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RealGM Radio: On The Pacific Division With Winter And Partnow

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) goes in-depth on the Pacific Division with Jack Winter of Dime Magazine (@ArmstrongWinter) and Seth Partnow of Hoop365, Clipperblog, and the Hardwood Paroxysm Basketball Network (@SethPartnow). 

The three review the summer moves for all five teams including the ownership change for the Los Angeles Clippers and new coaches for the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

In addition, they preview the season ahead including ranking the franchises, predicting the number of playoff teams, and selecting breakout players. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Thompson 'Super Excited' Warriors Didn't Trade Him For Love

Klay Thompson was involved in trade speculation with the Minnesota Timberwovles and Kevin Love, but preferred to stay with the Golden State Warriors.

"I'm super excited to be back," Thompson said. "I love the Bay Area. I love the Warriors, the fans. I just love our team.

"I wasn't really pissed. I was more just worried about being traded, just because I'm so comfortable in the Bay. I think that's natural for anybody (to not want to) just get up and move. I mean it wouldn't have been the end of the world, but it's a business, and I'm still playing ball for a living.

"I was more happy when they showed faith in me that they didn't want to budge and trade me for a guy (in Love) who's a multiple all-NBA guy and a proven All-Star. I thought that was really cool that the Warriors believed in my potential."

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Klay Thompson Prefers To Avoid Becoming Free Agent In 2015, Seeks Max Deal

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors have until Oct. 31 to reach a new contract extension. Faliure to reach a deal would lead to Thompson becoming a restricted free agent in 2015, a scenario he and his agent prefer to avoid.

Bill Duffy is widely known to be demanding a maximum deal for Thompson and sees the shooting guard as the best two-guard in the NBA.

"I don't want (Los Angeles Lakers star) Kobe Bryant to go crazy, but there's some uncertainty as to who he is right now (because of injuries that limited him to six games last season)," Duffy said. "But I think Klay Thompson right now is the top two-way, two-guard in basketball. I think when you look at his body of work, when you look at what he accomplished guarding point guards on a regular basis (last season), I think it's pretty clear."

Thompson last season posted career highs in points (18.4 per game), field-goal percentage (44.4%) and three-point percentage (41.7%), and he typically guarded the opposing team's best perimeter player. Thompson followed the NBA season by averaging 12.7 points per game for Team USA.

Joe Lacob did not discuss a possible extension for Thompson but made it clear that he is seen as a major priority.

"We love Klay," Lacob said in an e-mail. "He is clearly an integral part of our team and our future. I remember sitting courtside at Stanford Pac-12 games watching Klay at (Washington State) for three years. I thought he could be a prototype big shooting guard in the NBA and we targeted him in the draft and were ecstatic to be able to draft him at (No.) 11 in the first round.

"We traded an excellent guard freeing up a starting spot for him and, as is known, despite many requests from other teams over the last few years, we have continued to bet on his continued development. We are very proud that he is a Warrior and also of his major contribution on this year's USA Basketball team. We are looking forward to a great year for Klay, the Splash Brothers and the Warriors."

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Leandro Barbosa Officially Signs With Warriors

The Golden State Warriors signed Leandro Barbosa to a contract on Wednesday.

Barbosa, 31, appeared in 20 games with the Phoenix Suns last season, averaging 7.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 18.4 minutes per contest.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jerry West, Warriors Agree Upon Two-Year Extension

Jerry West and the Golden State Warriors have agreed upon a two-year extension through the 16-17 season.

West had one year remaining on his original deal with the team and this new deal will be tacked on, for a total of a three-year commitment from this point.

West recently told associates he was considering retring for good.

According to multiple sources, West, along with coach Steve Kerr, was a leading voice in the team's decision this summer not to put Klay Thompson into any trade offer for Kevin Love.

Via Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Warriors Sign Justin Holiday

The Golden State Warriors have signed Justin Holiday.

Holiday played for the Warriors at the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, starting all five games and averaging a team-high 14.8 points to go with 5.0 rebounds in 22.8 minutes.

Holiday, 25, played professionally last season in Hungary, where he posted averages of 12.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 50 games with Szolnok. The 6’6” guard has previous NBA experience with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2012-13, appearing in nine contests and averaging 4.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15.8 minutes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Bob Myers Signs Three-Year Extension With Warriors

Bob Myers has agreed to a three-year extension with the Golden State Warriors that will run through the 17-18 season.

