Golden State Warriors WiretapJune 2019 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Warriors Acquire D'Angelo Russell On Four-Year, $117M Sign-And-Trade With Nets

Jun 30, 2019 11:35 PM

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a four-year, $117 million sign-and-trade deal with the Brooklyn Nets for D'Angelo Russell.

The Warriors will also acquire Trevon Graham and Shabazz Napier.

Golden State must unload salary elsewhere to make this deal feasible as they are up against the hard cap, which could mean also trading Andre Iguodala. 

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Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Have Interest In D'Angelo Russell Sign-And-Trade With Nets

Jun 30, 2019 11:15 PM

The Golden State Warriors have interest in D'Angelo Russell in a potential sign-and-trade scenario with the Brooklyn Nets.

Kevin Durant has agreed to sign with the Nets, but the Warriors have long expressed interest in a sign-and-trade should he decide to leave.

Russell has also received interest from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers.

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Klay Thompson, Warriors Still Expected To Agree To Five-Year, $190M Deal

Jun 30, 2019 11:12 PM

The Golden State Warriors were widely expected to reach agreement with Klay Thompson on a five-year, $190 million max contract.

The deal, however, hasn't been widely reported as being agreed upon.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that three sources indicate the deal remains done.

Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reported that just because the deal isn't being publicized doesn't mean there is no deal. 

"Nothing has changed," according to a source.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Some Within Warriors Were Convinced Kevin Durant Would Leave In 2018

Jun 30, 2019 9:24 PM

A lot of people within the Golden State Warriors were convinced during the middle of the 17-18 season that Kevin Durant would even leave that summer, sources told Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Durant instead re-signed with the Warriors on a one-plus-one contract, but left in 2019 for the Brooklyn Nets.

Durant went through periods when he was distant and quiet.

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Kevin Durant Agrees To Four-Year, $164M Deal With Nets

Jun 30, 2019 6:14 PM

Kevin Durant has agreed to sign with the Brooklyn Nets on a four-year, $164 million deal.

Durant announced the decision from his Boardroom social media accounts.

Durant spent the past three seasons with the Golden State Warriors.

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Kevin Durant Will Announce His Free Agent Decision Sunday Evening Via Instagram

Jun 30, 2019 3:33 PM

Kevin Durant will make his free agent announcement on Sunday evening via his company owned sports business network Instagram account.

Durant is considering the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reports "the Nets sure to believe they are getting Kevin Durant's commitment tonight."

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Rich Kleiman: Kevin Durant Completely Undecided Figuring Out What He Wants To Do

Jun 29, 2019 11:14 PM

Steve Serby of the New York Post secured an interview with Rich Kleiman, agent for Kevin Durant, on the eve of free agency.

Kleiman was asked what Durant's mindset is like right now following his Achilles injury and approaching free agency.

"He’s got a great perspective on life, and he’s got a great understanding of what each challenge is and how to get through it, and he’s as focused as he’s ever been," said Kleiman.

Kleiman was asked if Durant will know what he will decide on June 30th when he wakes up.

"While I’m doing this interview, Kevin is completely undecided in figuring out what he wants to do."

Steve Serby/New York Post

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Celtics, Rockets Interested In Kevon Looney

Jun 29, 2019 8:20 PM

The Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics have interest in Kevon Looney.

Shams Charania reports that the Celtics will pursue bigs with their $4.8 million option, such as Looney and Enes Kanter.

Marc Stein reports the Rockets have arranged a recruitment session for Sunday with Looney. Houston similarly pursued Andre Iguodala in 2017, which drove up the price the Warriors ultimately had to pay.

The Warriors would also like to re-sign Looney.

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Stephen Curry To Attend Warriors' Meeting With Kevin Durant

Jun 29, 2019 3:54 PM

Stephen Curry will attend Bob Myers' meeting in New York with Kevin Durant, according to sources that spoke with Marcus Thompson of The Athletic.

The Golden State Warriors are attempting to convince Durant to re-sign with the franchise three years after he joined them from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Klay Thompson will soon undergo surgery on his torn ACL and won't visit Durant. 

Draymond Green has already visited Durant in New York this offseason.

