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Stephen Curry, Draymond Green To Sit Final Game Of First Half

Mar 4, 2021 5:33 PM

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green will skip the final first half game with the Golden State Warriors when they play the Phoenix Suns.

Curry is scheduled to play in Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta. Curry has missed one previous game this season.

The Warriors also played on Wednesday evening, losing to the Portland Trial Blazers.

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76ers, Heat, Warriors, Bucks, Celtics Interested In Nemanja Bjelica

Mar 4, 2021 11:06 AM

Nemanja Bjelica fell out of the Sacramento Kings' rotation but has since returned. Bjelica's future with the Kings, however, remains uncertain as there are a number of teams interested in trading for him.

The Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics have interest in Bjelica.

Bjelica is on an expiring contract.

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Kelly Oubre Sprains Left Wrist, Could Miss Thursday Game

Mar 4, 2021 1:17 AM

Kelly Oubre missed the Golden State Warriors' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night due to a sprained left wrist.

Oubre suffered the injury while dunking in practice.

"We scrimmaged [Tuesday] and he went in for a dunk and he had momentum going in, he tried to hang on to the rim and he slipped off. And when he landed, he banged both elbows pretty good. It was scary, but fortunately no long-term damage or anything. But he's pretty sore today, so we'll give him a rest. We'll see about [Thursday]," said Steve Kerr.

Kerr added that Oubre could still undergo an MRI.

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Draymond Green Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle, Doesn't Think 'It Was Too Bad'

Mar 1, 2021 1:10 PM

Draymond Green left the Golden State Warriors' 117-91 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers with a sprained left ankle. 

The injury occurred in the second quarter, though Steve Kerr added that he doesn't think it's serious.

"I talked to him at halftime. He said he didn't think it was too bad," Kerr said.

 

Green had combined for 30 points, 42 assists and 30 rebounds in the last three games, with the Warriors on a three-game win streak before their latest loss. 

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Draymond Green Following Career-High 19 Assists: Had To Make It 'Right' After Last Week

Feb 27, 2021 1:36 PM

Draymond Green had a triple-double, including a career-high 19 assists, in the Golden State Warriors' 130-121 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Green said he had to make it "right" after getting ejected in the final seconds against the Hornets last week.

"A revenge game would be a bit of a stretch. I would say it's just me coming out and making it right. Trying to do whatever I can to help this team get a win. Can't just forget about what happened last week, so I wouldn't call it a revenge game," said Green.

The Warriors are currently on a three-game win streak.

Green added that the team is beginning to gel. 

"I think earlier on in the year there were things that I would see that other guys weren't seeing, but with the repetition, with the time together, guys are starting to see that. Kelly Oubre's been fantastic cutting off the ball, [Andrew Wiggins], obviously, I can always find Steph somewhere. [James Wiseman] coming and putting that pressure on the rim. So just me and my teammates are playing well."

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Warriors Attempted To Sell Minority Stake To SPAC

Feb 25, 2021 3:11 PM

The owners of the Golden State Warriors approached the NBA for approval to sell a minority stake in the franchise to a publicly traded blank-check company that had partnered with a private equity firm.

The unidentified institutional buyers had the support of Silicon Valley tycoon Chamath Palihapitiya, a minority owner in the Warriors, and were confident they would be approved.

The NBA’s Advisory/Finance Committee put off a decision and the Warriors withdrew the request under the assumption it would not be approved. 

There are now five SPACs looking to buy stakes in professional sports franchises. Frustration is mounting among some NBA owners that the NBA has been slow to work on a solution to sell to these entities. 

“The pressure on Adam [Silver] is extreme,” a source close to the NBA office said. 

Joe Lacob is now speaking only to private equity firms in his efforts to sell a stake of at least 5 percent of the pandemic-fueled money-losing team, including billionaire Howard Marks’ Oaktree Capital Management, sources said. 

The NBA is concerned that SPAC ownership could lead to league financials getting revealed via public filings. 

 

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Wolves' 2021 FRP Owned By Warriors, Michael Porter Jr. Considered Two Most Valuable Trade Assets

Feb 25, 2021 10:17 AM

The 2021 first round pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves owned by the Golden State Warriors and Michael Porter Jr. are widely considered the two most valuable trade assets on the market.

