WARRIORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Warriors determined to set defensive tone again in Game 2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Andrew Bogut has taken to publicly calling himself unflattering names. Such was his mood Monday when someone inquired about the Golden State center often appearing mean and nasty. He used another word to basically refer to himself as a jerk - ''100 percent,'' he said. As long as Bogut and the defending champion Warriors keep playing the kind of defense that...
Via Associated Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Warriors Prepare for Game Two Against Portland

The Warriors were back at work Monday at team headquarters getting prepared for Tuesday's Game Two against the Trail Blazers.
Via YouTube
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Luke Walton: D’Angelo Russell ‘can be a perennial All-Star’

It may not be the terrifying collection of superhumans he’s used to working with in Golden State, but newly-hired Lakers head coach Luke Walton is nevertheless excited about the roster he is set to inherit. Speaking with reporters over the weekend, Walton had high praise for 20-year-old guard D’Angelo Russell. “He has very high potential. To me, he can be a perennial All...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Blazers showed grit in Game 1, but they must win Game 2

The Golden State Warriors’ 118-106 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals could easily be placed in the “Really Not That Close” catagory. After all, the Dubs took a 20-point lead into the second quarter and never led by fewer than nine points the rest of the way. Klay Thompson was brilliant, hitting seven 3-pointers for the third...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Steve Kerr rules out Stephen Curry for Game 2

Steve Kerr likes to have fun with the media, and he invoked his inner Gregg Popovich once again while talking about Stephen Curry, who will not play in Game 2, per Rusty Simmons of of the San Francisco Chronicle. Steve Kerr said Stephen Curry (knee) won't play tomorrow, but team will list him as doubtful "just to give people something to chew on." — Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Without Stephen Curry, the Warriors aren’t missing a beat

The Golden State Warriors can win without Stephen Curry just as they can win with Curry, and that is a scary yet beautiful thing. As I watched the Golden State Warriors rout the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals, I did what usually do when I watch this team […] Without Stephen Curry, the Warriors aren’t missing a beat - Blue Man...
Via Blue Man Hoop
8 hours ago

Warriors hone identity without Stephen Curry, give Blazers no chance

The Golden State Warriors define the ability to play defense with a suffocating vengeance absent Stephen Curry. On Sunday afternoon, their style crystallized. Objectively, the Golden State Warriors are a worse overall basketball team without Stephen Curry. Subjectively, when games start to matter and they realize the now overused phrase of "margin of error" slips to that of a normal...
Via Golden State of Mind
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Varejao, Henderson ejected after Game 1 scuffle

The fireworks have been set off right from the get-go in the second-round series between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers. In the third quarter of Sunday’s Game 1 victory for the Dubs at Oracle Arena, Blazers swingman Gerald Henderson made contact with Warriors big man Anderson Varejao away from the ball. Varejao responded by kicking his leg up and appearing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry: Chances are 'pretty good' I will play in Game 3

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sprained his MCL during the team’s first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets last Sunday. Initial indications were that Curry was going to miss two weeks after an MRI showed a Grade-1 sprain. Since advancing to the second round of the playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers, there’s been some optimism that Curry could...
Via Sportsnaut
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Draymond Green gets high-flying block on Damian Lillard in Warriors-Trail Blazers Game 1

As the Golden State Warriors continue their playoff journey in the West, Draymond Green showed us today why he’s one of the best defensive players in the association these days. In the second quarter of game one against the Portland Trail Blazers, it appeared that Portland’s Damian Lillard had a lay-up until Green took flight for an incredible block: Draymond Green, everybody...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Crossover Chronicles Podcast: Tim Roye

Tim Roye is in his 21st season as the Golden State Warriors’ radio play-by-play voice. For nearly two full decades, he witnessed some of the worst basketball imaginable. In his first 16 years, the Warriors were over .500 just twice, and he had to wait 11 years for the first such instance. In one five-year stretch the team managed just 97 wins, an average of under 20 per season...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Luke Walton will be good for the Lakers, but will the Lakers be good for Luke Walton?

Luke Walton has a proud papa today, but he also hopes that father doesn’t know best. Bill Walton’s body didn’t enable him to become the heart of an NBA dynasty, but the legendary center lasted long enough to win NBA titles for different teams in different decades. Luke Walton’s father appreciates the long view — not because of his first title with the Portland Trail Blazers...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Livingston enjoying the moment filling in for injured Curry

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Shaun Livingston's left leg could have been amputated nine years ago. The knee injury he suffered while with the Clippers in 2007 was that severe. Going for a layup, Livingston's leg buckled backward, parallel to the court, when he fell in a freak accident. He screamed and writhed in agony. Now, healthy and reliable, Livingston is making a new name for himself...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Playoffs: Who was the first round series MVP for the Golden State Warriors?

