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Ognjen Kuzmic Signs With Panathinaikos

Jul 27, 2015 4:11 PM

Ognjen Kuzmic has signed with Panathinaikos of Greece.

The Golden State Warriors rescinded their qualifying offer to Kuzmic last week.

Kuzmic appeared in just 16 games with the Warriors this past season.

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Tags: Ognen Kuzmic, Golden State Warriors, Panathinaikos, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International Teams

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Ian Clark Agrees To Sign With Warriors

Jul 27, 2015 3:01 PM

Free agent guard Ian Clark has agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors, league sources told RealGM on Monday.

The two sides are finalizing terms on Clark’s deal after the 6-foot-3 guard’s commitment, sources said.

Clark will return to the Warriors organization for which he starred during the Las Vegas Summer League championship in 2013 — featuring a 33-point MVP performance with seven 3-pointers in the title game. Clark’s run with the Warriors led to a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz.

Clark, 24, has averaged 2.4 points on 34.4 percent three-point shooting in 53 NBA games. He went unselected in the 2013 NBA draft out of Belmont.

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Tags: Ian Clark, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Rescind Qualifying Offer To Ognjen Kuzmic

Jul 23, 2015 12:03 PM

The Golden State Warriors have rescinded their qualifying offer to Ognjen Kuzmic worth $1,147,276.

The Warriors still hold Kuzmic's Early Bird Rights, which allows them to exceed the cap to sign him. 

Kuzmic can pursue a deal with other NBA teams.

Kuzmic was the 52nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and has played just 164 minutes in two seasons.

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Tags: Ognen Kuzmic, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bob Myers Reveals How He Likes To Identify Players Who Want To Win, Hate To Lose

Jul 21, 2015 8:03 PM

Bob Myers of the Golden State Warriors talked about part of his player evaluation process to Zach Lowe of Grantland.

Myers focuses on the last six minutes of close games and watches for specific sorts of non-shooting plays.

“I’m looking for guys who make winning defensive plays,” said Myers. “Do they take charges? Do they win 50-50 balls? We want to find players that don’t just want to win, but really hate to lose. Like, if we’re playing Monopoly, and I land on Park Place before you, do you just say, ‘Life goes on, I’m getting a beer’? Or do you get really pissed?”

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Justin Holiday Signs Multi-Year Deal With Hawks

Jul 9, 2015 7:39 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Justin Holiday to a multi-year contract.

“Justin's abilities on both ends of the court excited us as we looked to add depth on the wing,” Mike Budenholzer said. “His combination of length and versatility with a great work ethic give him a chance to be a solid contributor on the court, and his experience on a championship team this past season and his high-character will be great positives for our locker room.”

A two-year NBA veteran, Holiday played in 59 games (four starting assignments) last season for the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, averaging 4.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 11.1 minutes. He also saw action in five postseason contests.

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Tags: Justin Holiday, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Marcus Thompson, Adam Lauridsen On The Warriors

Jul 8, 2015 12:35 PM

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group (@ThompsonScribe) and Adam Lauridsen of the San Jose Mercury News' Fast Break Blog (@gswfastbreak) about the significance of the Golden State Warriors' championship.

The three discuss the role of basketball and the Warriors in the Bay Area, Golden State's path to the title and whether the championship redefines success for the next few seasons.

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You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.


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Tags: Golden State Warriors, NBA, RealGM Radio

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David West Took $4M Less Wizards' Offer, $2M Less Than Warriors

Jul 7, 2015 4:36 PM

David West decided to sign with the San Antonio Spurs for the veteran's minimum.

The offer was approximately $4 million less than what the Washington Wizards offered and $2 million less than the Golden State Warriors.

West sacrificed $11 million in declining his option with the Indiana Pacers to sign with the Spurs.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: David West, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Trade David Lee To Celtics For Gerald Wallace

Jul 7, 2015 2:50 PM

The Golden State Warriors have traded David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace. No other components are included in the trade.

The Warriors can use the stretch provision on Wallace, whereas they couldn't on Lee since his contract came during the NBA's previous CBA. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports the Warriors plan on keeping Wallace.

Lee was also on a larger contract than Wallace worth $5 million more.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: David Lee, Gerald Wallace, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Leandro Barbosa Agrees To Re-Sign With Warriors On One-Year, $2.5M Deal

Jul 6, 2015 7:03 PM

Leandro Barbosa has agreed upon a one-year, $2.5 million deal to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors.

