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2018 NBA Draft: Live Results

Jun 21, 2018 7:37 PM

The 2018 NBA Draft is underway in Brooklyn.

1. Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton 

2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley

3. Dallas Mavericks (via Atlanta): Luka Doncic

4. Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr.

5. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas): Trae Young

6. Orlando Magic: Mohamed Bamba

7. Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr.

8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn): Collin Sexton

9. New York Knicks: Kevin Knox

10. Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia): Mikal Bridges

11. Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

12. Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit via Clippers): Miles Bridges 

13. Los Angeles Clippers: Jerome Robinson

14. Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.

15. Washinton Wizards: Troy Brown

16. Philadelphia 76ers (from Phoenix/Miami): Zhaire Smith

17. Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo

18. San Antonio Spurs: Lonnie Walker

19. Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota): Kevin Huerter

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City): Josh Okogie

21. Utah Jazz: Grayson Allen

22. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans): Chandler Hutchison

23. Indiana Pacers: Aaron Holiday

24. Portland Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons

25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland): Moritz Wagner

26. Philadelphia 76ers: Landry Shamet

27. Boston Celtics: Robert Williams

28. Golden State Warriors: Jacob Evans

29. Brooklyn Nets (from Toronto): Dzanan Musa

30. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston): Omari Spellman

Second Round

31. Phoenix Suns: Elie Okobo

32. Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter

33. Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson

34. Charlotte Hornets: Devonte Graham

35. Orlando Magic: Melvin Frazier

36. New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson

37. Portland Trail Blazers (via Sacramento): Gary Trent Jr.

38. Detroit Pistons (via Philadelphia): Khyri Thomas

39. Los Angeles Lakers (via Philadelphia): Isaac Bonga

40. Brooklyn Nets: Rodions Kurucs

41. Denver Nuggets (via Orlando): Jarred Vanderbilt

42. Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown

43. Orlando Magic (via Denver): Justin Jackson

44. Washington Wizards: Issuf Sanon

45. Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn): Hamidou Diallo

46. Houston Rockets: De'Anthony Melton

47. Los Angeles Lakers: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

48. Minnesota Timberwolves: Keita Bates-Diop

49. San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie Metu

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RealGM Radio: Chris Herring On The Warriors, Championship Contenders & More

Jun 14, 2018 4:48 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight (@Herring_NBA) catch up on the NBA as we approach the offseason.

They discuss the Warriors’ future, how to beat elite teams in the modern NBA, what will break up Golden State and much more.

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Draymond Green Hoping To Qualify For Supermax

Jun 12, 2018 11:48 AM

Draymond Green is eligible for a three-year, $72 million contract extension that would start in 20-21, but sources say he will turn it down when it is offered.

Green could become eligible for a supermax contract of five years and $226 million if he earns Defensive Player of the Year or All-NBA Team honors next season. Green was Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.

Green will turn 30 in March of 2020.

Sources say Green is not expected to agree upon a pay cut on his next deal as he did in 2015.

"I don't focus on that because as much as I looked out for the team's success, that still helps me in a sense of winning a championship and building a legacy that lives on forever," Green said. "I don't look at it like it's their turn to do me right. If I continue to play my game, if I continue to do better, they got to do me right, or somebody else will.

"I did what I did because I wanted to win championships, so that's paid off so far. Everything else will take care of itself when it's time."

Chris Haynes/ESPN

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Klay Thompson Requested Meeting With Steve Kerr On Warriors' Offense In December

Jun 12, 2018 11:45 AM

Klay Thompson requested a private meeting with Steve Kerr about the state of the Warriors' offense in December.

Golden State's offense lost some of its rhythm following an injury that month to Stephen Curry.

Thompson has typically been the lowest maintenance of the Warriors' stars.

Thompson left the meeting satisfied. 

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Draymond Green Didn't Want Tristan Thompson To Be Suspended For Game 2

Jun 12, 2018 11:32 AM

Draymond Green didn't want Tristan Thompson to be suspended during The Finals following their altercation at the end of Game 1.

The NBA was considering a suspension for Thompson until they interviewed Green.

Green was asked by the NBA whether he expected any negative emotions with Thompson to spill over into Game 2. Green refuted that notion, even when explaining the moment when Thompson shoved the ball in his face.

"Man, it's the Warriors versus the Cavaliers, not the Bloods versus the Crips," Green said to the NBA.

