Warriors Rumors & News

  • Charles Barkley: 'I would have never brought my daughter to a press conference'

    Sporting News "No one can seem to get enough of Stephen Curry's adorable daughter, Riley. No one, that is, except Charles Barkley. The Basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst said he would rather not have players bring their kids to post-game news conferences. “Reporters are there trying to do their job,”..." May 25

  • What's 'normal' for Stephen Curry is otherworldly for everyone else

    San Jose Mercury News "No, I guess the stage isn't too big, the pressure isn't too oppressive, and the Western Conference finals aren't too much for Stephen Curry. It's the other way around: As the games have gotten bigger and the media attention has mushroomed, Curry has found a calm, casual brilliance in this..." May 25

  • Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli come up big for Warriors

    San Jose Mercury News "Charles Barkley's favorite 3-point shooting team was 4 for 15 from beyond the arc in the first half, and somehow the Warriors had forged a 25-point lead against the Houston Rockets. Credit Golden State's tag-team center duo of Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli, who tugged on Superman's cape and..." May 24

  • Warriors’ flight delay no biggie: ‘We’re all well-rested’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Stephen Curry made the most of the Warriors’ flight delay Friday, hitting the driving range for a while and then spending three hours at home with his family. The Warriors arrived for Saturday morning’s shootaround and acted as if nothing happened the day before, when their flight was delayed..." May 24

  • With flight delayed, Stephen Curry hit the driving range

    San Francisco Chronicle "Stephen Curry made the most of the Warriors’ flight delay Friday, hitting the driving range for a while and then spending three hours at home with his family. The Warriors arrived for Saturday morning’s shootaround and acted as if nothing happened the day before, when there flight was delayed..." May 24

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    There is a rumor that--despite what NBA has said (and I've relayed)--they MIGHT move up the finals to June 2 if GSW and CLE both sweep.

  • Rockets’ situation epitomizes ‘win or go home’ cliché

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets are down to the oldest, most desperate of clichés: Win one game or go home. But even a single victory, Rockets guard Jason Terry said in the wake of Houston’s Game 3 blowout loss, is a challenge for this team at this time. The Rockets face more elemental challenges, he said, if they..." May 24

  • Warriors file to dismiss suit accusing them of rigging resale market

    ESPN.com "The Golden State Warriors are taking care of business on the court in the Western Conference Finals, but the team is also focused on taking care of business in court. The Warriors responded on Friday to a lawsuit brought against the team and Ticketmaster by ticket resale site StubHub, accusing..." May 24

  • Curry, Warrios demolish the Rockets to take 3-0 series lead

    CSN Bay Area "For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth about James Harden this and Dwight Howard that, the one question the Golden State Warriors were not asked before Game 3 of the Western Conference Final was this: “So what do the Rockets do when Stephen Curry and the rest of the rotation sucks the oxygen..." May 24

  • Kerr prepared for Gentry to accept new gig

    CSN Bay Area "When the Warriors hired Steve Kerr to be their head coach last May, he wasted little time recruiting veteran coach Alvin Gentry from the bench of the Los Angeles Clippers. Gentry was influenced by a variety of factors in taking the job. There was his relationship with Kerr, which dates back to..." May 22

  • Warriors survive Rockets, take Game 2

    CSN Bay Area "With the game in the balance, a Warriors team that punished itself with turnovers forced one from the Houston Rockets to secure a hard-fought 99-98 win Thursday night at Oracle Arena. After Harrison Barnes missed an acrobatic layup with 7.9 seconds the play, the ball found the hands Rockets..." May 22

  • Warriors' Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry say $5K flop fine unnecessary

    ESPN Los Angeles "While Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry weren't in full agreement Wednesday on the genesis of a play that resulted in the MVP's $5,000 fine, they both were adamant it wasn't worth the league's time or discipline. The Golden State Warriors coach and guard said his fall after a shot Tuesday was a..." May 21

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Golden State's Alvin Gentry 'more than interested' in Pelicans job, source says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans might not have to do much courting with Golden State Warriors lead assistant Alvin Gentry, who has emerged as a leading candidate for the team's vacancy at head coach. Gentry, who was interviewed by Pelicans executive vice president Mickey Loomis and general manager..." May 21

  • Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson says he has not been contacted by Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he has not contacted by the New Orleans Pelicans for their vacant head coaching job. When asked if he has any interest in the opening, Jackson says he is happy with his job as an NBA analyst for ESPN. ''I'm having a time of my life calling..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • Warriors wake up, hold off Rockets in Game 1

    CSN Bay Area "In their first Western Conference Finals appearance since 1976, the Warriors did what they usually do when things turned tight this season. They locked down on defense and leaned on MVP Stephen Curry. Curry scored 34 points and the Warriors held the Rockets to 42.2 percent shooting over the..." May 20

  • NBA All-Defensive teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the league in both blocks per game (2.9) and total blocked shots (200). Additionally, Davis..." May 20

  • Pelicans are targeting Golden State assistant Alvin Gentry, sources confirm

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Golden State Warriors lead assistant Alvin Gentry has emerged as the first candidate granted permission to be interviewed for the New Orleans Pelicans' vacant head coaching job, league sources confirmed on Monday afternoon. Gentry, 60, could emerge as one of the frontrunners to replace Monty..." May 19

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Warriors favored over Cavs in Vegas to win NBA championship

    ESPN.com "The Golden State Warriors have emerged as the odds-on favorites to win the NBA title. Heading into the conference finals, the Warriors are 4-7 favorites to win the championship at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Cleveland Cavaliers are next at 5-2, followed by the Atlanta Hawks at 8-1 and..." May 18

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    No official Marreese Speights (right calf) update from the Warriors, but Steve Kerr said the reserve forward won't play Tuesday.

  • Warriors down Grizz, on to the conference finals

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since Gerald Rudolph Ford occupied the White House, the Warriors are in the Western Conference finals. With Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson leading the way, the Warriors on Friday night posted a 108-95 Game 6 victory over the Grizzlies at FedEx Forum to win..." May 16

  • Warriors maul Grizzlies in Game 5, go up 3-2

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors are one win away from advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1976. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, the Warriors rolled to a 98-78 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, taking a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven..." May 14

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Steve Kerr said Mo Speights (calf) won't play in this series, even if it goes to a Game 7.

  • Andrew Bogut’s ribs were always fine; his left knee checked out OK, too

    San Francisco Chronicle "Andrew Bogut said his ribs are fine. In fact, his post-Game 4 X-ray was on his left knee, and that checked out OK, too. “Everything is good,” the Warriors’ center said after Wednesday’s shootaround. “No problems.” Bogut did grab at his right ribs a couple of times during the second half of..." May 13

  • Steve Kerr: Losses led to out-of-the-box adjustment

    San Francisco Chronicle "One benefit of adversity: It inspires creativity. Just ask Steve Kerr. The Warriors coach was asked today about the defensive adjustments his team made in a 101-84 win at Memphis on Monday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. What inspired those moves, coach? Kerr..." May 13

  • Warriors beat Memphis to even series 2-2

    San Francisco Chronicle "All is right with the world again. The MVP returned to form, and the Warriors’ coaching staff made the most impactful adjustment of the series to win 101-84 on Monday at the FedExForum and even the series 2-2. Game 5 of the best-of-seven, Western Conference semifinal series is at 7:30 p.m...." May 12

  • Marreese Speights’ could be sidelined for the rest of the West semifinals

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors reserve forward Marreese Speights addressed the media a day after an MRI exam revealed a moderately strained right calf that will keep him sidelined for at least a week and expressed doubt that he’ll play again in the Western Conference semifinal series. “It’s very disappointing, but..." May 12

  • Marreese Speights has strained calf

    ESPN.com "Golden State Warriors big man Marreese Speights is out at least one week after an MRI examination Sunday revealed a moderate right calf strain. The Warriors announced Sunday that Speights has officially been ruled out for Monday night's Game 4 and will be re-evaluated in a week. The injury..." May 11

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Marreese Speights (sprained calf) is going for an MRI but a Warriors source said it doesn't look like he'll play in Game 4.