When Durant decided to join the Warriors in 2016, he wanted to be sure Curry wanted him on the team.

While the Warriors have largely remained Curry's team in the hearts of fans, Durant has ironically never been more popular than he is now. The Warriors' offense had also shifted more towards Durant in 18-19.

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Shaun Livingston Agrees To Move Back Guarantee Date To July 10th

Jun 29, 2019 12:37 PM

Shaun Livingston and the Golden State Warriors have agreed to move his $7.7 million guarantee date to July 10th.

The guarantee date had been June 30th, but moving it back gives the Warriors some additional flexibility. The Warriors could trade Livingston's contract to take back a contributing player.

Livingston is considering retirement.

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Klay Thompson, Warriors To Agree To Five-Year, $190M Deal
The Warriors are sending a contingent to Los Angeles to visit Klay Thompson within the next day.

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Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard Discuss Playing On Same Team
The Clippers and Knicks are the two clear possibilities for Durant and Leonard to team up.

Adrian Wojnarowski, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Warriors Extend Qualifying Offer To Jordan Bell
Jordan Bell averaged 11.6 minutes in 68 appearances for the Warriors last season.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Kevin Durant To Hold Talks With Warriors, Nets, Knicks, Clippers
Kevin Durant will hold talks with four teams.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Warriors Now Lead NBA In Revenue, Expected To Hit $600M In First San Francisco Season
The Warriors are expecting $200 million in new revenue moving to San Francisco.

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Warriors To Offer Full Five-Year, $190M Max To Klay Thompson At Start Of Free Agency
Klay Thompson was planning on meeting with the Clippers and Lakers if the Warriors didn't offer him a full max.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Warriors Agree To Multi-Year Extensions With Bob Myers, Rick Welts
Bob Myers joined the Warriors in April of 2011 as assistant general manager.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Kevin Durant Believed To Have Spoken To Other Free Agents About Joining Nets
Kevin Durant is still considering the Warriors, Nets and Knicks.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Bob Myers Has Remained In Contact With Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman Since Season Ended
The Warriors could use the exception in sign-and-trade deals with free agents.

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Klay Thompson Will Consider Both Lakers, Clippers If Warriors Don't Offer Full Max
The Lakers are back in contention to be considered by Klay Thompson now that they created $32 million in cap space.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Warriors Recently Expressing Optimism On Odds Of Re-Signing Kevin Durant
The Warriors believe their ability to offer a fifth year could help re-sign Kevin Durant.

Sam Amick/The Athletic

Warriors In 'Scramble Mode' To Either Re-Sign Kevin Durant Or Not Lose Him For Nothing
The Warriors remain open to a sign-and-trade of Kevin Durant to acquire a trade exception.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Kevin Durant Not Expected To Take Formal Free Agency Meetings
Kevin Durant took several meetings in The Hamptons in 2016.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Knicks Considering Major One-Year Offer To DeMarcus Cousins As Plan B
DeMarcus Cousins worked his way back from his ruptured Achilles, but tore his quad in the first round.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Kevin Durant Declines $31.5M Player Option With Warriors
Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman are currently in New York evaluating his free agency options.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Warriors Aren't Seriously Considering Kevin Durant Delayed Sign-And-Trade
The Warriors could conceivably sign Kevin Durant to a five-year, $221 million contract and trade him at a later date.

Anthony Slater/The Athletic

Sources Insist Kevin Durant Remains Undecided On Free Agent Decision
The Nets are considered a "legit" possibility to sign Kevin Durant.

Anthony Slater/The Athletic

Warriors 'Deciphered The Hint' When Kevin Durant Signed One-Plus-One In 2018
Kevin Durant took $5.4 million less than his max in 2018 to sign a richer contract in 2019, but also to keep his options open.

Anthony Slater/The Athletic

Klay Thompson Interested In Meeting With Clippers If Warriors Don't Offer Full Five-Year Max
Klay Thompson could take a meeting with the Clippers if he isn't offered a full five-year max by the Warriors.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Warriors Not Believed To Have Broken Trust Of Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant and the Warriors are expected to meet before free agency.

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