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Draymond Green Took Discount In 2015 With Signing Kevin Durant In Mind

Jun 12, 2018 11:29 AM

Draymond Green took a discount on his contract in restricted free agency in 2015 to give the Golden State Warriors flexibility for the 2016 offseason. Green signed a five-year, $82 million contract as a restricted free agent. Green's maximum was approximately $12 million more.

The Warriors used that cap space to sign Kevin Durant.

"I took less so we could go after KD," Green told ESPN during the Finals. "I am a student of this game, and I studied the business side of it and the numbers, where some people don't. They leave it up to their agent to do it."

"Draymond is a catalyst and the anchor for their defense," LeBron James said. "Very, very smart defensively. He knows pretty much every set. He kind of flies around and dictates their defense, either on the perimeter or protecting the rim as well."

Green spoke of his desire to win.

"I want to win," Green said. "I want to win at all costs."

Ultimately, the difference in salary wasn't as meaningful as competing for titles.

"I think my max was $96 million," Green said. "That money is not changing my neighborhood. It's probably $6 million after taxes and fees. It's not changing my neighborhood, but championships can. Championships can change my life.

"So it's about what's important to you. And I knew how important it was to me and the opportunity we could have if I did what I did. And I didn't need [Warriors general manager] Bob [Myers] to explain that to me. Bob never once explained that to me. I knew it going in. So that's where I based my negotiations at. The number I asked for, I got."

Green said he kept his plan to pursue Durant to himself when he finalized his deal in 2015. Green and Durant maintain that there was no courting until after the 15-16 season.

A text to Durant after the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals stating, "We need you."

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Oddsmakers Give Klay Thompson Best Odds Of Being First Of Warriors' Big 4 To Play Elsewhere

Jun 11, 2018 6:45 PM

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Klay Thompson has the best odds of being the first member of the Golden State Warriors' Big 4.

Thompson is scheduled to become a free agent in 2019, but there have been reports he could sign an extension this offseason at a massive discount.

Draymond Green is scheduled to be a free agent in 2020.

Odds from BetDSI

Klay Thompson -200

Kevin Durant +250

Draymond Green +750

Stephen Curry +2000

None (All players retire w/GSW) +1000

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Warriors Willing To Give Kevin Durant Any Contract He Chooses

Jun 11, 2018 6:13 PM

Bob Myers confirmed that the Golden State Warriors will work with Kevin Durant on any type of contract he seeks in free agency.

"Sometimes you don't negotiate. I'd love to have him for 10 years. Kevin Durant, look what he did for us last year, he did us a great service," Myers said. "He's earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants. I just want him to sign a deal. But want him to be happy and want him to know that we want him as long as he wants to be here. He's earned that, to kind of lay out the terms. He can do whatever he wants. That shouldn't be a long negotiation. Our goal, to be honest, is to try to keep the whole thing together, so that's the pieces of the puzzle we've got to try to figure out."

Durant took a significant discount last offseason on a one-plus-one contract. Durant has a player option worth $26.25 million that he will almost surely decline.

Durant is most likely to sign a one-plus-one contract again this offseason and then sign a five-year contract in 2019 at 35 percent of the max.

Mark Medina/San Jose Mercury News

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Kevin Durant Reveals He Could Envision Retiring At 35

Jun 11, 2018 1:56 PM

Kevin Durant revealed that he can envision stepping away from the NBA at the age of 35, which is just five seasons from now.

"This game, your craft, you have to continue studying it," said Durant. "No matter how much you enjoy it, nobody wants to be in school that long. I know I don't. At some point, you have to be ready to graduate. Thirty-five, that's just a number in my mind."

Durant coincidentally has worn 35 throughout his career.

Durant turns 30 in September and could sign a four-year deal in July.

Durant's business partner, Rich Kleiman, said Durant had previously shared with him that he might walk away at 35.

"I heard him say that, but I'll believe it when it happens," Kleiman said.

Durant and LeBron James have been viewed as two players capable of catching Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to break the NBA's all-time scoring mark.

Durant explained why he's not chasing the mark.

"Because it's not about [the record]," Durant said Friday. "I can leave the game knowing I did everything I wanted to do, my way, on my terms. That's how I want to leave the game. And if I happen to have all these accolades and these accomplishments, then that's cool. If not, I'm still cool.

