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Draymond Green MRI On Left Knee Negative

Oct 19, 2017 3:00 PM

An MRI on Draymond Green's left knee came back negative.

Green suffered the injury in the Golden State Warriors' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets. Green was fouled on a running jumper and landed awkwardly. Green immediately began hobbling and rubbing his left knee.

Green retreated to the locker room and didn't return to the game.

Green told ESPN after the game that "I'll be good. I'm fine," as he walked gingerly out of the locker room.

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Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Draymond Green To Undergo MRI On Left Knee

Oct 18, 2017 12:47 PM

Draymond Green will undergo an MRI on his left knee on Wednesday.

Green suffered the injury during the Golden State Warriors' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Warriors Agree Upon Two-Way Deal With Quinn Cook

Oct 17, 2017 8:53 AM

The Golden State Warriors have agreed upon a two-way contract with Quinn Cook.

Cook was released last week by the Atlanta Hawks.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Quinn Cook, Golden State Warriors, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Stephen Curry: I'm The Best Version Of Myself To Date

Oct 16, 2017 3:16 PM

While Stephen Curry has won two MVPs, he believes he may be entering his absolute prime.

“I hope it is,” Curry told The Athletic. “You go through this NBA journey and every year you learn something else about yourself, about your team, about being an NBA player. Using all that experience to my advantage, the work you put in off the court in the summertime to get yourself ready. I don't know exactly where the peak is, but I do think I'm the best version of myself to date.”

Curry was asked whether he would like to compete for an MVP again this season.

“That's such a tough question,” Curry said. “Because obviously, everybody wants to be in that conversation, wants to get votes and be recognized for having the best year individually. But when I won my first two, that wasn't what I was playing for. I don't have that perspective — oh, I need to go play for an MVP. Really, when Tuesday happens, my mentality is to help my team win games, be aggressive, play my best basketball and usually that means good things will happen individually and as a team. If I have to trade off a couple MVP votes for a championship, so be it. But hopefully I can be in the conversation for both.”

 

Anthony Slater/The Athletic

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Award

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Klay Thompson: Warriors Aspiring To Be Like 1990s Bulls

Oct 7, 2017 10:19 AM

Klay Thompson said the Golden State Warriors are aspiring to be the 1990s Chicago Bulls of their era.

The Bulls won six titles in eight seasons in the 1990s.

"What's that, six championships in eight years?" Thompson said Saturday, when asked whether the Warriors were the closest thing the league had seen to the Bulls dynasty. "So we're, what, like only a third of the way there? I think it's close. We still have a long way to go, but I do see the fandom, the fanfare like the Bulls had in the '90s.

"Every time the Bulls came to town, that was the ticket of the year. Now it's when the Warriors come to town, that's the must-see game. And we don't take that for granted; that's such a cool position to be in. We rarely play in front of a crowd that's not sold out. That's so special. It's hard to really grasp that as a player. So I think it's close. I still think we're not on their level yet, but that's what we aspire to be of the 2000s. We aspire to be that dynasty that will be in the minds of NBA fans forever."

Steve Kerr, who won three titles as a member of the Bulls, is already trying to temper those type of expectations for his team.

"We can't match what the Bulls did," Kerr said, when asked about the possibility earlier in the week. "They won six championships in eight years. And we have two in three years, which is great, but we'd like to keep going. We'd like to win more, so we have a chance to do something great not only this year but the next few years. But we have to work hard and also get lucky too. You have to stay healthy and things have to go your way, so we'll do our best and enjoy the ride while we're on it."

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Warriors Submit Bid To Host 2021 All-Star Game

Oct 6, 2017 3:02 PM

The Golden State Warriors have submitted a bid to host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.

The Warriors will open up Chase Center for the 19-20 season.

The only time the city of San Francisco held the contest was in 1967 when the franchise was based there.

Golden State last hosted the event in Oakland in 2000.

The NBA will host the 2018 All-Star Game in Los Angeles and the 2019 edition in Charlotte.

Chris Haynes, Marc J. Spears/ESPN

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Joe Lacob Considered Offering Stephen Curry Below Max Contract

Oct 5, 2017 11:39 AM

Joe Lacob considered offering Stephen Curry a contract in the 2017 offseason below his full max of $201 million over five seasons.

Curry was coming off a four-year, $44 million extension in 2012 that became one of the best bargains in NBA history as he went on to win two MVPs.

Bob Myers kept Lacob from actually bringing a below max offer to Curry in free agency.

According to Myers, Curry laughed when he saw the contract numbers presented to him due to how absurd they are with $45 million in the final season of the deal.

