Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Klay Thompson To Be Cleared For Full Practice Within Next Month

Oct 15, 2021 9:33 AM

Klay Thompson last played in an NBA game in the 2019 Finals after suffering a tear in his ACL and then a ruptured Achilles in November 2020. Thompson's exact return has not yet been determined, but Shams Charania of The Athletic reports he may return to practice in November.

"I'm told Klay Thompson will be cleared for full practice over the next month or so," said Charania.

Thompson's return date has been set at around Christmas.. 

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Warriors Sign L.J. Figueroa To Camp Deal

Oct 14, 2021 9:06 AM

The Golden State Warriors have signed L.J. Figueroa to a training camp contract. Figueroa's deal is expected to be fully non-guaranteed.

Figueroa went undrafted out of Oregon at the 2021 NBA Draft. He then played in Las Vegas Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks. In five games with Dallas, Figueroa averaged 7.0 points and 7.6 rebounds.

It's expected that Figueora will join the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League as an Affiliate Player following the preseason.

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Quinndary Weatherspoon Signs With Warriors

Oct 11, 2021 4:29 PM

The Golden State Warriors have signed Quinndary Weatherspoon.

Weatherspoon appeared in 31 games with the San Antonio Spurs over the past two seasons. Weatherspoon was the 49th overall pick in 2019.

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Warriors Waive Langston Galloway

Oct 10, 2021 11:35 AM

The Golden State Warriors have waived Langston Galloway. The veteran guard signed a non-guaranteed camp contract with the Warriors in late-September. There will be no cap hit for the Warriors after the waiver.

Galloway appeared in three preseason games for Golden State. He averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per contest off the bench.

The Warriors brought several veterans to camp to compete for roster spots, including Jordan Bell and Avery Bradley. Recent reports said that Bradley is the leader to win the team's final roster spot.

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Jordan Poole To Start For Klay Thompson

Oct 7, 2021 8:56 AM

The Golden State Warriors are going to be without Klay Thompson until sometime around the holidays. Steve Kerr says Golden State will replace Thompson with Jordan Poole. And it's a lineup move that's likely to stick for a while.

The third-year guard has gotten off to a hot start in the preseason. Kerr said, "“For now, he’ll be in that starting spot and he’s playing so well, it’s hard to envision not keeping him there.” In the Warriors first two preseason games, Poole has scored 47 points on 44 minutes.

Poole was pressed into action earlier than expected as a rookie in the 2019-20 season. He played 22 minutes per game, but shot poorly and generally seemed overwhelmed by the NBA game. As a sophomore, Poole found his shot and averaged 12 points in just 19 minutes per game. That solid play has him poised for a big role for the Warriors this season.

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Andrew Wiggins: Only Options Were To Get Vaccinated Or Not Play In NBA

Oct 5, 2021 3:33 PM

Andrew Wiggins explained his decision to get the COVID-19 after he had hoped to avoid it while continuing his NBA career.

"The only options were to get vaccinated or not play in the NBA," Wiggins said after the Warriors' preseason opener at the Portland Trail Blazers, his first public comments since getting the shot. "It was a tough decision. Hopefully, it works out in the long run and in 10 years I'm still healthy."

The topic of Wiggins' vaccination status came into question prior to training camp given the restrictions from the San Francisco Department of Public Health requiring anyone age 12 or over to be vaccinated to attend indoor events.

Wiggins explained why he was so hesitant to get the shot and noted that he doesn't hold the situation against the Warriors.

"They didn't make the rule," Wiggins said. "But I guess to do certain stuff, to work, I guess you don't own your body. That's what it comes down to. If you want to work in society today, then I guess they made the rules of what goes in your body and what you do. Hopefully, there's a lot of people out there that are stronger than me and keep fighting, stand for what they believe, and hopefully, it works out for them."

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Avery Bradley Has Best Chance To Win Warriors Final Roster Spot

Oct 3, 2021 7:49 PM

Veteran guard Avery Bradley is in a competition with several other players for the Golden State Warriors 15th, and final, standard roster spot. As of now, Bradley seems to be the best bet to take that spot coming out of training camp.

Gary Payton II, one of the other competitors for that final spot, is coming off surgery for a hernia. He should be ready to go, but his lack of availability may be working against him with the regular season about two weeks away.

