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Speights: We Knew Wizards Would Argue, Quit If We Turned Up Defense

Mar 24, 2015 12:22 PM

Marreese Speights said he knew the Washington Wizards would falter in Monday's game if the Golden State Warriors elevated their defense.

"We just turned up a little," Speights said. "We knew if we hit them, if we got a couple stops they would start arguing with each other and quit. We went out there with a good mindset in the second half and we did it.”

The Wizards lost 107-76 and were outscored 29-8 in the third quarter.

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Tags: Marreese Speights, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Rank 4th All-Time In Point Differential During Three-Point Era

Mar 23, 2015 2:26 PM

The Golden State Warriors currently have the fourth point differential since the NBA introduced the three-point line.

The top-6 teams in point differential before the current season have all gone on to win the NBA championship.

The 12-13 Oklahoma City Thunder rank eighth in point differential and made the Western Conference Semifinals despite losing Russell Westbrook in the first round. 

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

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Klay Thompson Out 7-10 Days With Ankle Sprain

Mar 17, 2015 4:01 PM

Klay Thompson will miss one week to 10 days for the Golden State Warriors with a right ankle sprain.

Thompson will miss Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

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Warriors Rest Curry, Thompson, Bogut, Iguodala Against Nuggets

Mar 13, 2015 2:12 PM

The Golden State Warriors will rest Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala in their game on Friday against the Denver Nuggets.

Steve Kerr will start Shaun Livingston, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green and David Lee.

Marreese Speights is out for the game due to a suspension.

The Warriors have a seven-game lead for the top seed in the Western Conference.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

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Marreese Speights Suspended One Game For Reckless Driving

Mar 13, 2015 1:12 PM

Marreese Speights has been suspended one game by the NBA for reckless driving.

Speights recently pled no contest on the charge, which occurred in August.

David Lee has been out of the Golden State Warriors' rotation of late and presumably will take Speights' place during the suspension.

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David Lee: I Couldn't Take Reduced Role If We Weren't Winning

Mar 10, 2015 8:41 PM

David Lee is the highest paid player on the Golden State Warriors and is signed through the 15-16 season, but he's become an auxiliary option this season.

Draymond Green supplanted Lee as the starting power forward and Lee also splits time with Marreese Speights.

Lee had his second DNP-CD in three games on Monday.

"We're winning and we're having fun," Lee said. "It's hard at times. I couldn't do this if we weren't winning. But we are. I'm not going to put myself ahead of that."

"I communicate with all my players, all the time," Steve Kerr said. "And every player is different. Every situation is different. This is a really tricky one.

"David's a great player. He's been an All-Star. He's still in his prime," he went on. "What's been tricky is that we’ve developed a formula while he was out that has been very effective for us. And you compound that with the fact that the whole league is going small at the 4-position and every night you're playing a 3-point shooter at the 4 spot. We've adapted to that. We've adapted to our early-season lineups. Draymond has obviously grabbed that position. So it's tricky."


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Tags: David Lee, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Dahntay Jones Fined $10K By NBA For Bumping Draymond Green In Postgame Interview

Mar 9, 2015 6:27 PM

Dahntay Jones was fined $10,000 for bumping Draymond Green in the nationally televised postgame interview on Sunday, the NBA announced.

The incident occurred after the Golden State Warriors' home win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Warriors Move On From JaVale McGee Interest

Mar 9, 2015 8:28 AM

The Golden State Warriors continue to have little interest in JaVale McGee, according to a source.

The Warriors entertained a possible deal with McGee, but have reportedly moved on.

MeGee remains a free agent after nearly signing with the Boston Celtics.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

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Jazz Discussed David Lee Trade With Warriors At Deadline

Mar 6, 2015 11:07 AM

The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors reportedly had serious discussions at the deadline on a trade involving David Lee.

The Warriors are considering moving the final year of Lee's contract due to cap concerns and his reduced role following the emergence of Draymond Green.

The Warriors and Jazz agreed upon a cap saving trade in 2013 when Utah took on the contracts of Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush.

