Golden State Warriors WiretapDecember 2015 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Steve Kerr Could Return This Weekend

Dec 31, 2015 12:12 PM

Steve Kerr could resume his duties as head coach of the Golden State Warriors this weekend, though no firm timetable has been set.

Kerr joined the Warriors for their two-game trip to Texas.

"It's obviously a possibility," interim coach Luke Walton said of Kerr's potential return to the bench this weekend. "He hasn't said he's going to. To be honest, I don't think he knows yet. I think that's part of why he's on this road trip, to see how his body handles the travel and getting into Houston at 1 a.m. tonight to turn around and play again then get on another plane and fly home and get in late again. So that's part of why he's here on this trip, whether or not this weekend is a realistic return or not."

Kerr is declining interview requests until he resumes coaching duties, according to a Warriors spokesman.

The Warriors host the Nuggets on Saturday for their first game of 2016.

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Stephen Curry Undergoes MRI On Lower Left Leg

Dec 30, 2015 2:14 PM

Stephen Curry has undergone an MRI exam on his lower left and Luke Walton says he probably won't play on Wednesday.

"We're confident that whether he plays or not that we can compete and try to win here," Walton said.

The Golden State Warriors will start Shaun Livingston at point guard if Curry is unable to play.

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Stephen Curry Could Sit Multiple Games With Injured Leg

Dec 29, 2015 11:10 PM

Stephen Curry might not play on the Golden State Warriors' road trip at the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets because of his ailing left lower leg.

Curry didn't participate in Tuesday's light practice after limping through the Warriors' win on Monday.

Luke Walton said he believed Curry was suffering from something similar to the calf strain that he sustained in his right leg last week but did not know the specifics.

"There's a chance that he won't play in one or both," Walton said. "That's probably going to be a game-time decision or at least determined on how he's feeling tomorrow.

"He hasn't said anything except for he wants to play. Even last night in the game when I saw him in the game limping, and I tried to take him out, he gave the wave-off and said that it was fine."

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Curry Amused, Confused By Mark Jackson's Comments About 'Hurting' Game

Dec 26, 2015 1:42 AM

Mark Jackson said the three-point oriented game of Stephen Curry is "hurting" basketball.

"Understand what I'm saying when I say this. He's hurting the game," Jackson said. "And what I mean by that is that I go into these high school gyms, I watch these kids, and the first thing they do is they run to the 3-point line. You are not Steph Curry. Work on the other aspects of the game."

Curry laughed at Jackson's comments but also seemed confused by them.

"I have to talk to him," Curry told Yahoo Sports. "I don't know what he means by that. If you can shoot, shoot. If you can't, stop."

Andrew Bogut, who also played under Jackson, didn't appreciate his former coach's remarks.

"Anything he says, you can take that with a grain of salt," Bogut said. "And you can quote me on that."

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Luke Walton: Great Experience Playing Grind It Out Game

Dec 26, 2015 1:29 AM

The Golden State Warriors scored under 100 points for the first time at home this season in their 89-83 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

During the playoffs last season, they were held to under 100 points five times.

There were 96 possessions in the game and the Warriors score 92.8 points per 100 possessions.

"It's good to practice and get experience in that type of game as well where it's low scoring, getting stops, knocking down free throws and executing in the half court," Luke Walton said. "It's great experience for us."

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Stephen Curry Not Expected To Miss Time With Calf Injury

Dec 25, 2015 11:47 AM

Stephen Curry is expected to play on Christmas Day despite taking a knee to the right calf on Wednesday.

Curry said he was "just fine."

"Little bruise, I'll be all right," he said. "That's about it."

Luke Walton said he initially was concerns about Curry's condition.

"So I was going to sit him the rest of the fourth, but [Steph] told me, he swore to me, that he was fine and that he just got kneed in the calf and that he was good to go back in, so we put him back in there," Walton said.

Curry was not present for media availability after the game and received extra treatment after Thursday's practice. 

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Stephen Curry: In My Mind, I'm The NBA's Best Player

Dec 24, 2015 11:51 AM

Stephen Curry believes he has become the NBA's best player.

Curry is the reigning MVP and the early frontrunner this season.

"In my mind, yes," Curry said when asked by Time magazine, in an interview published Wednesday, whether he was the best player in the world. "That's how I have confidence out there that I can play at a high level every night."

Curry said it's simply a mindset he needs to be in to play at his peak.

"I don't get into debates, arguing with people about why I am versus somebody else," Curry said. "I feel like anybody who's at the level I'm trying to be at, if you don't think that when you're on the floor, then you're doing yourself a disservice."

