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Warriors Frustrated By Andrew Bogut, Could Look For Trade

Jun 29, 2016 6:09 PM

The Golden State Warriors have grown frustrated with Andrew Bogut and is the player they would like to move if they are able to agree upon terms with Kevin Durant.

The Warriors drafted Damian Jones, a center out of Vanderbilt, which was a pointed message to Festus Ezeli ahead of his restricted free agency and also has an indication of how they feel about Bogut.

Steve Kerr is committed to having a versatile lineup with the ability to play both big and small, but they've grown frustrated by Bogut's unreliability. 

The Warriors apparently were displeased with much of Bogut’s postseason work prior to the injury he suffered in The Finals.

The Warriors would likely choose Ezeli over Bogut as the player they would prefer to keep.

Bogut is entering the final season of his contract with a base salary of $11.03 million.

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Tags: Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors' Players Have Been Recruiting Kevin Durant All Season

Jun 29, 2016 1:33 PM

The Golden State Warriors' front office has long been planning to pursue Kevin Durant and several of their players reached out to him throughout the season.

"Here's the thing that's interesting about Golden State: their players have been recruiting Kevin Durant all year," said Wojnarowski. "It goes back to earlier in the season when the Thunder were struggling. I don't know that Golden State saw them as a peer or as a threat. They weren't playing great. They were in that mid-range in the west.

"Kevin Durant was hearing from guys on the Warriors about 'hey, you can help take the pressure off Steph Curry. We need you.'

"This was when they were running off win after win after win. They had him on their mind. It appealed to him.

"It's text messages, it's a lot of that. But the communication with some of the players of Golden State and Kevin, that's not just starting now."

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Interested In Harrison Barnes, Hassan Whiteside, Al Horford

Jun 28, 2016 8:15 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers' top priority in free agency is Kevin Durant but they are also interested in Harrison Barnes, Hassan Whiteside and Al Horford.

The Lakers have enough cap space to sign multiple max contract players.

Los Angeles also hired Luke Walton as head coach and they feel he and their young players make for an attractive situation to prospective free agents as they try to turnaround after multiple seasons of a rebuild.

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Tags: Harrison Barnes, Hassan Whiteside, Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Interested In Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, David West, Timofey Mozgov

Jun 28, 2016 6:07 PM

If the Golden State Warriors are unable to sign Kevin Durant in free agency, their plan is to retain Harrison Barnes and try to sign a proven big man as well.

Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, David West and Timofey Mozgov are all possible targets for the Warriors.

Golden State would also like to retain Festus Ezeli.

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Tags: Timofey Mozgov, Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol, David West, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Won't Release Shaun Livingston

Jun 28, 2016 6:02 PM

The Golden State Warriors will keep Shaun Livingston on their books for next season.

The Warriors could have saved $2.7 million by releasing Livingston before July 1st, but his $5.7 million is now fully guaranteed. 

"I would love to be back with Warriors next year and feel there is something special cultivating with the organization," Livingston said via text message. "The time spent there has allowed me the platform to see the ingredients of winning and the importance of culture.

"With KD, the ball is in his court and it should be. He's earned this right and he has to make the best decision for him and his family."

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Tags: Shaun Livingston, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers Have Serious Interest In Signing Harrison Barnes

Jun 28, 2016 4:27 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have serious interest in signing Harrison Barnes when free agency opens.

Barnes will be a restricted free agent, giving the Golden State Warriors matching rights.

Barnes would prefer to re-sign with the Warriors by all accounts though they're exploring other options including Kevin Durant.

The 76ers could pair Barnes with Ben Simmons at the forward positions.

Barnes rejected a four-year, $64 million extension offer from the Warriors last fall.

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Warriors Offer Top Assistant Job To Mike Brown

Jun 27, 2016 12:18 PM

The Golden State Warriors have offered their top assistant job to Mike Brown. The Warriors need a new top assistant after the departure of Luke Walton.

Terms of the deal are still being worked out.

Brown has twice been head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers with a stint as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in-between.

Brown has remained close to his NBA mentor, San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, and spent a considerable amount of time around the Spurs’ organization during the 2015-16 season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Lakers, Warriors, Heat, Knicks, Magic, Clippers Interested In DeMar DeRozan

Jun 27, 2016 12:09 PM

DeMar DeRozan would prefer to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors in free agency, but he'll have a number of other opportunities available should they be unable to quickly agree upon a contract.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic also have interest in DeRozan.

The Raptors can offer DeRozan an extra season and as much as a five-year, $153 million contract.

DeRozan has been an All-Star in each of the past two seasons and will play for the United States in this summer's Olympics.

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Tags: DeMar DeRozan, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Some Teams View Kevin Durant Meetings As Chance To Lay 2017 Groundwork

Jun 27, 2016 11:17 AM

Kevin Durant is expected to ultimately re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder on a one-plus-one contract and become a free agent again in 2017.

