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Warriors Waive Craft, Kapono, Kilpatrick, McAdoo, Watt

The Golden State Warriors have waived guard Aaron Craft, guard/forward Jason Kapono, guard Sean Kilpatrick, forward James Michael McAdoo and forward Mitchell Watt.

The Warriors roster now stands at 15 players.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Sean Kilpatrick Signs With Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract.

Kilpatrick, 24, earned First Team All-America honors as a senior at the University of Cincinnati in 2013-14, posting an American Athletic Conference-best 20.6 points per contest to go with 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.41 steals in 34 games.

The Warriors roster currently stands at 20 players.

Via RealGM Staff Report

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

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

Via RealGM Staff Report

Klay Thompson Prefers Security Of Extension Over Waiting For Cap Rise In 2016

Instead of signing a contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson could sign a one-year deal next offseason and become an available free agent in 2016.

The NBA's salary cap is expected to rise in 2016. Still, Thompson prefer the security of a new deal now instead of waiting for a potential cap rise.

"It really is tempting to do all that," Thompson said. "But I'd rather have the security right now, you know?

"I'm confident. I think both sides know I want to stay with this organization. I really love the Bay, I love the organization, the front office, my teammates. I'm confident we can get it done."

Stephen Curry understands he could have signed a more lucrative contract than the four-year, $44 million deal in 2012, but Thompson's backcourt mate seems more content on cashing in with the Warriors and continuing to develop as a team.

"We've got a good thing going," Curry said. "For us to hopefully have some long-term security for us to be together and knowing that we can focus on trying to build something truly special, championship-caliber, we feel very capable of that. So we'll see."

Via J.A. Adande/ESPN

Warriors, Klay Thompson Apart By $2-3M Per Year In Extension Talks

The Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson are between $2 million and 3 million per year apart in discussions for a contract extension, according to sources.

Thompson is seeking a maximum salary contract -- or close to it -- while the Warriors are hovering around a deal of $13 million per year.

The Warriors have until Oct. 31 to extend Thompson.

Thompson was involved in trade speculation with Kevin Love in the offseason.

Via Monte Poole/Comcast SportsNet

Warriors Trade Seth Curry's D-League Rights To Erie BayHawks

The Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League have acquired the rights of guard Seth Curry in a trade with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Curry signed a training camp deal with the Orlando Magic in the offseason.

In exchange for Curry’s rights, Erie will provide Santa Cruz a first round pick in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft and the rights to guard Scott Suggs.

Curry, younger brother of NBA star Stephen Curry, played three years at Duke University and went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kerr Remains Concerned About Warriors' Turnover Problem

Steve Kerr said Monday that he has yet to see much progress being made in training camp to shore the Golden State Warriors' turnover problem.

"We fling the ball around, and that's a problem," Kerr said. "I thought coming into this season, it's probably the biggest change we could make as a team was making the easy play, making the simple play, taking care of the ball. That'll only help our defense, and it should give us better rhythm offensively, but it takes a ton of work.

 

"We do fundamental stuff, passing drills every single day, and I would say to this point, very little improvement in that area. I mean, we're just flinging the ball around and turning it over, and our guys are going to have to make that adjustment. Otherwise, we're still going to be doing the same old thing and playing some great games and some poor ones and not taking that next step."

The Warriors last season averaged 15.2 turnovers per game and watched that number rise to 17.3 in the playoffs against the Clippers.

Andrew Bogut agreed with Kerr that the team has been flinging passes around, calling them "bad habits."

"We have to harp on it because it is something that can be deadly if we continue that trend, but not to overreact," Stephen Curry said. "We want to still be able to be aggressive and make plays and have that freedom out there, but we know what 17 and 18 turnovers a game gets you in the tough situations. Throughout the course of an 82-game season you might get away with it here or there, but that's the difference between a couple, four, five wins, and we understand that."

Via Diamond Leung/Bay Area News Group

Warriors Expect Harrison Barnes To Benefit From New Offense

Harrison Barnes dedicated his offseason work to simplifying his game at the request of Steve Kerr.

Barnes suffered a setback in his second season with the Golden State Warriors while playing mostly off the bench for Mark Jackson, who unsuccessfully ran isolation plays through a young forward unaccustomed to playing alongside subs.

"Those days at least for me, those are going to be put on hold for quite a while," Barnes said Friday of playing isolation basketball.

"It's just changing my game and just understanding where I'm going to get my shots now. I'm not going to be iso'd (isolated) on the post, iso'd on the elbow. It's going to be moving, cutting, some spot-up shots, that kind of stuff."

Barnes shot 40 percent from the floor last season.

"Part of what we're trying to talk to him about is just move the ball on, don't play in a crowd," Kerr said. "If you feel an extra defender, just move the ball on and pass. And if you can do that and get the ball moving two or three times, you're more likely to have an open shot. But you have to trust the offense and trust your teammates."

Via Diamond Leung/Mercury News

Jason Kapono Agrees To Camp Deal With Warriors

Jason Kapono has agreed to a training camp deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to sources.

Kapono last played in the 2011-12 season for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Warriors Flush Plans For Arena Resembling Toilet Bowl

The Golden State Warriors have abandoned plans for an arena that resembled a giant toilet bowl.

"This was presented at the meeting as very much a work in progress so that we could put the size of the building in context," Warriors spokesman P.J. Johnston told ESPN.com. "In the next few months, we will continue to show much more and the arena design will continue to be refined."

 

The proposed 18,000-seat arena, which is scheduled to open in 2018, will sit on land eight miles west of the Warriors' current arena in Oakland, in an area of San Francisco known as Mission Bay.

"This was clearly a reminder of the speed and fury of the Internet," Johnston said. "This story spread like wildfire and became part of the news cycle. In the end, we will build a great home for the Warriors in an incredible location and we will meet the expectations of our fans."

Via Darren Rovell/ESPN

Golden State Warriors Archives

Warriors Unclear On Jermaine O'Neal After Gauging Interest

Bob Myers recently talked to Jermaine O'Neal about his playing future but did not get a sense for the veteran center's standing.

Warriors Want To Sign Klay Thompson To Extension

Bob Myers preferred to keep the backcourt of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry intact.

RealGM Radio: On The Pacific Division With Winter And Partnow

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

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

Klay Thompson preferred to stay with the Warriors.

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

Klay Thompson and the Warriors have until Oct. 31 to reach a new contract extension.

Leandro Barbosa Officially Signs With Warriors

The Warriors signed Leandro Barbosa to a contract on Wednesday.

Jerry West, Warriors Agree Upon Two-Year Extension

Jerry West recently told associates he was considering retring for good.

Warriors Sign Justin Holiday

The Warriors have signed Justin Holiday.

Bob Myers Signs Three-Year Extension With Warriors

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

Warriors Sign Mitchell Watt To Camp Deal

The Warriors have signed Mitchell Watt for training camp.

James McAdoo Signs One-Year Deal With Warriors

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

Leandro Barbosa Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors

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

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.
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