Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Warriors May Change Starters From Game To Game

Dec 7, 2023 9:22 AM

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr knows his team isn't playing up to their potential. That failure to perform may lead to some starting lineup changes until something clicks.

"The puzzle hasn't fit this year," Kerr said. "We've had a lot of guys playing well, but we may have to think about moving the starting lineup around from game to game depending on who we are facing. I'd still prefer to get something solid, but we haven't established anything this year. We're a quarter of a way through so there is a lot of thought that has to go into this."

Kerr said that while he prefers an established starting group and rotation, he may need to change things up based on matchups. This might continue until the Warriors find some rhythm.

"Every night is going to be different with this team, that's what I am figuring out," Kerr said. "What we need each night seems to be different depending on the matchup, depending on how the game is going. It's hard to predict what is going to happen each night, it's also hard to play 10 to 11 guys. ... We don't have roster clarity in terms of who's going to play every single night."

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Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins Probable Wednesday Versus Portland

Dec 6, 2023 12:51 AM

Chris Paul and Andrew Wiggins were upgraded to probable for the Golden State Warriors' game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

Paul has missed this past week with a lower leg contusion.

Anfernee Simons is also close to returning for the Blazers.

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Tags: Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

Kings-Warriors Averages 2M Viewers On TNT, Most-Watched In-Season Tournament Game

Dec 2, 2023 1:11 PM

The November 28 game between the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors averaged 2 million viewers on TNT, making it the most-watched In-Season Tournament game of the year.

The game also represented a 93% increase in viewership from last year's comparable window.

Group Play games across ESPN and TNT averaged 1.5 million viewers, up 26% from last year.

The In-Season Tournament also helped the NBA App and league's social media accounts to its best November ever with 3.9 billion views. 

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Gary Payton II To Miss Several Weeks With Torn Calf, Chris Paul Day-To-Day With Lower Leg Contusion

Nov 29, 2023 11:06 PM

Gary Payton II is expected to miss the next several weeks due to a torn right calf.

Payton suffered the non-contact injury in the third quarter of the Warriors' loss to the Kings on Tuesday night.

Chris Paul, who also suffered an injury on Tuesday night, was ruled day-to-day with a lower left leg nerve contusion.

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Tags: Gary Payton II, Chris Paul, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

Chris Paul, Gary Payton II Leave Warriors Loss With Injuries

Nov 29, 2023 1:11 AM

Chris Paul and Gary Payton II left the Golden State Warriors' 124-123 loss to the Sacramento Kings with injuries and did not return to the game.

Paul was ruled out with lower left leg soreness.

Payton left the game with a right calf injury.

The Warriors were eliminated from the In-Season Tournament with the loss. 

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Tags: Chris Paul, Gary Payton II, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

Some Within Warriors 'Annoyed' By Andrew Wiggins' Conditioning Entering Season

Nov 28, 2023 3:40 PM

Andrew Wiggins entered the season out of shape, sources tell ESPN's Kendra Andrews. Wiggins returned to the Warriors last season for the playoffs after missing two months over an undisclosed personal matter.

A team source also told ESPN that some within the Warriors were annoyed by his lack of physical conditioning. 

Wiggins has started the season slow and ranks last in effective field goal percentage on jumpers among players with at least 75 attempts. 

The Warriors and Wiggins signed a four-year extension worth $109 million before the 22-23 season as he was coming off an excellent playoff run leading to their 2022 championship. 

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Warriors Will Continue To Back Draymond Green 'No Matter What He Does'

Nov 28, 2023 3:34 PM

The Golden State Warriors will continue to back Draymond Green "no matter what he does," a source told Kendra Andrews of ESPN.

Another source said the Warriors lost leverage with Green after they decided not to discipline him after punching Jordan Poole. A source also said that the tolerance in which the Warriors have shown with Green could change once he is no longer an effective player.

Green apologized to the Warriors for the incident with Rudy Gobert, which led to a five-game suspension.

The Warriors re-signed Green this past offseason to a four-year, $100 million contract.

