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Gamethread: USA takes on Argentina in its first exhibition game of the summer

Team USA plays Argentina tonight, with Warriors Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green playing together for the first time. The game begins at 6 pm Pacific on NBA TV. Team USA kicks off its summer with an exhibition against Argentina tonight.  Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green will be playing, as well as former Warrior Harrison Barnes. Argentina, meanwhile, has a few past and current NBA players, including Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola, and Andres Nocioni. The starting lineups and rosters for tonight's USA-Argentina game in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/CClH6M6Hji —...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 22, 2016

Draymond Green Reaches Plea in Assault Case

Green reaches plea to move on from case - we quickly look at the details Draymond Green plea agreement: $560 fine, no criminal offenses, no contact with victim for 1 year. Charge would become a civil infraction. — Freep Sports (@freepsports) July 22, 2016 Freep Sports announced today that Draymond Green has reached an agreement for a plea deal on his pending assault case instead of letting the incident get to court. Green will face a minimal fine - $560, or what amounts to Draymond's salary for 8 seconds of game time in the coming NBA season. Green will be limited from contact with...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 21, 2016

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant respond to NBA pulling All Star Game from Charlotte

Curry and Durant were quick to respond to the NBA’s ruling. Stephen Curry, who is from Charlotte, responded almost immediately to the NBA’s decision to strip Charlotte of the chance to host the 2017 NBA All Star Game. Your browser does not support iframes. Curry is disappointed, but if he holds any true resentment about the decision, he buried it deep and took the high road. Also, good on him for getting out ahead of this thing and preventing dumb-asses like me from speculating too much about his potential response. Via CSN Bay Area: "It's disappointing that my hometown won't be able...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 21, 2016

NBA pulls 2017 All Star Game from Stephen Curry’s hometown of Charlotte, NC

In response to HB2, Adam Silver has stripped Charlotte of the 2017 NBA All Star Game. In a stunning, turn of events, the NBA will pull the 2017 NBA All Star Game from Charlotte in response to the state’s discriminatory HB2 law. The news, first reported by Yahoo’s The Vertical, signals a new, unprecedented political stance from Adam Silver and the NBA. North Carolina’s HB2 bill, which targeted bathroom use by transgender individuals, was the source of (much deserved) outcry around the country and especially from within the NBA community. Just recently, Team USA head coach (and, more...

Interested in writing for Golden State of Mind? Here's how.

Once again, we are considering the addition of a few new writers to help strengthen our community. Golden State of Mind is looking for passionate Golden State Warriors fans to join our team and help us with the daily work of offering our thoughts on the team we love while others look at them as a villainous super team. Similar to last year, I like the direction our team is headed in right now so we're certainly not in a place of dire need for writers right now, but I'm always interested in identifying new voices to the team who can make unique contributions to the community. So if you're...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 19, 2016

Kevin Durant brushes off criticism, opens up about bombshell free agency decision

Kevin Durant finally addressed the media about his relationship with Russell Westbrook, his reaction to criticism following his decision to join the Warriors, and much more. After Kevin Durant made his fateful decision to alter his career and join the Golden State Warriors, many people around the league were...let’s use the word displeased. “Oh, it’s a cop out! He doesn’t have that drive to win like Michael! He’d rather team up with the enemy instead of chart his own course! Boooo, whaaaaaaa!” You get the idea. You could almost feel the tears of jealousy raining down like a...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 18, 2016

Stephen Curry has NBA's top-selling jersey

Curry finishes the 2015-16 season with the top-selling jersey on NBAStore.com, and three teammates -- including the new one -- joined him on the list. Stephen Curry just completed a season in which he won MVP for a second straight year, smashed the single-season record for three-pointers, and led the Warriors to within two minutes of another championship. His popularity at seemingly an all-time high (save for the burns on those shoes), Curry's No. 30 jersey was the top-selling in the entire league for the duration of the playoffs, from April until the end of the postseason, according to...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 17, 2016

NBA Free Agency 2016: Warriors officially re-sign Anderson Varejao

The Warriors have officially reached an agreement with the Brazilian big man. In a move that we all sort of saw coming but perhaps didn’t quite envision as a signing-KD-level-victory, the Golden State Warriors have re-signed free agent center and NBA veteran Anderson Varejao. Via the Warriors PR staff: Warriors re-sign center Anderson Varejao. Full news release below: pic.twitter.com/Ug1ReQfelc— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) July 17, 2016 Varejao, who has been derided by Warriors fans for his play in the Finals, will actually fill a very important gap as the team looks to fill in the...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 17, 2016

Warriors legend Nate Thurmond loses battle with Leukemia

Warriors great Big Nate Thurmond died at age 74 of leukemia, and what you can do about it. I'm old, by GSoM staff standards. I started breathing before seat belts were required to be installed in cars. I'm pretty sure the doctors were smoking in my delivery room. I saw Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in theaters. My once dark hair is speckled with frost, seemingly infected by the arctic bristles of my beard. The soldier's physique I once wore has been replaced with a heavier step and about 30 extra pounds, and the lines that once appeared when I smiled or laughed never leave my countenance...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 15, 2016

NBA Summer League 2016: Warriors take on Mavericks in final Vegas game

What more can the Warriors prove in their final game? After losing to the Toronto Raptors in their second game of tournament play, the Warriors no longer have a chance to win the Vegas Summer League title. Luckily, I don’t think you’ll see anyone in the organization or on the court shedding any tears because of the lost opportunity. Summer League is all about the future. Sumer League leaves you with more questions than answers. Questions, like: 1.) Who will “be a player” in this league? 2.) Which guys will step up and earn a spot in the league? 3.) Which unheralded talents will...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 15, 2016

Warriors lose to Raptors despite big night from McCaw

Patrick McCaw explodes for 19 of his 28 points in the first half but the Warriors come up short in the second round of tournament play in the 2016 NBA Summer League. Coach Jarron Collins jokingly asked after the game if he could get fined for criticizing the referees in Summer League. Collins was most likely referring to the huge disparity in free throws, as the Raptors out shot the Warriors 40 to 12 from the charity stripe en route to a six point victory. Second round draft pick Patrick McCaw put his range on display by connecting on four of his five made three-pointers in the first half....