"So I don't think that's going to define me as a player. It's a cool accomplishment to be up there with the greats and to be considered someone who can potentially chase that, or beat that, but I'm not playing for that."

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Warriors Still Interested In Anthony Davis Long-Term

Jun 11, 2018 8:08 AM

In January, it was reported that the Golden State Warriors had circled Anthony Davis as a long-term target to pursue.

Since then, Davis' odds of remaining with the New Orleans Pelicans have likely improved by advancing to the second round.

By virtue of getting past the Houston Rockets and winning their third title in four years, the Warriors will likely be less motivated to pursue Davis in the short-term. But he remains their biggest target.

The Warriors understand that they would likely need to sacrifice Klay Thompson and/or Draymond Green in a package to acquire Davis.

The Warriors have been clear that they will do everything they can to keep their core together for as long as they continue to win titles.

Tim Kawakami/The Athletic

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Warriors Grossed $130M From 11 Home Playoff Games In 2018
Golden State gets to keep about 30 percent of those totals.

Tim Kawakami/The Athletic

Steve Kerr, Warriors To Discuss Contract Extension
Steve Kerr signed a five-year, $25 million deal in 2014.

Tim Kawakami/The Athletic

Kevin Durant: My Responsibility Is To Myself, Not The NBA's Competitive Balance
Kevin Durant also talked about why he's planning on re-signing with the Warriors.

Michael Lee/Yahoo! Sports

Steve Kerr Told Players They'd Win Six Straight Following Game 5 Loss In Houston
Steve Kerr was confident the Warriors had figured something out after their Game 5 loss in Houston.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/The Athletic

David West Hints At Internal Issues Warriors Struggled With But Kept In-House
While no Warriors would elaborate on David West's comments, sources said at least two players fought through personal challenges this season.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

PER Leader In Each NBA Finals Since 1991
Kevin Durant has won MVP and led The Finals in PER in each of the past two seasons.

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Warriors Win 2018 NBA Finals
Kevin Durant was named MVP of The Finals for the second straight season.

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ABC Earning Approximately $50M In Revenue For Each Finals Game
An ad spot for Game 3 is averaging $634,627 per unit.

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Warriors Will Prioritize Getting Younger In Offseason
The Warriors have their own first round pick this year.

Tim Kawakami/The Athletic

Warriors Could Pursue Trevor Ariza
Trevor Ariza would likely need to take a substantial pay-cut in order to join the Warriors in free agency.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Woj: Kevin Durant Has Found A Home With The Warriors
Adrian Wojnarowski suggested the precedent set by Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry in taking less money could help keep their team together.

Tim Kawakami/The Athletic

Kevin Durant Says He's Re-Signing With Warriors
Kevin Durant told Rachel Nichols he will re-sign with the Warriors.

Rachel Nichols/ESPN

Cavs Veteran: We'd Be Up 3-0 If Kyrie Irving Was Still Here
The Cavaliers trail 0-3 but they could have conceivably won Games 1 and 3.

Jason Lloyd/The Athletic

Kevin Durant Plans On Re-Signing With Warriors But 'Anything Can Happen' In NBA
Kevin Durant was asked on Wednesday before Game 3 of The Finals if he will re-sign with the Warriors this offseason.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Warriors Expect Andre Iguodala To Play In Game 3
Andre Iguodala has been out since Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

Mark Medina/San Jose Mercury News

Jeff Bzdelik: Defending Warriors Like Being In Boat With Three Holes In Bottom But Two Pegs
The Rockets practiced how and when to help off Golden State's non-shooters and had rules for specific situations.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Mychal Thompson Suggests Klay Thompson Won't Sign New Deal Until 2019
There had been reports that Klay Thompson could sign an extension with the Warriors this offseason at a massive discount.

Damon Bruce/95.7 The Game (via Drew Shiller/NBC Bay Area)

End Of Game 1 Had 51 Million Concurrent Streams In China
Seventy-two million people were watching Game 1 in just the United States and China.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Andre Iguodala Expected To Return From Left Knee Injury
Andre Iguodala hasn't experienced any pain over the past few days.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Durant Asking Curry How He Felt About Joining Warriors Was Seen As Critical Part Of Meeting
Kevin Durant wanted to make sure Stephen Curry was okay with him joining the Warriors.

Tim Kawakami/The Athletic