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Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Contract Negotiations With Warriors Weighing On Klay Thompson

Nov 28, 2023 2:09 PM

Klay Thompson's contract negotations with the Golden State Warriors are weighing on him, sources tell Kendra Andrews of ESPN. Thompson will be a free agent this offseason if he and the Warriors don't agree to an extension. Thompson was last a free agent in 2019.

Thompson has been in a slump to start this season though he was in a similar state last season. 

The Warriors and Thompson were reportedly far apart on extension talks as recently as October. 

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Draymond Green Has No Regrets From Headlock On Rudy Gobert

Nov 26, 2023 7:32 PM

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has completed his five-game suspension for putting Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert in a headlock. Green was adamant that he'll always have his teammates' backs in a situation like that.

"I don't live my life with regrets," Green said after practice, the first time he has spoken to reporters since his suspension. "I'll come to a teammate's defense any time that I'm in a position to come to a teammate's defense. ... What matters to me is how the people that I care about feel, first and foremost. How are the people that I care about affected? How are the people I care about, what do they have to deal with? That's it for me."

Green said that after talking with Warriors coach Steve Kerr and general manager Mike Dunleavy, that he's not going to change who he is.

"The consensus amongst all of us is that I'm going to be me no matter what. That's not going to change," Green said. "But in saying that, there's always a better way that something can be done. So it's figuring out a better way. That's the consensus among all of us."

Green also said he shouldn't continue to be punished for prior transgressions. He feels that the NBA shouldn't be taking that into account with current and future incidents.

"To continue mentioning, 'Oh, well, he did this in the past,' I paid for those," Green said. "I got suspended in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. You can't keep suspending me for those actions."

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Chris Paul On Ejection By Scott Foster: It's Personal

Nov 23, 2023 9:19 AM

Chris Paul was ejected by Scott Foster on Wednesday night. It was another in a long list of incidents between Paul and Foster. Postgame, Paul said Foster has made it personal.

"It's personal," Paul said. "We had a situation some years ago and it's personal. The league knows. Everybody knows. There was a meeting and all of that. ... I'm OK with a ref saying whatever they're saying, but don't use a tech to get your point across."

In a postgame pool report, Foster said Paul was issued each technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct. It was the seventh ejection in Paul's career.

Multiple current and former players called out Foster's behavior towards Paul. Many referenced that the two have had issues for years and encouraged the NBA to step in and take action. For Paul's part, he knows he has to avoid letting Foster rile him, especially in an important game.

"I've got to do a better job at staying there for my teammates, but it is what it is," Paul said. "I'll probably see [Foster] in a Game 7 sometime soon."

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Gary Payton II Out Monday Versus Rockets With Foot Injury

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Draymond Green Apologizes, Shows Contrition Following Ejection Against Wolves

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Steve Kerr: Draymond Green 'Took It Too Far', 'Five Games Are Deserved'

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Klay Thompson, Rudy Gobert, Jaden McDaniels Fined $25K For Role In Alteraction

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MRI Reveals No Structural Damage To Stephen Curry's Knee

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Draymond Green Suspended Five Games By NBA For Grabbing Rudy Gobert's Neck

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Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Jaden McDaniels Ejected Early In Game

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Stephen Curry Out Against Wolves With Knee Sprain

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Jonathan Kuminga Credits Chris Paul For Mentorship

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Warriors To Host 2025 All-Star Game


Gui Santos, Warriors Agree To Three-Year Deal

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Stephen Curry, Jayson Tatum Named NBA's Players Of Week 2

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Draymond Green: Chemistry For Warriors Last Season Sucked

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Chris Paul After Coming Off Bench For First Time: 'Whatever I've Got To Do To Help Our Team Win'

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Chris Paul To Come Off The Bench For Warriors

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Draymond Green To Make Season Debut Sunday In Houston

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Klay Thompson: I'm Not Really Worried About Extension Right Now

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NBA Opening Night Averages 2.78M Viewers On TNT

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Draymond Green Out For Season Opener Versus Suns

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Draymond Green Cleared For Full Practice

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