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Harrison Barnes Injures Ankle, X-Rays Negative

Nov 28, 2015 12:57 PM

Harrison Barnes suffered a badly sprained ankle during the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors' win at the Phoenix Suns.

X-rays immediately taken on Barnes' ankle were negative.

"It was kind of a bittersweet victory with one of our teammates going down," Shaun Livingston said.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

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Windhorst: LeBron James Has 'Warrior Paranoia'

Nov 27, 2015 12:49 PM

ESPN's Brian Windhorst believes LeBron James has "Warrior Paranoia."

James has been more concerned with winning regular season games this season than he has in the past as the Golden State Warriors have started 16-0.

James held a players-only meeting after the Cleveland Cavaliers lost on Wednesday to the Toronto Raptors.

"I really think that the Warriors have had an effect on him. It's interesting. I've never seen this before."

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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Jerry West: Draymond Green Has Become Top-10 Player In NBA

Nov 27, 2015 12:23 PM

Jerry West believes Draymond Green has become one of the top-10 players in the NBA.

“We have two of the top-10 players in the league,” West told KNBR on Wednesday, knowing he didn’t need to explain Stephen Curry. “Draymond Green is the second one. He’s the most underrated player in the NBA, period. There are very few players I think anyone in our organization would trade for him. He’s just a remarkable player.

“If he’s not a top-10 player in this league, I don’t know who is.”

Green currently ranks fourth in Basketball Reference's MVP tracker for the current season, averaging 12.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks per game.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

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Stephen Curry: We're Probably Not Going 82-0

Nov 25, 2015 11:20 AM

The Golden State Warriors improved to 16-0 with their blowout win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

"We're probably not going to go 82-0, and we're probably going to lose a couple games in the playoffs," said Stephen Curry. 

"Eventually, we will lose," Luke Walton said.

"There most likely will come a time when we take a loss and have to deal with the emotions of that," said Curry.

The NBA record for consecutive wins is 33 games, while 72 wins is the most for a single season.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

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Warriors Outscore Opponents 37.5-17.7 Per Game On Three-Pointers

Nov 24, 2015 12:25 PM

A big reason why the Golden State Warriors are so successful is by controlling the edges of the scoring area.

The Warriors score 37.5 points per game beyond the arc while allowing opponents just 17.7 points from there.

Stephen Curry has made 74 three-pointers so far this season and just 62 percent of them are from assists compared to 84 percent league-wide.

The Warriors lead the NBA in points per 100 possessions with 112 and fifth on defense with 97 points per 100.

Kirk Goldsberry/ESPN

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Stephen Curry, LeBron James Named Players Of The Week

Nov 23, 2015 3:46 PM

Stephen Curry and LeBron James have been named the NBA's Player of the Week for games played between Nov. 16th and Nov. 22nd.

James led Cleveland to a 2-1 record this past week, averaging 25.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 36.0 minutes per game. 

Curry led the Warriors to a 4-0 week behind 30.8 points (second in the NBA), 6.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals (third in the NBA). Curry shot 50.6 percent from the field and 96.0 percent from the foul line, and connected on a league high 17 three-point field goals.

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LeBron: Warriors Are Healthiest Team In NBA History

Nov 23, 2015 1:17 PM

LeBron James believes the Golden State Warriors' success has been greatly helped by their fortune when it comes to avoiding injuries.

"I think it comes with a lot of health," James said. "They've been healthy. They've been the most healthy team I've ever seen in NBA history, and they have great talent. Those guys all play for one common goal and that's to win and that's all that matters."

James said that continuity in the lineup has led to consistency in their play.

"They've just been consistent," James said. "I think the most impressive thing is the way they just they've been playing at a high level, man, for so long."

Kyrie Irving (left knee), Iman Shumpert (right wrist), Timofey Mozgov (right shoulder) and Mo Williams (right ankle) all sidelined.

"I'd much rather be on the other side and having guys in the lineup, having guys healthy," James said. "I've always heard that saying of, 'Is it a blessing that guys are out and guys can step in?' I think it's good for some of the guys that don't get to play as much -- they get an opportunity. But at the same time, I'd much rather be full and know what we're going to have and play at a high level for most of the year so we know what we can fall back on at the end of the season.

"But that's one thing you can't control. You can't control injuries. The one thing you can control is what you're doing out on the floor, how well you're playing, how hard you're playing and how much you're sacrificing and giving to your teammates."

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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Warriors Remain Unsure When Steve Kerr Will Return

Nov 21, 2015 6:53 PM

Bob Myers has no clarity as to when Steve Kerr will be healthy enough to return to the sidelines for the Golden State Warriors.

Kerr had multiple back surgeries this offseason.

Kerr remains very involved with day-to-day operations of the Warriors.

