Golden State Warriors WiretapJune 2018 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Cavs, Warriors, Thunder, Wizards Pay Luxury Tax For 18-19

Jun 30, 2018 10:03 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards made luxury tax payments this season.

The Cavaliers paid the most at $50.7 million, followed by the Warriors at $32.3 million, the Thunder at $25.4 million and the Wizards at $7 million.

The Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks were surcharged for being below the minimum team salary.

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Kevin Durant Agrees To One-Plus-One, $61.5M Contract With Warriors

Jun 30, 2018 9:44 PM

Kevin Durant has agreed to sign a two-year, $61.5 million max contract with the Golden State Warriors.

Durant will have a player option in Year 2 of the deal.

Durant will make $30 million in Year 1 and $31.5 million in Year 2.

Durant will likely become a free agent in 2019 and sign a multi-year deal starting around $38 million.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Kevin Durant Likely To Take One-Plus-One Deal With Warriors Worth Less In 18-19

Jun 30, 2018 3:10 PM

Kevin Durant is likely to take a one-plus-one contract in free agency with the Golden State Warriors.

Durant maintains flexibility by taking a shorter contract, but it will have a smaller starting salary of $30 million instead of $35.4 million.

By taking less money in the short-term, the Warriors will be more likely to use their mid-level exception.

The salary cap is expected to increase in 2019 and the Warriors would then also own Durant's Full Bird Rights, which would give Durant a higher starting salary.

Durant's four-year max contract this offseason would be $158.4 million, compared to $30 million in 18-19 followed by a five-year deal starting at $37.8 million and would be worth nearly $250 million over six years.

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Warriors Insist They're Not Interested In Dwight Howard

Jun 30, 2018 2:44 PM

The Golden State Warriors continue to insist they won't have interest in pursuing Dwight Howard.

Howard is expected to reach a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets.

Howard figures to sign for the veteran's minimum on the open market after he spent last season with the Charlotte Hornets.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Warriors Will Pursue DeAndre Jordan

Jun 30, 2018 12:11 AM

The Golden State Warriors will explore their free agent chances with DeAndre Jordan.

The Warriors realize, however, their odds of landing him are slim.

Jordan was previously represented by Bob Myers and he signed an offer sheet with the Warriors in 2011. Jordan is also close with Kevin Durant.

The Dallas Mavericks are widely expected to sign Jordan, who opted out of his $24.1 million contract for the 18-19 season.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Steve Kerr, Warriors Close To Deal On Extension

Jun 29, 2018 6:52 PM

Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors are finalizing a contract extension.

Kerr will become one of the highest paid coaches in the NBA. Kerr signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Warriors in 2014.

The Warriors have won the title in three out of Kerr's four seasons with the franchise.

Sources tell Monte Poole that Kerr's new extension will at least double his $5 million per years salary. While the contract length is not yet known, they were discussing adding at least three seasons.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Jamal Crawford, Warriors Have Mutual Interest

Jun 28, 2018 8:42 PM

The Golden State Warriors and Jamal Crawford have mutual interest.

The Warriors are unlikely to offer more than the veteran's minimum. Golden State is prioritizing players off the bench who can create their own shot this offseason.

It's unclear whether the Warriors are prepared to use their mini-midlevel exception on any player, but it likely won't be on Crawford.

Crawford spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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LeBron James Texts Kevin Durant About Joining Him With Lakers

Jun 28, 2018 10:25 AM

LeBron James has reportedly reached out to Kevin Durant via text about joining him with the Los Angeles Lakers.

"LeBron James reached out to Kevin Durant via text, from what I'm told, about coming to Los Angeles," said Stephen A. Smith. "I don't know what Kevin Durant's response to him was. That's not the information I got. But I will tell you that I did hear is that behind the scenes Kevin Durant was like 'why would I do that? You know what, as far as I'm concerned LeBron James is a big time player but the way I look at it, I should be perceived as the best in the world. Why would I think about doing something like that.'"

Durant will also be a free agent this offseason but he's so far expressed his intent to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors.

The long-term future of Durant with the Warriors, however, remains uncertain.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Stephen Curry's Agency Asked Warriors Not To Pick Him In 2009

Jun 27, 2018 8:29 AM

Stephen Curry was selected seventh overall by the Golden State Warriors in 2009, but his agency tried to get him to the New York Knicks at No. 8 even while they were on the clock on draft night.

"We were getting ready to make the (pick) and Steph's reps really wanted him to go to New York, who was right behind us at eight," said Travis Schlenk on KNBR. "And I remember getting a text from somebody in his agency saying, 'Please don't take Steph.'

"And I just texted back to him, I said 'Sorry, that's who we're taking.' 

"We knew we were getting a great kid from a great family and we knew we were getting a great shooter. The knocks on Steph were is he gonna be able to guard, is he a point guard, is he gonna be strong enough, is he gonna be able to handle the physicalness of the NBA?

"Obviously, he's proven that it's been pretty easy for him."

Drew Shiller/NBC Bay Area

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Warriors Extend Qualifying Offer To Patrick McCaw

Jun 26, 2018 6:45 PM

The Golden State Warriors have extended the qualifying offer to Patrick McCaw.

McCaw will be a restricted free agent.

McCaw was out for several months due to a serious back injury.

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JaVale McGee Hopes To Re-Sign With Warriors
JaVale McGee made $1.4 million on a minimum contract this past season.

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Kevin Durant, Warriors Expected To Quickly Reach Agreement On New Contract
Kevin Durant has already informed the Warriors that he won't exercise his $26.3 million player option for the 18-19 season.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Draymond Green Spent Draft Night In Warriors' War Room
Draymond Green said the Warriors are looking for 16-game players, referring to the playoffs.

Ethan Strauss/The Athletic

2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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RealGM Radio: Chris Herring On The Warriors, Championship Contenders & More
Host Danny Leroux and Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight catch up on the NBA as we approach an eventful offseason.

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Draymond Green Hoping To Qualify For Supermax
Sources say Draymond Green won't take a discount on his next contract.

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Klay Thompson Requested Meeting With Steve Kerr On Warriors' Offense In December
Golden State's offense lost some of its rhythm following an injury that month to Stephen Curry.

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Draymond Green Didn't Want Tristan Thompson To Be Suspended For Game 2
The NBA was considering a suspension for Tristan Thompson until they interviewed Draymond Green.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Draymond Green Took Discount In 2015 With Signing Kevin Durant In Mind
Draymond Green preferred maximizing the Warriors title chances over a max contract.

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

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Warriors Willing To Give Kevin Durant Any Contract He Chooses
Kevin Durant has a player option worth $26.25 million that he will almost surely decline.

Mark Medina/San Jose Mercury News

Kevin Durant Reveals He Could Envision Retiring At 35
Kevin Durant turns 30 in September and could sign a five-year deal in July.

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Warriors Still Interested In Anthony Davis Long-Term
The odds of Anthony Davis leaving the Pelicans in the short-term have decreased dramatically.

Tim Kawakami/The Athletic

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.

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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.

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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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