The Warriors acquired the top-3 protected pick from Minnesota as part of the D'Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins trade.

Denver has so far been reluctant to trade Porter in their conversations for Jrue Holiday and James Harden. It remains to be seen whether the Nuggets would reverse course should Bradley Beal come to market.

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Steph Curry, James Wiseman, Kevon Looney Could Play Tuesday Against Knicks

Feb 23, 2021 1:21 AM

Steph Curry is expected to play on Tuesday against the New York Knicks after sitting out on Saturday due to an illness.

Steve Kerr added that James Wiseman and Kevon Looney could also make their return on Tuesday.

"If they're both ready to play, they'll both play," said of Wiseman and Looney.

Looney has been out since February 2nd, with Wiseman last playing on January 30th. 

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Steve Kerr: Draymond Green 'Crossed The Line' With Late Ejection

Feb 21, 2021 12:55 PM

Steve Kerr admitted that Draymond Green "crossed the line" with his ejection in the final seconds of the Golden State Warriors' 102-100 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

Green was given two technical fouls for arguing a jump ball call with seconds left to play and the Warriors up by two. The ejection gave the Hornets two free throws plus the ball, with Terry Rozier eventually making the game-winning shot. 

"He crossed the line. That's the main thing. We love his passion and his energy. We would not be the team we are without him, but that doesn't give him license to cross that line, and he knows that," said Kerr.

Crew chief Marc Davis said that Green got his first technical for taunting an opponent, and the second one for directing a "screaming profanity" at an official. 

Eric Paschall said that Green took responsibility for the technical fouls after the game.

"He said it was his fault. And he took ownership as he always does as a leader. We're still rocking with Dray no matter what. A great dude, competitor, so it's all good. S--- happens in the NBA. We're just going to learn from it and try to come back, try to win the next one. Great leader and competitor."

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Steph Curry Misses Game After Not Feeling Well, No COVID-19 Protocols Needed

Feb 20, 2021 11:57 PM

Steph Curry missed the Golden State Warriors' 102-100 loss to the Charlotte Hornets after "not feeling well," said Steve Kerr.

Kerr added that Curry is not under any COVID-19 protocols, and could return on Tuesday.

"Going through his usual warmup routine, he just did not feel well at all. And so he came back in, saw the Charlotte team doctor, went out tried to warm up and just wasn't feeling good...

"We'll see how he's doing [Sunday] ... There were no [COVID-19] protocols in place. Just him feeling sick," said Kerr.

Kerr said that the Warriors missed Curry's presence in the loss. 

"Our offense is based on Steph. Obviously our pace, everything else. So it took us some time to get our feet on the ground but once we did I thought we really competed well and did everything necessary to win the game. We fought, we competed together."

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Stephen Curry On MVP Talk: The Game Speaks For Itself

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Kevin Durant Cleared To Play At Warriors On Saturday

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James Wiseman To Be Re-Evaluated In 7-10 Days

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Knicks Remain Most Valuable NBA Franchise On Forbes List, Warriors Move Into Second

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Warriors Won't Extend Stephen Curry's Minutes To 'Chase Wins'

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Warriors Unlikely To Bring Justinian Jessup Back From Australia This Season

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Kevon Looney To Be Re-Evaluated In Two Weeks With Sprained Ankle

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Pelicans, Nuggets, Warriors Given Best Odds If Wizards Trade Bradley Beal

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Steve Kerr Expects Kevon Looney To Miss Games With Sprained Ankle

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James Wiseman Out At Least One Week With Sprained Wrist

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Warriors, Bulls Interested In Trading For Lonzo Ball

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Joe Lacob: Warriors Losing 70% Of Revenue Without Fans

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Warriors, Pelicans Discuss Kelly Oubre Jr. Trade

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Warriors Replace James Wiseman In Starting Lineup With Kevon Looney

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NBA Rescinds Draymond Green Technical Foul

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Warriors Viewed LaMelo Ball As More Talented, James Wiseman As Better Fit

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Eric Paschall Enters COVID-19 Protocol

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Bob Myers: Without Klay Thompson, Warriors At Intermission

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Alen Smailagic Out At Least Four Weeks With Surgery On Meniscus

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Tobias Harris, Stephen Curry Named NBA's Players Of The Week

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