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Warriors Have Four Out Of Nine Most-Watched Games This Season

Nov 21, 2022 12:26 AM

Last Wednesday's game between the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns averaged 1.62 million viewers on ESPN, representing an increase from last season's game between the Suns and the Dallas Mavericks that drew 1.36 million viewers.

The Suns' 130-119 win over the Warriors was also the ninth most-watched game of the NBA season. The Warriors have played in four out of those nine games.

The first part of last Tuesday's TNT doubleheader between the Grizzlies and Pelicans drew an 0.6 rating, less than half of last season's game between the Warriors and Nets in the same timeslot.

The second half of the doubleheader between the Nets and Kings drew the smallest audience of the season on TNT with 888,000 viewers. 

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JaMychal Green Fined $20k For Using Profane Language Towards Official

Nov 18, 2022 1:07 AM

The NBA fined JaMychal Green $20,000 for using "profane and derogatory language" towards an official.

The incident occurred during the Warriors' 130-119 loss to the Suns on Wednesday.

Green finished with two points and two rebounds in the game. 

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James Wiseman Sent To G League For 'Extended Period'

Nov 15, 2022 1:44 AM

The Golden State Warriors are sending James Wiseman to their G League affiliate in Santa Cruz for an "extended period," according to Steve Kerr.

Kerr added that Wiseman could remain with the G League for "maybe ten straight days."

Wiseman is averaging 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds on the season. 

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Warriors To Stop FTX-Related Promotions

Nov 15, 2022 12:59 AM

The Golden State Warriors will pause all FTX-related promotions after the cryptocurrency exchange firm filed for bankruptcy on Friday.

The final promotional item was a Jordan Poole bobblehead on Monday night. All other advertisements have been pulled from the arena.

The move follows the Miami Heat announcing that they will rename FTX Arena

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Steve Kerr Hasn't Considered Benching Klay Thompson

Nov 11, 2022 9:01 AM

Klay Thompson is off to the worst start of his NBA career. But Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he has no plans to bench the veteran guard.

When asked if he's considered moving Thompson to the bench in favor of Jordan Poole, Kerr was emphatic in saying no.

"No, that's not something I've given any thought to," Kerr said. "Jordan & Klay are very different players. Jordan's on the ball, Klay's off the ball...Klay is a starter. That 5-man unit is the best in the league."

Through nine games, Thompson is shooting a career-low 36% from the field, including just 32.6% on three-pointers. For his career, Thompson has shot 45.6% from the floor and 41.5% from behind the arc.

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Bob Myers: Too Early To Make Any Drastic Decisions

Nov 9, 2022 8:00 AM

The Golden State Warriors have been trying to maintain multiple timelines by having their championship core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, while also developing a number of high-potential former lottery picks.

Those lottery picks, James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga, were expected to contribute this season, but the early returns have been discouraging.

Bob Myers was asked if Golden State's slow start to the season has made the franchise reconsider whether they need to make a win-now trade by moving one or more of those young players.

"I know it’s been written and maybe too succinctly: We’re always open to anything," said Myers. "Nothing is concrete in this business and it’s never been more so in the NBA. Doesn’t mean we’re doing anything now. We haven’t made any decisions. But I would say that we think we’re a contender and we’ll evaluate if we’re still a contender, what we look like, many games from now and decide the best course to move forward.

"I go back to last year at the deadline and this clamor we had to have a big guy or we weren’t going to win. And that’s fine. But you never know, right? [Kevon] Looney played 82, and Draymond, and it worked out. So it’s hard to say as far as personnel what the right buttons to push are.

"We’re not going to overreact to this start. We’re going to see how we move through it. But we view ourselves as contenders. There’s no secret there. And we’ll look at the roster as we move ahead. But at this point, it’s way too early to kind of make any proclamations about what we’re going to do. I know there’s an intense interest. I love that we have such a following in our community and such a passion for our team. It’s so nice to work in an environment where we have that engagement level. I mean, I walk across the street and get yelled at about what we need to do, which is what I love about the Bay Area and San Francisco.

