Golden State Warriors WiretapJuly 2019 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Damion Lee Signs Two-Way Deal With Warriors

Jul 28, 2019 3:28 PM

The Golden State Warriors re-signed Damion Lee on a two-way contract, league sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Lee averaged 4.9 points in 32 games last season.

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RealGM Radio: Ethan Sherwood Strauss on Offseason, Warriors

Jul 26, 2019 7:07 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Ethan Sherwood Strauss of The Athletic (@SherwoodStrauss) break down the offseason, Warriors’ summer and much more. 

They discuss which teams are title contenders, whether the D’Angelo Russell sign-and-trade was a good idea, finding the next Draymond Green, rule changes and much more.

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Steve Kerr: Anthony Davis Situation 'A Real Problem' For League

Jul 25, 2019 1:30 AM

Steve Kerr gave his thoughts on the events leading up to Anthony Davis getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, saying that a player demanding a trade with multiple years left on their contract was a topic the league would have to address.

"I'm talking more about the Anthony Davis situation. Where a guy is perfectly healthy and has a couple years left on his deal and says, 'I want to leave.' That's a real problem that the league has to address and that the players have to be careful with," said Kerr on The Warriors Inside Podcast.

Kerr added that he hoped Davis' situation was a one-off and not a league-wide trend. 

"If you come to an agreement with the team that, 'Hey, it's probably best for us to part ways,' that's one thing. But the Davis stuff was really kind of groundbreaking -- and hopefully not a trend, because it's bad for the league."

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Ky Bowman Signs Two-Way Contract With Warriors

Jul 24, 2019 2:13 AM

The Golden State Warriors signed Ky Bowman to a two-way contract, league sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Bowman went undrafted out of Boston College. 

Bowman averaged 2.3 points in four Summer League games. 

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Bob Myers: Warriors Didn't Acquire D'Angelo Russell With Intent To Trade Him

Jul 15, 2019 11:25 PM

Bob Myers refuted speculation that the Golden State Warriors acquired D'Angelo Russell with the intention to eventually trade him.

The Warriors didn't want to lose Kevin Durant without getting an asset in return, so they used a sign-and-trade to get Russell despite his less than perfect fit. Russell signed a four-year, $117 million contract.

"I know it's been written and speculated. That's fine," Myers said Monday. "That's what everybody's job is to do. We didn't sign him with the intention of just trading him. We haven't even seen him play in our uniform yet, and a lot of people have us already trading him. That's not how we're viewing it. Let's just see what we have. Let's see what he is. Let's see how he fits.

"Part of our job in the front office and the coaching staff and the organization is, 'How does it all work?' ... So much of our sport at least, and maybe other sports, is, 'What are you doing next?' We got to figure out what we're doing now."

Myers added: "We're just happy that we got a young player that has a lot of upside, in our opinion, and we're excited at the possibility of him in our uniform."

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

Warriors Sign Alen Smailagic To Four-Year, $6.13 Million Deal

Jul 13, 2019 1:28 PM

The Golden State Warriors signed Alen Smailagic to a four-year deal worth $6.13 million, league sources told Mike Scotto of The Athletic.

Smailagic was the 39th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Only the first two seasons of the deal are guaranteed.

The Warriors traded two future second-round picks to the Pelicans to draft Smailagic. 

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Stephen Curry Looking Forward To 'New Challenge' Next Season

Jul 12, 2019 11:36 AM

Stephen Curry is ready for a new challenge as the Golden State Warriors will enter the 19-20 season without Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. The Warriors will also be without Klay Thompson for at least half of the season.

"I mean, the three years that we had were special," Curry said. "With KD, we had three straight Finals appearances. We won two of them, and we accomplished a lot as a group.

"Everybody talks about the amount of talent that we had on that team, but that doesn't guarantee that you can figure it out on the court, that you can put all the pieces together to be successful."

The Warriors will work to incorporate D'Angelo Russell into the backcourt with Curry.

"The chemistry will develop quickly. We'll be really purposeful about that and trying to set the tone for how we're going to play this year," Curry said. "It's about encouraging each other and having confidence that we'll bring the best out of each other. Then when Klay gets back [from a torn ACL] as well, add him to the backcourt mix. It's going to be fun.

"I'm excited, to be honest with you. Five straight years in the Finals and we've accomplished a lot, and three championships. There's a lot to be proud of. But everybody wants a new challenge in terms of how do you get back to that level."


