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Warriors Convert Marcus Derrickson To Two-Way Deal

Oct 13, 2018 9:57 PM

The Golden State Warriors have converted the contract of Marcus Derrickson to a two-way deal.

Derrickson joins Damion Lee as the Warriors' two-way players.

Derrickson went undrafted in 2018 out of Georgetown.

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Warriors Waive Deyonta Davis, Danuel House Jr., Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Ulis

Oct 12, 2018 5:16 PM

The Golden State Warriors have waived Deyonta Davis, Danuel House Jr., Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Ulis.

All four players were on training camp deals.

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Warriors Agree To Sign Alfonzo McKinnie To Two-Year Deal

Oct 12, 2018 5:01 PM

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign Alfonzo McKinnie to a two-year minimum deal.

McKinnie will have the 14th spot on the Warriors' roster.

Golden State had previously signed McKinnie to a two-way deal.

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Warriors Sign Jaleel Cousins To Exhibit 10 Deal

Oct 12, 2018 1:07 PM

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign Jaleel Cousins to an Exhibit 10.

Cousins is the younger brother of DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins will play for the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Warriors Sign Alfonzo McKinnie To Two-Way Deal

Oct 12, 2018 9:47 AM

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign Alfonzo McKinnie to a two-way contract.

The deal could be a procedural move for McKinnie to negotiate a newer deal.

McKinnie went undrafted in 2015 out of Green Bay and spent last season with the Toronto Raptors and Raptors 905.

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Warriors Sign Deyonta Davis, Waive Will Cherry

Oct 12, 2018 9:33 AM

The Golden State Warriors have signed Deyonta Davis while waiving Will Cherry.

Davis was the No. 31 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Warriors-Lakers Gives ESPN Highest Ever Rating For Preseason Game

Oct 11, 2018 11:28 AM

ESPN's coverage of the Los Angeles Lakers' win over the Golden State Warriors was their highest ever rated telecast for a preseason game.

It delivered a 1.6 metered market rating.

The rating was up 129 percent from last season's comparable game.

The game was LeBron James' first with the Lakers against the Warriors.

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USA Basketball Appoints Steve Kerr, Nate McMillan, Jay Wright As Assistant Coaches

Oct 11, 2018 9:28 AM

The USA Basketball Men’s National Team coaching staff today was finalized with the announcement that NBA head coaches Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors) and Nate McMillan and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright have been selected as assistant coaches for the 2019-20 USA Basketball Men’s National Team.

Kerr, McMillan and Wright join USA and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to complete USA National Team coaching staff. The coaches will lead the USA National Team in 2019-20, which, if the USA qualifies, could include the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China (Aug. 31-Sept. 15, 2019) and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan (July 24-Aug. 9).

"Led by coach Popovich, we have assembled an incredible coaching staff for the USA National Team, and we are excited to have Steve Kerr, Nate McMillan and Jay Wright join the team as assistant coaches," said Jerry Colangelo, who has served as the managing director of USA Basketball Men’s National Team program since 2005. "It’s special that each coach has prior USA Basketball experience as either a player or coach, and each coach has compiled a successful and impressive resume. I’m very confident that the USA Basketball National Team is in excellent hands the next two years."

"I am honored and fortunate to have such gifted coaches share this USA Basketball responsibility with me," said Popovich, a 1970 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. "Steve Kerr, Nate McMillan and Jay Wright are not just knowledgeable, dedicated individuals, but they exhibit the creativity, tenacity and respect for the game needed to compete in the international arena.

"I look forward to joining them as USA Basketball attempts to extend the stellar success they've enjoyed over the past 12 years."

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Draymond Green Glad He Gets To Go Last To Free Agency Among Warriors' Stars

Oct 11, 2018 9:26 AM

Draymond Green was asked about his future ahead of his 2020 free agency. Green took a discount with the Golden State Warriors on his last deal as a restricted free agent.

Stephen Curry re-signed with the Warriors on a long-term deal in 2017, while Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant will be free agents in 2019.

"I'm not sure how it plays out, but I think I'm in the best position out of everybody," said Green. "Steph was up, now Klay and Kevin are up. That gives me the opportunity to see what everyone else does. And quite frankly, if I am the first to bounce, unless it's in 2020, it wouldn't be my decision. I can get traded. But I'm last. I should be the least of everyone's worries."