"But it is 11 games. I’ll get back on the phone with you after 40 games or half the season and if we’re talking about the same stuff, maybe it’ll be different answers. But at this point, it is early. Not so early that we don’t care what we’re looking like. But it is too early to kind of make any drastic decisions."

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Warriors Not Interested In Pursuing Draymond Green Trade

Nov 3, 2022 1:56 PM

The Golden State Warriors held no trade talks involving Draymond Green following his punch of Jordan Poole and "don't plan to as of now," sources tell Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Green can become a free agent in 2023 if he declines his option worth $27.5 million.

The Warriors and Green did not come to terms on an extension before the start of the season, though they did so with both Poole and Andrew Wiggins.

Green signed a five-year, $82 million contract in 2015 as a restricted free agent, and then a four-year, $100 million extension in 2019. The extension in 2019 was for the biggest raise he was eligible for as an extension.

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Klay Thompson, Warriors Didn't Hold Substantive Extension Talks

Nov 3, 2022 1:52 PM

The Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson did not hold substantive discussions on a contract extension, sources tell Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Thompson has been back from his torn ACL and Achilles for less than a year and has been inconsistent in his play, which makes determining his future value difficult.

Thompson cannot become a free agent until after the 23-24 season. Draymond Green, however, can become a free agent next summer.

The Warriors agreed to extensions last month with Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole.

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Warriors Pick Up Options On James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody

Oct 31, 2022 4:26 PM

The Golden State Warriors have picked up the fourth-year option for center James Wiseman and third-year options for forward Jonathan Kuminga and guard Moses Moody ahead of Monday's deadline, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Wiseman's option is $12.1 million, while Kuminga's and Moody's are $6 million and $3.9 million, respectively. The trio is now under contract with the Warriors until the end of the 2023-24 season, but Wiseman will be extension-eligible next summer and could be a restricted free agent in 2024.

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Warriors-Suns Averages 2.32M Viewers, Most Viewership On ESPN And TNT Up From Last Year

Oct 30, 2022 12:17 PM

Entering the weekend, 9 out of 12 games on ESPN and TNT posted an increase in viewers from last season.

The games include the Suns versus Warriors on Tuesday, which averaged 2.32 million viewers on TNT. That number doubled the equivalent game from last year (Nuggets versus Jazz at 1.2 million) while becoming the most-watched game of the season outside of Opening Night.

Wednesday's Bucks versus Nets game combined for a 1.1 rating with 2.0 million viewers, which represented ESPN's biggest audience in four years for the first half of a weeknight doubleheader. 

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Warriors Become NBA's Most Valuable Franchise At $7 Billion

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Klay Thompson Says Charles Barkley's Criticism 'Hurt My Heart'

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Warriors-Lakers Opener Averages 3.55M Viewers, Most-Watched Opening Night In 5 Years

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Warriors Won't Consider Trading Draymond Green This Season

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Stephen Curry: End Of Our Run Should Only Come When We're No Longer Title Contenders

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Klay Thompson, Warriors Didn't Talk Extension Before Deadline

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Andre Iguodala Inactive To Start Season, Patrick Baldwin Jr. Questionable With Thumb Sprain

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Draymond Green Likely To Exercise $27.5M Option With Warriors Next Season

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Andrew Wiggins, Warriors Sign Four-Year, $109M Extension

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Jordan Poole, Warriors Agree To Four-Year, $123M Extension With $17M In Incentives

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Warriors Convert Ty Jerome, Anthony Lamb To Two-Way Deals; Waive Jerome Robinson, Pat Spencer

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Warriors Waive Lester Quinones, Quinndary Weatherspoon From Two-Way Contracts

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Draymond Green On Return To Warriors: 'We Are Not Going To Continue To Hold On To The Past'

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Draymond Green To Rejoin Warriors On Thursday, Expected To Play Opening Night

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Jordan Poole Hasn't Said He Would Like Draymond Green Penalized For Punch

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Draymond Green's Teammates Likely To Decide When He Returns To Warriors

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Draymond Green Punch Video Altered View Of Situation For Multiple Sources

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Warriors Investigating Leak Of Draymond Green Punching Jordan Poole Video

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Jordan Poole Extension Talks Not Impacted By Altercation With Draymond Green

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