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Kerr: Luke Walton Destined To Become A Head Coach

Dec 23, 2015 11:38 AM

Luke Walton has done an outstanding job leading the Golden State Warriors on an interim basis after just one season as an NBA assistant.

Steve Kerr believes Walton will be a full fledged head coach someday.

“Well, he’s destined to be a head coach,” Kerr said of Walton. “Hopefully, he takes his time and stays here for a while. We like him. We want him to stay, but that’s a long way off. We’ve got this season to worry about and plenty to do, plenty of work ahead.”

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Steve Kerr Runs Warriors' Practice, Ruled Out For Christmas Day

Dec 22, 2015 3:38 PM

Steve Kerr ran the Golden State Warriors' practice on Tuesday, but he won't coach the team on Wednesday against the Utah Jazz or on Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"I hope to be back soon," said Kerr.

Kerr plans on traveling with the Warriors on their upcoming road trip to Dallas and Houston.

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Warriors Given Just 30.3 Percent Chance Of Winning 72 Games

Dec 21, 2015 1:19 PM

The Basketball Power Index from ESPN gives the Golden State Warriors only a 30.3 percent chance to win 72 games this season.

The Warriors, however, are two games ahead of the Chicago Bulls' 95-96 pace after their 26-1 start to the season.

If the Warriors beat the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, they will clinch the best record at Christmas the NBA has ever seen.

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Klay Thompson Believes He's Become Best Shooting Guard In NBA
Klay Thompson was asked to name the best player at each position in the NBA.

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Draymond Green, O.J. Mayo Have Postgame Altercation
Draymond Green and O.J. Mayo traded words and Mayo touched the back of Green's head.

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Warriors Looking Forward To 'Redemption Opportunity' Against Bucks
The Bucks celebrated the win, including a dunk and staredown at the Warriors' bench from Michael Carter-Williams.

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Steve Kerr Hopes To Return Within 2-3 Weeks
Golden State has given no formal timeline for Steve Kerr's return.

Janie McCauley/AP

Kerr: Stephen Curry Is Like Steve Nash On Steroids
Steve Kerr has been amazed by the way Stephen Curry has played to start the regular season after winning the MVP last year.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Steve Kerr Attends Practice, Return Remains Unknown
The Warriors aren't entirely sure Steve Kerr will return this season, but that remains the hope.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Bob Myers Keeps Popovich Quote On Cell Phone As Constant Reminder
Bob Myers believes the Spurs remain the gold standard in the NBA.

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Stephen Curry Thankful He Didn't Become Overpaid Player
Stephen Curry could sign a five-year, $175 million contract in 2017.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

'Premature' To Determine Whether Luke Walton Could Coach All-Star Game
NBA rules prevent the same coach from serving in consecutive years.

AP

Warriors Receive Go-Ahead From San Francisco To Build New Arena
Opponents of the arena claimed it would conflict with the recently constructed University of California at San Francisco Medical Center.

San Jose Mercury News

Klay Thompson Sprains Left Ankle, X-Rays Negative
Klay Thompson said X-rays were negative and he expects to be fine within a "couple of days."

Marc Stein/ESPN

Stephen Curry On Teams Copying Warriors: You Won't Have The Personnel
The Warriors are serving as a model for other teams who want to push the pace, go small and shoot a lot of three-pointers.

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Steve Kerr Expected Back Sooner Rather Than Later
The running joke around the Warriors is Steve Kerr will wait to return until the team has lost a game.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Stephen Curry, Reggie Jackson Named Players Of The Week
Reggie Jackson led the Pistons to a 4-0 week behind averages of 27.0 points, 8.8 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.75 steals.

RealGM Staff Report

Harrison Barnes Expected To Be Re-Evaluated On Dec. 13th
Harrison Barnes is at least making progress and walking without crutches.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Stephen Curry, Paul George Named Players Of The Month
Stephen Curry and Paul George have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for November.

RealGM Staff Report

Warriors Moneyline Bets Would Turn $100 Into $4,500 During 20-0 Start
The Warriors are now 20-0 following their 116-99 win at the Hornets.

RealGM Staff Report

Steve Kerr 'Thrilled' For Warriors' Start, Still Has No Timetable
Steve Kerr said his back is fine but he's having headaches and other side effects from two surgeries.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Luke Walton, David Blatt Named Coaches Of The Month
Luke Walton has led the Warriors to a 19-0 record.

RealGM Staff Report