Luke Walton has yet to lose a game as interim head coach of the Warriors.

Sam Amick/USA Today

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Nash: Stephen Curry Turning Into His Own Historical Category

Nov 19, 2015 1:58 PM

Stephen Curry was initially compared to Steve Nash early in his NBA career, but he has created his own style of play with his handle and perimeter shooting.

Nash was hired by the Golden State Warriors this offseason as a player development consultant.

“I wouldn’t compare him to Michael Jordan–I wouldn’t compare anybody to Michael,” Nash said. “But I would say Steph is turning into a historical category of his own, in a way.

"He’s in the prime of his career and will be for a few years and the way he’s improving and the level he’s playing at is… I think he’s unlike anyone else. His ability to make shots and still handle the play-making duties is historic.

"I think you’d be hard pressed to find a player more skilled than him in the history of the game."

Nash was asked if Curry is even better this season.

"Just gets better and better. Game gets sharper. And I still think he’s going to understand things more clearly as well. His skill level improves, which is kind of alarming,

"He’s maybe as skilled a player as we’ve ever had in this game."

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

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Steve Kerr's Message This Season: Everything Next Level

Nov 16, 2015 1:42 PM

Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors wanted to make sure there was no complacency in defending their title.

"Coming into camp, the one thing Coach Kerr talked about was 'everything next level,'" Draymond Green said. "I think guys have made a concerted effort to do that. There's a lot we can do better at. We had 23 turnovers (against Memphis), some slippage there. But overall, I think guys are really conscious and focused on taking it to the next level."

The Warriors remain undefeated even with Luke Walton serving as interim head coach for Kerr.

"I thought I knew everything that Steve did," Walton said.

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Garnett: Like Jordan, Steph Curry Is His Own Thing
Kevin Garnett said Stephen Curry's game is "beautiful for basketball."

Mike Lefkow/San Jose Mercury News

Stephen Curry's Drive Fueled By Rivalry With Chris Paul
Chris Paul was a prodigy in North Carolina while Stephen Curry was growing up a few years younger without interest from top Division I schools.

Marcus Thompson II/San Jose Mercury News

Steve Kerr Could Be Out Through All-Star Break
Steve Kerr's participation is limited mostly to pregame and halftime dialogue with Walton and the rest of the coaching staff.

Monte Poole/Comcast

Harrison Barnes: It's All Basketball Now With Extension Talks Over
Harrison Barnes set a deadline of Oct. 27th, the Warriors' season opener, to get an extension done.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Stephen Curry, Andre Drummond Named NBA Players Of The Week
Stephen Curry finished the week with a PER of 53.4, while Andre Drummond had a mark of 23.5

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Festus Ezeli, Warriors Unable To Agree Upon Extension
Festus Ezeli was the 30th overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft out of Vanderbilt.

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude/Comcast

Curry Calls Ring Night 'Final Straw' Of Title Celebration
Stephen Curry is now putting that championship season firmly in the past.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Warriors, Harrison Barnes Break Off Extension Talks
Talks with the Warriors ended at the request of Harrison Barnes.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Ian Clark Modeling Some Of His Game After Stephen Curry
Ian Clark received recruiting letters in high school mentioning Stephen Curry with the idea he could develop into that type of player.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Steve Kerr Won't Return For Start Of Regular Season
Luke Walton will continue his role as interim head coach into the regular season with Steve Kerr out.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Harden, Curry, LeBron, Davis, Gasol Voted By GMs As Best At Each Position
James Harden was the choice of 79.3 percent of GMs at shooting guard, ahead of Klay Thompson with 10.3 percent.

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Warriors Sign Xavier Henry, Chris Udofia
Xavier Henry was most recently with the Lakers before he ruptured his left Achilles tendon.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Steve Kerr Unsure If He'll Be Ready For Start Of Regular Season
Steve Kerr has improved where he is with the team on its weeklong preseason swing through Southern California.

Marc Stein, Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Warriors Waive Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon averaged 1.0 points and 1.0 assists in 8.3 minutes in his two preseason appearances with the Warriors.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Harrison Barnes Suffers Right Knee Sprain
Harrison Barnes started every game for the Warriors last season.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Warriors Officially Purchase Land For San Francisco Arena
The Warriors plan to open the new arena in time for the 2018-19 NBA season.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

West: Kerr Was Hired With Emphasis On Getting More People Involved In Offense
The Warriors' offense had better ball movement under Steve Kerr than Mark Jackson.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Steve Kerr Has No Timetable For Return
Steve Kerr suffered a spinal fluid leak during his July 28th back surgery on a ruptured disk.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Dunc'd On Pod: Golden State Warriors Season Preview With Ethan Sherwood Strauss
Predictions for the Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli extension talks, obstacles to a Warriors repeat, and their most feared playoff matchups.

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