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Otto Porter, Bulls Could Agree To Buyout; Warriors Would Have Interest

Mar 8, 2021 11:03 AM

Otto Porter Jr. will be a free agent this offseason and he could be bought out by the Chicago Bulls.

Porter has only played in 45 games with the Bulls since they acquired him from the Washington Wizards in 2019 due to ongoing back issues.

The Golden State Warriors are one team with interest in Porter, sources tell Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

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Warriors Interested In Trading For Victor Oladipo

Mar 8, 2021 10:51 AM

The Golden State Warriors have interest in trading for Victor Oladipo, sources tell Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

Without cap space during the 2021 offseason, the Warriors are against a time limit to acquire Oladipo. Golden State's interest in Oladipo signals their intent to add another ball handler to their core. In addition to the departure of Kevin Durant and the injuries to Klay Thompson, the Warriors have also missed the ball handling of Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.

Oladipo will be a free agent this offseason and has been most strongly linked with the Miami Heat.

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Tags: Victor Oladipo, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blake Griffin, Pistons Agree To Buyout; Lakers, Clippers, Nets, Heat, Warriors Express Interest

Mar 5, 2021 12:15 PM

The Detroit Pistons and Blake Griffin have agreed to a contract buyout.

Griffin will become a free agent and Marc Stein reports the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors have expressed interest in him when he clears waivers. Stein later added that the Boston Celtics have expressed interest and that the Nets are considered a "strong contender" due to Griffin's longstanding relationship with players there.

The Pistons traded for Griffin in 2018 months after he signed a max contract with the Clippers. With such a significant amount of money remaining on Griffin's deal this season and next, the Pistons were unable to find a workable trade.

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Tags: Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Stephen Curry, Draymond Green To Sit Final Game Of First Half

Mar 4, 2021 5:33 PM

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green will skip the final first half game with the Golden State Warriors when they play the Phoenix Suns.

Curry is scheduled to play in Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta. Curry has missed one previous game this season.

The Warriors also played on Wednesday evening, losing to the Portland Trial Blazers.

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76ers, Heat, Warriors, Bucks, Celtics Interested In Nemanja Bjelica

Mar 4, 2021 11:06 AM

Nemanja Bjelica fell out of the Sacramento Kings' rotation but has since returned. Bjelica's future with the Kings, however, remains uncertain as there are a number of teams interested in trading for him.

The Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics have interest in Bjelica.

Bjelica is on an expiring contract.

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Tags: Nemanja Bjelica, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kelly Oubre Sprains Left Wrist, Could Miss Thursday Game

Mar 4, 2021 1:17 AM

Kelly Oubre missed the Golden State Warriors' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night due to a sprained left wrist.

Oubre suffered the injury while dunking in practice.

"We scrimmaged [Tuesday] and he went in for a dunk and he had momentum going in, he tried to hang on to the rim and he slipped off. And when he landed, he banged both elbows pretty good. It was scary, but fortunately no long-term damage or anything. But he's pretty sore today, so we'll give him a rest. We'll see about [Thursday]," said Steve Kerr.

Kerr added that Oubre could still undergo an MRI.

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Tags: Kelly Oubre, Jr., Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

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Draymond Green Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle, Doesn't Think 'It Was Too Bad'

Mar 1, 2021 1:10 PM

Draymond Green left the Golden State Warriors' 117-91 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers with a sprained left ankle. 

The injury occurred in the second quarter, though Steve Kerr added that he doesn't think it's serious.

"I talked to him at halftime. He said he didn't think it was too bad," Kerr said.

 

Green had combined for 30 points, 42 assists and 30 rebounds in the last three games, with the Warriors on a three-game win streak before their latest loss. 

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

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Draymond Green Following Career-High 19 Assists: Had To Make It 'Right' After Last Week

Feb 27, 2021 1:36 PM

Draymond Green had a triple-double, including a career-high 19 assists, in the Golden State Warriors' 130-121 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Green said he had to make it "right" after getting ejected in the final seconds against the Hornets last week.