Teams meeting with Durant feel like they're laying the groundwork for his 2017 offseason as they anticipate that probable outcome.

The Thunder nearly reached The Finals in 2016 and the ability for Durant to re-sign on a short-term deal and then take a longer view when Russell Westbrook is also a free agent is appealing.

Even if Durant left the Thunder in free agency this summer, he would look for a one-plus-one contract in order to maximize his salary.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical (via Adam Kaufman/CBS Sports)

Tags: Kevin Durant, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics, Clippers, Heat, Warriors, Spurs, Thunder Get Meetings With Kevin Durant

Jun 25, 2016 11:13 AM

Represenatives of Kevin Durant at Roc Nation are working to solidify invitations with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Durant is expected to take the meetings in New York but teams are still awaiting a decision on the final location.

The Thunder remain the frontrunners to re-sign Durant on a one-plus-one contract, according to sources.

But sources say the Warriors, more than than any other rival team, have Durant's attention.

The Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards could still capture meetings with Durant but are currently outside the process.

Durant will leave for a publicity tour in the Far East on July 9th and a decision is expected before he departs.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Harrison Barnes Accepts USA Invite For Olympics
Harrison Barnes joins Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Draymond Green at forward.

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Warriors Believe Kevin Durant Odds 'Enhanced Significantly' Losing To Cavs In Finals
The Warriors will meet with Kevin Durant at the start of free agency.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Thunder, Warriors, Spurs Granted Meetings With Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant will meet with at least three teams when free agency begins on July 1.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Golden State Would Like To Sign Small Forward Into Core As Plan B
Nicolas Batum is likely a better fit than Harrison Barnes but his maximum salary will begin at $28 million compared to $23.5 million.

Marcus Thompson/San Jose Mercury News

Warriors Interested In Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Hassan Whiteside
The Warriors believe they can't thrive without a center who attacks the rim and scores inside.

Marcus Thompson/San Jose Mercury News

Warriors Buy 38th Pick From Bucks For $2.4 Million, Select Pat McCaw
The Warriors used the selection to pick Pat McCaw out of UNLV.

Shams Charania, Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Durant Likes Warriors' Silicon Valley Connections, 'Sees Advantages Beyond Basketball'
Kevin Durant likes the Warriors' "deep connections to Silicon Valley" and "sees advantages beyond basketball."

Adam Lauridsen/San Jose Mercury News

Kevin Durant To Take Free Agency Meetings In Los Angeles
Kevin Durant has decided to hear free agent proposals in Los Angeles where he owns a home in the offseason.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Joe Lacob: We Drove Idea Of Small Ball, We're On To The Next Idea
Joe Lacob said the Warriors lead trends and then look for the next, which is similar to Silicon Valley businesses.

Jennifer Elias/Silicon Valley Business Journal

Dunc'd On: Warriors, Cavs Offseasons, News
After losing in the NBA Finals, what will the Golden State Warriors do this offseason? Then (38:00), the Cleveland Cavaliers' offseason.

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Warriors' Top Target In Offseason Remains Kevin Durant
The most likely scenario is for Kevin Durant to sign a one-plus-one contract with the Thunder to return to free agency in 2017.

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Warriors Have Interest In Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki turned 38 this month and has said he would be weary of staying with the Mavericks in a rebuilding process.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Cavaliers Win 2016 NBA Finals
The Cavaliers won Game 7 by a final of 93-89 with Kyrie Irving hitting a go-ahead three-pointer against Stephen Curry with 0:53 remaining in the game.

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Crawford, Callahan, McCutchen Assigned To Work Game 7
Danny Crawford, Mike Callahan and Monty McCutchen are the three referees assigned to work Game 7 of The Finals.

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Stephen Curry: I Need To Play My Best Game Of Year, If Not My Career
Stephen Curry is averaging 23.5 points on 17.5 shots per game in the series, but he has more turnovers than assists.

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Andre Iguodala Plans To Play In Game 7 Despite Back Issue
Andre Iguodala said the injury resulted from a long flight and heavy workload during the playoffs.

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Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr Each Fined $25,000
Stephen Curry threw his mouthpiece upon getting called for his sixth foul, which hit a fan sitting courtside in the shoulder.

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Steve Kerr Call 3 Of 6 Curry Fouls 'Absolutely Ridiculous'
Steve Kerr was asked about whether his team lost their composure but he immediately shifted the attention to the refereeing.

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Ayesha Curry Deletes Tweet Suggesting Series 'Absolutely Rigged For Money'
Ayesha Curry's profile has grown along with her husband's over the past two seasons.

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Stephen Curry Hits Son Of Cavs' Minority Owner With Mouthpiece
Stephen Curry's mouthpiece hit Andrew Forbes, son of Cavaliers' minority owner Nate Forbes, on the shoulder.

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