Barbosa became a key player in the backcourt off the bench for the Warriors in his first season with the team.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: Leandro Barbosa, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks, Lakers Interested In Trading For David Lee

Jul 2, 2015 2:06 PM

The New York Knicks have had discussions about trading for the contract of David Lee.

The Knicks are first exploring their options in free agency, but could deal for Lee if cap space remains.

The Golden State Warriors need to unload Lee's contract to save on the luxury tax and will have to attach assets for the trade.

Lee's contract expires after the 15-16 season.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne also reports the Los Angeles Lakers will have interest in trading for Lee if they are unable to sign their top free agent targets. The Lakers acquired an additional first round pick in 2015 for taking on the contract of Jeremy Lin.

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Tags: David Lee, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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David West Interested In Spurs, Warriors
David West would have to take a veteran's minimum deal to play with the Warriors and would likely take a significant pay cut to play for the Spurs.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Draymond Green, Warriors Agree Upon Five-Year, $82M Deal
Draymond Green was a second round pick in 2012 and has since emerged as one of the NBA's best two-way power forwards.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Draymond Green Breaks Off Contract Talks With Warriors
Draymond Green is now open to meetings with other franchises immediately.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Marco Belinelli To Receive Interest From Warriors, Hornets
Marco Belinelli was drafted by the Warriors in 2007.

Marc J. Spears, Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Stephen Curry Passes LeBron As NBA's Most Popular Jersey
LeBron James, who held the top spot at the end of the regular season, dropped to second.

Antonio Gonzalez/AP

Warriors Exercise $3.8M Option On Marreese Speights
Marreese Speights played minutes at both power forward and center this past season for the Warriors.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Draymond Green Open To Face-To-Face Visits; Pistons, Rockets, Hawks Expected To Show Interest
Draymond Green said he would do his due diligence with all suitors when free agency arrives Wednesday.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Warriors Won't Trade Two First Rounders To Unload David Lee
David Lee is due $15.5 million in the final season of his contract in 15-16.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

NBA Issued Memo On No Longer Giving 'We'll Match Any Offer' Comment On RFAs
Agents Rich Paul and Mark Termini of Klutch Sports urged the NBPA to challenge the way teams have historically dropped loud hints about their matching plans

Marc Stein/ESPN

Dunc'd On Basketball Pod: June 19th (Offseason Previews: Warriors, Bulls, Grizzlies)
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux recap the day's NBA news and preview the offseason ahead for the Warriors, Bulls and Grizzlies.

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Curry, Green Become First Members Of +1,000 Club
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green became the first players to have a plus/minus over 1,000 for a single season since the NBA began counting the stat in 1997.

Tom Haberstroh/ESPN

Don Nelson: Draymond Green Made Playing Small Possible For Warriors
Don Nelson is skeptical that the Warriors' smallball strategy will create a league-wide shift since it takes a certain collection of players.

Jon Wilner/San Jose Mercury News

2015 NBA Finals Becomes Most Watched Since Jordan's Bulls In 1998
The six-game series averaged nearly 20 million viewers.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

David Lee, Warriors To Work Together On Finding Trade Partner
The Warriors are facing a massive luxury tax bill if they don't trade away David Lee.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Warriors Had +8.2 Eff. Differential In Playoffs, Best Defense Since 2004 Pistons
The Warriors finished the 2015 NBA Playoffs with an efficiency differential of +8.2, scoring 108.7 points per 100 possessions while allowing 100.5.

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Warriors Win 2015 NBA Finals
Stephen Curry and the Warriors have won their first Finals since 1975.

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Advanced Stats Of The NBA Finals After Games 1-5

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Stephen Curry Treated For Dehydration Following Game 5
After his postgame news conference, Stephen Curry appeared to be in discomfort.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Lacob: We Had Confidence David Lee Could Contribute Again
David Lee was mentioned in trade rumors at the deadline as he had fallen out of the Warriors' rotation and is eating a large share of their cap.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Some Cavs Believe David Blatt Needs To Deepen Rotation
David Blatt only played seven players in Game 4 before clearing the bench in the fourth quarter when the game became a blowout for the Warriors.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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