Myers, whose deal was due to expire at the end of the coming season, has been the team's G.M. since April 2012.

With Myers and Kerr locked up long-term, the Warriors also are believed to be discussing an extension with executive board member Jerry West, whose contract is due to expire next summer.

Via Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Warriors Sign Mitchell Watt To Camp Deal

The Golden State Warriors have signed Mitchell Watt for training camp.

Watt, 24, has played professionally the last two seasons in Israel, averaging 13.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 blocks in 34 games last season with Ironi Nes Ziona.

Watts played for the Warriors in the NBA Summer League in Juky.

Via RealGM Staff Report

James McAdoo Signs One-Year Deal With Warriors

James Michael McAdoo has signed a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors, according to his agent Jim Tanner.

McAdoo averaged 9 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Warriors in the NBA Summer League.

McAdoo went undrafted after three seasons at North Carolina.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Leandro Barbosa Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors

Leandro Barbosa has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors for the veteran minimum.

Barbosa played 20 games last season with the Phoenix Suns.

Barbosa received initial interest from the MIami Heat as well.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Golden State Warriors Archives

Jonnie West Named Santa Cruz Associate GM

The Warriors have promoted Jonnie West to associate general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Stephen Curry Has Had Thoughts About Playing For Hometown Hornets

Stephen Curry is in the middle of a four-year contract with the Warriors.

Nemanja Nedovic Didn't Fracture Foot, Hopes To Play In World Cup

Nemanja Nedovic did not suffer a fractured foot and he hopes to play for Serbia in the World Cup of Basketball.

Kerr Prepared To Move Forward With Current Warriors' Roster

Steve Kerr admitted he did not have a reaction to the reported Kevin Love trade to the Cavaliers.

Aaron Craft Signs One-Year, Partially Guaranteed Deal With Warriors

Aaron Craft signed a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Warriors.

Marreese Speights Arrested For Alleged DUI In Tampa

Marreese Speights was booked and later released on $500 bond.

Ognjen Kuzmic Has Stress Fracture, Out For World Cup

Ognjen Kuzmic has a stress reaction in his left leg and will be sidelined for about four weeks.

Timberwolves Expect To Execute Kevin Love Deal By Aug. 23-24

The Timberwolves expect to trade Kevin Love by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.

Warriors Waive Hilton Armstrong

Hilton Armstrong was previously waived by the Warriors in December and later re-signed following a stint in the D-League.

Wolves Narrow Kevin Love Trade Talks Down To Cavaliers

The Wolves are currently engaged in serious Kevin Love talks with only the Cavaliers.

Klay Thompson Expects To Remain With Warriors

The Warriors have engaged the Wolves in Kevin Love trade talks, but have excluded Thompson from the talks.

Cavaliers Remain In Lead For Kevin Love

Wolves' owner Glen Taylor is now believed to prefer Andrew Wiggins over Klay Thompson.

Bulls Enter Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Bulls shelved their interest in Love while pursuing Carmelo Anthony.

Brandon Rush Agrees To Deal With Warriors

Brandon Rush will hold a player option for the second season of the deal.

Warriors, Wolves Continue Kevin Love Talks With Thompson Serving As Impasse

Glen Taylor and Joe Lacob have maintained a level of dialogue and a deal would be done by now if the Warriors relented on including Klay Thompson, which has been at the behest of Steve Kerr.

Baron Davis Ready For NBA Return, Interested In Joining Clippers Or Warriors

Baron Davis suffered a torn ACL and MCL in the 2012 NBA Playoffs while with the Knicks.

Warriors Considered Trading For Brandon Bass With TPE

The Warriors acquired the TPE last season in their trade with the Jazz.

Warriors Still Not Willing To Include Thompson For Love

The Warriors are withholding Klay Thompson from their trade offer for Kevin Love, instead offering David Lee and Harrison Barnes.

Jarron Collins Hired By Warriors As Assistant Coach

Jarron Collins was a scout for the Clippers last season.

Warriors Reach Three-Year, $16M Deal With Shaun Livingston

Shaun Livingston had an outstanding season with the Nets and gives the Warriors a versatile backcourt player with good size.
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