Bradley and Payton are competing with veteran guard Langston Galloway, former Warriors draftee Jordan Bell and young guard Mychal Mulder. Mulder has Two-Way eligibility remaining and that may help him stay with Golden State, even if he's waived to keep a veteran around. Mulder, Bell and Galloway are also all on non-guaranteed contracts.

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Andrew Wiggins Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Oct 3, 2021 3:59 PM

Andrew Wiggins has received the COVID-19 vaccine and will be available for all games this season.

Wiggins was previously resistant to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and applied for a religious exemption, which was denied.

Wiggins would have been ineligible to play in home games for the Golden State Warriors due to an ordinance in San Francisco had he not received the vaccine. 

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Draymond Green Won't Push Andrew Wiggins To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Oct 1, 2021 2:50 PM

Draymond Green indicated he does not feel like it is his place to push Andrew Wiggins to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Wiggins currently would not be allowed to play in home games for the Golden State Warriors due to an ordinance in the city of San Francisco.

"That would be like Andrew -- who everyone knows recently just had a kid maybe 5 months or so ago now -- that would be like me telling him, 'Yo, your wife is going into labor. How dare you leave this team and not go tend to your wife?'" Green said. "That's something that's personal to him. That's something that's health-related. That's something that's personal to his family. This is no different. We're dealing with something that to me feels like has turned into a political war when you're talking about vaccinated [people] and non-vaccinated [people]. I think it's become very political."

Wiggins declined to elaborate on his stance to not receive the vaccine.

"And for someone who's not extremely into politics, when you make something so political and not everyone is into politics, then you can also turn those people off," Green said Thursday. "I think you have to honor people's feelings and their own personal beliefs. And I think that's been lost when it comes to vaccinated and non-vaccinated. ... You say we live in the land of the free -- well, you're not giving anyone freedom because you're making people do something essentially without making them, you're making them do something. And that goes against everything America stands for, supposedly stands for."

Green spoke with the media for approximately 30 minutes but his comments on Wiggins sparked a long defense.

"I'm not in any position to tell him what he should or should not be doing," Green said. "And as a leader of his team, I'm not going to go to him and say, 'Hey man, we really need ... .' No, you do what you feel. I'm not going to go and ask him did he get a polio vaccine? So why would I go ask him if he got a COVID vaccine? ... It's not my place or my business on whether he gets vaccinated or not -- it's your own personal choice at the end of the day what you do with your body. It's not my place to tell him what he should or shouldn't do with his. Because he's not going to come tell me what I should do with my body."

 

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Warriors Promote Mike Dunleavy Jr. To VP Of Basketball Operations

Sep 30, 2021 2:45 PM

The Golden State Warriors have promoted Mike Dunleavy Jr. to Vice President, Basketball Operations. Dunleavy recently completed his second season as assistant general manager after previously serving as a Pro Scout.

The Warriors also promoted Nick U'Ren to Executive Director, Basketball Operations and Zaza Pachulia as Liaison, Basketball and Business.

U'Ren was previously Director of Basketball Operations.

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Steve Kerr Emerges As Favorite To Become Next USA Basketball Head Coach

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Andrew Wiggins Confirms He Won't Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Despite City Mandate

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NBA Denies Andrew Wiggins Exemption For Vaccination Status

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Avery Bradley, Warriors Agree To Deal

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Langston Galloway Signs Camp Deal With Warriors

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Andrew Wiggins Remains Against COVID-19 Vaccination, Could Miss Home Games

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NBA Fines Joe Lacob $50,000 For Violating Anti-Tampering Rule

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Joe Lacob: Ben Simmons Trade Doesn't Really Fit What We're Doing

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Klay Thompson Making 'Good Progress', Exact Date For Return Still Not Determined

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Warriors To Work Out Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Quinn Cook

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Ryan Arcidiacono To Work Out For Warriors

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2021-22)

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Warriors Not Planning On Initiating Any Trade Calls Before Start Of Season

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Warriors Not Strongly Interested In Pairing Ben Simmons With Draymond Green

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Darren Collison Schedules Workout With Warriors

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Paul Millsap Receiving Interest From Nets, Warriors, Bulls, Clippers

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Paul Millsap Continues To Seek Deal Above Vet's Minimum

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Warriors, Nets Interested In Paul Millsap

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Durant Says Argument With Green Wasn't Reason He Left Warriors, But How It Was Handled Contributed

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