Warriors Rumors & News

  • Steve Kerr favors shortening NBA preseason to limit back-to-backs

    Sportress of Blogitude "Count Steve Kerr among the critics who feel there are too many exhibition games in the NBA preseason. The Golden State Warriors head coach recently sounded off on what he believes is an excessive amount of preseason games. Kerr believes limiting the exhibition season to five games instead of..." September 30

  • Durant says Warriors telling him to be more aggressive

    ESPN "Kevin Durant said he isn't worried about how many shots he takes per game with the Warriors this season, but Draymond Green made it clear Thursday that the former Thunder star's new team wants him to be aggressive. When asked after practice what a comfortable number of shots might be for him,..." September 30

  • Draymond Green on Warriors being villain: ‘Who cares?’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors are going to hear an awful lot of boos during the upcoming season, and Draymond Green is not concerned about it. In fact, the star forward is prepared to embrace the hate. While speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Green was asked about the Warriors being considered..." September 29

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Here's How Draymond Green Plans to Deal With Opposing Fans Who Boo the Warriors

    Complex "A year ago, the Warriors were one of the most popular teams, if not the most popular team, in the NBA. Thanks to the exciting brand of basketball that they used to win a championship in 2015, many casual NBA fans jumped on the Golden State bandwagon and started to cheer for Steph Curry, Klay..." September 29

  • Steph Curry Comments on 2017 Free Agency, Future with Warriors

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is entering the final season of his four-year, $44 million deal he signed back in 2013, per Spotrac. With free agency looming, he ensured the media and Warriors fans on Tuesday that he isn't looking to go anywhere else. When asked if he likes his..." September 29

  • Kevin Durant says Nike didn’t influence his free-agency decision

    Pro Basketball Talk "Many different factors went into Kevin Durant‘s decision this summer to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors — basketball fit, location, his friendships with Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green, and more. But one thing he wants to make sure you know didn’t influence him is..." September 28

  • Clippers' Rivers doesn't see 'gap' with Warriors

    ESPN "Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers is well-versed in the ways of NBA superteams. He led one to an NBA championship back in 2008 with the Boston Celtics. Accordingly, this year's iteration of a superteam, the 73-win Golden State Warriors team from a year ago that added Kevin Durant as a free..." September 27

  • Klay sheds new light on 'not sacrificing' comment at Media Day

    CSN Bay Area "It was a single quote, and all through August and into September it stuck to Klay Thompson’s image like a wad of gum to the sole of his sneakers. I’m not sacrificing (bleep), because my game isn’t changing. Thompson was responding in a Yahoo Sports article to questions about the “sacrifices”..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Warriors GM: 'Not going to apologize' for stacked roster

    CSN Bay Area "To those in the media and beyond that want to cast the Warriors as villains because they won the Kevin Durant Sweepstakes, general manager Bob Myers has a question: Where were you and your provocative opinions when our butts were bruised from being kicked by every franchise in the..." September 24

  • Westbrook says he still hasn't spoken to Durant

    Fox Sports "The biggest story of the NBA offseason was Kevin Durant leaving the Thunder in free agency to sign with a Warriors team that blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The decision came as a shock to many, including Durant's OKC teammates. Russell Westbrook had been a teammate of Durant's for all eight..." September 23

  • KD Explains Why No One Cares About Him When He’s Not Playing Ball

    USA Today "Kevin Durant never once seemed uncomfortable talking to Bill Simmons about his decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden City this offseason. When asked about it on Any Given Wednesday, he had this to say: “When [people] called me weak, I think I’m the total opposite. There are plenty..." September 23

  • Steve Kerr: JaVale McGee has ‘real chance’ to make Warriors roster

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors have one of the best rosters in NBA history heading into the 2016-2017 season, and apparently JaVale McGee has a legitimate shot at being a part of it. McGee signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Warriors over the summer, and head coach Steve Kerr was asked on..." September 23

  • Warriors GM hints team will rest players far more this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It sounds like Golden State learned its lesson. Because the players wanted it — led in particular by Stephen Curry and Draymond Green — the Warriors pushed hard through the end of the regular season last campaign to get to 73 wins. Was that the reason Golden State went down 3-1 to Oklahoma City..." September 23

  • Jason Terry Says James Harden Is Better Than Klay Thompson, Praises the Greek Freak