Green was asked if wants to retire with the Warriors.

"I'd love to. When you look around the league today, how many guys have been with one team? Kobe, Dirk [Nowitzki], Duncan, Manu [Ginobili]. It don't happen like that anymore. That'd be amazing. But at the end of the day, it's a business. Let the cards fall how they may.

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Kevin Durant Has Vibe Of Potentially Leaving Warriors In 2019

Oct 9, 2018 6:56 PM

Marcus Thompson of The Athletic is getting the sense that Kevin Durant could be in his final season with the Golden State Warriors.

“Man, KD out,” Thompson said on KNBR. “I feel like he is gone… It does have that vibe, like, ‘This is it. This could be it right here.'”

Thompson explained that if the Warriors win their third straight title since signing Durant, there could be an incentive for him to pursue a new challenge.

“Here’s the hard part with KD: we don’t know what he wants,” Thompson said. “I don’t know that he knows what he wants. But I know the Warriors don’t know fully what he wants. Is it a championship, supremacy, is it to be the ace?”

Durant has won Finals MVP in each of his first two seasons with the Warriors and they are prohibitive favorites to threepeat.

“It feels like he has gotten everything he could possibly get from the Warriors, and it’s still not 100 percent like he wants to be here,” Thompson said. “If it was like a relationship, like, ‘Look, man. I gave you all I got. You still looking— you might as well just go.’ That’s how it feels.”

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Warriors Feel Kevin Durant 'As Happy As They've Ever Seen Him'
The Warriors are realistic Kevin Durant could leave the franchise in 2019, but they remain confident he'll stay.

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DeMarcus Cousins Signs Endorsement Deal With Puma
DeMarcus Cousins previously was with Nike.

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Kevin Durant Expected To Consider Knicks In 2019
The Knicks project to have cap space to sign Kevin Durant, who didn't meet with them in 2016.

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Kevin Durant Supports NBA Team Returning To Seattle
Kevin Durant still feels a connection with his first professional home.

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Patrick McCaw Prioritizing Opportunity As Much As Money
Patrick McCaw and his father believe a more expansive role is the best thing for his growth and eventual earning potential.

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Kevin Durant Will Be Honest During 2019 Free Agency Process
Kevin Durant faced criticism in 2016 for leaving the Thunder for the Warriors.

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Patrick McCaw Declines Qualifying Offer From Warriors
The Warriors offered Patrick McCaw a two-year deal paying approximately $5 million with the second year non-guaranteed.

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Patrick McCaw Facing Deadline To Accept Qualifying Offer From Warriors
If the Warriors withdraw the offer, Patrick McCaw will still be a restricted free agent.

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Steve Kerr: I Would Not Be Comfortable Being Both GM/Coach
Steve Kerr is one of the only people in the NBA who has been both a general manager and a head coach.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

Klay Thompson Reiterates Desire To Remain With Warriors
Klay Thompson will be a free agent in 2019.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

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Warriors Yet To Set Target Date For DeMarcus Cousins
DeMarcus Cousins is rehabbing his Achilles injury and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Durant: We'll See What Happens After The Year
Kevin Durant signed a two-year, $61.5 million deal with the Warriors in the offseason instead of a long-term deal.

Mark Medina/San Jose Mercury News

Warriors Hire Mike Dunleavy Jr. As Pro Scout
The Warriors have hired Mike Dunleavy Jr. as a pro scout.

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Kevin Durant To Have Business Show On ESPN+
The show will be hosted by Jay Williams and will delve into topics such as the sneaker business.

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Tyler Ulis Agrees To Exhibit 10 Deal With Warriors
The Suns waived Tyler Ulis this offseason.

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Warriors Promote David Kelly To Chief Legal Officer, Business And Basketball
David Kelly is responsible for all legal matters affecting the company, manages matters related to the salary cap and luxury tax planning for the team.

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Will Cherry To Sign Camp Deal With Warriors
Will Cherry spent last season with KK Cedevita.

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RealGM Radio: Kevin Pelton, Ben Golliver On The Pacific Division
Host Danny Leroux, Kevin Pelton of ESPN and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated go in-depth on the NBA’s Pacific Division.

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Warriors Agree To Camp Deal With Alfonzo McKinnie
Alfonzo McKinnie is a 6'8 wing who made 14 appearances last season with the Raptors.

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