Marcus Thompson II/The Athletic

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Pacific Division With Kevin Pelton, Ben Golliver

Oct 5, 2017 3:39 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Kevin Pelton of ESPN (@kpelton) and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated (@BenGolliver) go in-depth on the NBA’s Pacific Division.

They discuss how the Warriors, Clippers, Lakers, Kings and Suns fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, NBA, RealGM Radio

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Klay Thompson Open To Taking Less Money On Next Deal With Warriors

Oct 2, 2017 4:15 PM

Klay Thompson is open to taking a discount on his next contract with the Golden State Warriors, but unlikely as significant of one as Kevin Durant did this offseason.

"I probably could, yeah. That much? I don't know. I don't make as much as Kevin off the court," said Thompson.

"If it's a few million ... It's a blessing whatever contract I sign. I would definitely consider it cause I don't want to lose anybody."

Thompson signed a four-year, $70 million extension with the Warriors in 2014. Thompson will become a free agent in 2019.

Marcus Thompson, Tim Kawakami/The Athletic (via CBS Sports)

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Warriors Waive Antonius Cleveland, Alex Hamilton

Oct 1, 2017 10:29 PM

The Golden State Warriors have waived Antonius Cleveland and Alex Hamilton.

The Warriors brought their roster down to 18 before their trip to China.

Cleveland and Hamilton could be designated to the Warriors’ G League affiliate in Santa Cruz.

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Antonius Cleveland, Alex Hamilton, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Warriors Expressed Interest In Dwyane Wade
The Warriors weren't clear on how much playing time they can offer Dwyane Wade.

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

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Steve Kerr: NBA Has Almost Eliminated Power Forward Position
Steve Kerr spoke about how the NBA has moved away from traditional power forwards in which those players are almost exclusively either centers or wings.

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Donald Trump Declines White House Invitation To Warriors
The NBA had been in communication with the White House and believed an invitation would be extended to the Warriors if they decided to attend as a group.

ESPN

Magic Johnson Subpoenaed In Draymond Green Civil Suit
Draymond Green is being sued by former Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson alleging a 2016 assault.

Detroit Free Press

Spurs Used Tech Industry Of Austin In Pitch To Andre Iguodala
The Spurs attempted to pitch Andre Iguodala on opportunities that could be available to him nearby in Austin.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Andre Iguodala Nearly Left Warriors For Rockets
Andre Iguodala intended his final meeting with the Warriors as a chance to say goodbye.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Kevin Durant Apologizes For Twitter Comments About Thunder, Billy Donovan
Kevin Durant spoke about his Tweets from a fake account.

Anthony Slater/The Oklahoman

Magic Johnson Turned Down Job Offers From Warriors, Pistons, Knicks
Magic Johnson received several job offers to work for a team before taking the Lakers' job in 2017.

ESPN (via Drew Garrison/Silver Screen & Roll

Warriors Sell Jersey Sponsorship To Rakuten For $20M Per Year
Rakuten pays Barcelona nearly $60 million per year for their jersey sponsorship.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Stephen Curry Had Conversation With Kevin Durant After UA Criticism
Stephen Curry said the Under Armour versus Nike issue won't cause issues in the Warriors' locker room.

Scott Fowler/Charlotte Observer

Chris Paul Told Celtics, Warriors He Wouldn't Re-Sign During 2011 Trade Talks
The Celtics attempted to acquire Chris Paul by trading Rajon Rondo to the Pelicans.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Steve Kerr: Warriors' Biggest Challenge Is Complaceny
As the Warriors prepare for another season in which they are overwhelming title favorites, Steve Kerr identified what he believes is their greatest challenge.

Marcus Thompson/The Athletic

Michael Gbinije Signs With Warriors
The Pistons waived Michael Gbinije in July.

Keith Smith/RealGM

Kevin Durant: Nobody Wants To Play In Under Armours
Kevin Durant was asked if he's spoken to Stephen Curry about Under Armour shoes.

Bill Simmons/The Ringer (via Reuters)

Klay Thompson: Trade Rumors Mean You're Wanted
Klay Thompson said he hopes to remain with the Warriors for his entire career.

Anthony Slater/The Athletic

Jerry West Didn't Want To Leave Warriors
Jerry West left the Warriors for the Clippers this offseason.

Tim Kawakami/The Athletic

Steve Kerr Expects To Coach 'For Many Years To Come'
Steve Kerr missed several weeks of the 2017 playoffs due to complications from his 2015 back surgery.

Scott Ostler/San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Durant Won't Visit White House With Donald Trump In Office
The Warriors are scheduled to play at the Wizards on Feb. 28th, but the White House has yet to extend a formal invitation.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Warriors Sign Georges Niang To Deal With Partial Guarantee
Georges Niang appeared in 23 games last season for the Pacers as a rookie.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN