the league. The resurgence has come almost entirely thanks to their offense...." November 19