    Def Pen "Veteran guard Jason Terry is known by many as being one of the most upfront and honest guys around the league. Whether you ask his teammates, coaches, family or friends, they will all tell you the same. With that being said, Terry releasing a surplus of hot takes on SiriusXM NBA Radio Wednesday..." September 22

  • Steve Kerr Feels Americans Should Be ‘Disgusted’ By The Shooting Of Terence Crutcher

    Dime Magazine "It was bound to happen eventually. American society, largely driven by the internet, has spent the last year more aware and concerned with police violence against people of color usually coming in a set of waves each time a new and newly horrific story arises of the unjust killing of an African..." September 22

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • Steve Kerr's usage plan for Kevin Durant and Steph Curry isn't fair

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors are going to be very good this season. That may sound obvious when discussing a team that has won 140 games, made it to two NBA Finals, and won a championship over the last two seasons, but it's a reminder that despite blowing the series lead they did to the Cleveland..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • Kevin Durant Says His Relationship with Russell Westbrook Is Competitive Only on the Court

    The Ringer "On the latest Any Given Wednesday, Bill Simmons brought on former MVP Kevin Durant and Grammy-nominated rapper Nas to talk basketball, hip-hop, and “beefs.” Durant talked about how he was hurt by his portrayal as “weak” in the media after he left Oklahoma City for Golden State this..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Stephen Curry: 'I still haven't gotten over Game 7'

    USA Today "Stephen Curry has lost his touch at the wrong time — again. Inside this gym that is a half-hour away from Oracle Arena, where he’s shooting a Degree Men deodorant commercial that will stink if he can’t hit this particular shot, the NBA’s back-to-back MVP has gone cold. The scene they’re going..." September 21

  • Stephen Curry's trainer on his health in the NBA Finals: 'It wasn't him'

    CBS Sports "Stephen Curry's health during the NBA Finals continues to be treated as if it's some sort of mystery. The Golden State Warriors guard was obviously not at full strength after coming back from a knee injury, but he has declined to discuss this in detail because it would sound like an excuse. In an..." September 21

  • Warriors promote Bob Myers to president of basketball operations

    Today's Fastbreak "The Golden State Warriors announced a slew of front office promotions on Tuesday, headlined by the move to make Bob Myers the team’s president of basketball operations/general manager. Travis Schlenk is now the vice president of basketball operations/assistant general manager, Kirk Lacob is the..." September 20

  • Vegas Has Given The Warriors The Highest Regular Season Over/Under In NBA History

    Dime Magazine "When Kevin Durant shocked the basketball world and signed with the Golden State Warriors in free agency this summer, you knew it was going to cause a lot of things to short-circuit. Those ripple effects are starting to be felt, particularly in Vegas where the odds-makers are tasked each year with..." September 20

  • Stephen Curry ‘Would Love’ To See Human Referees Replaced By Robot Technology

    SLAM Online "Two-time MVP Stephen Curry weighed in during a Q&A at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last week and discussed refereeing in the NBA, citing his mouthguard throwing incident that got him booted from Game 6 of the NBA Finals. From TechCrunch: Curry also praised The Warriors’ aggressive..." September 20

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Jerry West says Silver’s dislike of Durant’s move to Warriors is “sour grapes”

    Pro Basketball Talk "“I don’t think it’s good for the league, just to be really clear. I will say whoever is the prohibitive favorite, try telling that to the 430 other players who aren’t on those two teams. I mean, we have the greatest collection of basketball players in the world in our league, and so I’m not making..." September 17

  • Steph Curry Spoke Out Against The Anti-LGBT Law In North Carolina

    Dime Magazine "Add Steph Curry to the list of people and brands that have spoken out against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT bathroom bill that is amazingly still a thing despite the millions in revenue it has or will cost the state. Curry grew up in Charlotte and went to college at Davidson, but sort of sat on..." September 16

  • Draymond Green wonders whether Kevin Durant still respects him after stalkerish recruiting

    Pro Basketball Talk "Draymond Green said he didn’t talk much with Kevin Durant during the playoffs – which means Green crammed in a ton of communication before the postseason. The Warriors recruited Durant throughout the season to the point it reportedly bothered the Thunder – especially Green’s relationship with..." September 15

  • Drake asks Steph Curry and Draymond Green for permission to perform at Oracle Arena show