The Warriors beat the Rockets largely playing without the help of Stephen Curry. So who was the most valuable player for the Warriors while playing without their NBA MVP? As expected, the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs and will advance to the second round to face either the L.A. Clippers or Portland Trail Blazers. Yet before...
Via Golden State of Mind
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden reportedly will play role in picking next Rockets coach

The Houston Rockets on Wednesday night saw an extremely disappointing season come to an end courtesy of a 114-81 playoff elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors. One of the biggest issues facing the Rockets, a team that went from appearing in the Western Conference Finals last season to barely sneaking into the playoffs this year, is determining the organization’s future...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Steph Curry is one cheerful cheerleader on bench during Warriors' win

The last time we saw Stephen Curry, he was pretty messed up. Rolling around on the floor with a sprained knee, then emotional on the bench when he was told he couldn't return to the game.What a difference a few days made. On Wednesday night, despite the fact he was relegated to cheerleader, Curry was all smiles and bouncing off the bench to celebrate 3 after 3 as Klay Thompson and...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Warriors Talk: Bogut and Thompson - 4.27.16

Hear from Andrew Bogut and Klay Thompson ahead of the Warriors' Game 5 matchup against the Rockets on Wednesday.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Journalist who asked Draymond Green flood question fired

After Sunday’s victory by the Warriors over Houston, a reporter asked Draymond Green a question that was roundly criticized for being insensitive in nature. Now, it appears, that reporter is no longer employed by the outlet he was representing. Henry Wofford of CSN Bay Area reported on Tuesday that the reporter was fired approximately one hour after Sunday’s press conference...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr named NBA Coach of the Year

After coaching his Golden State Warriors to a new NBA record for regular season wins, Steve Kerr took home some hardware of his own. The league has named Kerr this year’s recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy for NBA Coach of the Year. In just his second season with the franchise, Kerr has put together quite an impressive body of work. He followed up last season’s NBA championship...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors news: Golden State's chances without Stephen Curry, Draymond Green's will and the heart of a champion

With Steph Curry's MRI results coming in yesterday afternoon, the Warriors are no longer the consensus favorites to repeat as champions. Other things happened this past week too, so let's get to our links. As just about every NBA fan knows by now, Golden State Warriors superstar suffered a low-grade MCL injury against the Houston Rockets on Sunday and will be out at least two weeks...
Via Golden State of Mind
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry injury leaves Warriors vulnerable in second round

The Golden State Warriors may have to go the entire second round without Stephen Curry on the court. Granted, the Warriors still have to move past the pesky Houston Rockets, but it seems like an afterthought in the spotlight of Curry’s injury suffered Sunday, which left him in tears and with a shaky prognosis for the next couple of weeks at best. Curry sprained his knee Sunday...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green blasts reporter for stupid question (VIDEO)

Draymond Green has no problem speaking his mind, no matter who he’s addressing. One reporter learned that lesson after Sunday’s game against the Rockets. The Warriors had just emerged victorious 121-94, and the team was in high spirits, but that doesn’t mean it was a good time to sneak in a moronic question that attempted to find correlation between Golden State’s wins and...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry cried in huddle when told he couldn’t return

The basketball world took a collective gasp when Stephen Curry was forced to leave Golden State’s 121-94 Game 4 victory with a knee injury. The reigning MVP scarily ended up slipping on a wet spot on the floor and didn’t return to action. Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN Radio postgame that Curry was so upset, he was crying in the huddle when he was told he wasn...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green tees off on reporter after question

Former Michigan State star Draymond Green has no problem speaking his mind, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to catch him saying something he doesn’t mean. Sunday night, Green, after Golden State’s victory over Houston, was asked a ridiculous question in his post-game presser and made it clear that he wasn’t going to get tripped up. Green, specifically, was asked by...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson tells everyone to show Warriors some 'respeck' during broadcast (VIDEO)

For arguments sake, let's just admit Mark Jackson essentially helped build the Warriors into a world championship team. And, since being unceremoniously dumped as coach of Golden State, the TV analyst has been announcing a lot of games for ESPN — and mostly in Oakland.But the former NBA star still doesn't mince words — even if they might not be his own. During Sunday's 121-94...
Via The Other Paper
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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