  • Grizzlies dominate in Grindhouse for series lead against Warriors

    Fox Sports Tennessee "After checking the Warriors for ticks, again, the Grizzlies stamped their style all over Game 3 of this Western Conference semifinal and took a 2-1 series lead with a 99-89 win against Golden State. And Memphis, it still doesn't care about the national opinion. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. GRIZZLIES..." May 10

  • Jackson: 'Easy route' was picking Curry for MVP

    CSN Bay Area "Mark Jackson made a stir last month when he gave Houston's James Harden the edge in the NBA MVP race over Stephen Curry, despite Curry's strong support of Jackson when he was on the hot seat with the Warriors. Upon revisiting the subject Thursday, two days after Curry received the MVP trophy..." May 10

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Draymond Green: "Honestly, we didn't prepare for Mike (Conley) to play. We just didn't expect him to."

  • Conley's return sparks Grizzlies past Warriors

    ESPN.com "Mike Conley accepted a bit of defeat long before he set the tone for victory. There were just some battles the Memphis Grizzlies' masked point guard understood he had no chance of winning as he ultimately decided to rush his return to playoff action Tuesday, just eight days removed from..." May 06

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Draymond denies trying to purposely hurt Conley

    CSN Bay Area "In the wake of the Warriors' 97-90 loss to Memphis on Tuesday night, Draymond Green sat before his locker room cubicle holding his phone and scrolling through text messages and his Twitter feed. He didn't like much of what he saw. Green was subjected to considerable backlash from the..." May 06

  • Steph Curry Really Wanted the Knicks to Draft Him in 2009

    Complex "Had Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry, your 2014-2015 NBA MVP, gotten his way on draft day in June 2009, he would've been a New York Knick. Just over two weeks away from the 2015 Draft lottery (one in which the Knicks are set to score their highest pick since that fateful 2009 Draft),..." May 05

  • Grizzlies' Allen: Curry 'ain't nothing I ain't never seen before'

    CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry is your 2015 NBA MVP. He's currently getting ready for Game 2 against the Grizzlies, although Memphis might have the bigger task preparing to contain Curry. "I don't get a vote, but I acknowledge his MVP status," Tony Allen said after practice on Monday. "It's well deserved, I..." May 05

  • Stephen Curry's road to NBA MVP not an easy one

    USA Today "Stephen Curry stood up there for more than an hour, thanking his family, his teammates, his friends, coaches and colleagues for playing a part in the MVP campaign that became official inside an Oakland hotel conference room on Monday afternoon. It was, in some respects, the same kind of..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • Sources: Warriors' Curry to be named NBA MVP

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player, according to multiple league sources in recent days. Official announcement will come this week, sources said, likely on Monday between Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference semifinals series between the Warriors and..." May 04

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry wins 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

    NBA.com "The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, who set a single-season record for three-pointers made and led the league's best regular-season team in scoring, assists and steals, has won the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the NBA announced today. The 6-3 guard becomes the second Warriors..." May 04

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    The MVP vote finished: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. LeBron 4. Westbrook, 5. Davis. I voted: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. Westbrook 4. LeBron 5. Davis.

  • Warriors blow Grizzlies out in Game 1

    CSN Bay Area "Even with a few signs of rust after a weeklong layoff, the Warriors made a resounding statement Sunday afternoon in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals against Memphis. Taking lead two minutes into the game and never giving it up, the Warriors posted a 101-86 win over the Grizzlies..." May 03

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Ognjen Kuzmic sprained his left ankle and will be reevaluated in a week.

  • Mychal Thompson says Warriors will make a 'serious run' at Kevin Durant

    CBSSports.com "Klay Thompson's father Mychal Thompson has multiple ties to the Warriors organization. So when he says that the team is going to make a "hard" run at Thunder forward Kevin Durant when Durant reaches free agency in 2016, it's probably a good idea to listen. Via Warriors World's transcription from..." May 02

  • Warriors general manager Bob Myers named NBA Executive of the Year

    The Score "Warriors general manager Bob Myers was named NBA Executive of the Year on Friday, the league announced, edging out the Cleveland Cavaliers' David Griffin and Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Here's the voting breakdown: " May 02

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27