    Fox Sports "On Wednesday night during the second of his two shows at Oakland's Oracle Arena, Drake brought out a couple of guys familiar with the turf when he introduced Steph Curry and Draymond Green. The Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador also asked for their permission to perform there. "I just wanted to..." September 15

  • Warriors Sign JaVale McGee, Cameron Jones, Phil Pressey, Elgin Cook

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors have signed JaVale McGee, Cameron Jones, Phil Pressey and Elgin Cook to contracts. McGee played in just 34 games last season with the Dallas Mavericks. McGee agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Warriors in late July. Jones averaged 11.1 points, 3.2 rebounds..." September 14

  • Kevin Durant won't take off gold medal, even as USA teammates mock him

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant is proud of his gold medal from the Rio Olympics, so much so his Team USA teammates had to tell him to chill out with wearing it everywhere. Draymond Green said on “Conan” Tuesday night that after Durant wore his Rio gold to the Redskins-Steelers game Monday night, he and several..." September 14

  • Stephen Curry ‘will most likely stand’ during national anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "Stephen Curry does not expect to join those kneeling during the national anthem. Curry has been supportive of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protesting during the national anthem, but he generally ruled out the prospect of joining him. “I’ll most likely stand,” Curry said at a..." September 14

  • Draymond Green All But Admits To Stalking Kevin Durant While Recruiting Him To The Warriors

    Uproxx "Draymond Green recently sat down with Conan O’Brien to talk about the work he put in to get former Oklahoma City Thunder counterpart Kevin Durant to sign with his Golden State Warriors. “I recruited KD really hard,” said Green. “It was sort of like the equivalent of a college coach trying to..." September 14

  • Kevin Durant joins Drake on stage in Oakland

    Sportsnaut "New Golden State Warriors forward and former league MVP Kevin Durant is doing what he can to make himself popular within the team’s fan base. Shortly after signing with the two-time defending Western Conference champs, Durant (a noted Biggie fan) got a pretty awesome Tupac tattoo (more on that..." September 14

  • That Steph Curry mouthguard someone bought for $3K may be a phony

    CBS Sports "Seemingly always hanging out of his mouth during games, Stephen Curry's mouthguard turned into a speedy projectile during Game 6 of the NBA Finals when the usually even-tempered Warriors guard threw it in disgust after fouling out. Curry was immediately ejected from the game and was fined for his..." September 14

  • Stephen Curry talks tech industry, Colin Kaepernick, presidential preference

    San Jose Mercury News "The weather’s moderate. The organization’s supportive. The area’s unique. The team has become dominant. There are plenty of recruiting tools with which the Warriors can entice NBA players to both come and stay in the Bay Area. An underrated allure: the tech industry. Kevin Durant was intrigued..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Draymond Green On Protesting NFL Players: ‘I’m Happy The Conversation Has Been Started

    SLAM Online "The first Sunday of the NFL season was highlighted by close contests and players from the Dolphins, Patriots and Chiefs protesting during the National Anthem. Following the Dolphins loss to the Seahawks, Dolphins owner Steven Ross spoke with the media about the players’ protest and publicly..." September 13

  • Warriors’ Kevon Looney on track to return for training camp

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last season, while watching Warriors games from the bench, Kevon Looney often felt helpless. If not for the two hip surgeries that robbed him of most of his rookie year, the big man knew he could have offered his team another versatile banger. “When I’d see us getting outrebounded, I’d be like,..." September 11

  • Kevin Durant says he and Russell Westbrook are 'cool'

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant says he and Russell Westbrook are "cool” even though KD left his longtime former teammate when he decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors in July. Durant was in Austin for a Nike event at the University of Texas on Friday and answered questions from the audience. One was..." September 10

  • Warriors rookie Patrick McCaw eager to learn from Kevin Durant

    San Francisco Chronicle "Patrick McCaw was nodding off July 5 in the backseat of a GMC Yukon when his iPhone lit up with a text from an unfamiliar number. Drained from packing his life into suitcases, the bleary-eyed Warriors rookie considered ignoring the message. “Then I saw it was from Kevin Durant,” McCaw recalled..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Steve Kerr cites one specific concern with Warriors' roster

    CSN Bay Area "The euphoria felt by Warriors fans with the signing of Kevin Durant was accompanied by at least a modicum of anxiety. Yes, adding Durant is an epic move. But, but . . . what about . . . What about the bench? Warriors coach Steve Kerr shares some of this trepidation – but only with a specific..." September 08

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