Warriors vs. Raptors NBA summer league thread: Underdog Golden State seeks to stay alive

The 16-seed Warriors face the top seeded Raptors tonight at 7 p.m. PST. Among the reasons that the 2016 NBA Las Vegas Summer League will be different for than the regular season for new Golden State Warriors players is that they won't be playing from the position of underdog very much in the future. Beginning the summer league tournament yesterday as the 16th seed, they're doing exactly that. After knocking off the Houston Rockets with James Harden giggling with his buddy on the side before leaving early as his team lost, the Warriors face the top-seeded Toronto Raptors tonight. I could...
Raptors HQ Jul 14, 2016

LVSL: Raptors continue quest for the Summer League title tonight against the Golden State Warriors

Norman Powell and the Raptors are on a mission. With the preliminary games out of the way, the Las Vegas Summer League has now moved into the knockout portion of its tournament. Every team in attendance is still guaranteed to play five games, but if a team wants more -- and, most importantly, the title -- they've got to win all the way through now. For the Toronto Raptors, the tourney's one-seed and an undefeated 3-0, the Summer League championship is the goal. Toronto faces off against a 2-2 Golden State Warriors team led by the 38th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Patrick McCaw, who is...
Blazersedge Jul 14, 2016

Damian Lillard's response to joining hometown Warriors: "Hell no"

Portland's Oakland-born and raised star defiantly states he wouldn't join the NBA's latest super team. The pettiness has always been strong in this one and isn't it beautiful? Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard, responding to a question from a fan on twitter about whether he would be interested in playing for the Golden State Warriors, didn't deviate from character. Hell no https://t.co/nugsDOd4q8 — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 13, 2016 The Warriors have become the villains of the NBA and that transformation was happening even before they got Kevin Durant to join...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 14, 2016

It's Andre Iguodala's league; Warriors fans are lucky to be along for the ride

The unassuming jokester is quietly building an NBA legacy that many won't notice or appreciate until after he's gone. Habitually positioning himself to succeed, he's using his vision to shake up the organization and the league. Those around Andre Iguodala know better than to expect straight answers to questions directed his way. His deadpan delivery, cryptic tweets, and epic practical jokes keep everyone on guard, never quite certain if they are in on or part of the joke. You can never be sure what Iggy's thinking, a brilliant mind that seizes opportunities before the rest of the crowd...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 14, 2016

Warriors advance to second round of Vegas Summer League tournament with win over Houston Rockets

After blowing a 17 point lead, the Warriors hold on to defeat the Houston Rockets to advance to the second round of the 2016 NBA Summer League Tournament in Las Vegas. The 16th seeded Golden State Warriors defeated the 17th seeded Houston Rockets 80-76 in the first round of the Las Vegas NBA Summer League Tournament. The Dubs jumped out to a quick lead behind forward Royce Oneale's nine first quarter points. He finished with 16 points, six rebounds and two steals. Not to mention his stingy defense on Houston's 2015 first round draft pick Sam Dekker who ended with seven points on...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 13, 2016

NBA Summer League 2016: Warriors begin tournament play vs. Rockets

Patrick McCaw and co. take on Sam Dekker and the Rockets in Vegas Summer League action. After losing their first two games, the Warriors rebounded (quite literally) to win their third and final game of group play vs. Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia Sixers. Patrick McCaw was once again the Warriors’ most consistent talent, as he continues to show that he can provide solid minutes off the bench next season. However, Ognjen Kuzmic and the rest of the Summer League squad looked...not that great. At one point, Kuzmic caught the ball with his back to the basket, maybe eight feet out. The...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 13, 2016

Royce O'Neale continues to impress in Vegas Summer League

Undrafted Rookie forward Royce O'Neale looks to continue his strong play for the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Royce O'Neale Bio Blast Averaged 10.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.15 steals his senior year at Baylor. Played in eight Summer League games with Boston Celtics in 2015. Averaged 8.4 points and 4.5 rebounds with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany) in 2015-16. As the Golden State Warriors' roster continues to take shape, big men in the Vegas Summer League are being hoisted into the spotlight. Standing at six feet six inches, Royce...

Warriors vs. Sixers NBA summer league recap: Ognjen Kuzmic gets double-double in summer league win

The Warriors won a game in summer league. With 2:50 left in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors' win over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Thomas & Mack Arena jumbotron played the clip from Cheers with Woody leading a "We Will Rock You" chant. The clip from a show that most of the younger people in the crowd probably didn't even recognize elicited a spattering of claps from around the arena, which was probably about the most excited the crowd got all night. The Warriors' 85-77 win the Sixers was the final scheduled game of 2016 Las Vegas Summer League in front of a crowd that was...
Golden State Of Mind Jul 12, 2016

NBA Summer League 2016: Warriors seek first win, take on Ben Simmons and the 76ers

Will Pat McCaw continue his strong play? Even with Patrick McCaw’s impressive play so far in Vegas, the Warriors have yet to find themselves on the winning side of the equation. Could we see that change tonight as they take on Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers at 5:30 pm PT? Ben Simmons has been the most polarizing player of these Vegas games. His build, athleticism, and court vision are completely unworldly. The dude literally can see things on the court that I didn’t now existed. It’s as if he’s catching all the pokemon in a realm only he can access. However, he is terrified...

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