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Ron Adams Turns Down Lakers' Job, Will Remain With Warriors

Jul 11, 2019 6:12 PM

Ron Adams has turned down an assistant coaching job with the Los Angeles Lakers and will remain with the Golden State Warriors.

Adams has been a key assistant coach for the Warriors. 

Adams will have a revised with the Warriors in which he will travel with less frequency and will prioritize player development.

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Kevin Durant Initially Objected To Sign-And-Trade, Forced Warriors To Include First Round Pick

Jul 11, 2019 11:09 AM

Kevin Durant initially objected to the sign-and-trade scenario involving D'Angelo Russell going to the Golden State Warriors.

The Brooklyn Nets had enough cap space to sign Durant outright and there was no specific advantage for him to help the Warriors.

Multiple sources told Brian Windhorst that Durant didn't want to be traded for Russell straight up because he didn't think it was a fair deal. The Warriors had to convince Durant of the trade on top of the Nets.

The Warriors had to give up a first round pick for Durant to sign off on the deal, though it is top-20 protected next year.

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Willie Cauley-Stein Signs Two-Year, $4.4M Deal With Warriors

Jul 10, 2019 10:44 AM

Willie Cauley-Stein has agreed to a two-year, $4.4 million deal with the Golden State Warriors.

Cauley-Stein will have a player option in the second season of the deal.

Cauley-Stein previously agreed to sign with the Warriors but it was unclear what type of contract he would sign due to their hard cap situation.

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Warriors Waive And Stretch Shaun Livingston, Intends To Keep Playing
The Warriors will use the waive and stretch provision to spread the $2 million guarantee.

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Warriors Trade Damian Jones, 2nd Round Pick To Hawks For Omari Spellman
Omari Spellman was the 30th overall pick in the 2018 draft while Damian Jones was the 30th overall pick in 2016.

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Alec Burks Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors
The Thunder allowed Alec Burks out of his deal to sign with the Warriors.

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Warriors To Retire Andre Iguodala's No.9 Jersey
Andre Iguodala played six seasons for the Warriors.

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Julian Washburn, Cash Considerations Complete Andre Iguodala Trade To Grizzlies
The Grizzlies are looking to trade Andre Iguodala for future assets.

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RealGM Radio: Chris Herring On the Offseason So Far
Host Danny Leroux and Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight break down the offseason so far

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Grizzlies Looking To Trade Andre Iguodala, Receiving Interest From Rockets, Mavs
The Grizzlies do not intend to buyout Andre Iguodala.

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Jimmer Fredette Leaves Warriors' Summer League Team, Considering Overseas Options
Jimmer Fredette played in the Warriors' first two games.

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DeMarcus Cousins Parts Ways With Agent, Will Hire Jeff Schwartz
DeMarcus Cousins remains a free agent after spending last season with the Warriors coming back from a ruptured Achilles.

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Kevin Durant Reportedly Didn't Like Playing For Steve Kerr
Stephen A. Smith reported Kevin Durant "wasn't too fond of Steve Kerr."

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Warriors Rescind Qualifying Offer On Quinn Cook
Quinn Cook will now become an unrestricted free agent.

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Warriors Have 'Long-Term Vision' For D'Angelo Russell
D'Angelo Russell signed a four-year, $117 million deal with the Warriors.

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Glenn Robinson III Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Warriors
Glenn Robinson will have a player option in Year 2.

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Klay Thompson Undergoes Successful Surgery To Repair Torn ACL
Klay Thompson is expected to make a full recovery and return in 5-7 months.

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Willie Cauley-Stein Agrees To Sign With Warriors
Willie Cauley-Stein asked the Kings to renounce him in restricted free agency.

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Kevon Looney Agrees To Three-Year, $15M Deal With Warriors
Kevon Looney became a critical big for the Warriors during the 18-19 season.

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Jordan Bell Agrees To Sign One-Year, $1.6M Deal With Wolves
Jordan Bell was a second round pick in 2017 by the Warriors.

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Warriors Announce They Will Retire Kevin Durant's No. 35
Joe Lacob publicly thanked Kevin Durant for his contributions to the Warriors.

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Source Says Drama Within Warriors Showed Kevin Durant 'Lack Of A Respect'
There were several things that transpired with the Warriors that led to the long anticipated departure of Kevin Durant.

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Warriors Expected To Eventually Trade D'Angelo Russell
The Warriors reportedly wanted to recoup an asset with Kevin Durant leaving.

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