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Kerr Believes Curry Deserves MVP, Won't Promote Him For Award

Mar 5, 2015 9:05 PM

Steve Kerr would like Stephen Curry to win MVP this season, but he will not begin promoting him for the award.

"I care. I'd like for Steph to win the MVP, and I think he deserves it," Kerr said Thursday after practice.

"I don't think it's our job to promote it," and drew a distinction between the Warriors' approach and that of the Houston Rockets, who are heavily supporting James Harden's campaign.

"We're trying to win games. We've got a lot of work to do," Kerr said Thursday. "So, if Daryl Morey wants to run his own one-man campaign for James Harden, he can do that. That's fine. But we're focused on other stuff."

 

Curry and Harden are the two most likely MVP award recipients, according to the Bovada Sportsbook. Curry's odds are listed at 1-2, and Harden's are at 1-3. 

 

"[Harden has] generated more wins than any player in the league by a huge margin," Morey told ESPN.com's Tom Haberstroh last weekend during the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

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Warriors, Mavs, Raptors, Spurs, Heat, Bulls Interested In JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee and the Celtics were unable to close a deal on a contract on Thursday.

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Draymond Green: This Team Will Probably Never Be Together Again
The Warriors have the best record in the NBA and Draymond Green is enjoying the ride as much as possible.

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Stephen Curry Wants To Play Into Late 30s
Stephen Curry is not currently interested in the day-to-day commitment of coaching when he retires.

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Festus Ezeli Suspended One Game By NBA For Altercation With Tyler Hansbrough
Festus Ezeli was suspended one game without pay for initiating an altercation with Tyler Hansbrough by grabbing his throat.

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Cavs, Warriors Feature Best Two Five-Man Units In NBA
The Cavaliers' five-man unit of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov and J.R. Smith has been the best in the NBA in terms of net rating at +25.9.

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Stephen Curry Sits With Ankle Injury
Stephen Curry had a string of ankle injuries early in his career, but has remained remarkably healthy since signing a contract extension in 2012.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

James Michael McAdoo Signed By Warriors For Remainder Of Season
James Michael McAdoo has appeared in four games with Golden State this season, averaging 3.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.0 minutes.

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Warriors Could Explore Trading David Lee Before Deadline
The Warriors will almost certainly find themselves paying the luxury tax next season unless they unload David Lee's $15 million salary.

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Draymond Green Interested In Pursuing Offer Sheet With Pistons
Draymond Green has interest in pursuing an offer sheet this summer as a restricted free agent with the Pistons.

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Warriors, Cavs Favored By Oddsmakers To Win 2015 Title
The Warriors are 12-5 favorites, followed by the Cavaliers at 3-1.

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Myers: Warriors' Decision To Extend Stephen Curry Was Difficult
Stephen Curry has one of the NBA's most team-friendly contracts, but his four-year, $44 million deal in 2012 was a hard decision at the time for the Warriors.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Klay Thompson Signs Shoe Deal With Anta
Klay Thompson was previously wearing Nike shoes.

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Warriors Feared Stephen Curry Might Need Ankle Reconstruction In 2012
Stephen Curry was plagued by chronic ankle injuries during his first few seasons in the NBA.

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Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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Kerr To Start Klay Thompson, James Harden For ASG
Steve Kerr will start Klay Thompson and James Harden for the injured Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant.

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Kerr Credits D'Antoni, Popovich, Spoelstra For Improving NBA Offenses
Steve Kerr points to the way Mike D'Antoni shook up the way rosters were constructed after first making a name for himself in Europe, by “playing smaller guys at the 4."

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Mike Budenholzer, Steve Kerr Named NBA Coaches Of Month For January
Mike Budenholzer guided the Hawks to a 17-0 record in January while Steve Kerr's Warriors went 12-3.

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Warriors Prepared To Pay Luxury Tax Next Season
Joe Lacob expects the luxury tax to be an issue for likely just one season.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

James Michael McAdoo To Sign Second 10-Day Contract With Warriors
James Michael McAdoo has reached agreement to sign a second 10-day contract with the Warriors on Monday, a league source told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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James Michael McAdoo Returning To D-League
James Michael McAdoo has averaged 4.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 6.5 minutes over three games with the Warriors.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News