"A revenge game would be a bit of a stretch. I would say it's just me coming out and making it right. Trying to do whatever I can to help this team get a win. Can't just forget about what happened last week, so I wouldn't call it a revenge game," said Green.

The Warriors are currently on a three-game win streak.

Green added that the team is beginning to gel. 

"I think earlier on in the year there were things that I would see that other guys weren't seeing, but with the repetition, with the time together, guys are starting to see that. Kelly Oubre's been fantastic cutting off the ball, [Andrew Wiggins], obviously, I can always find Steph somewhere. [James Wiseman] coming and putting that pressure on the rim. So just me and my teammates are playing well."

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Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Warriors Attempted To Sell Minority Stake To SPAC

Feb 25, 2021 3:11 PM

The owners of the Golden State Warriors approached the NBA for approval to sell a minority stake in the franchise to a publicly traded blank-check company that had partnered with a private equity firm.

The unidentified institutional buyers had the support of Silicon Valley tycoon Chamath Palihapitiya, a minority owner in the Warriors, and were confident they would be approved.

The NBA’s Advisory/Finance Committee put off a decision and the Warriors withdrew the request under the assumption it would not be approved. 

There are now five SPACs looking to buy stakes in professional sports franchises. Frustration is mounting among some NBA owners that the NBA has been slow to work on a solution to sell to these entities. 

“The pressure on Adam [Silver] is extreme,” a source close to the NBA office said. 

Joe Lacob is now speaking only to private equity firms in his efforts to sell a stake of at least 5 percent of the pandemic-fueled money-losing team, including billionaire Howard Marks’ Oaktree Capital Management, sources said. 

The NBA is concerned that SPAC ownership could lead to league financials getting revealed via public filings. 

 

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Wolves' 2021 FRP Owned By Warriors, Michael Porter Jr. Considered Two Most Valuable Trade Assets

Feb 25, 2021 10:17 AM

The 2021 first round pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves owned by the Golden State Warriors and Michael Porter Jr. are widely considered the two most valuable trade assets on the market.

The Warriors acquired the top-3 protected pick from Minnesota as part of the D'Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins trade.

Denver has so far been reluctant to trade Porter in their conversations for Jrue Holiday and James Harden. It remains to be seen whether the Nuggets would reverse course should Bradley Beal come to market.

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Steph Curry, James Wiseman, Kevon Looney Could Play Tuesday Against Knicks

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Steve Kerr: Draymond Green 'Crossed The Line' With Late Ejection

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Steph Curry Misses Game After Not Feeling Well, No COVID-19 Protocols Needed

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Stephen Curry On MVP Talk: The Game Speaks For Itself

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Kevin Durant Cleared To Play At Warriors On Saturday

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James Wiseman To Be Re-Evaluated In 7-10 Days

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Knicks Remain Most Valuable NBA Franchise On Forbes List, Warriors Move Into Second

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Warriors Won't Extend Stephen Curry's Minutes To 'Chase Wins'

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Warriors Unlikely To Bring Justinian Jessup Back From Australia This Season

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Kevon Looney To Be Re-Evaluated In Two Weeks With Sprained Ankle

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Pelicans, Nuggets, Warriors Given Best Odds If Wizards Trade Bradley Beal

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Steve Kerr Expects Kevon Looney To Miss Games With Sprained Ankle

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James Wiseman Out At Least One Week With Sprained Wrist

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Warriors, Bulls Interested In Trading For Lonzo Ball

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Joe Lacob: Warriors Losing 70% Of Revenue Without Fans

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Warriors, Pelicans Discuss Kelly Oubre Jr. Trade

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Warriors Replace James Wiseman In Starting Lineup With Kevon Looney

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NBA Rescinds Draymond Green Technical Foul

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Warriors Viewed LaMelo Ball As More Talented, James Wiseman As Better Fit

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Eric Paschall Enters COVID-19 Protocol

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